Department of Environmental Technologies

Department was established on August 15, 1940.

About

The predecessor of the Department of Environmental Technology, the Department of Urban Sanitation, was established at Kaunas University on August 15, 1940. The founder of the department and its first head was professor Steponas Kairys. Later on until 1956 the department was called Department of Water Supply, Sewerage and Plumbing and it prepared engineers specialising in water supply and sewerage systems. Since 1978 the focus has been on the rational use of water resources and the treatment of industrial waste water. In 1988 the department was again renamed, this time becoming the Department of Engineering Ecology and continued its activities at KTU’s Faculty of Chemical Technology until 2014 when it became known as the Department of Environmental Technology.

The Department of Environmental Technology’s mission strives to produce world-class research, to train highly qualified environmental engineering specialists at Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral level studies  who are marketable at both national and international level and who are able to apply their acquired knowledge in both scientific and practical ways.

Activities:

  • Pedagogical: Coordinates the implementation of first and second cycle study Environmental Engineering programmes. A strategic priority for the improvement of study programmes distinguished by content and teaching quality that are competitive at an international level. Students can access up-to-date study literature and laboratory equipment for the determination of pollution via computer-aided and technological modelling. Bachelor and Master’s programmes are conducted in Lithuanian and English.
  • International student exchange: Close relations between the department’s lecturers and colleagues from international universities provide students with great opportunities for temporary studies abroad. The ERASMUS and ERASMUS+ student exchange programmes open the doors to schools of high education in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Turkey and elsewhere.
  • Scientific: The department’s scientific group performs researches in the area of environmental technologies. Research is carried out with the aid of high technologies and interdisciplinary studies. Lecturers who actively participate in scientific research, publish their work in internationally acknowledged scientific publications thus ensuring a unity of science and study.

Studies

During the 2012-2013 academic year the Environmental Engineering study programmes were updated whilst the European Union Social Fund Agency project was being implemented. The department’s studies combine technological, analytical and management aspects of environmental protection and aim to develop a holistic approach to environmentally friendly technologies, combining traditional methods for pollution reduction and prevention and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues. During studies, each student implements a scientific research project in one of the following areas: the treatment of industrial wastewater, the improvement of ambient air quality and the processing of solid waste. Students have a possibility to join scientific research projects carried out at the Department of Environmental Technology.

The most talented Master’s graduates can continue their studies in the field of Environmental Engineering and Landscaping at Doctoral level.

The department provides the following study programmes:

Sustainable Engineering and Ecotechnology (Bachelor)

Environmental Engineering (Master’s)

Research

During the last decade the department has developed a network of scientific partners and cooperates not only with other departments at KTU but also with the Lithuanian partners VFTMC FI, VGTU and ASU as well as with foreign colleagues. A long-term cooperation agreement has been signed with the Dutch Centre for Sustainable Water Technology. The department represents the university at the Balticnet PlasmaTec cluster in Germany. The department’s scientific group carries out research into polluted environments (air, water, soil) and improves processes, methods and technologies in the following areas:

The reduction of emissions of ambient and indoor air pollution
Water management
Water treatment processes

Contacts

Karolina Keraitytė
Administrator

Radvilėnų st. 19-505, Kaunas, Lithuania
tel.: +370 (37) 35 10 08
email:. karolina.keraityte@ktu.lt

 

Staff

Prof. Linas Kliučininkas

Head of Department

Radvilėnų pl. 19c-505, Kaunas
phone: +370 (37) 300 183
e-mail: linas.kliucininkas@ktu.lt

Professors

Name surname Adress E-mail
Gintaras Denafas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-503 gintaras.denafas@ktu.lt
Linas Kliučininkas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505 linas.kliucininkas@ktu.lt
Dainius Martuzevičius Radvilėnų st. 19 C-504 dainius.martuzevicius@ktu.lt

Associate Professors

Name surname Adress E-mail
Dalia Jankūnaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-402 dalia.jankunaite@ktu.lt
Violeta Kaunelienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-402 violeta.kauneliene@ktu.lt
Viktoras Račys Radvilėnų st. 19 C-402 viktoras.racys@ktu.lt
Inga Stasiulaitienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-402 inga.stasiulaitiene@ktu.lt

Lecturers

Name surname Adress E-mail
Inga Radžiūnienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-502 inga.radziuniene@ktu.lt
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