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KTK LECTURERS’ VISIT AT UTP UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN POLAND

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On 21-23 November, 2018 lecturers from Construction engineering and Road engineering study programmes R.Norvaišienė, R.Šadzevičius and D.Židanavičius  read lectures under Erasmus+ staff mobility programme at UTP University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Bydgoszcz, Poland. During the visit the lecturers discussed the further cooperation possibilities with the dean of Civil engineering faculty prof. Dr. Jan Kempa, get acquainted with the university laboratory equipment, library, and students’ research works.

The lecturers introduced polish and Erasmus students with the information about Kaunas technical college and its study programmes. R.Norvaišienė read lecture about eco-friendly construction,  local building materials, produced with low energy consumption, and their usage for construction of buildings, renovation/upgrading of multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania, certification of sustainable buildings in Lithuania. R.Šadzevičius introduced the design principles of retaining walls, the defects, deteriorations and evaluation of technical state of retaining walls and water supply towers in Lithuania, and prediction of landslides, principles of slope stability modelling.  Židanavičius provided lectures on capturing existing site surface for road design, simple road design using captured surface, and quantity calculations using drone site capturing. 

Visit of a lecturer from Turkey

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On 22 – 25 April a lecturer Burak Tuysuz from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (Turkey) has visited Kaunas technical college. The aim of the visit was to strengthen the dialogue of both institution between study programme “Electrical energy”, look for cooperation possibilities in project and research activities, promote mobility possibilities for teachers and students, share good experience in the field of electrical engineering learning methodology and innovations. During the visit the lecturer and students who study under Erasmus+ mobility programme visited the Curonian Spit and Vilnius. 

Lecturers from Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences visit Kaunas technical college

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On 5-6 April the rector professor Elmar Heinemann and the Coordinator of International relations associated professor Marcus Hornung visited Kaunas technical college. During the visit the lecturers delivered lectures on automated technologies in electronic engineering field and on the peculiarities of German language. In the meeting with the college administration the following issues were discussed: the development of further cooperation, the implementation of Double-degree diploma agreement for Electrical energy study programme, the possibilities to integrate German language into the study process, the perspectives and intensity of student and staff mobility. The interinstitutional cooperation agreement between Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences and Kaunas technical college was signed in 1973, therefore this year the institutions are going to celebrate the 45 anniversary of cooperation and friendship.

Incoming international students

The growing number of international students is increasing. Kaunas technical college has a new student - Yunus Sepetçi from Karabuk University (Turkey). Karabuk University is an international partner for several years already and each year one or two students arrive for studies. Yunus will study in SP “Automobile Technical Maintenance”. Muammer Erkenci fromRecep Tayyip ErdoğanUniversity (Turkey) has successfully passed the examination of Autumn semester and will continue his Electronic engineering studies in Spring semester.  We wish them good luck and lots of good impression during their Erasmus + mobility period.

Exceptional student gets an exceptional supervisor     

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Kaunas technical college develops international activities, strengthens relations with foreign partners, and looks for new ways of cooperation. This year a “Material processing engineering” fourth year student Rolandas Šertvytis became an exceptional graduate. His supervisor of the graduation thesis is a lecturer from Riga technical university and Riga technical college, associated professor Viktor Gutakovskis. Throughout the study year achieving the best results, the student courageously meets the challenges he faces - write the graduation thesis, communicating with the supervisor in a foreign language, and prepare a publication for the graduation thesis on the topic “Turning machine guides repair technology”. 

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS VISIT TO RIGA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

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On 7th December 29 students from SP “Automobile technical maintenance” and lecturers Andrius Dargužis and Darius Juodvalkis went to educational excursion to Riga. In Riga they were met by Coordinator of International relations Lora Berkovica who introduced Riga technical college. Then a united team of lecturers - A. Dargužis and D. Juodvalkis from KTK and Sanita Eihmane from RTK read a lecture about automobile structure. Students also had a possibility to visit laboratories and newly opened Toyota Training Centre. Practical part of the lecture was organized in Riga Motor Museum, where students could actually see the car units from the appearance of automobile till the end of 20th century.  

