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Welcome to Health Sciences!


LSMU is one of the best and largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania with almost 100 years of academic experience and great potential for development. Medical teaching and research are mainly based on cooperation with the largest health care institution in the Baltic States – the Hospital of LSMU “Kauno klinikos”. Veterinary Academy is the only establishment in Lithuania to train veterinary surgeons. A number of other health related programmes (Pharmacy, Food Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, etc.) are offered to students here. You will get an opportunity to widen and deepen your knowledge in a number of disciplines, to improve your skills within the modern and innovative environment and to become highly qualified specialists in a fast-changing world of practicing health sciences. We trust our students enjoy many advantages of this pleasant and beautiful atmosphere of our University and historical Kaunas city.


News and events


The Indian Summer With Incoming Erasmus+ Students and Their Mentors


On October 6th-7th about sixty people: Erasmus+ students and their mentors had opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful parts of Lithuania. Bus started its journey early in the morning from Kaunas. Heading west to the seaside, Klaipėda and Neringa.

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The first day was already marked with great success because of the sunny and warm weather. When we arrived in Neringa the first place we visited was Hill of Witches. Strange, mysterious place where pagan and folklore traditions come together in woodcarvings symposia with Lithuanian myths and fairy tales. After some kisses on witch’s tongue and finding our path to hell and from it, Nida was already waiting us. Students had opportunity to try local food, especially fresh fish from Curonian Lagoon. Later a short city tour and Parnidis dune took place. It is, without a doubt the most impressive and unique place, where you can see, when the sun rises out of the water in the morning and again sinks into the water in the evening. As soon as the sun started to go down, we were already in so-called ‘Lithuanian Sahara’. A sandy paradise, where the stunning view of red sunset took our breath away, even the wind blew silently there. Indian summer was on our side.

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When a day was moving to the end, we arrived in Klaipėda. Students had opportunity to relax or to continue the adventurous weekend in the city, full of entertaining places.

On Sunday morning, after amazing breakfast we started to discover Klaipėda. The city offered us a combination of ancient and modern, a little bit hipsterish, modern art places together old town atmosphere. Sightseeing tour around the city helped us understand, how historically close we are to each other. In the diverse city, where different cultures, languages even religions lived and flourished together. Students surprisingly could find connection with their own country and historical figures. The same connection we found with each other through this trip and Erasmus opportunity that enable us to see how similar we are.

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After two memorable days, finally we arrived back to Kaunas, our new home. We, students, would like to thank our amazing guide Rasa, who was with us two whole days and showed us, how even a small country like Lithuania, could be so different in its nature and history.  Our gratitude also goes to coordinators, Agnė and Eglė from International Relations and Study Center, for making this trip possible and managing our big group, which was not very easy to handle.

Erikas Vasiliauskas, Mentor of Incoming Erasmus+ Students

Photos: Agnė Jašauskaitė, International Programme Coordinator

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Erasmus+ Cooperation Agreement Signed between LSMU and Hiroshima University


An inter-institutional Erasmus+ cooperation agreement between the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) and Hiroshima University (HU, Japan) was signed in the LSMU on 27 September. Students and teachers exchange on both sides is planned in the agreement.

The agreement was signed by the LSMU Rector Prof. Remigijus Žaliūnas and the President of Hiroshima University (HU) Prof. Mitsuo Ochi.

The LSMU Chancellor of the Medical Academy, Prof. Daiva Rastenytė, the LSMU Vice-Rector for Clinical Medicine and Director General of the LSMU Hospital Prof. Renaldas Jurkevičius, the LSMU Vice-Rector for Studies Prof. Kęstutis Petrikonis, LSMU Dean of the International Relations and Study Centre Prof. Ingrida Janulevičienė, Hiroshima University International Office representative Mr. Hiroaki Korekuni and Kumamoto University Director at the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics Prof. Ryuichi Nishinakamuraalso took part in the meeting.

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Photo: Liudas Andriušis       
   

Contacts in the fields of scientific and clinical activities between the LSMU and Japanese universities have been fostered for a number of years – mutual scientific projects have been submitted to Lithuanian Council of Science (LMT), the LSMU Vice-Rector for Science Prof. Vaiva Lesauskaitė has attended Japanese universities with a group of scientists several times, in 2017 a scientist from the LSMU Nephrology Clinic Agnė Gryguc went on an internship in the area of regenerative medicine to Kumamoto University.

Close and purposeful cooperation with Hiroshima University began in May, 2017 when the President of this higher educational institution and the Vice-President for international relations visited the LSMU.  During the visit, there were meetings with the LSMU Rector and the administration of the Clinics, the deputies from the specialized clinics. The guests got acquainted with the LSMU, Kaunas Clinics and Santaka valley facilities as well as with the modern Trauma and Emergency Centre.

A responsive visit of the LSMU delegation took place in October, 2017. During the visit, a cooperation agreement between the LSMU and HU was signed. It was agreed to exchange the knowledge of studies and science, implement scientific projects, exchange of students, teachers and scientists. Mutual strategic scientific directions were specified as well as prospects of the exchange of integral studies students and PhD students were set.

The inter-institutional Erasmus + cooperation agreement already envisages specific actions of the two higher education institutions and the number of teachers and students participating in the exchange programme. The first students seeking for improvement will be able to go starting with the next academic year – Erasmus+ financial support is provided for one student from Hiroshima University and two LSMU students going to this university.

Laima Dobilienė
International Programme Coordinator


Cooperation Possibilities with the United Kingdom Scientists Discussed


An international Life Sciences Forum “Life Sciences Baltics” has encouraged international communication, increased the interest in opportunities to make contacts in science and innovation areas.

