Courses

2017 Summer School of Comparative Legal Studies at Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Law invites students to sign up! This summer school will include nine elective courses in English:

  • Partnership and Trust Law (Stephen A. Frost);
  • Art and Cultural Heritage Law (prof. Matthew Happold);
  • Public International Law (prof. Charles Szymanski);
  • U. Competition Law (dr. Jurgita Malinauskaitė);
  • Internet Law (dr. Bernd Justin Jütte);
  • Education Law (prof. Gracienne Lauwers);
  • International Human Rights (prof. John Stewart Gordon);
  • International Environmental Law (prof. Vickie Sutton);
  • EU Energy Law and Policy (prof. Kim Talus).
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This course is a comprehensive overview of key techniques in molecular biology mostly related to DNA analysis. The course covers the techniques of DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR and restriction digestion. Upon completion of this course, the trainee would be able to extract genomic DNA from animal cells, perform agarose gel electrophoresis to analyse the DNA profile; amplify specific fragments of DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique; perform restriction digestion experiments and visualise data obtained. School consists of lectures, practical exercises in laboratories and seminars of case studies.

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The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical lessons in both the field and the lab. Participants will learn the latest techniques in field methodologies and how to use the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in wetlands ecology, and plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course participants will stay at the territory of one of national parks in Lithuania.

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The aims of the course are to introduce and analyse human caused environmental changes, current local and global environmental problems and their trends with special attention to the perspectives for sustainable development. The course programme will consist of lectures, exercises, various discussion formats and group projects.

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Clinical laboratory diagnostic studies are a set of practical and didactic experiences. The school consists of lectures, practical exercises in laboratories and seminars of case studies. The school programme consists of blood testing methods and clinical significance, urine testing, biochemical laboratory diagnostics, infectious and parasitic diseases diagnostics, laboratory diagnosis of hereditary diseases and immunological research methods in laboratory.

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Course programme on Biodiversity Conservation and Management gives an opportunity to interact with various biodiversity aspects: evolution and biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, plant taxonomy, valuing and protection. This course programme consists of lectures, exercises, discussions, excursions, participant presentations and group work. Thematic field trips will be organised to interesting locations and protection areas in Lithuania.

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It is a five-week internship programme which provides the students with a possibility to do an internship at workplaces or institutions which are social partners of VMU, including Kaunas City Municipality, medical institutions, museums and NGOs. Internship placements for the students are provided based on the fields of their choice, including finance and economics, politics and international relations, medicine and social work, communication and public relations, marketing, advertising, technology, engineering, etc.

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During the summer course students are offered a comprehensive programme consisting of Lithuanian language classes, lectures, workshops, discussions, movie evenings, sightseeing tours and excursions to learn the language and deepen the knowledge about Lithuanian lifestyle and culture. There are courses for all levels, from courses for beginners to courses for advanced learners. Qualified teachers and professors head the programme.

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The aim of this course is to enable students to communicate in German in everyday situations and to provide them with the relevant level of German grammar. The course prepares students for studying, living and working in German-speaking countries. There is much focus on current, social, and cultural issues, using TV, radio broadcasts and Web sources from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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The aim of this course is to enable students to communicate in German in simple everyday situations and to provide them with the basic knowledge of German grammar corresponding to level A1. Students learn to read simple texts with the aid of a dictionary, to communicate correctly and to produce their own short written texts using simple language. They also practise pronunciation. During the course, participants learn about the culture and history of German-speaking countries, using TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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The course aims at providing and developing practical academic English skills for successful exploitation in various academic contexts. It includes a review and a further theoretical and practical development of communicative skills for efficient use of the main grammatical and syntactic categories and structures necessary to pass IELTS.  It is also designed to expand students’ specific professional and academic vocabulary relevant to academic examinations.

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Two-week-long course divided into practical lectures and group work designed to apply the knowledge in practice. The skills acquired will be applied in real market situations as students will work hand in hand with real companies. Using Design Thinking method, groups will create, develop and present social media marketing solutions for CEO’s of real life companies, thus gaining invaluable experience in Design Thinking, social media advertising, group working, contact making and business negotiation practice.

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The programme will consist of activities that introduce the social, economic, political, cultural and historical aspects of the Baltic Region, include various field trips and hands-on tasks as well as the final project from your selected field of interest. You will also learn some survival Lithuanian phrases, enjoy the treasures of Lithuanian and some unexpected disciplines to learn about the Region (remember the Singing Revolution? We are going to sing!).

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The course aims at the development of all essential communicative skills at B1 level: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Based on communicative methodology and a skill-oriented approach, the course enables learners to improve their phonetic, grammatical and lexical competences, make presentations, participate in role-play activities and discuss cultural issues.  Students are briefly introduced to Lithuanian culture, traditions and contemporary lifestyle.

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The course aims at the development of all essential communicative skills at B1 level: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Based on communicative methodology and a skill-oriented approach, the course enables learners to improve their phonetic, grammatical and lexical competences, make presentations, participate in role-play activities and discuss cultural issues.  Students are briefly introduced to Lithuanian culture, traditions and contemporary lifestyle.

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A wide variety of practical lessons for young and advanced musicians will involve various disciplines including classical singing, jazz singing, accordion, piano, and strings. Lessons will be tailored to each individual or a group of individuals to cover auditions, development of instrumental or vocal techniques to reach certain musical expression. The collaborative and constructive learning environment will be created to learn from music educators who will provide extensive and inspirational coaching with the feedback.

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