Kolping University of Applied Sciences pays considerable attention to student’s personality, relationships among students and follows guiding principles of education based on Christian values. ‘If you seek for a better future it is your own responsibility to create it,’ said famous German Catholic priest, pedagogue and journalist Adolph Kolping whose activities have continued consistently for more than 150 years.
This year Kolping University of Applied Sciences will mark an important event – the twentieth anniversary of its activity. It was established by the Lithuanian Kolping Foundation, a Catholic charity and support organization. One of the goals beyond establishment of Kolping University of Applied Sciences was to create an educational institution to develop social leaders. The second goal was to help young people perceive their personal dignity and value, to develop their confidence and, after they gain professional expertise, to help them become qualified specialists.
Kolping institutions in Lithuania are a part of the International Kolping Society that has been known for more than 150 years. The Society unites more than 400 000 members in more than 60 different countries of the world.
For four consecutive years the students of Kolping University of Applied Sciences are eligible to apply for one of the founder’s scholarships.
The founder’s scholarship is offered for studying the chosen program at Kolping University of Applied Sciences. It is available for school students who have academic achievement and are determined; orphans from socially supported families or families raising many children; students who are motivated, hardworking and seeking to successfully complete their degree.
Kolping University of Applied Sciences invites its students to study at the building complex in the Old Town of Kaunas. In 2011, a new well-equipped building adapted for the disabled opened its doors, with a new-look library and reading room, spacious classrooms, computer classes, a conference hall equipped with modern simultaneous interpretation equipment, and a café. In the new Kolping house, it is possible to see unique cultural heritage – the stored fragments of the sixteenth century basement – one of the oldest places in Kaunas. In 2014, Kolping courtyard, a new cozy meeting space for cultural and leisure purposes, was opened. Various live music concerts, film shows are organized and other events take place in this courtyard.
On 19 November 2020, there was a remote discussion on “Activating parochial life: what makes a community attractive?”. Many thanks to Kaunas Metropolitan Archbishop Kęstutis Kėvalas, Kaunas Archdiocese Caritas Director Arūnas Kučikas, National Secretary of the Lithuanian Kolping Society Lina Kalibataitė, speakers – Director of Kolping University of Applied Sciences Dr. Ramunė Bagdonaitė-Stelmokienė, KUAS lecturer […]
17-18 November 2020, lecturer Gerda Laurinavičienė gave distance lectures to students of the University of Łódź, using the MS Teams platform. During the lectures, professional experiences of social work working with children in the care system, the process of deinstitutionalisation and the consequences of this process were presented. During the discussions, the process of deinstitutionalisation, […]
On 19 November 2020, Kolping University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) hosted the International Student Conference “Theory and Practice: Student Insights 2020”. This year, the conference was attended by 100 participants from seven different countries. It is also worth mentioning that this was the first such remote conference because of the current situation in the world. […]