Prior the beginning of the Forum, on 25 September, an honorable guest from the United Kingdom Prof. Jacqueline Oldham from Manchester University (UK) paid a visit to the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU)  and Kaunas Clinics. Another guest was a UK Embassy in Vilnius coordinator of science and innovation for the Baltic states Miglė Masaitytė.

The aim of the visit was to learn more about the research activities at the University, major projects, innovations that are being implemented, to make closer contacts, to find out the areas in which the University would like to cooperate.

The guests were met by a large group of the LSMU representatives, who presented the LSMU and Kaunas Clinics activities, the main projects that are taking place at present and other international initiatives. Kaunas Clinics Director for Public Health, Research and Education PhD. Tomas Lapinskas, LSMU International Relations and Study Centre Dean Prof. Ingrida Janulevičienė, Head of Development Department Laima Matusevičienė, Head of the Department for Development of Health Innovations Justina Januševičienė, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Prof. Jūratė Macijauskienė, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Nursing Prof. Daiva Petruševičienė andHead of Oncology Research Laboratory Assoc. prof. Rasa Ugenskienė met the guests.

Prof. Jacqueline Oldham, who read a presentation in the international forum “Life Sciences Baltics”, is also a Director of Strategic Initiatives at Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor. During the meeting with the University representatives, the guest introduced the institutions she represents and invited the LSMU to cooperate in performing research which seeks to enhance healthcare, health and reduce costs.

The guest was interested in the University and Kaunas Clinics experience, clinical research, personalized medicine and diagnostics as well as advanced medical technologies. The Professor was happy with the patented discovery of the specialists from Ears, Nose and Throat Diseases Clinic at Kaunas Clinics, which helps to detect the early stage of larynx cancer.

The Professor believes that it would be possible to cooperate with the LSMU in performing epidemiological observation research as well as in the fields of oncogenetic and nursery research. Prof.  Jacqueline Oldham invited the LSMU representatives to take part in the Congress, which will take place in March, 2019 in Manchester, to organize workshops and meet the representatives from the fields in which the LSMU would be interested to cooperate.

Laima Dobilienė
International Programme Coordinator

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 Photos - Kęstutis Šimatonis

 

 


Freshers’ Camp 2018


This year’s Freshers’ Camp was all about meeting people, having fun together and making friends. Studying abroad is an adventure we want to experience together – and this weekend trip gave our Freshers the perfect opportunity for a good start into a whole new life!
As every year, Guosta gave us a warm and sunny welcome with a slight refreshing breeze in the air. After arriving, registering, finding their teams and exploring the campsite, everybody had the chance to get to know each other by playing some extraordinary games made up exclusively for them by our creative organizers. Our Freshers – and the organizers – were amused to find themselves in the middle of a vicious paint battle, a race against time or a human pyramid. Drenched in our most famous weapon, the tomato juice, the teams fought until the very end to become the winner of the first event.
To recover from this energy consuming activity, we had dinner in the beautiful outside food area of our campsite in Guosta. After another little break, we started our much beloved Guosta Quiz Night, the ultimate battle of brains. The teams had to answer five rounds of tricky questions – as well about medical subjects as about commonly known topics. Everyone wanted to prove their knowledge and it became loud and cheerful inside the assembly hall. Even hours after those brainwars, the students – old as new – were still discussing the questions and answers of this challenge.
Some of us decided to have a bonfire in the yard between the cottages. Until late at night we played guitar and sang our favourite songs by the fireplace. Others were rather in a dancing mood and Guosta was filled with music and laughter until the early morning hours when it was time to get some sleep.
But of course, you cannot make friends when you sleep. This is why our Freshers got up before breakfast the next morning for some wake-up-dance-moves outside. The Indian members of our organizing team showed everyone how to have a great time – even if it is early in the morning, you are not a morning person and maybe not the best dancer. We all ended up moving and laughing and enjoying ourselves. The best way to start your day!
After breakfast, our Freshers were sent on a mission to find pieces of information in our annual Scavenger Hunt. Since we just had eaten and some of us had a little lack of sleep, we decided to take it easy and not rush the hunt. With brains and precision, our Freshers found every location that contained a hint, took pictures for later analysis and fiercely protected their team mascots. In the end, we had a lot of photos, many new team memories and a Lion King!
At lunchtime, everyone gathered in the food area of the camp. With a beautiful view of the sun reflecting from the lake downhill, we enjoyed our well deserved meal and Guosta at its best.
The afternoon was about relaxing and doing what you want to do. Not without some action though! Those who wanted and felt fresh enough, could participate in team sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer. The Freshers as well as the organizers showed their wild side and competed for the win until it was almost dinner time, while others were sitting by the lake, swimming or catching up on some sleep.
The second night in camp began – and that also meant the craziest games! Can you push an orange with a banana tied to your pants? Or eat a cookie that was placed on your head without using your hands? Our Freshers sure can! And they showed us what determination looks like. Just what you need to win the game and have a good party with your best friends afterwards! And this is just what we did. For those who wanted to have a short break or listen to the sounds of the guitar, the fire was lit again and uncountable rounds of Werewolf were played in the glimmer of the flames.
For us, this was the last night in Guosta for 2018. But we will be back soon and do it all over again! Making friends in a foreign country can be like finding a second home and having another family. For us, studying here means spending time together and helping each other. Freshers’ Camp was the perfect chance for our new students to start with that right now!
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Julia Kempen, Student of Veterinary Medicine


Innovative education and solution-driven design thinking laboratory SMART-UP LAB


We are happy to announce the innovation laboratory SMART UP LAB 2018, organised by Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lodz and Kaunas University of Technology. The event is based on the concept to improve researchers, students and scientists entrepreneurship that will enable to startup groups make innovations on major health challenges.

