KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY:
EXPERIENCES OF 30 YEARS

On the eve of its 30th anniversary, Klaipėda University is holding 30 exceptional experiences that cultivate personalities, support ambitious goals, and foster creativity and community spirit.

Under the motto Freedom and Space for Action, we invite the KU community and the general public to join and celebrate together. Sign up!

HERE START THE EXPERIENCES OF
THIRTY YEARS OF KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY

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2020 10 05

COMMEMORATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE SEIMAS

On October 5, we shall meet in the Constitution Hall of the Seimas Building to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Klaipėda University in a solemn sitting. Exactly 30 years ago, in the same Hall, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet Vytautas Landsbergis signed the Resolution of the Supreme Soviet to establish Klaipėda Universty as of 1 January 1991.

2020 10 06

TAKE PART IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS WITH KU SCHOLARS

You are invited to join the routine excavation of the restored St. John Church and for a short time become a member of the research team. During the meeting, you will be introduced to the methodology and tools of archaeological research, excavate the cultural layer, and get acquainted with the discovered finds. The participants will wash the finds on site, sort them by species, and learn to prepare descriptions of their discovery. Excavations will be carried out on 6 October 2020 in two groups: schoolchildren at 1 p.m., and adults at 3 p.m.

Participants of the experience: Jolanta Kliučininkė, Jurga Janeliūnienė, Justas Baltrušaitis, Marta Karaliutė, Lolita Mikalauskienė, Lina Gedminienė

2020 10 08

THE PERFORMANCE OF JURGIS DIDŽIULIS

KU became the most active participant in 2019 European Exam and won an excellent prize – a performance of Jurgis Didžiulis. It will be more than a musical performance – Jurgis will bring an interactive dose of positive energy with elements of humour, education, and music.

2020 11 25

THE KINDNESS CAMPAIGN: ADVENT WREATH WORKSHOP

KU staff will get together for a kindness campaign and, in small groups, make 30 Advent Wreaths in their divisions. The wreaths will be distributed to single seniors and seniors living in Old People’s Homes. * The organisers of the event will provide all the materials needed for wreath making.

2020 12 01

KU Christmas

Festive decorations – illuminated letters, a grove of evergreen trees grown in the Botanical Garden of Klaipėda University, and the sounds of music – will spread light and Christmas mood until the Three Kings’ Day.

2021 03 10

BUILD A ROBOT BOAT

You will learn to design 3D models and print the hull with a 3D printer. Upon building your ship’s hull, using various electronic parts, and assembling them properly, you will have a robot boat.

Participant of experience Arsenij Nikulin

2021 04 22

CAMPAIGN OF SEEDLING DISTRIBUTION TO CHILDREN

Do you want to grow your own berries and to sense their taste and aroma? The Botanical Garden of Klaipėda University invites you to take a small seedling and grow a wild strawberry. All you have to do is make a container for the seedling from secondary raw material and come to the seedling distribution campaign at KU campus.

2021 04 30

TAKE PART IN A SCIENTIFIC MINI-EXPEDITION WITH ORNITHOLOGISTS ON THE LAGOON

Would you like to see hundreds of thousands of waterbird flocks? And not just any place but in the flooded meadows of the Nemunas Delta and the Curonian Lagoon? Klaipėda University offers participation in a scientific ornithological expedition during waterbird observations on the Curonian Lagoon and the Nemunas Delta. During the expedition, you will learn to recognise Lithuanian waterbirds.

Registration was closed

2021 05 05

ONE DAY AND A PERSONAL TRAINING WITH BASKETBALL PLAYER MARTYNAS MAŽEIKA

If you dream that someday you will enter the same basketball court with your favourite and the best Lithuanian basketball league players – now is your chance! An experienced basketball player and a wholehearted Klaipėda resident Martynas Mažeika will invite you to become a part of the Klaipėda Neptūnas team and improve your skills on the basketball court. Along with him, you will be able to learn the subtleties of the basketball game.

Participant of experience Laurynas Vitosis

2021 05 10

BECOME A YACHTSMAN: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN SAILING AND PARTICIPATE IN SAIL TRAINING

Become a yachtsman! Taste the sea and tame the wind! Take part in a two-day sail training Klaipėda-Liepaja-Klaipėda on a marine yacht Odyssey. An experienced captain will teach you to tie navy knots, raise sails, and operate a yacht. Join the crew and go on an exciting sailing trip!!