Possibilities of Erasmus + for training

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On 21 November, 2018, second year students of Kaunas technical college were invited to participate in the information event „Possibilities of Erasmus + for training“. Students have met the representative of a world network of recruitment and travelling agencies “Algoos” Yuliya Seredinska, who presented a program „Study, Work and Travel“. The program helps to find internship, employment or volunteering activities throughout the world. A coordinator of International relations J. Štreimikienė provided detailed information about the Erasmus + program, the rules of the competition, the documents required, the conditions and benefits of participation in the program.

Teaching visit at Szent István University

Lecturer Rokas Tamašauskas of Civil engineering study programme department read lectures at Szent István University in Budapest, Hungary, according to Erasmus + mobility programme. The teaching visit was organized on 17-18 of October, 2017. The following topics were provided “Building sustainability and energy-efficiency strategies”, “Buildings energy needs low-energy building concept”, and the doctoral thesis “Efficient renewable energy use in buildings“ was presented. After the lectures the discussions with Hungarian students and international students who study according to Erasmus + programme were organized.

During the visit the activities of the university were presented, the performed scientific and applied researches were introduced, the possibility of further cooperation in the field of research and article publication was discussed. 

 

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If you are interested in possibilities to work, travel, perform internship and see the world, read the information below, o you should come on 21 NOVEMBER, at 14:30 to the meeting with ALGOOS representatives and ask all questions you are interested in.

We have internship offers for students of every field. In Europe, these internships are unpaid but students can use their Erasmus grant to cover all their expenses; however, there are some paid positions as well. The fees are different according to every program, since it depends on the destination, company, duration of the practice etc.

Examples of possible programs in different countries: Greece – Tourism and Hospitality, Brazil – Architecture, Business marketing, China – Engineering, Thailand – Accounting, Spain – Marketing, UK ­– All the directions, Ireland – Business, USA – Paid Hospitality positions, South Africa, Costa Rica, Argentina – Medicine and so on.

Students may also choose France; where French is required; USA or UK to do their internship in any field, however, these positions require high performance.

Finally, students may also choose Spain, Malta, China, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand where they can find more sophisticated positions, which are unpaid and can last up to 1 year.

Students from Technical Universities can do internships in Malta, Spain, UK or Ireland. Usually, they work 25 hours per week. With the Erasmus grant, they can cover their personal expenses for meals and accommodation, which we assist them to find.

In countries such as China, India, Argentina, Chile and Brazil students receive a small stipend of 300$ per month. The fee for the mentioned programs starts form 300€ for Malta and Spain, 700€ for UK and Ireland, 600€ for Brazil and Argentina and so on.

Internship / work offers for students

Company Training Experience that works Training Experience (www.trainingexperience.org) is a user friendly platform that connect universities with students and companies. It helps the students to grow their potential and to give them the opportunity to gain practical experience in an international company. The information abpout the company may be found here. PDF

We have a lot of available internships all over Europe, in areas like Computer Studies, Engineering, Architecture, Social Studies, Media and Business. Here WORD you can find a short description of some of our open positions.

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Project activities at Kaunas technical college

Three students and a teacher from Riga state technical school (Latvia) have arrived to Kaunas technical college. Implementing the EU project “Improvement of professional competences of VECC “Riga State Technical School” Staff and Students” Kaunas technical college as a project partner provided the students and teacher from Riga with the possibilities to perform Electrical work practice. The training is going to last for four weeks, the students will acquire new knowledge and improve practical skills in the college and companies, participate in different excursions.

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KTK lecturer visit at Riga technical college

On 26-27 of September a lecturer G. Dauksys from Electronics and electrical engineering fields study programme department gave a cycle of lectures “The partial discharges (PDs) in the high voltage electric machines insulation“. The aim of the visit was to share the information about the faults of high voltage electric machines and their diagnostics, develop the relations with colleagues from Riga technical college, share good practice for the improvement of study process, get new ideas about teaching and discuss project activities. The acquired experience will provide possibilities to improve High voltage machine exploitation lectures, thus providing a competitive advantage in the labour market. 

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New school year for Erasmus + students at Kaunas technical college

This September is funny and exciting not only for the first year students, but also for 8 students who have come from Turkey and Portugal according to Erasmus + Mobility programme. Seven students will study Electronics and electrical engineering and one will study Construction engineering.

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