Klaipeda University

Introduction

On 5 October 1990, Chairman of the Supreme Council (Reconstituent Seimas) Vytautas Landsbergis signed Decree No. 1-640 on the establishment of Klaipėda University as of 1 January 1991.

Klaipėda University started its academic activities with three faculties (those of Marine Engineering, Pedagogy, and Humanities and Natural Sciences) and about 3,000 students. It celebrated its 25th anniversary with 4,500 students in the Faculties of Marine Engineering and Natural Sciences, Humanities and Education Sciences, Social and Health Sciences, as well as in the Arts Academy, the Institute of Continuous Studies, and the Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology. Over the 25 years, the academic staff of the University has increased from 300 to nearly 700 teachers and researchers, including 59% PhDs and/or recognised artists.

Currently, the University implements over 100 study programmes in all three cycles, providing research and technological innovations-based contemporary knowledge which ensures advanced university education and high professional skills and develops an intelligent, responsible, and creative personality. Our Alma Mater has over 30,600 graduates whose ranks include PhDs, members of the Seimas and the Government, heads of major enterprises, engineers, teachers, soloists, and theatre professionals.

Over 60 research and training labs, a botanical garden, a research vessel Mintis, a research and training sailboat Brabander, the yacht Odisėja, an Open Access Centre for Marine Research, a training theatre, a concert hall with excellent acoustics and the Rieger Kloss organ, an Ecumenical Evangelical Chapel, library document funds with almost 500, 000 copies, and a publishing house provide for an important infrastructure that enables the succesful development of the international level artistic activities, fundamental and applied scientific research, experimental development activities in the fields of physical, biomedical, technological, social sciences, and the humanities. The University annually implements over 60 international and national research projects, collaborates with research and academical partners in Europe and other parts of the world, and takes part in the activities of international funds, programmes, and networks.

.Arts are integral part of the University academic activity. The research conducted in the University is related to the history, culture, and art of East Prussia, Lithuania Minor (Prussian Lithuania), and the Klaipėda Region: it allows one to get to know the historical, linguistic, confessional, musical, and ethnical heritage and enables meaningful enhancement of its continuity opportunities.

Klaipėda University was founded in a geographical area unique from the economic, cultural, and geopolitical aspects, i.e. on the Lithuanian seaside, boasting the only port of Lithuania: at the national level, attempts are made to develop Klaipėda as a metropolitan centre and to increase the international competitiveness of Lithuania as a maritime state. Since 2008, Klaipėda University implements the State Programme of an Integrated Research, Study, and Business Centre Marine Valley for the Development of the Lithuanian Maritime Sector and thus consistently consolidates its leadership in the fields of marine sciences and technological innovations.

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Master of Business Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda

Graduate of the Master study programme in Business Management shall acquire: highly specialized theoretical and practical knowledge and critical understanding of the problems in business management and overlapping fields; the skill to identify problems on the basis of research and the use of the knowledge of new or interdisciplinary fields in case of incomplete or limited information when... [+]

Master of Business Management Graduate of the Master study programme in Business Management shall acquire: highly specialized theoretical and practical knowledge and critical understanding of the problems in business management and overlapping fields; the skill to identify problems on the basis of research and the use of the knowledge of new or interdisciplinary fields in case of incomplete or limited information when employed as researchers, consultants, or managers of subdivisions or organizations in any business organization; they shall have professional, learning, independent work and responsibility, communication and social skills. Business Management Master's programme aims - to provide qualified professionals in scientific researcher or teacher's career, as well as able to engage in practical activities of senior management positions in any business organization. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Its Application A1 Will know the results of fundamental and applied research in the field of management, will be able to systematically and creatively apply them in scientific research and problem solution in business organizations. A2 Will know and be able to apply business projection, strategic management, scientific and applied research results in business management and scientific research. A3 Will know the latest results of research in marketing, will be able to apply them to make business management decisions. A4 Will know the latest theories and methods of organizational culture, business decisions and innovation, will be able to apply them in scientific research. Research Skills B1 Will be able to formulate a scientific problem, to choose or develop a scientific research methodology, to... [-]

Master of Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda

The objective of the Master programme in Petroleum Technological Processes is to develop the knowledge in the fields of oil extraction, oil – refining (processing), quality control of oil products, decontaminating of oil wastes chemical processes and technologies. The graduates of these study programme are ready for research and practical activities by organizing and out scientific investigations and... [+]