Participant of experience Mindaugas Šimkevičius

2021 05 14

TAKE PART IN A WIND-DRIVEN TOUR

Visit an electric bus factory and a wind farm! During the tour, you will visit the factory of the Lithuanian Dancer electric buses and see the specificity of the bus manufacturing industry. Later, on a Dancer, you will go to Dreverna Wind Farm. Guide Vidmantas will introduce you to wind turbines and give a professional lecture.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 05 17

A HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE KU CAMPUS

Did you know that the history of the Klaipėda University campus started much earlier than that of the University? When were the so-called “red” barracks built, what lies behind their walls, and how did the University move there? You will be able to find that out on an exclusive tour with a professor of history. Embark on a time machine trip and sign up for a tour!

2021 05 18

FULFILL YOUR DREAM – GET TO KNOW DOLPHINS

You may experience an unforgettable meeting with one of the most intelligent, curious, and fun animals – botttlenose dolphins of the Black Sea. Dolphin trainers of the Lithuanian Maritime Museum will tell you about the dolphins’ character, way of behaviour, and their interrelationships. The participants will be able to feel like trainers and learn several commands. Professional trainers will explain why dolphins are trained and how a dolphin programme is developed. You’ll be surely wearing a smile for that half hour, and the dolphins will definitely splash water. The activity will take place at the Dolphinarium at 11AM on October 30.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 05 21

INAUGURATION OF HONORARY DOCTORS

The inauguration ceremony of dr. Ingė Lukšaitė, Lithuanian cultural historian, and dr.Vytautas Čepas, a public and political figure of the City of Klaipėda, as Honorary Doctors of KU will take place at 2 PM on May 21. Dr. Ingė Lukšaitė is a cultural historian, expert on the history of Evangelical Churches and Reformation; dr. Vytautas Čepas is a…

2021 05 25

SEE HOW SHIPS ARE BORN

You will walk around the production workshops of Vakarų laivų gamykla [Western Ship Building Yard] and see the places where ships are born. In the ship docks, you will get acquainted with the shipbuilding process from the very first steps. You will understand why ship repairmen are called beauticians and doctors.

Registration was closed

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 06 01

BECOME A RESEARCHER IN THE UNDERWATER WORLD. SEE THE UNDERWATER REEFS, THE PEARL OF LITHUANIAN BIODIVERSITY

Take part in a scientific expedition to the reefs of the Lithuanian coastal strip on the marine yacht Odyssey. An experienced team of researchers will teach you to operate an underwater robot and to film seabed flora and fauna and will introduce you to the unique diversity of species. Join the explorers of the underwater world and see the invisible!

Registration was closed

2021 06 05

HIKING BETWEEN TWO RESORTS

The hike starts in Palanga, at the Amber Museum, and finishes in Giruliai. During it, you will find out the secrets of the latest research conducted by KU scientists and stop at the objects to hear stories about the landscape and historical development of this Lithuanian coastal section. The planned hiking distance is 19 km, and the planned duration of the hike is 6-7 hours. The planned stops include: Amber Museum, Birutė Hill, the old ship rescue station in Nemirseta, Lake Plazė, Karklė Cemetery, Olando Kepurė [Dutch Hat] Cliff, Kukuliškės Hillfort, Battery Memel – Nord, and the former site of the Forester’s House in Giruliai. Everyone who enjoys walking is invited to join us.

Hiking route

2021 06 25

BECOME AN ASSISTANT TO A MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST

You will wade the Curonian Lagoon, discover a colony of a newly established invasive species, and collect samples, and then, in a laboratory, prepare them, extract DNA, apply a specific molecular marker for the species identification, and finally evaluate what is more precise: the human eye or molecular methods.

Participant of experience Gretė Gajauskaitė

2021 06 29

LEARN HOW NATURAL GAS IS SUPPLIED FROM THE LNG TERMINAL

After sailing to the LNG terminal and disembarking at the quay, you will find yourself right next to the symbol of the national energy independence – the LNG terminal Independence. You will learn how its construction was going on and how natural gas from the ship reaches consumers and will also get answers to your questions.

Participants of experience Jelena Bezemskaja, Michail Volosenko, Marina Giro

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 06 30

A PICNIC FOR KU STAFF IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

In the green Botanical Garden, all the KU staff members are invited to enjoy a packed lunch, pleasant conversations with colleagues, and natural teas of the Botanical Garden.

