Klaipeda University Social Science Faculty (SSF) has been established in 1994.
|Chairman||Prof. Dr. Vytautas Juščius|
|Members:||Prof. Dr. Antanas Bučinskas|
|Prof. Dr. Aldis Gedutis|
|Prof. Dr. Rimantas Stašys|
|Prof. Dr. Daiva Janavičienė|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Šiliauskas|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sigita Kraniauskienė|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Remigijus Riekašius|
|Prof. Dr. Ligita Šimanskienė|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva Verkulevičiūtė-Kriukienė|
|student Ernestas Maskolaitis||
Prof. Dr. Antanas Bučinskas
Social sciences are characterised by interdisciplinary because of concentrating on various field science knowledge. The faculty offers three-level study programmes, implements joint doctoral programs with other universities. The faculty has taught and trained a lot of influential businessmen, politicians, and scientists. Graduates own businesses themselves or work in the business or public organizations, Lithuanian cities and town municipalities, Parliament; they become ministers, Klaipeda’s and other city council members.
SSF scientists perform various research work and take part in different projects as experts. SSF publishes two Scientific Journals: Sociology: Thought and Action and Regional Formation and Development Studies. Both publications are included in international indexed databases.
The Faculty also has established the Media Laboratory. Media Lab is a subdivision of Klaipeda University Faculty of Social Sciences Department of Communications. The main function of the Media Lab is to help journalism students gain more practice. The Media Lab is equipped with the latest computer, video and sound hardware and software which guarantee smooth work with high-definition videos. The Media Lab contributes to modern practical training of journalism students, guarantees successful practical education in journalism studies and development of skills in television and other media usage. In addition SSF has an educational portal “SOCIUM” for journalism program students.
From 2015 the Faculty also runs the Geographic Information Systems Labarotory (GIS). The aim of the Lab is to strengthen the application of Social Geography in practice among society.