Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy
Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), established in 1922 (re-established in 1989), is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania. Its well-deserved reputation is built on pursuing liberal studies policy, seeking and establishing successful international relations with other universities all over the world. It is an open university where traditions and innovations meet and complement each other.
On 13 January 2018, the Parliament of Lithuania ruled that Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) and the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LUES) will be integrated into Vytautas Magnus University. The University will conduct scientific research and studies in the humanities, social, physical, biomedical, technological and agricultural sciences. The integration has expanded the capabilities of each of the three university communities. After combining their academic potential and consolidating the infrastructural resources, opportunities will be made possible to efficiently perform research and provide studies in all fields. VMU will continue to develop its already existing studies and research in the humanities, social, natural, physical and technological sciences and the arts. Excellent synergy is also expected to emerge in the newly added scientific fields of bioeconomics, renewable and alternative energy, engineering and technological sciences, IT in agriculture, climate change research, and environmental sciences.
Faculty of Water and Land Management
The Water and Land Management Faculty providing studies in hydraulic and civil engineering encompasses three academic and research institutes. Two of them are directly related to the water sector: Institutes of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. The Faculty is a nationwide leader in the hydraulic research sector: water resources management, water supply, hydropower (small, large, and pumped storage plants), flood defence etc. The Faculty has 12 teaching and 5 scientific laboratories. It employs 60 employees.
A very close relation is established with the Lithuanian Hydropower Association (LHA), lots of European and national projects were jointly commissioned. A number of PhDs have been graduated in hydropower engineering, particularly dealing with its environmental sustainability.
Most of the scientific work deals with the problems related to the improvement of technology and management of water supply, land drainage and irrigation systems, the development of small hydropower, hydrological modelling of rivers, lakes and channels, to spread hydraulic and civil engineering science and technology ideas.
Main research topics:
- Hydropower (micro/small/medium sized),
- Pumped-storage plants,
- Environmental compatibility of hydropower plants
- River basin management
- Inland navigation
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineering
- Durability of Hydraulic structures
- Physical and numerical modeling of hydraulic processe
Partner website: www.asu.lt
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Partner address: Studentų str. 11, LT-53361 Akademija, Kaunas, Lituania
Partner location (google maps coordinates): 54.8987352, 23.9135111