Effect of different nutritional plans on the body composition of overweight / obese women

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-25-0029
Period: 2021 09 06 – 2022 03 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Medicine

Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences: Dr. R. Volskienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The project aims to address women’s overweight problems through a standard diet and low-calorie diet plans. Women who are overweight / obese in the study will be interviewed to find out their diet and eating habits. Female body compositions will be measured at the beginning, middle and end of the study. Scales-body composition analyzer will be used for measurement, upper arm, chest, torso and hip volumes will be measured by meter. Each woman in the study will complete a diary that will record waking / sleeping, eating, working / physical activity times. The aim of this study is to reveal whether a forced change in the natural circadian rhythm lead to better weight loss results.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competencies of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Science (Arts) Research During the Semester”.

Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

Interior design eco-object design study: features of structural compounds and materials and their combinations

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-25-0113
Period: 2021 09 06 – 2022 03 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education

Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences: dr. I. Valentinienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to develop skills to design sustainable products that meet the latest needs of society by analyzing the scientific literature, requirements, and using the methodology and skills to develop a methodological tool for other students in the same field.

During the project, a study of interior design object designing based on sustainable design principles will be prepared: analysis of requirements and EU standards, analysis of sustainable design principles and eco-design methods, analysis of different types of interior object constructions and construction materials; to design samples of different types, create visualizations and drawings, provide their technical descriptions and references to the relevant methods, provide standards and / or requirements.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competencies of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Science (Arts) Research During the Semester”.

Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

Evaluation of ecosystem services in Jurbarkas district municipality

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-25-0006
Period: 2021 09 06 – 2022 03 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. V. Makutėnas

Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences: dr. A. Dičkalnytė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The project aims to improve students’ scientific competency and abilities through practical research. During the project, a research will be carried out to assess ecosystem services in terms of sustainable development in Jurbarkas District Municipality. For this purpose, statistical information of Jurbarkas District Municipality, implemented in Jurbarkas District, will be used and a survey of the Municipal population will be conducted by interviewing the responsible employees of the Municipal administration.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competencies of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Science (Arts) Research During the Semester”.

Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

Interior decoration of 20th century interwar kaunas. authentic element database and selected object restoration analysis

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-25-0111
Period: 2021 09 06 – 2022 03 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education

Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences: dr. A. Dičkalnytė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary:
The aim of the project is to improve the scientific competency of a young researcher in the field of research and restoration of historical interiors. During the project, the most valuable decorative elements of Kaunas interwar interiors will be photographed: walls, ceilings, floor decor, lighting equipment, stoves, furniture, interior textiles and other small decorative elements. If possible, their historical-iconographic material will be collected, descriptions will be prepared and, according to the prepared methodology, a database of interwar interior decoration will be created. In order to demonstrate the practical applicability of the database, the student will select one interior decoration object of historical and artistic value and prepare an analysis of its preliminary restoration.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competencies of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Science (Arts) Research During the Semester”.

Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

Development of health SPA services in Lithuania resorts

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-25-0094
Period: 2021 09 06 – 2022 03 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business

Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences: Dr. A. Brusokas

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to develop health and SPA service management study program, which aims to train health and SPA service managers who are able to identify consumer and market needs, plan and organise the activities of these service providers, develop and present products that meet the concept of health as a lifestyle by responsibly communicating in a multicultural business environment. Also, to develop student’s research competencies by revealing the development opportunities of health services in Lithuanian resorts and resort areas after the COVID 19 pandemic and quarantine.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competencies of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Science (Arts) Research During the Semester”.

Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.

Renovation of Dormitory No. 4 of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Located at Kalniečių st. 126, Kaunas

Project number: 04.3.1-VIPA-T-113-02-0002
Period: 2021/03/18 – 2023/03/31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Project Office

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary:
One of the most important long-term strategic goals of the European Union and Lithuanian Energy is the efficient use of energy resources and energy. As a socially responsible organization, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) purposefully strives to use its existing infrastructure as rationally and efficiently as possible. Most of the academic buildings of KUAS have already been renovated, but due to the need for significant investments and the lack of funding sources, no dormitory of KUAS has been completely renovated so far. Dormitory no. 4, located at Kalniečių st. 126, Kaunas (hereinafter – the Building), built in 1961 and it does not meet the current energy efficiency requirements – high wear and tear of the Building substantially complicates the thermal comfort of the Building. And although the heating point in the Building has been renovated, significant heat losses are experienced through the uninsulated facade walls of the Building, the attic floor and foundations, and leaky windows. The energy efficiency class of the Building is low – F. Therefore, it is appropriate to renovate (modernize) the building, improving its energy performance.
During the project, it is planned to replace the windows, insulate the exterior and basement walls, the attic floor and plinth, and clean the ventilation ducts, as well as repair the common staircases.
The aim of the project is to renovate the dormitory No. 4 of KUAS, located at Kalniečių st. 126, Kaunas and to achieve the energy efficiency class B.
Following the implementation of these measures, it is planned to achieve the energy efficiency class of the Building – B. The final energy consumption in the renovated Building is expected to decrease by approximately 40%. The building itself will meet the current energy efficiency requirements and will improve the indoor microclimate and living environment, the thermal energy savings will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide (the gas causing the Greenhouse Effect) emissions and changes in air pollution.
The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania Priority 4 “Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Production and Use” under Measure 04.3.1-VIPA-T-113 “Renovation of State-Owned Buildings (II)”, and under Measure 04.3.1-FM-F-105 “Increasing Energy Efficiency in Public Infrastructure”.
The source of funding is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Renovation of Academic Building of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Located at Puodžių st. 11, Kaunas