Students from all healthscare disciplines are welcome to apply with innovative solutions to everyday problems and broaden their network in the event.

The most interesting ideas and prototype authors will be awarded with financial aid for further ideas implementation. Prizes are: 1st place - €5000, 2nd place - €3000, 3rd place - €2,000!

Do not miss the excellent opportunity to learn the skills required for starting your company in the healthcare field! Access to an international set of mentors and trainers throughout the programme to get feedback for your health innovation idea!

How to sign up?

Just sign up your innovation ideas until 14th of October to http://laboratorija.lsmuni.lt.

Event Program

For more information: LSMU Development Department, A. Mickevičiaus g. 7, 203 room.

E-mail: Irina.semesko@lsmuni.lt


Apply for Erasmus+ studies of spring term 2018


Main selection criteria:

  • average of grades at LSMU (≥7).
  • foreign language skills.

 

Additional selection criteria:

  • compatibility of study programmes;
  • active participation in Erasmus+ mentorship programme;
  • first time Erasmus+ study mobility;
  • Erasmus+ mobility to other country as the country of origin. 

Important:

  • choose a host university only from Erasmus+ Partners list of spring term 2019 on LSMU web page.
  • review compatibility of the study programmes at LSMU and host university.
  • it is open for all study programmes and cycles students.
  • an apply for non – EU countries.

 

Selection procedure: 

1. Online application form till 1th of October  

 Apply online: http://lsmu-outgoing.dreamapply.com/.       

2.Foreign language examinationon 3rd of October

International students do not need to sit an English language examination. Students who will be instructed in French or German language should take examinations (except native speakers or language certificate B2).

3. Erasmus+ interview on 5th of October

Exact time and place of language examination and interview will be announced later.

 

More information about the Erasmus+ programme:

  • Webpage:

http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/exchange-studies/about-erasmus-programme/

  • Facebook:

Erasmus+ LSMU

  • International Relations and Study Centre:

EU countries: Eglė Vizbaraitė; e-mail: egle.vizbaraite@lsmuni.lt ; phone: 327301; room 127.

Non – EU countries: Žaneta Dičkutė; e-mail: zaneta.dickute@lsmuni.lt; phone: 327209; room 126.


Last entrance examination session held in Spain


The last entrance examination session for the academic year 2018/2019 has been held in Alicante for the Spanish applicants in the middle of July. International programme coordinators Rūta Antanaitienė and Laima Dobilienė arranged the entrance exam and interviews for prospective students and had a discussion about the recruitment issues with LSMU agent DONDE ESTUDIAR MEDICINE.

Four applicants successfully passed the exam and were offered a study place in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine programmes at LSMU. Presentation about LSMU was delivered after the completion of exam, prospective students were introduced to the structure of the University, study programmes available in English, applied study methods and students' life.

According to the number of international students at LSMU, young people from Spain are on the fith place. Last year 67 Spanish students were studying at LSMU. University‘s representatives are sure that invited applicants will join the University‘s academic community in the coming academic year.

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Second year Medical students: opportunity to study in a mixed group


Dear students,

The Faculty of Medicine presents a new idea - Lithuanian and foreign students will have the opportunity to study in one group!

Students of more than 95 nationalities study at our university. They study and are taught in two languages: Lithuanian and English. The opportunity to study in the internationally formed group will be offered for second year students who will be starting their studies on the 1st of September this year. The group will only be taught in English and will have the same number of Lithuanian and foreign students.

Benefits of studying in this group:
1. Improve your professional English language skills.
2. Meet people of other cultures and nationalities.
3. Help each other learn and deepen the medical knowledge already acquired.

Do you think this is impossible? Let's try it all together. The shortest study period is one semester (half a year).
Interested? Please send requests by e-mail: ramune.masaityte@lsmuni.lt

Deadline: 13th of August

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Palanga trip


‘This trip was truly one of the most enjoyable trips I have been on. My entire weekend was filled with nothing but fun and I would repeat it all again!’ – Hytham Dafalla. This was one of the many comments that were given about the recent Palanga trip.

This year, the mentoring program collaborated with ESN LSMU to organize a trip to Palanga for all the international students, the mentors of the Erasmus students and international students, and the Erasmus students of LSMU.  Although it was the first, it was certainly successful, bringing 106 participants all together.

The trip started on Friday, the 4th may, where the participants were taken by two buses to Palanga. A trip which lasted approx. three hours but felt as if it was three minutes due to the extreme excitement of the participants. The first of many organized activities started on the bus as we were travelling, which included fun filled games, such as “Guess the song”, “brain war” quiz and of course who can turn down a game of “Bingo”. These activities filled the atmosphere with friendly competition and light hearted pleasure for all. The prizes given to the winners filled them with joy and excitement for the next games.

Once we reached KTU rest house “Politechnika”, all the participants were without a question ready to explore the city and run to the beach, but first we had to be registered into our allocated rooms. The comfort of the rooms filled us all with a feeling of relaxation and peacefulness. But it wasn’t long before all the participants were up and ready to tour the city. The participants were given activity free time for the remainder of Friday in order to allow them to unwind from the long journey and be ready for what Saturday would hold for them.

