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March 7, 2023

Informatics

Open application for a highly motivated doctoral candidate in Informatics.

The doctoral candidate position is available in the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences, Department of Information Systems.

Study Programme Structure

  • Independent research under supervision;
  • Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
  • Participation in international conferences and research networks, including an international internship at other, research institutions;
  • Presentation of research results in international scientific conferences and publications of scientific journals (WOS);
  • Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible;
  • The completion of a PhD thesis.

Academic requirements

  • Postgraduate diploma (or higher);
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English;
  • You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Scholarships and Funding

  • The state-funding or self-funded studies are available;
  • Lithuanian state scholarships for 1st year of studies 931 Eur/month, and 2nd-4th year of studies 1078 Eur/month);
  • Grants for doctoral studies and research;
  • Grants for international academic mobility.

Annual Tuition Fee

  • full-time studies – 11 589,00  (4-year);
  • part-time studies – 7 726,00  (6-year).

More information: https://vilniustech.lt/doctoralstudies/en

GET IN TOUCH at VILNIUS TECH Doctoral School: phd@vilniustech.lt

November 27, 2019

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (Environment and Energy)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyse and develop chemical and technological processes in order to come up with new, innovative products. Students will learn how to work in a fast changing chemical industry and to evaluate and choose their own solutions. Through an interdisciplinary study approach they will learn about cutting-edge research and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

 

Graduates can work as process engineers in port companies or other industries, such as energy production, oil-refining, research, consulting and design institutes and companies, or in laboratories. They also have opportunities to work in pollution control, environmental protection, energy conservation, recycling and alternative energy.

Application fee: The Application fee for degree study programmes is for citizens of the EU member states or countries of the European Economic Area (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), as well as those who have a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania: €75. For other students: €180. (Application fee is non refundable).

Online application: www.apply.ku.lt/

February 18, 2019

8th PhD Summer School, 3-7 of June, 2024

PhD Summer School focuses on development of key competences required for achieving best results in successful defense of the doctoral dissertation and identifying further research directions.  Therefore topics of our PhD Summer Schools include: management of scientific research data, writing of scientific articles, project management, research integrity and ethics, intellectual property and patent system, communication skills development, etc.

PhD Summer School provides the opportunity for intellectually curious doctoral students to explore new knowledge, to expand cultural awareness and to exchange experience.

PhD Summer School 2024 will:

  • equip participants with essential skills that are necessary in all fields of science
  • provide participants valuable networking opportunity with participants from other countries
  • create and share friendly social environment

PhD Summer School programme:
* Open Science and it’s Phenomena
Magdalena Szuflita – Žurawska
* What to do when you’ve got too much to do
Vikki Wright
* Communicating your (scientific) ideas – Meeting with the editor
Frank Witlox
*Developing transferable skills during the PhD as key to career success and employability
Maria Soriano Carot
* Make your conference speech sound more like a TED Talk
Wim Blokzijl

Target group: 40 doctoral students

Prerequisites: the PhD Summer School is held in English. In order to participate, doctoral students should have sufficient language skills.

Fee: 390 Eur (regular fee); 360 Eur (for ECIU, Baltech or NORDTEK doctoral students).

Location: Palanga city, Lithuania.

Application is open!

February 14, 2019

Forestry

Forestry

Program objectives:

  • To prepare qualified forestry specialists of higher education capable of independent and efficient management of state and private forests, increasing their productivity, conserving biodiversity and nature values.
  • To educate creatively thinking specialists able to communicate, to work in a team, to feel responsible for work results.

Acquired competencies

The graduates will be able to:

  • organize forest seed breeding and production of seedlings for reforestation;
  • tend stands of different species composition, structure and functional destination;
  • apply forest protection measures against diseases, pests and fire;
  • conserve and cherish biodiversity;
  • carry out forest inventories and to evaluate mensuration indices of forest and its products;
  • plan multiple sustainable forest use;
  • select machinery for forestry operations;
  • elaborate plan of activities of a certain forestry unit and to assess its efficiency;
  • prepare and manage documentation related to financial-economic activities;
  • analyse stand productivity increment problems;
  • tackle problems of rational hunting management;
  • apply modern logging technologies;
  • estimate commercial value of roundwood and sawn wood.