Project number: 04.3.1-VIPA-T-113-02-0105
Period: 2021/03/15 – 2023/03/15
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Project Office

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary:
One of the most important long-term strategic goals of the European Union and Lithuanian Energy is the efficient use of energy resources and energy. As a socially responsible organization, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) purposefully strives to use its existing infrastructure as rationally and efficiently as possible. Majority of the academic buildings of KUAS have already been renovated; however, the situation remains bad in in the academic building, located at Puodžių st. 11, Kaunas (unique number of the building – 1997-6013-2012) (hereinafter – Building). The Building was built in 1976 and it does not meet the current energy efficiency requirements: high wear and tear of the Building substantially complicates the thermal comfort. The external walls, the roof and most of the windows of the Building are in poor condition, leading to a lot of heat loss. The energy efficiency class of the building is low – F. It is becoming increasingly difficult to provide comfortable conditions for students and teachers in the building.
During the project, it is planned to replace windows and doors, insulate exterior and basement walls and roof.
The aim of the project is to renovate the academic building of KUAS, located at Puodžių st. 11, Kaunas and to achieve the energy efficiency class C.
The implementation of the planned energy efficiency measures will lead to the achievement of the energy efficiency class C. It is planned that the final energy consumption of the renovated Building will decrease by approximately 48%, the Building itself will meet current energy efficiency requirements, indoor microclimate conditions and study environment, the thermal energy savings will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide (the gas causing the Greenhouse Effect) emissions and changes in air pollution. In addition, the project will renovate the Building and create suitable study conditions for students, albeit indirectly, but will contribute to increasing the attractiveness, accessibility and internationalization of studies.
The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania Priority 4 “Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Production and Use” under Measure 04.3.1-VIPA-T-113 “Renovation of State-Owned Buildings (II)”, and under Measure 04.3.1-FM-F-105 “Increasing Energy Efficiency in Public Infrastructure”.
The source of funding is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Strengthening of the Academic Recognition System (KAPRIS-2)

Project number: 09.3-2-ESFA-V-710-01-0001
Period: 2015/10/20 – 2021/12/31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Studies and Applied Research Unit
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Jolanta Valiaugienė

Project coordinating institution: Study Quality Evaluation Centre
Project partners: ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/ University of Applied Sciences, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Kaunas University of Technology, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Centre of Information Technologies in Education, Utena University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vytautas Magnus University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius University.
Project summary: The KAPRIS-2 project envisages the development of a system for the academic recognition of foreign qualifications related to higher education and the optimization of the qualification assessment process. This will be achieved by developing and / or implementing measures to ensure a faster process of qualification assessment and the provision and receipt of information related to qualifications, and to introduce automatic recognition of qualifications. Also, by facilitating cooperation between recognition authorities and public awareness of the system. During the project, it is planned to prepare descriptions of education systems of 26 countries, supplement 3 already prepared country descriptions, new relevant information, create information system (electronic academic recognition space), prepare higher education institutions for implementation of recognition process, review and improve processes of higher education institutions with recognition rights, organize training of higher education institutions, and to prepare information tools for raising public awareness about the system of academic recognition.

The project is implemented in accordance with the European Union Funds Investment Operational Program 2014-2020 Priority 9 “Public Education and Increasing Human Resources Potential” implementation measure 09.3.2-ESFA-V-710 “Strengthening of Monitoring, External Evaluation and Recognition of Qualifications”
The source of financing is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Increasing Study Availability

Project number: 09.3.1-ESFA-V-708-01-0001
Period: 2015/09/01-2021/04/22
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Studies Administration Services, Project Office
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Rita Liutkienė, Lina Kuratienė

Project coordinating institution: State Studies Foundation
Project partners: Kolping University of Applied Sciences, Lithuanian University of Education, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, SMK University of Applied Social Sciences, Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, Business School of Vilnius University, Vilnius Business College, Vytautas Magnus University, Zemaitija College, Northern Lithuania College, Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/ University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Engineering Sciences, Klaipeda University, Šiauliai University, Utena University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius College of Design, European Humanities University, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuanian Sports University, Marijampole University of Applied Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Šiauliai State College, Graičiūnas School of Management, Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija, Vilnius University, LCC International University.
Project summary: This project aims to improve the accessibility of higher education and the quality of studies for students with special needs. To achieve this goal, the project promoter will improve the study conditions for students with special needs: each month will provide a targeted allowance, and will monitor this process, inform and consult on the receipt and use of benefits, assess how the information and physical environment of higher education institutions is adapted to students’ special needs and ways to improve it, disseminate information on measures to increase access to study and make it easier and more convenient to access it. In order to improve the quality of studies, it is planned to organize trainings, meetings, discussions on the issues of increasing the availability of studies for higher education staff, to analyze what subject competencies of higher education staff should be developed. The activities envisaged in the project will be aimed at creating a universally accessible study environment that will encourage people with special needs to pursue higher education.

