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.
From 1 to 3 February 2023, the KUAS welcomed guest lecturers from the Rezekne Academy of Technologies (Latvia) in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. The guests presented lectures and shared their interest in the study processes and good practices of the KUAS. The guest lecturers team comprised the Rector of the Rezekne Academy of Technologies Assoc. Prof. […]
From 31 January to 2 February 2023, the representatives of the International Relations Department of the Liepaja University (Latvia), chief specialist Erika Lauberga-Sleže, international relations coordinator Sintija Bruže, and Erasmus+ programme coordinator Līga Spinga visited the KUAS under the Erasmus+ programme. During the visit, Erika Lauberga-Sleže delivered lectures on business communication to the KUAS students. Dalia Gineitienė, the […]
On 20 January 2023, the Academic Council of the KUAS convened for the meeting. The members discussed academic activities and events for the Autumn semester of 2022–2023 and plans for the Spring semester. Ms Kamilė Gudišauskienė, the Head of the Social Welfare Centre, and Assoc. Prof. Dr Rūta Meištė presented the reports of the centres under their supervision. The Academic […]