KVK invests in the quality of teaching, so students are provided with modern classrooms, laboratories and internships places (car operation, dental care, nursing, computer applications, etc.).
KVK carries out various research activities, as well as national and international projects (Nordplus, Erasmus+, EEA grants, Interreg, etc.). Lifelong Learning Center provides modern primary and continuing education services, creates conditions for retraining, improvement of qualifications, and meets the needs of self-education.
Close cooperation with businesses, international organizations and local authorities contributes to the dissemination and implementation of sustainable development ideas in the region.
The development of internationalization has an important place of KVK. Institution was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027, which allow academic mobility worldwide.
Studies are focused on the development of practical skills, and graduates are awarded a professional bachelor’s degree.
A modern, open to the public, continuously learning higher education institution, conducting studies recognised in the international environment, developing applied research activities and contributing to sustainable national and regional development.
To provide high-quality studies in higher education based on professional practice, applied research studies and experimental development, and to create conditions for people to pursue lifelong learning:
- to contribute to sustainable regional development in collaboration with the local community and groups of government representatives;
- use financial and material resources rationally by bringing together competent staff and fostering the values of the organisation;
- think creatively and act meaningfully by developing personal and communal skills.
Academic freedom. The key value of our operation is academic freedom, which is defined as the freedom to conduct applied research, teach, speak and publish works in accordance with research norms and standards. Students, teachers and staff – together we experience the meaning of searching, the joy of discovering, the victories and the desire to self-improve and create.
Social responsibility. We comprehend our role and importance in society – we assume responsibility for our actions, we actively take care not only for our own or the KVK interests but also for the well-being of students, Klaipėda residents and the entire population of Lithuania.
Professionalism. Whether we are teaching students, providing services to businesses and the community, or doing the simplest of tasks, we strive to do more than what is expected of us. We surprise by our ability to innovate, are eager to self-improve and create something we can be proud of.
Collegial relationships. We are open to different points of view, positive initiatives, dialogue, collaboration and innovation. We understand our success as the success of our students, partners and the entire KVK community.
Openness to changes. By understanding the need for changes, having assessed the prerequisites for their success, we accept the challenges to initiate and implement them in a changing environment, we plan ways for the implementation of these changes and assume responsibility.
STRATEGIC GOAL AND PROGRAMMES
Strategic goal – to train highly qualified specialists, to develop applied research activities and to meet the national and regional developmental needs.
- Training highly qualified specialists that meet the needs of the labour market;
- Developing applied research activities;
- Organization development.
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR ACTION
1. High-quality higher education studies based on practical skills, research and technological progress
1.1. To train specialists to meet the needs of the labour market;
1.2. To deliver student-oriented studies;
1.3. To develop effective cooperation with stakeholders to meet their needs, expectations and requirements;
1.4. To develop the internationalisation of KVK;
1.5. To ensure favourable conditions for lifelong learning.
2. Correspondence of applied research activities to regional and national sustainable development
2.1. To ensure unity between research and studies;
2.2. To ensure the quality and diversity of applied research studies;
2.3. To develop applied research activities with Lithuanian and foreign social partners, spread and commercialisation of the results.
3. Sustainable development of KVK
3.1. To develop staff competence, motivation and leadership;
3.2. To improve communality and internal communication;
3.3. To ensure continuous improvement of the Quality Management System;
3.4. To ensure rational use of material and financial resources;
3.5. To implement the digital transformation of the key business processes of KVK;
3.6. To develop the network of strategic partnerships;
3.7. To improve the KVK brand awareness and reputation;
3.8. To ensure the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the KVK activities.
Indicators of progress in the implementation of programmes of the strategic action plan, 2021-2024
Objectives, tasks, measures and appropriations of Programme 1 “Training highly qualified specialists that meet the needs of the labour market” (code 01 01) and their values
Objectives, tasks, measures and appropriations of Programme 2 “Developing applied research activities” (code 01 02) and their values * Calculated in accordance with Order No. V-858 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic and Lithuania of 25 July 2019 “Regulation on the Annual Evaluation of Research, Experimental Development and Artistic Activities of Universities of Applied Sciences”.
** Calculated in accordance with Order No. V-1593 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic and Lithuania of 1 March 2017 “On the Implementation of Articles 2.2–2.6 of Resolution No. 149 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Implementation on Law on Science and Studies of the Republic of Lithuania”.