The project is implemented in accordance with the European Union Funds Investment Operational Program 2014-2020 Priority 9 “Public Education and Increasing Human Resources Potential” implementation measure 9.3.1-ESFA-V-708 “Increasing the availability of studies”
The source of financing is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Development of new food components and target livestock raw materials based on concentrated whey powder

Project number: J05-LVPA-K-03-0044
Period: 2017/04/30-2021/05/01
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies, Project Office
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Ingrida Kraujutienė

Project coordinating institution: UAB “Litamilk”
Project partners: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: UAB “Litamilk” is the only company in Lithuania and Latvia that produces milk powder substitutes, enriched with various vitamins and microelements, and seals for a healthy and balanced diet of calves. The projects are aimed at research into the functional properties of concentrated whey powder and the development of new products based on concentrated whey powder. Most of the research with whey powder is on waste model systems, but their application in the food industry and in target destinations for the production of livestock raw materials has not been analyzed in detail. There is no research and evidence on how concentrated whey powder additives can improve the properties of technological products, what dependence of these properties on heat treatment, pH of the medium, components of products, oxygen content and other actions. The project partner is the research and study institution Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, in its laboratory will be performed concentrated microbiological research of whey powder to determine the possibilities of their application in the production of novelty products. The result of the project: research into the functional properties of whey powder, developing experimental technologies for the production of new products, producing and testing the prototypes of 5 new products for the food industry and 2 prototypes of new target livestock raw materials for the livestock sector. The development and implementation of new products envisaged in the project would enable UAB “Litamilk” to offer cheaper (because it is made from local raw materials) and healthier (without GMO, no added sugar, no allergenic plant-derived materials, thanks to the use of concentrated whey powder enriched with useful nutrients) products to companies in the Lithuanian and export markets.

The project is implemented in accordance with the European Union Funds Investment Operational Program 2014-2020 Priority 1 “Promotion of Research, Experimental Development and Innovation” implementation measure No. J05-LVPA-K “Intelligence. Joint science-business projects”.
The source of financing is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Renovation of Infrastructure of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences Academic City and Concentration of Resources

Project number: 09.1.1-CPVA-V-720-02-0002
Period: 2017/07-2020/12
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Project Office
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Paulius Baltrušaitis

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to create an attractive and competitive study environment for Lithuanian and international students and to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the entire Kaunas region.

During the project, Pramonės ave. 20 exterior of the existing academic building, engineering networks and part of the interior will be renovated. In addition, electronic locks will be purchased and installed in the academic building, the network of which will form a common access control system. It is expected that this will create a study environment that meets the modern quality requirements, which will help to maintain the existing flows of students and will ensure the attractiveness of study services provided by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, and the recognition of graduates’ qualifications. In addition, the project will allow to implement the goal set in the Strategy 2020 of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences -t o create an integrated academic campus in Pramonės ave., Kaunas, thus concentrating on the network of study buildings currently managed by the University.
The project is implemented in accordance with the European Union Funds Investment Operational Program 2014-2020 Priority 9 “Public Education and Increasing Human Resources Potential” implementation measure 09.1.1-CPVA-V-720 “Concentration, Improvement of Study Environment and Infrastructure and Development of Information Systems”.
The source of financing is the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kartu-su-pavasariu-nauji-darbai-kauno-kolegijoje-vyksta-infrastrukturos-atnaujinimas/
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kauno-kolegijos-infrastrukturos-atnaujinimas-studiju-programu-konkurencingumui-didinti/

Assessment of psycho-emotional climate in the workplace of general practice nurses and identification of psychosocial risks

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-24-0117
Period: 2021 07 07 – 2021 08 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Medicine
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
dr. Vaidas Jotautis

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: Considering the Action Plan for Improving the Psychosocial Climate and Psychological Welfare in the Health Care System for 2020–2022, it is expedient to assess the psycho-emotional climate of general practice nurses working in Kaunas County, identify psychosocial risks and present generalized results.

