11 candidates from Lithuania and abroad aim for KTU Rector’s position

Important | 2018-06-14

13 June 2018 Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Council has confirmed all the 11 applicants for the KTU Rector’s position as the candidates who will further participate in the election. Among the candidates taking part in the open international competition is one overseas citizen and one Lithuanian residing in the United States.

The Rector is being elected in public international competition and appointed by the KTU Council, which is operating according to the Law on Higher Education and Research of Lithuania, KTU Statute and other legislations. The election process is being organised by the working party assembled from the Council members. The term of office for the Rector is 5 years.

The KTU Council has approved the candidates after reviewing the Senate’s conclusion on the applicants’ scientific activity’s compatibility with the University’s scientific and pedagogical requirements.

“As expected, the election for the Rector’s position in the nationally and regionally leading university has attracted attention of many strong candidates both from KTU, and from other Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions. The candidates will share their visions for KTU future with all the University community in the open meeting of the Council in the near future”, says Kęstutis Šliužas, General Manager of Telia Lietuva, the Chairman of the Election Board, member of the KTU Council.

The candidates for the KTU Rector’s position (in alphabetical order):

  • Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Doctor of Social Sciences, Associate Professor in the Economics Department, Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Aivaras Kareiva, Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Director in the Institute of Chemistry, Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Vilnius University
  • Rytis Krušinskas, Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor in the School of Economics and Business, Chairman of the Senate, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Sanjay Misra, Doctor of Science in Software Engineering, Professor of Computer (Software) Engineering, Covenant University (Ota, Nigeria)
  • Algirdas Pakštas, Doctor of Science in Systems Programming, Professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Renaldas Raišutis, Doctor of Science in Measurement Engineering, Professor in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vidas Raudonis, Doctor of Science in Informatics Engineering, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Raimundas Šiaučiūnas, Doctor of Science in Technology, Professor in the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Jurgita Šiugždinienė, Doctor of Social Sciences, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Rector ad Interim, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Eugenijus Valatka, Doctor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Andrius Vilkauskas, Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Kaunas University of Technology

The candidates will introduce their visions of KTU future in the Open Meeting of the Council on Friday 29 June. The Rector will be elected and confirmed in the closed meeting of the KTU Council, which is to take place no later than in 20 days after the Open Meeting.

The open international competition for the position of KTU Rector complies with the Law on Higher Education and Research of Lithuania, KTU Statute and other legislations and was announced by the KTU Council on 11 December 2017. The deadline for the submission of documents for participating in the Competition was 28 May 2018, 12pm.

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