GEP in the Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

Kaunas University of Technology, KTU (Lithuania)

Established in 1922, now KTU is one the largest technological universities in the Baltics. Known for its linkages with business, leadership in scientific research, flexible interdisciplinary study programmes and unforgettable study experience, KTU is fast forwarding to becoming an internationally acknowledged institution of higher education. Member of EUA, CESAER, EUCEN and other international educational network organizations.Number of international research publications per year: ~442. Participation in international research programmes (7FP, COST, EUREKA, etc.): 88. Number of study programmes: 156 (including 62 in English, 64 undergraduate, 73 masters, 19 PhD programmes). Host of two Integrated science, studies and business valleys (Santaka and Nemunas). Number of business start-ups: 27

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Gender Equality Plan Progress Report

The GEP Progress Report is a brief summary of the activities and the interesting events that have taken place during the first implementation period.

The Report can be also used as an introduction to the Updated Gender Equality Plan that is currently under implementation.

KTU progress report
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KTU Initial Gender Equality Plan

Based on the assessment activities, the RPO has developed a tailored GEP that considers and addresses the local strengths and weaknesses. The design and development of the GEP was discussed among all RPOs involved in the project and was further supported by an online crowdsourcing platform that has ensured the participatory design of GEPs and the maximum diffusion of knowledge among partners and stakeholders (academic staff member, gender experts, students, etc). The first implementation period (October 2017 – May 2018) has been successfully completed. The second iteration is now in the process of implementation.

KTU Gender Equality Plan
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KTU Updated Gender Equality Plan

Here you can access the updated version of the KTU Gender Equality Plan.

The Plan was revised based on the outcomes of the 1st iteration of the GEP implementation and the feedback from the external evaluator of the EQUAL-IST project. On this document, you can find the identified challenges for KTU and the complete action plan that was formulated to address them.

KTU updated gender equality plan
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Initial status of gender distribution at KTU

Number of students: 10 895 (7 895 undergraduate, 2 648 masters, 566 international students and 352 PhD students); alumni: ~130 000; academic staff: ~1 000, 2300 in total. Women make 73 % of the administrative staff, whereas the gender division of the academic staff is 54 % of men and 46 % of women. Taking into consideration the technical focus of the university, the gender balance is satisfactory. The Faculty of Informatics is one of the biggest faculties at the university, it has about 30 % students of the total number. In 2015, 1166 students joined the Faculty of Informatics (9,9 % women and 90,1 % men). The university is also committed to equal employment opportunities, ensures a healthy and safe working environment, values all the staff, assists in their personal development, and promotes top professional standards. Women representatives of the Faculty of Informatics initiated a national movement titled “Women and Technology Network” and the “Europe-Central Asia Women and Technology” establishment.”

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Working Group Members

  • Daina Gudoniene -The head of the project and junior researcher of the project
  • Eduardas Bareisa – Senior researcher of the project
  • Robertas Damasevicius – Senior researcher of the project
  • Rytis Maskeliunas senior – Researcher of the project
  • Aleksandras Targamadze – Researcher of the project
  • Danguole Rutkauskiene – Junior researcher of the project
  • Virginija Limanauskiene – Junior researcher of the project
  • Reda Bartkute – Junior researcher of the project
  • Audrone Gedziute – Junior researcher of the project