The project aims to promote the involvement of the young researcher-student in research activities and to develop his / her research skills. Implementation of project activities (theoretical analysis of a scientific problem, preparation of a research instrument, data collection and analysis, discussion of results, research report preparation) will provide opportunities to improve the young researcher’s digital literacy, problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, communication skills.
The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Source of Funding – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/pradedamas-igyvendinti-es-finansuojamas-projektas-studentu-tyriminems-kompetencijoms-ugdyti/

Development of environmental tax accounting policy methodology

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-24-0118
Period: 2021 07 07 – 2021 08 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
dr. Jūratė Savickienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The project aims to improve students’ scientific competence and ability to carry out practical research. The goal is to develop a methodology for environmental tax accounting policies using tax optimization models and strategies to reduce tax costs and to lower level of environmental pollution. Analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction of the scientific literature will be used for this purpose; mathematical modelling; optimization function. The final outcome will be the methodology for developing an environmental tax accounting policy.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Source of Funding – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/pradedamas-igyvendinti-es-finansuojamas-projektas-studentu-tyriminems-kompetencijoms-ugdyti/

Oral health behaviour in preschool children: parental knowledge and attitudes

Project number: 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-24-0119
Period: 2021 07 07 – 2021 08 31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Medicine
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
dr. Rasa Tamulienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The project aims to promote the involvement of the young researcher-student in research activities and to develop his / her research skills. This will be achieved through the study “Oral Health Behaviour in Preschool Children: Parental Knowledge and Attitudes”. This study addresses a research problem of parents’ knowledge and attitudes towards pre-school children’s oral health-related behaviour. To achieve the project’s goal, four stages are planned: preparation of a research instrument and pilot testing, collection of research data, analysis of research data, preparation of a research report.

Establishing parental knowledge and attitudes towards oral health-related behaviour in preschool children will allow for more effective implementation of oral health prevention programs, focusing not only on providing instrumental assistance to children, but also on involving parents in prevention programs to develop proper oral health care related skills for preschool children. The implementation of the project activities will not only contribute to the development of the student’s research skills, but will also provide opportunities to improve the young researcher’s academic and digital literacy, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Source of Funding – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/pradedamas-igyvendinti-es-finansuojamas-projektas-studentu-tyriminems-kompetencijoms-ugdyti/

Promotion of Agricultural Product Processing by Candies-Pastilles Production Without Added Sugar

Project number: 14PA-KK-19-1-08729-PR001
Period
: 2020/10/01 – 2022/09/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Ingrida Kraujutienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to encourage farmers to produce candies – pastilles without added sugar when processing agricultural products. The project is intended to demonstrate to farmers, their partners, farm workers, other natural or legal persons engaged in agricultural activities how to use added sugar in the processing of agricultural products on farms and in the production of sweets. During the implementation of the project, according to the prepared demonstration test methodology, 10 demonstration tests will be installed, the results of which will be summarized in recommendations and presented at publicity events. Demonstration tests will demonstrate that the use of added sugar may not be necessary for the processing of agricultural products and the production of pastilles.
The project is implemented in accordance with the activity area “Support for Demonstration Projects and Information Activities” of the measure “Knowledge Transfer and Information Activities” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Program 2014-2020.
The source of financing is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Sports Progress

Project number: SRF-SRO-2020-1-0242
Period
: 2020/08/03 – 2021/05/31
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Sports Centre
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Laura Mekšriūnienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to promote physical activity of Lithuanian students and through mass sports events. The initiated project responds to many strategic documents in the field of sports policy management of the Republic of Lithuania and contributes to the common goals. The target group of the project is young people (age 16-29) studying in Lithuanian educational institutions (general education schools, gymnasiums and universities of applied sciences). It is planned to attract around 300 people during the whole cycle of events. Young people will be invited to participate not only from Kaunas city, but also from Alytus, Vilnius, Šiauliai, Klaipėda, Utena, Marijampolė and Panevėžys. The project will help a young people to better realize themselves and develop character traits. Young people who play sports learn better, it is easier for them to concentrate, which is reflected in both scientific and sports achievements. By participating in the project, young people will not only improve their body, improve their health, achieve personal results, but also learn teamwork. Active sports activities develop strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, balance, dexterity and other physical qualities. Also, students and schoolchildren who perform sports activities have higher self-esteem and have more confidence.
Project objective is to increase the physical activity of young people (about 300 people).
Expected results: the project will organize 4 mass events, during which it is expected to attract at least 300 people aged 16-29. Young people from different educational institutions will be invited to participate. During the events, 5 different sports will be presented and 1 theoretical-practical seminar will be held. Involvement of students and community of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences in physical activity and creation of a sports society. Through the implementation of the project, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences will contribute to the creation of sustainable development initiatives not only in Kaunas but also in Lithuania, and will develop institutional cooperation. After testing various sports activities, it is expected to interest young people and evaluate sports as one of the means of employment, to promote a more active and healthy living.