The next day, after breakfast, all the participants were ready to explore what the day had in store for them. It all started with one of the most anticipated activity, the scavenger’s hunt. Most of the participants made it their top priority to move through the stations of the hunt and be the best team there is. The Team work put in by each of the teams made the scavenger’s hunt all the more fun to watch. This activity, unquestionably, brought out the creative side of the students. In order to carry on this activity, the participants were split into groups. Each group had to go through all the five stations and in each station a different task was given, whether it was singing or solving a puzzle. It most certainly challenged their imagination as they had to put all the pieces together at the last station to finish the story of the scavenger’s hunt. The winner was selected by the participants based on the team which had the best acting and imagination skills at the last station. The effort of all the teams in making the winning video was not only amusing but it was also filled with imagination. To the participants, the scavenger’s hunt was the most testing yet joyful activity in the trip.

After the scavenger’s hunt, all the participants were filled with energy to do more and to continue their journey of exploring the wonders of Palanga. Once more, the participants were taken by the buses to the spectacular HBH where they were able to get lunch, take a look at the most adorable pets and to some who wanted the extra adrenalin rush- visit the spine tingling Adventure Park.

In the evening, back near the beach, the most anticipated activity, beach volleyball, was played. The participants proved their resilience and their outstanding volleyball skills as they showed their passion and enthusiasm into making their team be the champion of the game.

As sun started to set on Saturday evening, it came time for the activities to come to an end. The winners of the activities were announced along with a closing ceremony to appreciate the time spent with the students. The participants stood from their seats to cheer and clap as the mentors and the organizers of the trip were called up to receive a certificate of appreciation which was signed by the dean of LSMU to show gratitude for all their work. And of course the cherry on top, ice cream was given to all the participants of the trip and regardless of the chilly evening, no one can say no to ice cream.

On Sunday, the 6th of May, as much as we all wanted to stay in the peaceful and calming seaside of Lithuania, it was time for us to return back to Kaunas. It was pleasing to see that even though the trip exhausted the energy of the participants, they still had the vibrant spirit to keep the bus journey back home filled with positive and memorable vibe.

(author and photos:  Samah KamalLSMU student of Medicine, 4 year)

 

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Entrance examinations in Sweden completed


On 21 and 22 of June in Stockholm, Sweden, the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) International Programme coordinator Laima Dobilienė and psychologist Jevgenij Razgulin organised entrance examinations to the LSMU study programmes. 36 applicants came to sit the entrance examination to four study programmes in English. 16 of them passed the exam and were invited to study Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine study programmes.

After the examinations and motivation interviews, LSMU delegates presented the University faculties, departments, extracurricular activities and answered practical questions.

Prospective students were excited getting an offer to study biomedical sciences at the LSMU and are eagerly awaiting the start of their studies in upcoming autumn. The information received from the current students and/or Students Ambassadors as well as their own Open Days impressions encouraged the applicants to make the decision and come to study in Lithuania.

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Entrance examination in Israel: the last stage for the academic year 2018/2019


Ruta Antanaitienė and Kristina Kavaliauskaitė, International programme coordinators, have visited Tel-Aviv on June 24-27. Three examination sessions were held for Israeli applicants willing to start studies at LSMU in academic year 2018/2019.

21 applicant from the agency “M.D. International Studies”, 7 applicants from “Overseas Medical Education College”, 4 applicants from LSMU graduate Dr. Philip Perlov and 1 individually registered applicant have attended entrance exams and interviews.

Three of them were offered to study Odontology, twenty three - Medicine and two – Veterinary Medicine.

Each examination session has been followed by the LSMU presentation and prospective students were introduced to the structure of the University, study programmes and students’ life in Kaunas. LSMU graduates Ariel Krutouz (graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 2017), Evgeni Miroshnik (graduated from Odontology Faculty in 2015) and Philip Perlov (graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 2014) shared their experiences with the prospective students and answered their questions.

 

A few moments from the entrance examination:

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Call for ERASMUS+ exchange studies in Lebanon and Ukraine for academic year 2018-2019!


 

 

 

 

 

STUDY PLACE OFFER:

Country

University

Study places

Duration of studies (months)

Language

Faculty

Lebanon

Beirut Arab University

1

English

MF

Ukraine

Bukovinian State Medical University

2

English

MF, OF, FF

Ukraina

Uzhhorod National University                         

2

5

English

MF, OF, FF

MF – Faculty of Medicine, OF – Faculty of Odontology, FF – Faculty of Pharmacy

 

MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA:

- Average of grades at LSMU (not less than 7);

- Foreign language skills;

- Motivation for studying abroad;

- Communication skills.

 

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

- compatibility of study programmes;

- active participation in Erasmus mentorship programme;

- first time Erasmus study mobility;

- Erasmus mobility to other country as the country of    origin.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:

Fill in an online application form which is available at http://lsmu-outgoing.dreamapply.com/   

Deadline for submitting the application:      8 JULY, 2018

                                                                       

2. ERASMUS INTERVIEW:

Interview date:  9-12 JULY (Exact date will be announced).

Place: LSMU Central building, A. Mickevičiaus street 9, International Relations and Study Centre,

Room no. 126

 

More information about Erasmus programme:

http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/exchange-studies/about-erasmus-programme/

https://www.facebook.com/ErasmusLSMU

Phone: +370 37 327209; E-mail: zaneta.dickute@lsmuni.lt

International Relations and Study Centre, A. Mickevičiaus g. 9, room 126.


