Vilnius University: ERASMUS, study programs and research cooperation

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Vortrag von Prof. Virgilijus Sakalauskas (Vilnius University, Litauen) am 25.Mai 2009 in Dresden.

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Vilnius University: ERASMUS, study programs and research cooperation

  1. 1. VILNIUS UNIVERSITY ERASMUS, study programs and research cooperation Prof. Virgilijus Sakalauskas Department of Informatics
  2. 2. Vilnius University in Lithuania www.vu.lt One of the eldest universities in Eastern and Central Europe, founded in 1579 Signatoryof Magna Charta of the European Universities since 1991 Member of the European University Association Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  3. 3. Vilnius University, facts and figures  VilniusUniversity has 12 faculties, 8 institutes, 10 centers of studies and research, computer centre, the eldest library in Lithuania, university hospital, astronomic observatory, botany garden  Teaching and research staff 1458  Habilitated doctors 163  Doctors of science 882  Students over 20 thousand  bachelor studies 17632  master studies 3652  PhD sudies 586 Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  4. 4. Study system in Lithuania and VU  The Law on Higher Education, adopted 2000  The three level system (except medicine and law)  first ( undergraduate: Bachelor programmes);  second (graduate: Master, specialised professional programmes);  third (doctoral studies; residency).  For a Bachelor programme 4 years studies (160 national or 240 ECTS credits)  The Law on Higher Education allows the duration of first cycle programmes 3,5 - 4,5 years, from 140 to 180 national (210 ECTS 270 ECTS) credits Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  5. 5. ECTS AND NATIONAL CREDITS  ECTS system- 60 credits is the workload of a full-time student during one academic year  1 ECTS credit equals to 25 to 30 working hours. It is awarded for successful course completion  Lithuania has its national credit- 40 work hours by a student per week, equal to 1,5 ECTS credit.  School year- 40 credits  Credit accumulation is allowed at other faculties, study programmes, universities.  VU uses ECTS for the exchange purposes with other institutions. National credits are fundamental, they equal 1.5 ECTS credits. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  6. 6. ERASMUS exchange Students are selected on competitive basis (language skills and grades)  Full or partial financing About 300 students going from VU to other universities each semester for all 3 stages of studies Most popular are 3rd, 4th semesters of bachelor, 2nd semester of master programmes Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  7. 7. Courses in foreign languages at Vilnius University Currently about 200 various courses are offered for incomming students: http://www.trs.cr.vu.lt/courses/ Also WebCT distant learning courses can be included EU Subject Available code area courses 04 Business Studies and Management Science 75 courses 11 Mathematics, Informatics 15 courses 11.3 Informatics, computer science 12 courses 11.4 Artificial Intelligence 2 courses 14.3 Economics 36 courses 15.0 Communication and Information Sciences 6 courses Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL MASTER PROGRAMMES (in english) and language courses  Master Programme in International Business Economics and Management Master Programme in Eastern and Central European Studies Language courses (lithuanian, russian) Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  9. 9. KAUNAS-second large city in Lithuania, founded in 1361  Population in 2008 – 364.000 inhabitants Men 164.000 Women 200.000 Unemployment rate 3,5 % Number of employed 167.000  Education: Kaunas is one of the main centres of education in Lithuania Seven universities, four branches of other universities Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  10. 10. Foreign direct investments in Kaunas 106.19 A US 85.62 28.79 ia ton 23.35 Es 21.49 any 18.42 rm Ge 15.71 m in gdo 15.66 ite dK 13.52 Un s erl and 11.05 N et h 10.09 n ede 9.79 Sw 8.02 rk n ma 7.25 De 6.50 us C ypr 6.17 31.28 ies u ntr e r co 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Ot h Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  11. 11. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities www.vukhf.lt Multidisciplinary faculty (Kaunas Campus) 8 departments, three main scientific research spheres: Business management and administration Business Informatics and Information Systems Language studies  Academic and teaching staff-135  Students – 2769:  Bachelors - 2406  Masters - 325  Doctoral 38 Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  12. 12. Business informatics studies at VU KHF  The objective of the study program is to prepare young specialists, able to effectively develop integrated solutions, apply newest technologies and methods for meeting global business challenges  The Business Informatics program is aimed to provide interdisciplinary knowledge of computer science, information technologies, economics and business management  Graduates are of big demand in Lithuanian job market  Carreer opportunities: managers, directors, programmers, system analytics, project managers, consultants of IT departments or enterprises Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  13. 13. Informatics and Business Informatics Program range in Vilnius University VILNIUS UNIVERSITY Kaunas Faculty Faculty of Math. Faculty of economics of humanities and informatics Business information Business informatics: Informatics: systems: Bachelor: 180 Bachelor: 1100 Bachelor: 150 Master: 50 Master: 200 Master: 30 Economics Informatics Education content Management Management-50%, Informatics-50% Computer science Inform.technol. Matematics Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  14. 14. Business informatics studies succession at the Department of Informatics Bachelor study pogram, 240 ECTS credits Business infomatics (Informatics study area) Master study programs 120 ECTS credits Business informatics (management study area) Management information systems (Informatics study area) Doctoral studies (Informatics study area) Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  15. 