Courses

The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical instruction in both the field and the lab. Participants will gain knowledge in using the latest techniques in field methodologies and the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in biodiversity assessment, especially plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course, participants will visit different natural environments in national parks, natural reserves and zoological museums of Lithuania.

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It is a unique summer programme, allowing its students to see from up close and actively participate in the process of one city redefining its place identity. The three-week course will combine lectures by experts in the fields of intercultural education, creative industries, cultural identity, Soviet and Post-Soviet identity, case study and field projects carried out in collaboration with the local community. Not only the students will learn new things and skills, but make an actual contribution developing a site-specific and inclusive project!

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In this day and age, it is important to know how to tell stories. Creative Media Lab invites students to get hands-on experience and become acquainted with various contemporary media forms. In small teams, participants will use professional filmmaking equipment to create a documentary or other kind short film. The groups will be constantly guided by experienced professionals.

Students will also learn to apply the knowledge gained during the programme creatively, grasp the specifics of video production technology, and understand the usage of lighting in film. At the camp, students will get to act, operate the camera, and direct, which will give an understanding about filming and editing video material. In addition, everyone will be involved in analysing movies and study the art of rhetoric.

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In the times of strong competition in the labour market, it is necessary to understand and learn how to create and manage a solid personal image in both real and digital world. Your real life and digital style, ethics, rules and tactics of private and public communication, and the ability to create networks will allow you to design a unique and outstanding brand which will not stay unnoticed.

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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 case studies seminars.

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Lithuania is a Baltic country, boasting an equally fascinating and inspiring history, speaking in one of the oldest and most complicated languages in the world (7 cases!), inhabited by Fluxus-inventing, hot-air-balloon-loving people and surrounded by wonderful, green nature, lakes, rivers that are simply breath-taking!

This summer course is precisely about that – discovering Lithuania in full: studying the language, exploring our wonderful nature and interesting cities, learning about the exciting history, its twists and turns, how we dealt with our difficult relations with its Soviet past, “return” to Europe and position in today’s world as well as the challenges that might wait ahead. There is so much to tell. And most importantly, Kaunas plays an important role in the history of Lithuania and you will get to hear it all once you come here!

Lithuanian language and culture summer course is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to (re)discover Lithuania: it is equally interesting for those who have some Lithuanian roots and for those who simply want to enjoy their summer learning about unique culture and languages in a multicultural environment.

Language lectures aside, we will touch upon the social, economic, political, cultural and historical aspects Lithuania and the Baltic Region, enjoy various field trips and hands-on tasks as well as the final project from your selected field of interest.

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It is an “experience-based” four-week internship programme, which offers students a possibility to explore the world of ideas, using interactive and creativity techniques by solving the real challenges of organizations. The programme is implemented by the VMU Centre for Enterprise Practice (National winner and top 3 nominee in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards, 2018). www.verslopraktikos.lt

Internship placements are based on the “Smart Practice” concept, including the following key elements:

  • Group work in interdisciplinary teams (4-6 persons), solving real and challenging cases of organizations (it could be any case from our 100-partner network: including Kaunas City Municipality, most successful business companies, NGOs, culture or social institutions);
  • Personal entrepreneurial competences development approach (Experience reflection);
  • Individual and group mentoring and couching;
  • Case-solving using creative and project-based methods and techniques (“Design Thinking”; “Lego Serious Play”; “Experience Design”; “MethodKit”).
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A wide variety of practical lessons for young and advanced musicians will involve various disciplines including classical singing, accordion, piano, and strings. Lessons will be tailored to each individual or 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. All the aspects of the participants’ performance will be improved in a friendly, creative and supportive environment.

The participants will learn to assess music performance as masterclass will provide an opportunity to understand and develop relevant criteria which the student in the audience can apply when assessing their own performances as well as when working with fellow musicians. The masterclass will give the students an understanding of what the standards of the music profession are.  The masterclass leaders will demonstrate these standards through the demands and expectations they communicate when assessing, coaching and providing feedback for the students. The final concert of all participants is the last activity of the masterclass.

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