Youth Took Entrance Examination in Dubai


At the beginning of June the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) Head of Division of International Partnerships Gintarė Diliūnienė and International Programme Coordinator Laima Dobilienė organised entrance examinations to study programmes in English in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The LSMU collaborates with the agency „Gyanberry Education & Training in the United Arab Emirates” which invites young people to study at this University. The applicants invited by the agencies and several individually registered candidates sat the entrance examinations.
Seven applicants successfully passed the examination and were offered to study at the LSMU Medical and Nursing programmes. During the motivational interviews the youth were sociable, brave, discreet, showed a strong wish to study and claimed that they are confident about their decision to study the selected study programmes.
The LSMU presentations were held after the examinations, where prospective students were introduced to the structure of the University, study programmes and students' life. The University delegates were happy to answer the young people's and their parents' questions.
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Gender, Science and History of Science


Health Psychology Department of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences invites to the open lecture-seminar by visiting lecturer:

June 6, 2018 (Wednesday), 14:00 –18:00

Mònica Balltondre

Gender, Science and History of Science (from gender terminology up to challenges and limitations of the gender perspective).

Location:  Tilžės str. 18, Room 109 (the new building of the Public Health Faculty, LSMU).

Registration (obligatory; please indicate your name and institution):  https://bit.ly/2sgLZmC.

More information: psichologija@lsmuni.lt; +370 37 354087 Health Psychology Department, LSMU.

Mònica Balltondre is an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Centre for History of Science Studies (CEHIC) in Spain. Her research interests are in History of Psychology, Gender, Spirituality and Early Modern subjectivities. She has been postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar at the Federal University of Rio de Janerio, at the University of California, Berkeley (EEUU). Her extended research profile and main publications can be found at:

https://uab.academia.edu/monicaballtondre and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Monica_Balltondre.


Estimation of Temporal Perception and its Experimental Study in Risk Sport Situations


Health Psychology Department of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences invites to the open lecture-seminar by visiting lecturer:

June 5, 2018 (Tuesday), 14:00–18:00

Judit Castellà

Estimation of Temporal Perception and its Experimental Study in Risk Sport Situations (the lecture includes practical experiment at class).

Registration (obligatory; please indicate your name and institution):  https://bit.ly/2sgLZmC

More information: psichologija@lsmuni.lt; +370 37 354087 Health Psychology Department, LSMU.

Judit Castellà is a PhD in Psychology, a researcher and lecturer of Cognitive Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is currently carrying out field studies that link cognitive abilities and temporal perception with arousal and affective state in naturalistic environments such as risk sports. Judit Castellà has several publications in indexed journals in the field of cognitive psychology, has presented her studies in international meetings and collaborated at the University of York. Her extended research profile and main publications can be found at: https://uab.academia.edu/JuditCastellaMate and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Judit_Castella2.


The Registration Week 2018


Dear Student,

We welcome you to the academic community of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU).

Please, take the final step by going online and visiting our website:

https://goo.gl/forms/ps9YmfwdnLMpkUhE2

in order to set up the day and time of your appointment for registering in person at the University.

THE REGISTRATION WEEK will take place at the LSMU Council Meeting Hall (room 117), Medical Academy of LSMU, on 23rd, 24th and from 27th to 31st of August.

Address: A. Mickevičiaus str. 9, Kaunas.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE PRESENTED:

  1. Legalized Matriculation Certificates, Transcripts of Grades (if necessary) in original;
  2. Two (2) hard copies of the signed Study Contract in original;
  3. Health Certificate (original);
  4. Passport/ID card;
  5. One passport type photo (white background);
  6. Legalized Criminal Record (required for application of Temporary Residence Permit and not applied for the EU citizens).

Important dates:

September 3rd – Celebration of the First Day of the New Academic Year, begins at 10am (time and location will be updated);

September 4th – Classes begin. Detailed timetables will be provided during the Registration Week.

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INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2018


The Development Office of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences invites all community to participate in the event INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2018 where authors of the best ideas will be awarded with monetary prizes in three categories: “Researcher”, “University Student” and “High School Student”. Also, special awards have been established by businesses. 

Event date: 17th May.

For registration (till 14-05-2018) use this link: https://goo.gl/3hWyFh

Amount of the participants is limited.

Event place: The Advanced Pharmaceutical and health technologies centre of ,,SANTAKA“ VALLEY, Sukilėlių pr.13, Kaunas.

Program



ESN LSMU represented at the Annual General Meeting Costa Brava 2018


The Annual General Meeting of the Erasmus Student Network is the largest European student conference focusing on the theme of mobility. In the year 2018 Spain hosted AGM Costa Brava from 15th till 18th March, with 1000 students representing more than 500 Higher Education Institutions from 40 countries to elect a new International Board, debate the future of the network and the broader role of internationally oriented youth in Europe.

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ESN LSMU was represented by Abhiyaan Malhotra (President of ESN LSMU) and Simona Adomaviciute (Education Officer of ESN Lithuania) at this conference discussing the future of Europe and the future of our network.

The conference started with the traditional Flag Parade highlighting the diversity and various colours and voices of the countries that are part of ESN. The flag parade concluded with an opening ceremony where we were addressed by dignitaries such as the Mayor of the city and the representative of University of Girona along with partners of ESN such as RyanAir, Hostelling International, Dr. Walter and many more.

The next day we started with plenaries and discussions on the work done in the last year by the board members of ESN International who are elected volunteers and are passionate about making a change to the international student experience. We also witnessed the candidates that aspire to be these elected full time volunteers and help erasmus students by getting policies in place for their integration into host universities.