Management of Lithuanian Herbaceous Feed Base Using Satellite Data and Innovations in Agricultural Science (LIPIN)

Project number: 35BV-KK-18-1-06618-PR001
Period
: 2020/04/21 – 2023/04/10
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Ina Živatkauskienė

Project coordinating institution: PI Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service
Project partners: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Truskavos ŽŪB, farmers Jonas Baublys, Gintaris Petrėnas, Tautvydas Jungevičius, Evaldas Laucevičius, UAB “Agrolina”.
Project summary: The aim of the project is to create an interactive service that would operate on the basis of an interactive database, interactive tools and public access electronic tool (interface), and help to efficiently and operatively identify the condition of farms and problems, provide problem-solving recommendations and forecast the increase of farmland productivity.
During the project, a system will be created on the basis of the use of satellite data, which will allow farmers to obtain the necessary information at minimal cost and maximum efficiency, thus reducing costs by using agrotechnical and agrochemical measures to solve grassland quality problems.
The project is implemented in accordance with the activity area “Support for the creation of EIP activity groups and development of their activities” of the measure “Cooperation” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Program 2014–2020.
The source of financing is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Promoting the Production of Juice Drinks That Preserve Biologically Valuable Components on Farmers' Farms

Project number: 14PA-KK-19-1-08731-PR001
Period
: 2020/10/01 – 2022/09/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Aušra Šimonėlienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to encourage farmers to use innovative berry processing methods and to produce soft drinks rich in natural bioactive substances in order to improve the processing of grown products on berry farms.
The project aims to demonstrate to farmers, their partners, farm workers, and other natural or legal persons engaged in agricultural activities how the processing of products in berry farms can optimize the yield of biologically valuable components (anthocyanins and vitamin C) and produce high value-added juice drinks. During the implementation of the project, according to the prepared demonstration test methodology, 10 demonstration tests will be installed, the results of which will be summarized in recommendations and presented at publicity events. Demonstration tests will demonstrate that scientific progress can be used to process berries and biologically valuable components (anthocyanins and vitamin C) can be preserved.
The project is implemented in accordance with the activity area “Support for Demonstration Projects and Information Activities” of the measure “Knowledge Transfer and Information Activities” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Program 2014-2020.
The source of financing is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

Innovative on-farm methods for the production of canned meat

Project number: 14PA-KK-19-1-08732-PR001
Period
: 2020/10/01 – 2022/09/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Žydronė Žarskienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to encourage farmers to use innovative methods of producing canned meat on farms. The project is designed to demonstrate to farmers, their partners, farm workers, other natural or legal persons engaged in agricultural activities how innovative methods of meat canning can ensure the long-term freshness of meat. During the implementation of the project, according to the prepared demonstration test methodology, 10 demonstration tests will be installed, the results of which will be summarized in recommendations and presented at publicity events. Demonstration tests will demonstrate how canned meat can be produced without the use of food additives and that the final product will be healthier and more attractive to the final consumer.

The project is implemented in accordance with the activity area “Support for Demonstration Projects and Information Activities” of the measure “Knowledge Transfer and Information Activities” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Program 2014-2020.
The source of financing is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.

European Structural Funds (EU SF)

Woodworking: Professional Skills and Motivation for Economically Inactive Zaliakalnis Youth

Project number: 08.6.1-ESFA-V-911-02-0003
Period: 2018/08-2020/11
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education, Project Office
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Aistė Dičkalnytė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project partners: VšĮ “Gražinkime Kauną”
Project summary: Based on the principles of social responsibility and sustainable development, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences and the public institution “Gražinkime Kauną” are implementing this social project.  The aim of the project is to improve the labor market situation of young (16-39 years old), economically inactive residents of Žaliakalnis Eldership by implementing the local development strategy of Žaliakalnis in Kaunas city. The project aims to help young and economically inactive residents of Žaliakalnis Eldership to acquire and / or restore skills in the fields of wooden house restoration, exterior and interior details, souvenir production.

The project is implemented in accordance with the Measure 08.6.1-ESFA-V-911 “Implementation of Local Development Strategies” of the 2014-2020 EU Investment Operational Program Priority 8 “Increasing Social Inclusion and Fighting Poverty”.
The source of financing is the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/muf/socialinio-projekto-skirto-zaliakalnio-jaunimui-dalyviai-restauravo-autentiskas1928-aisiais-statyto-medinuko-isores-ir-vidaus-duris/
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/prisijunkite-prie-kauno-kolegijos-ir-grazinkime-kauna-organizuojamu-mokymu/
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/startuoja-projektas-ekonomiskai-neaktyviam-zaliakalnio-jaunimui-medzio-talka

Non-formal Vocational Training and Skills Provision for Employable Inactive Youth

Project number: 08.6.1-ESFA-T-927-01-0157
Period: 2020/01/01 – 2021/01/29
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
dr. Inga Valentinienė

Project coordinating institution: Šilutės Hugo Sheu Museum
Project partners: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to improve the situation of employable inactive young people in the labor market of Šilutė by providing them with restoration knowledge and practical skills while developing community spirit and promoting volunteering. During the project, inactive persons will be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for the restorer profession. The project is intended to organize non-formal education training (vocational) and voluntary internship for economically inactive young people at the Restoration Center of Šilutės Hugo Sheu Museum and to encourage their work motivation. During the implementation of the project, three activities are planned: training in the restoration of wooden elements, voluntary internship in the workplace, and educational trip-seminar to promote motivational work activities. During the implementation of the project, the participants will be taught the subtleties of restoration of wooden objects in Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, will perform voluntary practice in Šilutės Hugo Sheu Museum, will meet with the restoration staff of Pranas Gudynas Centre for Restoration in Lithuanian National Museum of Art. It is expected that the acquisition of practical skills in the workplace during the project activities will encourage a part (at least 20% of project participants or 2 persons) to feel like full members of society and enter the labor market.

