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…

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 10 22

(EVENT WAS POSTPONED) 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 3 PM on October 22. Dr. Ingė Lukšaitė is a cultural historian, expert on the history of Evangelical Churches and Reformation; dr. Vytautas Čepas is a PhD in…

2020 10 26

(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 fans.

2020 10 30

(ACTIVITY WAS POSTPONED) 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

2020 11 07

(ACTIVITY WAS POSTPONED) 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 will receive full soldier equipment (backpack, weapon, uniform, and helmet), complete a march, take part in intelligence tasks, plan and carry out defensive operations, spend the night in the forest, and perform all this…

Individuals aged 18-35 are invited to apply.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2020 11 09

(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 to use video editing.

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.

Registration is intended for Klaipėda University staff and is to be carried out by one representative of the division, indicating the number of participants. Registration will take place from 05-11-2020 to 20-11-2020.

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.

Individuals over 14 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from 1 January 2021 to 14 February 2021.

2021 03 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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from 1 January 2021 to 15 March 2021.

2021 04 01

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.

Kindergarten educators are invited to register. Registration takes place from 1 January 2021 to 1 March 2021.

2021 04 05

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 January 2021.

2021 04 09

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. 10 applicants will be selected to participate. Registration takes place from 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2021.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 04 13

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from 1 January 2021 to 1 April 2021.

The activity is carried out in
cooperation with a partner

2021 04 15

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!

The event is intended for individuals over 16 years of age. Registration takes place from 1 March 2021 to 1 April 2021.

2021 04 30

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply. The first 60 registered ones will be invited to take part. Registration will take place from 1 March 2021 to 5 April 2021

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….

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 March 2021 to 14 April 2021

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!!

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 10 March 2021 to 14 April 2021

2021 05 20

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.

The event is intended for KU staff. Registration takes place from 20 April 2021 to 5 May 2021.

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 10 March 2021 to 14 April 2021

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!

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 April 2021 to 15 May 2021

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 15 May 2021 to 15 June 2021

2021 06 30

PARTICIPATE IN TALL SHIPS RACES 2021 AS A BRABANDER CREW MEMBER

The international Tall Ships Races will start in Klaipėda in 2021! The sailing vessel Brabander – a regular participant of this race – will again represent Klaipėda and Klaipėda University in two stages of sailing! Become a crew member of the legendary sailing vessel Brabander and set off together from Klaipėda. After overcoming the Baltic Sea, celebrate the victory with the multinational sailing community in Turku (Finland). The start: June 30th. The finish: July 5th.

Individuals between the ages of 15 and 25 can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 January 2021 to 30 March 2021.

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!

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 May 2021 to 15 June 2021

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 February 2021 to 1 April 2021

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.

Individuals over 16 years of age can apply by submitting a letter of motivation. Registration takes place from from 1 March 2021 to 1 May 2021

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 will also be attended by guests of the European University Alliance EU-CONEXUS where Klaipėda University belongs. The dinner is part of the EU-CONEXUS Festival.

The event is intended for the KU community and alumni.

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.