There were plenty discussions about the possible new logo and the possible structural change within ESN to make our network stronger than it is now and long lasting. Fruitful workshops were held that discussed various topics ranging from things that matter to us on a day to day basis and how things can be made better for Erasmus students at the local level though the local sections such as ESN LSMU to  things that mattered and were of interest to ESNers that want to get involved with Erasmus Key Actions, European Voluntary Service project and those that want to apply for internship at the European Commission.

We had the opportunity to get to know 500+ institutions that were represented and different partners present at the infomarket, where ESN LSMU presented their university LSMU and the courses LSMU currently runs, along with various other universities of Lithuania.

The social programme also promoted mobility and cultural experience. We got the true taste of Europe through the International Dinner that presented the national dishes of 40 different countries. Followed by the Spanish Night the next day when we were given the experience of a typical night in Spain while being busy with engaging discussions about our network. We ended the conference with the Gala Dinner that was accompanied by the STARawards, in which ESN LSMU received 2nd Place throughout the network in the logoSTAR category for the logo and the integration of the logo with the faculties at the university and it is a true representation of the courses at the university.

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage - an opportunity to celebrate, share,
embrace, and shape culture. Through our daily events and activities organised on the local, national and international levels, we, the dedicated volunteers, are shaping the cultural heritage we will leave for our children. We are the ones to step into the roles of global leaders. We have to fully realise the power of our potential.

AGM is one of the events that motivates students to keep on doing what they are doing for Erasmus and International students and encourages a dialogue on change and shows them how other students just like them are involved across Europe.

"AGM has come to an end but definitely not the motivation for us to keep going forward."
- João Pinto, President ESN AISBL

In conclusion this event was engaging and had a lot of fruitful discussions in addition to a vote on the action plan of the next year, the logo, the structure of the organisation and the new international board. This shows our true international nature representing ESN LSMU, representing Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and ESN Lithuania and Erasmus Students in general and being a part of the Erasmus Generation.

#THISisESN
#AGMcostabrava
#ESNlsmu
#ESNlithuania
#MobilityisaLifestyle

Abhiyaan Malhotra
President of ESN LSMU


Entrance examination in Tel-Aviv


Rūta Antanaitienė and Aušra Surantienė, International Programme Coordinators had visited Tel-Aviv, Israel, during April 22-25. LSMU’s representatives arranged two entrance examination sessions for the Israeli applicants. A total of 50 applicants sat the test of Biology and Chemistry and had interviews with the LSMU’s representatives. The first-day applicants were registered for the test by pre-med training company ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ and the second-day examination session was arranged for the applicants registered by another pre-med training company ‘Overseas Medical Education’ Dr. Shahar Geva and LSMU alumnus Dr. Philip Perlov. All prospective students had good knowledge and 40 applicants were invited to study Medicine, 2 – Odontology and 1 – Veterinary Medicine. Some students hardly stopped their tears of happiness when were offered a study place at LSMU. Students have heard a lot of positive reviews about LSMU and wanted to join their friends and relatives who are already studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.  

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Presentation about LSMU and its study programmes, international students’ support facilities, Kaunas and Lithuania was given for the audience, too. The LSMU’s representatives answered questions about the academic and practical students’ life at the University. Some prospective students had good knowledge about our country as they have been already in Lithuania. Other applicants are planning to visit Lithuania and the University during the Open Days, which are organized by the International Relations and Study Centre.

Cooperation between LSMU and ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ was discussed during the meeting with Dr. Moshe Cohen, the head of the company. On the last day of the visit, the LSMU representatives met the parents of students who already are studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and discussed the running issues.  

This visit to Israel was very successful and we would like to believe that students from Israel who were offered a study place will arrive to Lithuania and will join the rapidly growing multicultural academic community of LSMU.


Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Offers Attractive Studies for Ukrainian Citizens


This year on 19 – 21st April, two large higher education exhibitions “Education and Career – 2018” and “Education Abroad” were held in Kiev (Ukraine), where the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) study and postgraduate fellowship programmes for foreigners were presented. Visitors of the LSMU stand were familiarised with the study and postgraduate fellowship possibilities at the LSMU as well as with the Lithuanian support for the Ukrainian citizens studying in Lithuania. The University was represented by the international programme coordinator Laima Dobilienė and the Vice-Dean Alvidas Šarlauskas.

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More than 7000 visitors attended the exhibition during three days. At the LSMU stand, high school students and their family members were mostly interested in Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine study programmes. Master study programmes received less attention – there were few visitors in the exhibition looking for them. During the exhibition, the LSMU representatives met with student recruitment agencies in the Ukraine and discussed cooperation possibilities. Besides, relations with Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine from Timisoara were started. The latter university also seeks cooperation in Erasmus + programme. Collaboration opportunities were discussed with the institution which organises trainings for the Ukrainian university teachers of medicine, pharmacy and public health in foreign countries.
Studies abroad are very popular among the Ukrainian young people. The number of Ukrainian citizens going to study abroad increased from 21 thousand to 59 during the last six years. According to the statistics of the exhibition organizers, the most popular countries for studies are Poland, Germany and Russia. Study possibilities in Lithuanian universities are little known to the Ukrainian youth. Many visitors of the LSMU stand were surprised by the opportunity to study in English, which they appraise seeing the added value to the mobility of labour force.
The results of the University representation at the educational exhibition after more than five years break show considerable changes in Ukrainian higher education market over this period. The choice of studies abroad increased more than twice. There has also been improvement in the funding opportunities of the studies. A clear potential is seen in this market in offering studies in English and orienting them towards the Ukrainian youth who looks for bigger labour force opportunities.