The project is implemented in accordance with the Measure 08.6.1-ESFA-T-927 “Accelerated Implementation of Local Development Strategies” of the 2014-2020 EU Funds Investment Operational Program Priority 10 “Socially-responsive and Advanced Public Management”.
The source of financing is the European Social Fund and the budget of Šilutės Hugo Sheu Museum.

Perception of Social Worker and Social Work: Profession Image and Service Quality

Project number: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-22-0017
Period: 2020/11/03 – 2021/04/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Medicine
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Daiva Bubelienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to provide students with competencies that would enable them to independently plan the implementation and successful application of social research in practical professional activities, based on modern scientific methods. During the project, in the free from classes time, a student of Social Work study program from Kaunas University of Applied Sciences under the guidance of the research manager and according to an individual program will conduct an applied social research relevant to science and society “Perception of Social Worker and Social Work: Profession Image and Service Quality”, and gain modern researcher competencies.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kauno-kolegijoje-bus-dar-sparciau-pletojamos-studentu-tyrimines-kompetencijos/

Behavioral Characteristics in Selection and Use of Cosmetics Among Men and Women

Project number: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-22-0043
Period: 2020/11/03 – 2021/04/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Medicine
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Lijana Navickienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to improve the research skills of a young researcher-student by conducting a study of the behavioral peculiarities of men’s and women’s cosmetics selection and use. The project aims to promote the involvement of the young researcher-student in research activities and to develop his/her research skills. This will be achieved through a study of behavioral patterns in the choice and use of cosmetics among men and women. The research is aimed at solving the research problem – what are the behavioral characteristics among men and women in the choice and use of cosmetics? Theoretical and empirical researches are foreseen to be carried out in order to achieve the project goal. Theoretical research will include analysis of scientific and other sources using various theoretical research methods to describe the classification of cosmetics, their purpose, theoretically substantiate the factors influencing the criteria of cosmetics selection, the formation of consumption habits emphasizing gender differences. The empirical research will include a quantitative strategy. The data will be collected using the written survey method. The results of the research will be presented in the research report and at the student conference organized by Research Council of Lithuania. The results of the study will complement the limited scientific discourse on the choice and use of cosmetics, revealing gender behavioural differences of choice and use of cosmetics.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kauno-kolegijoje-bus-dar-sparciau-pletojamos-studentu-tyrimines-kompetencijos/

 

 

Methodology for Identifying Fake News

Project number: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-22-0015
Period: 2020/11/03 – 2021/04/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Lina Šarlauskienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The main goal of the project is to train a young researcher and develop competencies by conducting a study on ways to identify fake news and developing a practical methodology for recognizing fake news. During the project, the study will include analysis of scientific and other reliable literature and empirical research – qualitative interview. The systematization of the obtained information will be aimed at elucidating the main criteria for the assessment of fake news and developing a methodology for identifying fake news. Information about the spread of fake news in Lithuania often appears in the media but this problem exists not only in our country. The spread of fake news is global and affects the social, cultural, economic and political life. Fake news, misleading information and its lightning-fast spread are currently one of the biggest challenges of free, democratic states. In order to introduce young researchers to the threats and recognition methods of fake news, the project aims to develop a methodology for recognizing fake news that will help the public to identify fake news quickly and clearly.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kauno-kolegijoje-bus-dar-sparciau-pletojamos-studentu-tyrimines-kompetencijos/

Effects of Green Zones Implementation from the Sustainable Development Point of View: Šakiai City Case

Project number: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-22-0077
Period: 2020/11/03 – 2021/04/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Valdemaras Makutėnas

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The project aims to improve students’ scientific competence and skills through practical research. During the project, a research will be carried out to study the economic, social and environmental effects of the implementation of green zones in Šakiai and to submit proposals for its improvements. Therefore, statistical information of Šakiai district municipality will be used, a survey of Šakiai city residents and interviews with the responsible employees of the municipal administration departments will be conducted. The relevance and novelty of the study is based on the requirements of the EU directives and other legal acts as well as international agreements for the implementation of the green economy concept, reduction of environmental pollution, creation of new job openings and tourist attractions in the region. The obtained results will be useful for the development of strategic programs for region development.