Master of Chemical Engineering The objective of the Master programme in Petroleum Technological Processes is to develop the knowledge in the fields of oil extraction, oil – refining (processing), quality control of oil products, decontaminating of oil wastes chemical processes and technologies. The graduates of these study programme are ready for research and practical activities by organizing and out scientific investigations and solving problems of production. Master of these profession could work at enterprises of oil – refining (processing), oil – fields, scientific research institutions, at laboratories etc. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Understanding A1 Knowledge and understanding of the modern oil production, processing, transportation and oil waste decontamination technologies, knowledge of modern achievements in oil technology, combining productions issues with the environmental requirements; A2 Understanding of oil processing and chemical oil synthesis processes, the formation of oil geological patterns of the earth bowels; A3 Coherent knowledge of oil and its products properties, rheology, basics of scientific research, technological processes optimization and management; A4 Understand critically of essence and peculiarities of oil technological processes. Engineering Analysis B1 The ability to apply theoretical knowledge and research results for solving qualitative and quantitative not completely defined and various types problems in the constantly changing oil and petrochemical technology development; B2 The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to analyze and critically evaluate research results, new oil production, processing, transportation and waste decontamination technologies from the social, economic and safety point of view; B3 The ability to form and solve new problems... [-]

Master of Electronic and Electric Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda

Master in Electrical Engineering of Electrical Equipment and Automation in Industry has: a grasp of the essential principles of electrical engineering the ability to apply basic engineering principles and analytical techniques to problem formulation and solution, understanding of the engineering design process, at both the conceptual and detail levels a familiarity with the key factors in the business... [+]

Master of Electronic and Electric Engineering Master in Electrical Engineering of Electrical Equipment and Automation in Industry has: a grasp of the essential principles of electrical engineering the ability to apply basic engineering principles and analytical techniques to problem formulation and solution, understanding of the engineering design process, at both the conceptual and detail levels a familiarity with the key factors in the business environment such as marketing skills, financial awareness and investment appraisal and a range of transferable skills including communication, numeric use of information technology, project management and team working. Master in Electrical Engineering of Electrical Equipment and Automation in Industry has: a grasp of the essential principles of electrical engineering the ability to apply basic engineering principles and analytical techniques to problem formulation and solution, understanding of the engineering design process, at both the conceptual and detail levels a familiarity with the key factors ine the business environment such as marketing skills, financial awareness and investment appraisal and a range of transferable skills including communication, numeric use of information technology, project management and team working. Access to the third cycle studies. Graduates of Electrical Engineering Master get aquired qualification that gives the right to work as a leading specialist in designing of electric motors and drives as well as in light industry, energetic transport and other companies. There is an opportunity to work at scientific research laboratories, private business. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Understanding A1 An in- depth knowledge and understanding of technology science electronics and... [-]

Master of Electronic Information System Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda

The main study and research object for the Master of Science in Informatics Engineering programme consists of - real time integrated information systems designed for collection, transfer, control, and visualisation of different information uaing controllers, digital Automatic Control Systems or intermediate data processing devices. Masters acquire skills and knowledge required for design and... [+]

Master of Electronic Information System Engineering The main study and research object for the Master of Science in Informatics Engineering programme consists of - real time integrated information systems designed for collection, transfer, control, and visualisation of different information uaing controllers, digital Automatic Control Systems or intermediate data processing devices. Masters acquire skills and knowledge required for design and implementaiton of specific integrated technical information systems and the needed software, create graphical user interfaces and intergrate them into the computing systems working in the internet. Technical Information System Engineering Master's programme in conjunction with Software System Engineering is aimed at preparing high quality information system engineers, who are able to solve complex theoretical and practical problems independently and creatively; execute and lead IT engineering and scientific research work efficiently and competently. Graduates can either pursue their PhD studies at any other university or work in various telecommunication and IT service companies, scientific research organizations or medical diagnostic centers. Graduates have specific knowledge and skills from the chosen field: Technical Information System Engineers are able to create virtual IT system models, design, verify, test their prototypes and introduce them to the the industry; Graduates from Biomedical Engineering Information Systems are able to design, test and verify hardware tools and software products for disease diagnostics and introduce them to the health system organizations. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Understanding A1 Has knowledge about the information systems engineering subject area problems, can formulate the research goals and tasks when developing intelligent devices, sensor... [-]