15. VU KHF Department of Informatics Scientific staff 26 Students: 230  Bachelors 180  Masters 50 Doctoral students 7 Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  16. 16. International Scientific Programmes and Projects  International Project, EU action COST278 „Spoken Language Interaction in Telecommunication“ ,  International Project Action Tempus programme SM_SCM_T037A05-2005 “Integrative Qualification in Electronic Government (IQeG). Partners: Dresden University of Technology (coordinator), St.Petersburg State University, School of Management. Vilnius University , VU KHF Department of Informatics  Project “Integrated teaching programs for development of entrepreneurship”, according to 2.4 measure “Sustainable development of human resources”, started at 2006 05.  Project “Information portal for successful integration to job market”, according to 2.4 measure “Sustainable development of human resources”, started at 2006 05. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  17. 17. IQeG seminar moments in Kaunas, March 2006 Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  18. 18. “Integrative Qualification in Electronic Government (IQeG).  After the seminar-lithuanian folk event Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  19. 19. Scientific conferences  “Information technologies and university studies” (joint conference of doctoral and master students of VU KHF, VDU, KTU), April 28, 2006  Information technologies for business (international scientific conference)- in 2006 as thematic workshop in conjuction with 7th Biannual International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems (Baltic DB&IS 2006), July 3-6, Vilnius, Lithuania  Comparative analysis of e-business processes in financial institutions (Lithuania 1995-2005)(Co- operative research with Budapest University of Technology and Economics, presented at Penzinfo conference, 2006) Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  20. 20. Scientific conferences  Workshop on quot;Computational methods for financial marketsquot; organized at International Conference on Computational Science 2006 (ICCS 2006), University of Reading, UK, May 28-31, 2006  2007- Stream “Information technologies for business” in multidisciplinary international conference Fihuso-2007, Kaunas, Lithuania. Proceedings published in two scientific journals: Transformations In Business & Economics. Volume: 6. (ISI Web of science), and Information technology and control, Vol.36, No.1A. Kaunas: Technologija, ISSN 1392-124X (ISI Web of science).  2008 - “XIII Session: Application of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Government, Learning and Business” of the International conference “Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies”, in Neringa (Nida), Lithuania. Prceedings: Continuous Optimization and Knowledge- Based Technologies - EurOPT2008, Nida, Lithuania, Technika:Vilnius, ISBN 978-9955-28-283-9 (ISI Proceedings).  2009 - 1st Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business (AKTB 2009) in conjunction with 12th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2009) Poznan, Poland, April 27-29 (ISI Proceedings). Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  21. 21. Most Fruitful International Partnerships of Department of Informatics Joint projects partners:  Dresden University of Technology (Germany)  Cotbus University of Technology (Germany)  Osnabruck University of Technology (Germany)  Twente University Entschede, Netherlands  Hamburg university (Germany)  Roskilde university (Denmark)  St. Peterburg university (Russia) and  Budapest University of Economics and technology Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  22. 22. VILNIUS UNIVERSITY Kaunas Faculty of Humanities Department of Informatics Research Interests of Informatics Department
  23. 23. Research Interests of the Department of Informatics  Enterprise modeling methods and tools, analysis and design of CASE tools;  Speech recognition;  E-Business and solving problem-based tasks in Virtual collaborative environment;  Intelligent decision support systems in financial markets. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  24. 24. Enterprise modeling methods and tools Analysis and design of CASE tools Process and product modeling; Data and knowledge modeling; Analysis and development of Knowledge based CASE tools; Enterprise model based user requirements acquisition and specification; Research of Knowledge based CASE tools implementation for User Requirements acquisition and analysis. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  25. 25. Speech recognition Speech processing and recognition (search of better features and methods for speech recognition). Research of phonetical properties of relative languages. Group closely collaborates with other groups in this field. Group takes part in the EU program “Spoken language interaction in telecommunication”. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  26. 26. E-Business and E-Learning Information Systems for:  Marketing;  Management Accounting;  E-Commerce;  Virtual Collaboration in E-Business Projects (together with Dresden TU);  E-Government (TEMPUS project IQeG) Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  27. 27. Intelligent decision support systems  Financial markets;  Portfolio management;  Loan risk analysis;  Logistic capital accumulation models. Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©
  28. 28. Contact information of VU KHF Department of informatics  Department of informatics  J.Naugardo 2, LT-44280 Kaunas  www.vukhf.lt/index.php?url=/lietuviskas/katedros/informatikos  Head of the Department  Prof.Virgilijus Sakalauskas  Tel.: +370 37 422566 Fax: +370 37 423222  Virgilijus.sakalauskas@vukhf.lt  Information and administration  Elena Grinkienė  Tel.: +370 37 422566 Fax: +370 37 423222  Elena.Grinkiene@vukhf.lt Vilniaus universitetas, KHF, Informatikos katedra ©

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