Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences was established on 1 September 2000 after the binary higher education system consisting of two types of higher education provided by colleges and universities was introduced in Lithuania.
At present the university delivers about 50 programmes in the fields of biomedicine, technology, social sciences, humanities and art. All the degree programmes are designed with the goal to equip the learners with profound theoretical knowledge and to provide the maximum training of practical skills.
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Today Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest professional higher education institutions in Lithuania, with a community of over 7 600 students, about 1000 employees and over 20000 graduates, who have successfully established their careers in Lithuanian and foreign companies.
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In order to integrate foreign students into the academic life of Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and generally in Kaunas city, the Mentoring programme has been developed. Students mentors act as best friends of foreign students and help them in everyday activities: finding services (hospitals, post offices, banks, hairdressers, etc) in the city, organizing excursions and evening events.
The Department of International Relations and the Students Delegation of institution (KKSA) are responsible for carrying out the Mentoring programme. Mentoring activities last from August till June or for the whole period of foreign students stay at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences.
The students are accommodated in 4 dormitories.
The library consists of 2 departments and has more than 65 thousand publications in Lithuanian, English, German, Russian, French and other languages.
In the period 2009 – 2013 the university invested over LTL 30 million for the improvement of higher education quality and renovation or new construction of the campus facilities. The improvement works were funded from the European Union Structural funds and co-financed by the university.
Since 2004 Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences promoted and implemented 24 projects funded through the European Union Structural Funds and acted as a partner in twelve more projects. More than 70 labs and workshops are there.
The learners are positive about the modernization of studies: 75 percent of survey participants noted that studies at the university had met or even exceeded their expectations.
Students’ health is upheld by sports. Students can be active participants of various sports teams of KAUNO KOLEGIJA, attend different training activities, use the modern facilities for sports. In The Centre for Cultural Activities and Sports has been opened in 2016.
The study programmes are accredited by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education at national level and/or internationally.
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It was fine, but it's wasn't what I wanted to study in the first place
I have studied psychology in Kauno Kolegija. It was unforgettable memory during my study. I think they have quality education system in their school. They deal each student separately. Lithuanian people was so respectful and friendly. The only thing I didn't love is the whether. I was not used to cold whether that's why I had some problem with the whether.