The Graduation Ceremony on 29 June 2018


We are pleased to announce that the biggest and most awaited event of the year 'Diplomas Graduation Ceremony' will be held on 29 June 2018.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Žalgirio arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo ave. 50

The program of event will be announced later. 

  

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LSMU Entrance Examination held in Madrid


During the first week of April international programme coordinators Rūta Antanaitienė and Aušra Surantienė visited Madrid to represent the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and to perform entrance examinations for applicants who were collected by the LSMU‘s partner „Donde Estudiar“ are were supposed to join the University’s academic community in the coming September.

During the last years some new Faculties of Medicine have been opened in Spain providing more possibilities for young people to study in homeland, therefore application amount of Spanish students at LSMU decreased a little bit. But University‘s recruitment agency „Donde Estudiar“ was successfull to collect a group of twelve applicants for the Madrid test. The examinees had shown good results and after the precise check of education certificates and interview, study places were offered to the best eight examinees. One applicant has been exempted from the entrance test because she had BSc degree in Biosciences.

Rūta and Aušra were satisfied with the outcomes of Madrid’s visit. All the young, passionate and smart people were given the opportunities to study at LSMU and join our international community of medical academics that made the trip fruitful for the institution and the young individuals alike.

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Second call for Erasmus+ traineeships in Jark Healthcare in summer 2018 (United Kingdom)


If you are 2nd – 6th year student from study programmes of Nursing, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Odontology, Public Health, Midwifery or Social work in Medicine– take an opportunity and become a care assistant in residential care home for elderly people.

Jark Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading health care staffing providers, and started its Summer Health care Internship Programme (“JarkSHIP”) over 7 years ago, with ever-increasing success.

The purpose of the 8-week placements is not only to earn money, but also to gain experience in a different health care system, improve one’s English, as placements are across a number of locations in Northern Ireland and England, with assistance to identify suitable, low-cost accommodation and ongoing training.

Registration for Erasmus+ to JARK Healthcare:

  • Submission of Erasmus+ online application til the  4th of April in Dream apply system.  Link to Dream apply: http://lsmu-outgoing.dreamapply.com/ . Once registered to the system, select “Erasmus+ Traineeships voluntary” and find active application for Jark Healthcare.
  • Participation in motivational interview which will be held on the 9th of April.  During the interview with university and Jark representatives, you will have possibility to demonstrate your motivation, English language knowledge and communication skills. The interviews will take place from 13 to 17 h., place and time will be specified. 

Main selection criteria:

  • Average of grades at LSMU – 7 and higher.
  • English language skills (min. B1 level).
  • Motivation and communication skills.

NB! Participants of these traineeships will receive zero Erasmus grants. 

PowerPoint presentation about Jark healthcare:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RGoYNWyV7tH3bgBQz8RYsFpaI4ovwkW_/view

Care assistant‘s job description:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XXc0thua4F8sWEm8kIWqtt7JO9Dhzx5X/view?usp=sharing

More information about the Erasmus+ programme is available on the webpage:

http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/exchange-studies/about-erasmus-programme/
Phone: 8-37-327301;
e-mail: kristina.kavaliauskaite@lsmuni.lt (Erasmus+ traineeships).
International Relations and Study Centre, A. Mickevičiaus g. 9, room 127.


Study Programs of LSMU Presented in the United Kingdom


1.jpg (226x169, 127x169)LSMU studies were presented at the Higher Education Fair 'The Student World' in the middle of March. The main goal of this event is to inform United Kingdom (UK) students about the benefits of studying abroad, to introduce the study programs and conditions in our university, the quality of studies, admission requirements and etc. 31 thousand students of UK have chosen to study abroad in 2017 (source: UNESCO). The country's market is huge, and studies in English language are attractive to UK pupils, because they are organized in their native language.
More than 50 representatives of higher education institutions from different countries participated in the event and were presenting their study programs. Several hundred prospective students and their parents visited Higher Education Fair 'The Student World'. The graduates of the LSMU joined the University team: graduate of the Faculty of Medicine Kamal Ragupathy and graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry Moussa Sadek. Our graduates have been actively communicating with young people and their parents, sharing their study experiences, job opportunities in the United Kingdom after graduation.
Coordinators of International programmes Agne Jašauskaitė and Simona Černiauskienė also had interviews with prospective students and their family members. The majority were interested in the 'Medicine', 'Odontology' and 'Nursing' programs. Among the opportunities for interested students in the LSMU, we also met many Lithuanian students who have completed basic education in the UK, but will seek higher education at our university. Also, during the visit to UK International team had organized an entrance examination. The selected candidates were invited to study 'Veterinary Medicine' at LSMU. 

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Diplomas Awarded to Lifestyle Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Graduates at LSMU


The last day of calendar winter, 28 February, was special at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) – during the festive LSMU Senate’s meeting, Master diplomas were awarded to Lifestyle Medicine and Veterinary Medicine graduates. “This is a very important day for you and your family members, who entrusted you to our University. Along with the tremendous responsibility, it is a great honour for us”, - greeted the LSMU Senate’s Chairman, LSMU MA Cardiology Institute Director Prof. Rimantas Benetis.

The LSMU Veterinary Academy Chancellor Prof. Mindaugas Malakauskas congratulated the certified veterinary and lifestyle medicine specialists and pointed out that diplomas symbolize work and effort, invested in the University studies. “I believe that you will make Lithuania known and build it with your work, and you will not forget that your road to success began at the University”, - said Prof. Mindaugas Malakauskas. The Chancellor expressed a wish for a speciality not to become a frame which puts limits and encouraged to seek what the heart desires. 