Registration was closed

2021 06 30

TAKE PART IN THE NEW REGATTA AS A MEMBER OF THE BRABANDER CREW

After the cancellation of THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2021, three ports _ Tallinn, Klaipėda, and Szczecin _ decided to hold an alternative – a NEW SAILBOAT REGATTA! The KU sailboat Brabander is to take part in it. The start: July 12. The finish: July 31st. Welcome aboard!

Participant of experience Gabrielė Petraitytė

2021 07 01

CREATE AN AUTONOMOUS PORT MODEL TOGETHER WITH THE KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY TEAM

For one summer, become a young researcher and, together with KU scientists, create a model of an autonomous port; perform various experiments, measurements, and calculations!

Registration was closed

2021 07 19

BECOME A MARINE BIOLOGIST

Join students of biology and marine biotechnology and take part in a summer internship, where you will wade the Curonian Lagoon and sail the Baltic Sea, and then you will analyse biogeochemical processes and do microscopic examination of aquatic organisms in a laboratory. Become a student and get to know our seaside! If you are not from Klaipėda, you will be accommodated in a KU dormitory during the internship. Duration: one week.

Participant of experience Kotryna Paulauskaitė

2021 07 21

TAKE PART IN THE BURPILIS REGATTA OF TRADITIONAL AND HISTORICAL BOATS

Take part in the regatta of old lagoon sailing boats! In 2021, the 9th Burpilis Regatta of Traditional Sailing Boats will bring together over 10 smaller and larger ships from all over the coast. Wooden hulls and canvas sails adorn the lagoon every year and remind us of the times when human life depended on waters and winds. This is a great opportunity to get to know the exceptional nature and culture of the coastal region. The regatta starts in Nida on 21 July 2021, the boats sailing to Preila, Pervalka, and Juodkrantė, and finishes in Klaipėda during the Sea Festival, on July 23.

Participants of experience Aleksandras Kliucininkas, Alina Baužienė, Aušrinė Žilinskė, Raminta Narkienė, Eimantas Kovalenko

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

DINNER OF KU COMMUNITY AND ALUMNI

No matter how many years later: thirty, twenty, ten, five, or maybe only one, alumni return to their Alma Mater to share memories of studies and to possibly update relationships and contacts. Klaipėda University campus square will be restored to life by cozy conversations and a joint dinner of both the University alumni and community.

The event is intended for the KU community and alumni.

2021 09 27

AN INTERNSHIP AT THE EU-CONEXUS UNIVERSITY

Choose one of the six partners of the EU-CONEXUS European University: Klaipėda University, the University of La Rochelle in France, the Agricultural University of Athens in Greece, Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr in Spain, the University of Zadar in Croatia, and Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest in Romania. Find an area that interests you, and then we shall organise a 5-day internship for you at the chosen university.

Teachers can apply by submitting a letter of motivation and indicating the field of interest at the chosen university. Registration takes place from 24 September 2020 to 1 May 2021.

TEST YOURSEF IN THE ROLE OF A MILITARY PERSON

Take part in a genuine field tactical exercise together with the soldiers of the 301th Infantry Company of the 3rd Local Force of the Žemaičių District of the National Defense Volunteer Forces. During the exercise at the Kairiai Training Ground, you will be introduced to genuine tasks performed by the infantry. Participants must wear warm mountain-type footwear and gloves.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

(ACTIVITY WAS POSTPONED) PERFORMING WITH LEADER DANCE GROUP OF KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY

The Leader Dance group of Klaipėda University is famous for its achievements in Lithuania and abroad. You will be given an opportunity to train together with the girls’ team and later perform together during the break of the basketball match. During rehearsals, professional dancers will teach you graceful dance elements, which will be later seen by a crowd of basketball…

Participant of experience Gabrielė Grilauskaitė

(ACTIVITY WAS POSTPONED) BECOME A BASKETBALL COACH ASSISTANT

Become an assistant to Dalius Ubartas, professional FIBA basketball coach, head coach at Neptūnas Professional Women’s Basketball Club. You will become part of the team for one week: from November 9, you will take part in morning and evening trainings, and together with the head coach you will be preparing hor an important weekend match (to be held on November 13). You will be given the task to analyse the game of the rival team and learn…

TREE ALLEY ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Almost all films about student life feature a cozy alley located on the campus, where you can sit on a bench, read a book, and chat with your groupmates. Such a space could also emerge on the Klaipėda University campus, located in the very heart of the square! Our social partners will be invited to contribute and donate a bench or a tree.