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 twenty-fifth 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 500 000 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.
The Kolping University of Health and Social Sciences Germany has concluded an international cooperation agreement with the Kolping University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania. The founding rector of the German Kolping University, Dr. Edith Hansmeier, and the director of the Lithuanian partner university, Dr. Ramunė Bagdonaitė-Stelmokienė, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on June 10, 2022. […]
In November 2021, an international team of experts from the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) carried out a third-party assessment of Kolping University of Applied Sciences (KUAS). The assessment covered the areas of management, quality assurance, studies and research (arts) activities, and the impact on the region and the country. The KUAS […]
On 1 April 2022, the KUAS representatives Monika Terzytė, Public Relations Specialist, and Viktorija Geštautienė, Coordinator of the Social Welfare Centre, visited the Palemonas High School of Kaunas. During the meeting, the students of the 11th and 12th grades were introduced to the KUAS, its principles, values, study programmes and opportunities during the studies. For their active […]