General Description of the Institution
Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences (KVK)
It is the third-largest university of applied sciences in Lithuania with strong academic reputation. The initial target of KVK is ensuring of high quality of academic teaching and research facilities. KVK focuses on study programmes that lead to a profession. The graduates of KVK gain professional Bachelor degree. The studies are practice orientated; students are able to successfully apply their knowledge in a real working environment.
Institution consists of three faculties: Business, Technologies and Health Sciences. A variety of scientific research as well as different projects and consulting activities are executed here. Also plenty of contracted research on a ground of technologies, biomedicine, physical, social, humanitarian, arts are administrated.
Business Faculty offers study programmes in Tourism Administration, Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Administration of Institutions, logistics Management, Wellness Service Management, as well as Pre-primary and Pre-school Pedagogy. There are 899 students studying there.
Technologies Faculty provides programmes in different technical professions such as Informatics, Informatics Engineering, Food Technology, Geodesy, Electrical and Automatic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Transport Logistics Engineering, and Automobile Transport Engineering. There are 1042 students in this Faculty.
In Health Sciences Faculty, students can choose General Practice Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Dietetics, Beauty Therapy as well as Social Work for their studies. There are 1055 students here.
On the 1 September, 2016, Rietavas Study Centre was established, where study programmes of social and technology sciences are provided: electric and automatic engineering, technical maintenance of automobile, geodesy, agribusiness technologies, informatics engineering, ornamental greenery, accounting, and business management. There are 194 students here.
There are four business practical learning enterprises (BPLE) in KVK where an activity of Business Company can be simulated. There are four typical departments: personnel, purchase, sales and marketing, finance and accounting in a BPLE. Everything is “real" in a BPLE (financial documents, agreements, tax tariffs, applying legal acts, currency exchange rates etc.).
KVK is equipped with modern laboratories, libraries and other fitment.
Institution collaborates with about 200 educational institutions in different countries. It has an Erasmus University Charter and is an active participant in the ERASMUS+.