Programme Branches:

  • Forest growing (Multi-functional use of forest resources)
  • Nature tourism
  • Forest management
  • Timber harvesting
  • Timber processing
  • Fundamentals of plantation forestry (short-rotation and other plantations)
  • Private ownership forestry

Professional perspectives

The graduates can work in forest enterprises, forest districts, nurseries, research institutes, cooperatives serving to private forest owners, establish small or medium forestry-related business enterprises.

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December 13, 2018

Environment Protection Engineering

The objective of the Environment Protection Engineering study programme is to train a professional  Environment Protection Engineer , having higher institution education, acquired knowledge of fundamental, social sciences and engineering, necessary in the Environment Protection area, meeting the labour market needs, able to think creatively and critically, observe and assess environment pollution problems, interested in innovations of environment protection technology sciences and apply it practically, aware of the influence and significance of environment protection engineering solutions on the improvement of the environment and the human life quality, able to sustain own professional competence through lifelong learning.    

The acquired Professional Bachelor degree in Engineering allows the graduate to work in various industrial, utility, private and state enterprises of economic activity, state and local self-governing institutions in the position of an environment engineer/ecologist or other environment protection related positions. After being awarded the professional bachelor degree in Environment Engineering, the graduate is able to work in enterprises of economy activity, state and local municipality institutions as an environment protection engineer, an ecologist or to occupy another position related to environment protection.

Specializations of Environment Protection Engineering study program:

  • Environment Protection Technologies
  • Environment Protection Organization
November 23, 2018

PhD Biology: Physiology

Ph.D. studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences at Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched. Joint LSU and UT Ph.D. studies in Biology consolidated research in the area of Biology, and they ensure more integrated and substantial investigations of scientific problems in biology.

Research of doctoral students in Biological Sciences involves many branches of biology: Physiology / Biomechanics / Bioinformatics / Histology / Genetics / Animal anatomy and morphology / Animal Physiology / Endocrinology / Immunology / General pathology / Gerontology / Biochemistry / Neurology / Anatomy/morphology / Epidemiology / Molecular Biophysics

November 23, 2018

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, systems biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.
The programme focuses to provide all necessary knowledge needed to promote broad range expertise, erudition, and intellectual sense of satisfaction during studies, practice and work. During this program, you acquire in-depth knowledge and skills via theoretical and practical training.
You become highly competent in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, with excellent perspectives for an independent career in an academic or industrial research environment.

Applications of biology have become more relevant and widely applied in the last decades in the development of technologies and tools for the Knowledge society, in the biomedical production process control, as well as in searching for optimal solutions in various fields of molecular biosciences. The analysis of successful career examples shows that the best specialists in higher education, science, biotechnological industry, or other spheres have master’s degrees in biology, which allows them to apply knowledge and methods for analysis of the underlying processes in their employment domain. The programme also seeks to confer deep interest in biology and genetics, apply it at various circumstances, and to maintain professional competencies during lifelong learning. Constantly changing the research environment, the emerging requirements of professional development, use of the latest technologies and the communication opportunities force researchers to know the physical structure of the living world, understand the biological phenomena from perspective of laws of physics and chemistry.

Why Molecular Biology and Biotechnology programme?

  • Molecular biologyand biotechnology encompass the study of life, and will suit anyone with an interest in living organisms.
  • Specialised study subjects, allowing for in-depth study of the science behind all living things.
  • You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of molecular biology and biotechnology at a theoretical and a practical level.
  • You will have courses with many lab-hours, which will allow you to gain hands-on skills.
  • You will be able to use creatively bio-information technologies for analysis, digital description and simulation of biological objects, to use biological databases, to systematize the collected information.

Feedback of lecturer

Molecular biology and biotechnology open for students doors to most recent inventions of modern bioscience.
Prof. Algimantas Paulauskas, Head of the programme

Professors

All teachers were/are research project promoters or managers.

  • Dr. S. Šatkauskas, currently manages high-level international research projects funded under the 2014-2020 Measures of the EU Investment Operational Program No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718 and 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 activities, in which students of the analysed programs also participate.
  • Dr. G. Saulis is an international 2021 – 2024. Leader of the partnership part of the project EuroNanoMed III ” Molecular harvesting with electroporation, microfluidics and nanoparticles for diagnostics and therapy of heterogeneous solid tumors (EURONANOMED2020-124) “.
  • Dr. G. Saulis and Dr. P. Ruzgys is currently leading the projects of research groups on “Systems Biology Methods for Modelling and Analysing Cell Electroporation and Related Processes (S-MIP-20-29)” and “Development of High-Frequency Dielectrophoresis and Electrosensitization-Based Nanoelectroporation Technologies for Targeted Drug and Gene Transfer, respectively. (S-MIP-19-13)”.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the programme are able to:

  • Work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modelling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations.
  • Comprehend evolution of biological objects, lows in heredity and variability, features and molecular principles of congenital diseases, and to know how to apply them for investigation of biological diversity, structure of living organisms, functioning and evolution.
  • According to collected data and molecular analysis to evaluate population’s structures, environmental impact on populations, interrelations between populations and individual species.
  • Apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyse biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data.
  • Solve qualitative and quantitative problems by using acquired mathematical and computational skills and special computer software, DNA gene base.
  • Use creatively bio-information technologies for analysis, digital description and simulation of biological objects, to use biological databases, to systematize the collected information.
  • Analyse molecular diversity, structure, composition, to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics.
  • Understand principles of immune and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects.

Career opportunities

The graduate of the Molecular biology and biotechnology program has a good knowledge of modern molecular biotechnology methods, is able not only to model molecular processes, but also to design biotechnological systems and plants. Also, able to plan and conduct modelling and experimental research, analysing or solving a particular biotechnological problem, and to find, interpret and systematize the scientific literature, critically analyse and evaluate data from different sources and practical experiments and draw conclusions, engage in professional biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and the food industry, as well as biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and environmental research and study institutions. After graduation, graduates are able to develop new products and technologies, work in highly responsible work in research and study institutions and industries related to biotechnology, biomedicine and the food industry, or continue their doctoral studies.

The programme  provides graduates with several general areas:

  • Companies related to molecular biology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry.
  • Regulatory and monitoring agencies in the different departments of the national government.
  • R&D (research and development) and quality control departments of companies operating in the sectors of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, cosmetics, agriculture, food and biotechnology as well as hospitals, private laboratories and in vitro fertilization (test tube baby) centers.
  • Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.
  • International companies dealing with the design and production of equipments used in the field of molecular biology and genetics or medicine.
  • Study opportunities at PhD Degree level related to biotechnological and biomedical sciences.
November 23, 2018

Environmental Science and Protection

The aim of Environmental Science and Protection Bachelor’s study programme is to develop the knowledge and practical skills required for environmental specialist to perform environmental monitoring and assessment, analyse natural and anthropogenic environmental and climate changes, their impact on living organisms and ecosystems, and to select solutions for environmental impact mitigation according to the principles of sustainable development and environmental policy.

Competencies acquired

Graduates will be able:

  • Define the main natural and anthropogenic components of the environment, their interaction and anthropogenic impact on the environment.
  • Apply fundamental and integrated environmental and sustainability knowledge, different theoretical and analytical methods explaining environmental impact, its drivers and suggesting solutions for environmental problems at different scales.
  • Employ fundamental and innovative environmental research equipment and analytical software for data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods for environmental monitoring and assessment of the state of the environment and its changes driven by anthropogenic activity.
  • Analyse short-term and long-term environmental and climate changes data and trends, determining their reasons and formulating conclusions.
  • Critically evaluate environmental data from different sources to assess the impact of economic activities on the environment and society and to select proper sustainability-based political, administrative, economic, and technical solutions for environmental impact mitigation.
  • Apply statistical, geoinformatics analysis and modelling of multidisciplinary data for environmental problems assessment and management.
  • Design and conduct desk, field and laboratory environmental research study applying professional knowledge and particular methods to assess the effects on environment and society.
  • Communicate with professionals and the public on environmental and sustainability topics and decisions made after taking into consideration legal documents, professional ethics, personal and professional responsibility, and incorporating the needs and views of stakeholders.
  • Work individually and in teams searching for and analysing information about the environmental and sustainability issues, formulating and presenting conclusions to target and non-target audience.

Career opportunities

The obtained qualification provides employment opportunities in different state institutions related to environmental issues (Ministry of Environment and other ministries, environmental protection agencies, state services for protected areas, divisions of Environmental Protection and related enterprises of municipalities (waste, wastewater management), etc.), in laboratories of environmental monitoring, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and in different enterprises and international companies as ecologists and environmental protection specialists.

November 23, 2018

Biotechnology

The aim of Biotechnology undergraduate programme is empower specialists to develop intellectual competencies in order to be capable to participate in research advancements, to take responsibilities in research and practice developments as well as to disseminate knowledge.

Bachelor’s study program in Biotechnology is designed for those who want to connect their lives with biotechnology. The goal of the program is to train professionals who understand the fundamental biotechnology processes that take place at various levels of the biological systems organization, from molecules to multicellular organisms, cell function, and regulatory processes.

During studies, students acquire fundamental knowledge about natural phenomena and their quantification, materials and elements used in engineering and biotechnology, and their properties. Students learn to work with test and measurement equipment, apply modern research methods, evaluate and interpret information and data; acquires skills in the use of information technology.

Why Biotechnology programme?

  • Biotechnology combines the disciplines of biology and chemistry and utilizes mathematics and physics to provide the tools for modern biology and biomedical research.
  • Biotechnology utilizes living cells and cellular materials to create pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, environmental, and other products to benefit society. It is also used to study and to alter genetic information in animals so that human diseases can be modeled and studied.
  • Biotechnology is both a basic and an applied science.  These technologies are applied in agriculture, health care, forensics, industrial processing, and environmental management in many useful ways.
  • Modern technologies are evolving rapidly, so new information has to be absorbed while working. The ability to quickly understand it and learn is highly valued by employers. And that ability depends on a solid foundation in the natural and technical sciences provided by biotechnology studies.

Feedback of Lecturer

Biotechnology programme gives very broad choice for career opportunities in variety of science and industry fields.
Prof. Gintautas Saulis

Professors

Professors of the field of biotechnology collaborate with the researchers of the same field from other countries and take part in international organizations, networks, editorial boards of science journals as well as participate in international projects. All of these activities also encourage academic mobility, especially that of international conferences.

Professors are members of international and national associations and organizations; they work as experts for different institutions. They are also members of the editorial boards of international journals – Biologija (Biology), Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis, Food Chemistry and Technology.

  • Prof. R. Daugelavičius. President of Lithuanian Biochemical Society, council member of the Faculty of Natural Sciences VMU, expert council member of Agency for Science.
  • Prof.habil.dr. A.Maruška is president of Nordic Separation Society, a member of Lithuanian Humbolthians Society.
  • Prof. G.Saulis is a member of Bioelectrochemical Society, European Bioelectromagnetics Association, International Society on Pulsed Power Applications, European Federation of Biotechnology, members of Lithuanian Biophysical Society.
  • Prof. habil. dr. V. Mildažienė are members of Lithuanian Biochemical Society.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the programme are able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of biology, biological processes, and the scientific method to solve problems in biotechnology.
  • Integrate biological knowledge and concepts with the legal, ethical, and business perspectives of the biotechnology/life sciences industry.
  • Work in groups or individually to develop written and oral presentations that effectively communicate scientific concepts and opinions using language appropriate to the discipline.
  • Apply major quantitative and computational skills and tools to solve problems in the biotechnology/life sciences industry.
  • Work in biotechnological industry laboratories.
  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratories, field studies or industry-focused projects, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools.
  • Naturally manipulate processes in the development of new medicine, food and organic substances.
  • Apply scientific methods and good experimental designs in scientific experiments.
  • Empower themselves for lifelong learning and career in biotechnology.

Career opportunities

Graduates of technological sciences are able to develop new products using economical biological materials and phenomena; is able to evaluate engineering solutions and biotechnology activities from ethical, social, economic and professional aspects; to define new and significant opportunities and problems of research and development in the field of study. Upon completion of the first cycle study program in Biotechnology, a bachelor’s degree in technology is obtained, which allows for further studies in the master’s degree programs in applied biotechnology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis, biology, bioengineering, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Completing study programme you will be able to work:

  • Research science positions in laboratories applying biotechnology to problems in medicine, industry, and agriculture.
  • Laboratory and production technician positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutic, food, cosmetic, agriculture and biochemical industries.
  • Companies related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutics, health services, environmental agencies, cosmetic, environmental control and food industry.
  • Management positions in the biotechnology industry and related government institutions.
  • Positions at companies that are investing in biotechnology.
  • Following study opportunities at Master’s Degree level: Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and other master programmes related to physical, technological and biomedical sciences.
November 23, 2018

Biology and Genetics

The Biology and Genetics study programme aims to prepare high-quality, broad spectrum specialist in biology and genetics that are distinguished by creative and critical thinking, having fundamental low-based knowledge and faculties necessary for various biology and genetics related tasks.

The role of a biologist is a popular one within the field of science – and it’s easy to see why. Specialising in the study of humans, plants and animals, along with the environments in which they inhabit, to say it’s an interesting job would be a gross understatement. Constantly learning with an inquisitive nature, biologists often hone their pursuit for information on a single field, such as biochemistry or zoology, becoming experts in a given subject area.

The international market and job trends also signal the growing demand for the kind of specialists in biology which the programme is aimed to prepare. The programme focuses to provide all necessary knowledge needed to promote broad range expertise, erudition, and intellectual sense of satisfaction during studies, practice and work. The programme also seeks to confer deep interest in biology and genetics, apply it at various circumstances, and to maintain professional competencies during lifelong learning. Constantly changing the research environment, the emerging requirements of professional development, use of the latest technologies and the communication opportunities force researchers to know the physical structure of the living world, understand the biological phenomena from perspective of laws of physics and chemistry.

Why Biology and Genetics programme?

  • Comprehensive – program is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, research and innovation, and fostering critical thinking, imaginative response as well as the desire and capacity for lifelong learning of students who will have an impact on the world, locally and globally.
  • International and multilingual – one of the programs aims is for students to start developing international networks and intercultural dialogues, to participate in international scientific, academic and social projects. Program also encourages the mobility of students and lecturers.
  • Kaizen – the main strength of research at VMU is our ability to respond to an increasingly globalised and competitive landscape prompting the dynamic formation of new research priorities and facilitating ongoing improvements in research performance both at a national and an international level.
  • Communal – promoting dialogue and tolerance among students and lecturers. Teachers strive to make their subjects innovative, attractive to students, and, most importantly, to reflect the needs and concerns of today.

Feedback of Lecturer

Biology programme encourages students to search for innovative and original solutions to biological problems.
Prof. Algimantas Paulauskas

Professors

Professors of the field of biology and genetics collaborate with the researchers of the same field from other countries and take part in international organizations, networks, editorial boards of science journals as well as participate in international projects. All of these activities also encourage academic mobility, especially that of international conferences.

Professors are members of international and national associations and organizations; they work as experts for different institutions. They are also members of the editorial boards of international journals – Biologija (Biology), Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis, Food Chemistry and Technology.

  • Prof. R. Daugelavičius. President of Lithuanian Biochemical Society, council member of the Faculty of Natural Sciences VMU, expert council member of Agency for Science.
  • Prof.dr. A. Paulauskas is a member of Lithuanian Society of Genetics, Lithuanian Society of Biotechnology, Lithuanian Society of Ecology.
  • Prof.habil.dr. A.Maruška is president of Nordic Separation Society, a member of Lithuanian Humbolthians Society.
  • Prof. G.Saulis is a member of Bioelectrochemical Society, European Bioelectromagnetics Association, International Society on Pulsed Power Applications, European Federation of Biotechnology, members of Lithuanian Biophysical Society.
  • Prof. habil. dr. V. Mildažienė are members of Lithuanian Biochemical Society.

Competencies acquired

Graduates of the programme are able to:

  • Understand principles of immune, nervous and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects.
  • Work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations.
  • Apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data.
  • Analyze diversity, morphological structure, composition, nourishment, reproduction, life cycles, classification of biological objects, to characterize biological object systems, their functioning and interaction.

Career opportunities

The bachelor programme of Biology and Genetics at VMU is designed to train the qualified specialists or managers with biological and genetics research skills who can successfully work in educational institutions, research and higher education institutions, companies of high technologies and traditional industry, research and development and manufacturing companies and other institutions, create new business companies, or continue studies in the second cycle.

The study field of biology is wide open, with diverse career opportunities available in health care, industry, environmental consulting, product development, forensics and governmental agencies. Companies related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry; Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to biology, genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.

The Programme provides graduates with several general areas and career opportunities:

  • Research science positions in laboratories working in environmental quality evaluation and assessment.
  • Laboratory and production technician positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutic, food, cosmetic, agriculture and biochemical industries.
  • Researchers, consultants and specialists in companies related to environmental agencies, environmental control and food industry and safety, biotechnology, biopharmaceutics, health services.
  • Management positions in the industry and related government institutions.