Master of Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda

The objective of the Master programme in Sea Environmental Engineering is to develop the knowledge in the fields of sea environmental protection technologies, technical and technological matters pollution decreasing and waste arrangement. The graduates of these study programme are ready to use theoretical knowledge and practical analytical experiences in research work and solving problems of production... [+]

Master of Environmental Engineering The objective of the Master programme in Sea Environmental Engineering is to develop the knowledge in the fields of sea environmental protection technologies, technical and technological matters pollution decreasing and waste arrangement. The graduates of these study programme are ready to use theoretical knowledge and practical analytical experiences in research work and solving problems of production. Master of these profession could work as specialist at maritime organizations, maritime enterprises, research, manage and control institutions or continue studies to get doctor degree. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Understanding A1 Coherent knowledge of environmental problems in the sea, the lagoon, the ports and other areas of shipping, knowledge of the marine industry and maritime transport impact on the environment; creation and application of modern technologies to reduce or even prevent the negative influence of anthropogenic factors on the environment; A2 Understanding of application of management elements in the environmental field, principles and methods of coastal zone management and planning, a critically evaluate and analyze the marine environmental systems and their management methods; A3 Coherent knowledge of basics of scientific research, use of renewable energy sources and their impact on the environment, energy conservation and waste management techniques, development of advanced environment saving technologies and their application in maritime cluster; A4 Understanding of ecological aspects of the geochemical phenomena change and the microbiological processes; of change in ecological processes and their modelling, application of sustainable development principles in maritime cluster; A5 Understanding critically of essence of marine environmental engineering.... [-]

Master of Marine Port Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda + 1 more

Study subjects or parts thereof, corresponding to formal and subject requirements of selected study programme, may be included to individuals who graduated, studied or are presently studying at institutions of higher education in Lithuania or other countries, accredited in accordance with Lithuanian higher education curriculum, and who want to continue their studies at the University at the same or inferior... [+]

Master of Marine Port Engineering Study subjects or parts thereof, corresponding to formal and subject requirements of selected study programme, may be included to individuals who graduated, studied or are presently studying at institutions of higher education in Lithuania or other countries, accredited in accordance with Lithuanian higher education curriculum, and who want to continue their studies at the University at the same or inferior cycle or studies of other studies programmes. Profile of the programme Can take researcher‘s or higher skill qualification post, manager‘s in transport sector, marine industry as well as in various research educational institutions and to continue the third level studies. Key learning outcomes Knowledge and Understanding A1 sufficient amount of the profound knowledge of mathematics (concepts, principles and methods of mathematics: binary system and coding, mathematical logics and discrete mathematics, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and analytical geometry, numerical methods and analysis, theory of probabilities, statistics, stochastic processes and experimental design); A2 Fundamental knowledge about ingineering and its phenomena, about quantification of the phenomena; A3 a critical awareness of the forefront of transport engineering. A4 an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of transport engineering; A5 Comprehension of new and important field of study in maritime ports and transport engineering research and development problems; Engineering Analysis B1 the ability to understand theoretically new technologies, to evaluate obtained information and data, calculation as well as processing skills; B2 the ability to solve unfamiliar or incompletely defined problems; have competing specifications, related to... [-]

Master of Social Work

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda + 1 more

A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the... [+]

Master of Social Work A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the optimization of social integration of social risk groups, such as disabled people. Moreover, the holder of the Master’s degree has strengthened social and personal competence, significant for the professional and scientific activities (such as creativity, initiative, social responsibility, and meta-learning). Key learning outcomes 1. Knowledge and understanding 2. Intellectual abilities 3. Practical abilities and skills 4. General transferable abilities and skills Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Level 7 qualifications grant a possibility to realize oneself in the professional field of Social Work; to take administrative jobs related to the strategies of social services development and project writing, and to work in different social institutions rendering social services (to family, groups, communities) by providing the process with professional innovations and team work strategies. Access to further studies Access to the third cycle studies 1 semester Integrated Special Course (S000M239) Scientific Research Work 1 (S000M054) Networks of Social Institutions in the Community (S000M002) Interdisciplinary Studies of Sociopsychological Problems (S000M009) Social Work Research Methodology (S000M126) 2 semester Scientific Research Work 2 (S000M079) Social Policy (S000M284) Technologies of Socio-Cultural Work in a Community (S000M281) Lithuanian Society and Politics (S170M010) 3... [-]