The project is implemented in accordance with the 2014-2020 Operational Program for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania under Measure 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Researchers and Students Through Practical Research Activities” sub-activity “Development of Students’ Abilities by Conducting Research During the Semester”.
Funding instrument – European Social Fund, the implementation of the measure is managed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and the Research Council of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/kauno-kolegijoje-bus-dar-sparciau-pletojamos-studentu-tyrimines-kompetencijos/

Other Projects

Integrated Sports: from Theory to Match Challenges

Project number: SRF-KT-2019-1-0062
Period
: 2019/09 – 2020/12
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
dr. Andrius Brusokas

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: The aim of the project is to improve the qualifications of people working with people with disabilities by introducing a form of integrated sport. The initiated project is in line with the internal strategic documents of the Republic of Lithuania in the field of sports policy management and contributes to the common goals. The program of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania enshrines the goal of providing adapted services to people with special needs by allocating funding for the training of people working with disabilities, and by promoting the implementation of programs and projects aimed at the most vulnerable target groups: the disabled. The project directly responds to the National Progress Program for 2014-2020, the overall goal of which is to improve the quality of life, strengthen social cohesion and ensure equal opportunities for all, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Physical infrastructure is a fundamental condition for the development of cultural services. However, available human resources severely limit the ability to provide high quality services. Therefore, it is necessary to modernize all segments of this network and improve the qualification of employees.
This project will have a direct impact on the qualifications of people working with people with disabilities, thus increasing the modernization, attractiveness and quality of their activities for local communities. It is hoped that the implementation of this project will create conditions for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and will contribute to the participation of various society groups in physical activities. The Lithuanian Health Program 2014–2025 talks about prevention programs aimed at avoiding possible injuries. Following the implementation of the project, sports clubs and organizations will employ trained staff who will contribute to this goal.
In order to achieve the set goal, the following tasks are set:

  1. To organize integrated sports trainings in different Lithuanian cities, training 80 participants.
  2. To organize integrated basketball and football competitions in Lithuania.

Expected results:
The project provides theoretical and practical training, to which coaches and employees of sports clubs/organizations for the disabled will be invited. Training in five different Lithuanian cities (Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Marijampolė) will ensure the development of integrated sports not only in a particular city and will allow most disabled people to participate in training closer to their place of residence. One-day training is planned for 8 hours. The training is divided into two parts – theoretical (introducing the peculiarities of integrated sports, the uniqueness of working with the disabled and healthy people at the same time, and methodologies) and practical (playing integrated football and basketball, revealing the subtleties of integrated sports). The trainings will be led by 2 lecturers of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. During the practical classes, they will be assisted by 4 volunteer students of Sports Management study program of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. After completing the integrated sports training and having a group of people who understand the subtleties of integrated football and integrated basketball games, integrated sports competitions will be organized in different Lithuanian cities (Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Marijampolė). The organization of the competition will allow to feel the competitive atmosphere of the integrated sports teams – 2 teams in each city, a total of 10 teams, at least 7 people in each. It is likely that this will significantly promote the popularization of integrated sports throughout Lithuania.
Source of funding – Sports Support Fund.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/ziniasklaidoje-apie-kauno-kolegijos-pletojama-sportas-visiems-modeli/

Use of Waste-free Technologies to Improve the Processing of Crops on Horticultural Farms

Project number: 14PA-KK-17-1-01489-PR001
Period
: 2018/10/01 – 2020/12/30
Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Technologies
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Ingrida Kraujutienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project summary: In order to improve the processing of grown products in horticultural farms, Kaunas University of Applied Sciences is implementing a project that will demonstrate how to maximally process farmed products and produce flour confectionery products of exceptional taste, enriched with dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals that meet the body’s physiological needs and the principles of healthy diet. The process of plant food production leaves a lot of nutritious, completely unused raw materials that are utilized. Farmers growing pumpkins and wishing to process their produce locally will have the opportunity to learn about the production aspects of flour products during the project. During the implementation of the project, farms and small businesses will aim to demonstrate how to use all the valuable parts of pumpkin fruit as efficiently as possible in the production of wheat products – brioche pastries.
The project is implemented in accordance with the activity area “Support for demonstration projects and information activities” of the measure “Knowledge transfer and information activities” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Program 2014-2020.
The source of financing is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania
News:
https://www.agroeta.lt/paramos-lesomis-mokslininkai-ukininkams-rengia-mokymus

https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/tf/miltines-konditerijos-gamybos-inovacijos-ir-tendencijos-maisto-pramoneje/

Factors Shaping the Prestige of Pre-School and Pre-School Pedagogy:Students' Attitudes

Period: 2020/06/01 – 2020/12/15 Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Sigita Saulėnienė

Project coordinating institution: Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences
Project partners: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Šiauliai University.
Project summary: The aim of the project is to develop the creativity, critical thinking, initiative, citizenship, ability to conduct applied research and cooperate on a national scale in students of Lithuanian higher education institutions by analyzing students’ attitudes to the factors shaping the prestige of the teacher. Members of Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences and student research societies of project partners will jointly conduct an applied research “Factors Shaping the Prestige of Pre-School and Pre-School Pedagogy: Students’ Attitudes”. Students’ project activities in the study will start with a discussion with an expert pedagogue in order to refine the picture of the factors shaping the prestige of pre-school and pre-school pedagogy. There will also be meetings of participants with pre-school and pre-school education teachers of three Klaipėda kindergartens: ‘Čiauškutė’, ‘Žiogelis’ and ‘Vyturėlis’. Students, in communication with educators-practitioners, will be able to refine the list of factors shaping the prestige of the profession. The qualitative research that is planned in the scope of the project will be carried out on the basis of scientific workshops. The choice of such an inclusive and interactive approach will encourage students’ creativity, scientific and critical thinking. In the processes of continuous cooperation, the acquisition of new experiences and planning, implementation and control of qualitative research, the students’ civic initiatives will be responded to and the need for improvement will be encouraged.
The project is implemented in accordance with the Study and Science Development Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania: Civic, Scientific, Creative and Sports Student Project Competition 2020.
The source of funding is the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/pradetas-vykdyti-projektas-ikimokyklines-ir-priesmokyklines-pedagogikos-prestiza-formuojantys-veiksniai-studentu-poziuris/

https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/muf/pedagogikos-katedra-dalyvauja-nacionaliniame-projekte-ikimokyklines-ir-priesmokyklines-pedagogikos-prestiza-formuojantys-veiksniai-studentu-poziuris/
https://panko.lt/2020/12/15/ikimokyklines-ir-priesmokyklines-pedagogikos-prestiza-formuojantys-veiksniai-studentu-poziuris-tyrimo-ataskaitos-santrauka/

Analysis of Student Work and Studies Combination in the Fields of Pedagogy, Social Work and Health Sciences

Period: 2020/07/01 – 2020/12/15 Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Arts and Education / Department of Education
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Dr. Sigita Saulėnienė

Project coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Project partners: Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius kolegija / University of Applied Sciences.
Project summary: The main goal of the project is to promote students’ involvement in scientific activities and to develop their research skills. This goal will be pursued through the analysis of studies and work activities of students in the fields of pedagogy, social work and health sciences. The project is aimed at finding out the international and Lithuanian experience of higher education institutions, while creating better conditions for students to combine studies and work. The cases of Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda Universities of Applied Sciences were selected to present the experience of Lithuanian higher education institutions. The project also aims to determine the ability of students of Lithuanian higher education institutions (KUAS, VUAS, KSUAS) to combine studies and work, as far as it is related to the student’s own needs and interests, the conditions created by the higher education institution, and the needs and opportunities of employers. To achieve this goal, students of KUAS and its partners will jointly conduct a study of students’ possibilities to combine studies and work, and will interview employers, representatives of universities’ administration and lecturers about the working students’ motivation to study. The aim of the project is twofold: 1) to provide recommendations to higher education institutions on the combination of studies and work in higher education institutions in order to improve the quality of students’ studies and work; 2) to develop the abilities of students of different Lithuanian Universities of Applied Sciences to perform applied scientific activities. Participants are students of Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda Universities of Applied Sciences aiming to master modern research methods and strengthen their ability to cooperate in applied research.
Based on the results of the research, recommendations for higher education institutions and employers on the opportunities, key advantages and disadvantages of combining studies and work will be prepared. The recommendations will contribute to more successful synergy of studies and work. This will create preconditions for improving the quality of studies in higher education and strengthening the competitiveness of students in the labor market.
The project is implemented in accordance with the Study and Science Development Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania: Civic, Scientific, Creative and Sports Student Project Competition 2020.
The source of funding is the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
News:
https://pdf.viko.lt/fakultetas/projektai/pedagogikos-socialinio-darbo-ir-sveikatos-mokslo-krypciu-studentu-studiju-ir-darbo-derinimo-analize/

Prevention of Purchase and Sale of Study Papers by Developing Academic Integrity

Period: 2020/06/01 – 2020/12/15 Responsible department at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Faculty of Business
Coordinating person at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences:
Edita Pažereckaitė

Project coordinating institution: Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences
Project partners: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Šiauliai State College.
Project summary: The aim of the project is to develop the creativity, critical thinking, initiative, citizenship, abilities to carry out applied research and cooperate on a national scale by conducting a qualitative research ” Prevention of Purchase and Sale of Study Papers by Developing Academic Integrity” of students of Lithuanian universities of applied sciences. Students’ project activities in the study will begin with a discussion with a STT representative on generating research areas and defining the research field. Students will conduct a qualitative research on the basis of the project workshop. This will encourage students’ creativity, scientific and critical thinking. In the processes of continuous cooperation, acquisition of new experiences and planning, implementation and control of qualitative research, the students’ civic initiatives will be responded to and academic integrity will be fostered.

The project is implemented in accordance with the Study and Science Development Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania: Civic, Scientific, Creative and Sports Student Project Competition 2020.
The source of funding is the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
News:
https://www.kaunokolegija.lt/studentai-vykdo-projekta-studiju-darbu-pirkimo-pardavimo-prevencija-pletojant-akademini-sazininguma/

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