The 28 February event of the diplomas award is special in the way that the first Lifestyle Medicine graduates finished the LSMU on that day.“Thank you for not being afraid and having chosen this entirely new study programme not only in Lithuania, but also in the whole Europe, and today you have become our first ambassadors. You have chosen a hard and responsible path, therefore, I wish you to continue persistently pursuing your goals”, - said the LSMU Public Health Faculty Dean Prof. Ramunė Kalėdienė greeting the first certified lifestyle medicine specialists. 

The new University graduates on the occasion of completing their studies were also congratulated by the Veterinary Faculty Dean Prof. Vita Riškevičienė. She agreed with Prof. Mindaugas Malakauskas saying that in their path of life they will have to escape from the inborn boundaries. “Your chosen profession is a gift of devotion to others. Be happy with this gift and share it with others”, - said Prof. Vita Riškevičienė to the participants of the event.

Apart from the University representatives, Members of the Parliament and politicians also congratulated the participants of the diplomas award event.

During the gala LSMU Senate’s meeting, Veterinary Medicine Master diplomas were awarded to the graduates of the Veterinary Faculty, and Lifestyle Medicine Master diplomas - to the graduates of the Public Health Faculty.

Moments of the diplomas award event can be found here: https://goo.gl/XnXQ2T.

 
 

The contest INNOVATIONS FOR HEALTH 2018 has been extended


Good news for those who have not submitted their ideas for the contest INNOVATIONS FOR HEALTH 2018 yet. 

We inform You the deadline for the submission of your ideas for the contest INNOVATIONS FOR HEALTH 2018 has been extended till March 15th. 

 


Erasmus+ International Staff Week 2018 at LSMU!


The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) has a pleasure to invite you to the 2nd International Staff Week 2018 ‘International Communication and Promotion: From Local to Global’ to be held in Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania, from 21 May to 25 May. This staff week aims to share the best experience in working with international students, promoting University and its study programmes, collaborating with partners and organising mobilities and networks. The target group is international office managers, international programme coordinators or anyone involved in internationalization.

Programme

Participation in the training week includes lectures, workshops, cultural and social events, networking, trip to Trakai and welcome dinner.

The preliminary staff week programme can be found here

Fees

There is no registration fee to join this staff week. However, the participants are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and daily expenses. EU-Applicants are requested to apply for an ERASMUS+ mobility at the International Office of their home institutions. Some social events during the staff week will be provided free of charge. 


Registration

Please register by using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/P8dtpwnwNVo0foNn1

The deadline for registration is 15 April 2018. As the number of places is limited for 20 people, the participants will be selected based on the participants’ profiles and fields of interest. Participation will be limited to two persons per institution. In the selection process, priority will be given to the partner universities.

 

Contact information

Agnė Jašauskaitė

International Programme Coordinator
International Relations and Study Centre
A. Mickevičiaus g. 9, LT-44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
E-mail: agne.jasauskaite@lsmuni.lt
Phone: +370 37 395819


Gifted students from Ireland for the jubilee of the state


In the middle of February, the representatives of the International Relations and Study Center (TRSC) of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) - psychologist Jevgenij Razgulin and International Programme coordinator Agnė Jašauskaitė - visited Ireland, Dublin, where they attended the Higher Education Studies Fair organized by the DIFC Dublin International Foundation College and held an entrance exam to the LSMU, which was taken by 43 young people.

DIFC College Business Development Representative Tiago Barcelini Canhoto visited the LSMU in December 2017 and got acquainted with the University's base for science, infrastructure and studies. The representative also visited the LSMU hospital “Kaunas Clinics”, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the LSMU Medical Simulation Center and the library. During the visit, the opportunities and strategies of attracting new full time students to Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry programs were discussed.

Our first visit to DIFC was very successful. At the Higher Education Studies Fair the psychologist Jevgenij Razgulin gave a presentation and introduced everyone with studies and opportunities at LSMU, academic life and leisure at the University. The University's representatives also organized a quiz for future students about Lithuanian culture and history. After the announcement, the LSMU desk was visited by a group of young people who were familiar with the LSMU, had found information on the LSMU website, and only wanted to get more information about the things which concerned them.

On February 16, when Lithuania celebrated the centenary of the restoration of the state of Lithuania, the representatives of LSMU organized an entrance exam. Out of the 43 applicants who applied for the entrance examination 37 received invitation to study at the LSMU. Such results indicate that future students who are attending preparatory courses are strongly and well prepared for the future studies. Despite the fact that some of the applicants had not completed the training course yet, they were able to get the excellent grades. During the motivational interviews, 26 young people were offered to study Medicine, 6 - Nursing, 3 - Dentistry and 2 - Pharmacy. We are glad, that there were students who chose to study Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry. For the young people who passed the entrance examination and have chosen these study programs, LSMU was the first choice among the possible universities.

The recent collaboration between the LSMU and the DIFC Dublin International Foundation College has already given remarkable results: promotion of such LSMU degree programs as Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry in Ireland and also it helped to increase student’s confidence in our University as an institution of high quality of education.


European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) has approved the membership of LSMU


We are proud to announce that the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) has approved the membership of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences on the 21st of February. The alliance is one of the largest global platforms, connecting bussiness, investors, public sector, scientists and non governmental organizations. The Alliance is under close coopertaion with the European Commisssion, national and regional gvernments and influential worldwide organizations.

ECHAlliance encourages states, cities and regions to crete digital health ecosystems in order to respond various healthcare challenges. 

With the assistance of ECHAlliance succesful ecosystems are operating in Greece, