On the 2nd of May, an International Week was launched in Klaipėda, held for the fifth year in a row. Before May 5, KU will host academic and administrative staff from 14 European universities in Finland, Greece, Poland, Romania, Norway, etc. During the International Week, KU is visited by the representatives of the countries and universities that have signed Erasmus+ programme agreement with it and that are interested in cooperation with Klaipėda University.
In the opening ceremony of the International Week, the participants were welcomed by prof. dr. Leta Dromantienė, KU Vice-Rector for Studies: “International cooperation provides the university students and alumni with new opportunities and increases their competitiveness. We are happy to have you you sharing the best practices from your universities, which for us mean new knowledge and new opportunities.”
Mayor of Klaipėda Vytautas Grubliauskas welcomed the guests to Klaipėda, a free and full of jazz city. “That is only a short week for you to achieve your goals and to discover Klaipėda . I believe you will be able to find out that Klaipėda and Klaipėda University boast free mind and the spirit of the sea. Have a nice stay in Klaipėda.”
Organiser of the International Week, Senior Specialist for International Studies of the KU Department of Studies Dalia Želvytė-Mockuvienė said that, during the event, the participants will be introduced to Klaipėda University, to studies in it, and to the city of Klaipėda. They will listen to presentations and participate in trainings and discussions. Academic staff form foreign universities will give lectures to KU students and visit the administritative divisions of KU in order to share best practices.
“The event contributes to the internationality of the University. The students who feel shy to go abroad to study under the Erasmus + exchange programme have an opportunity to take part in lectures given by foreign professors. The administrative staff also enjoy meeting and talking to people who are engaged in similar activities in foreign universities”, said Dalia Želvytė-Mockuvienė.