STUDIES AT THE KOLPING UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES – FOR THOSE BUILDING THEIR VALUE-BASED FOUNDATION
- June 9, 2016
- Posted by: Kolpingas
- Category: News
People deciding where to study have almost become overwhelmed with numerous possibilities. First of all, it is difficult to decide what you want to do in life and what studies are the most suitable, and in addition come the agonizing thoughts of what educational institution to choose so that their values accord with your own.
Studies based on Christian values
Kolping University of Applied Sciences located in Kaunas is a real discovery for those seeking to acquire speciality enriched with core moral standards. In 1996, Kolping college was established, in 2001 it became an institution of higher education – Public Institution Kolping University of Applied Sciences. The principle of helping others is fundamental here, so the studies are focused on social subjects.
Future students can choose studies, upon completing which they will acquire a professional bachelor’s diploma. Social Business, Social Work Management or Child Welfare and Social Security will certainly contribute to your personal growth, as working according to the speciality you will contribute part of yourself to the society and to solving its problems. Ecotourism studies will suit those who appreciate nature and seek to preserve it. Business and Public Sector Financial Accounting and Law studies are for people who love logic and clear structures.
Uniqueness of Kolping University of Applied Sciences
What makes us special? We are a small, friendly and community-like. Student groups are small, so they effectively absorb knowledge from the teaching staff and have the possibility to express their views. We stress the importance of practice, therefore, we provide the opportunity to practice in Lithuania and abroad. Kolping Society network consists of 61 countries, so we are working closely with our partners and take part in exchange programs. Students who are active and have good academic achievements can get the Founder’s Scholarship and study by investing a symbolic fee of 30 € per month.
Kolping University of Applied Sciences organizes various initiatives. In the cosy Kolping Courtyard, events and concerts take place; before Christmas, the fair of students and teachers’ handmade products is organized here, and the money made in it is donated to charity. Also, every year we organize a Kolping Week – with open doors we welcome students and schoolchildren. Student activeness is also very welcome, our school always helps to organize an event or campaign, supports it financially.
We devote a lot of attention to the youngest members of society. We are proud of our Kolping preschool project – it’s a kindergarten with values based on strong Christian moral foundations. Children grow up in an environment where they feel like in their own family: children of different ages look after a mini-garden in the backyard, explore the nature and the world around them and create their own personal identity.
Mission and goals
Clearly formed ideas that help you identify yourself quickly will encourage you to join Kolping University of Applied Sciences. Our goals – to develop social leaders, to help young people understand human dignity and value, to gain self-confidence, to accumulate professional expertise that makes it easy to adapt in the market.
The mission of Kolping University of Applied Sciences is to prepare professionals with underlying Christian morality in their activities, to develop students’ skills and civic values. Graduates who have completed their studies, become specialists able to raise public spirituality, to foster Catholic values and give a piece of their good heart to others.
According to the educator Father Adolf Kolping, if you want a better future, you must create it yourself!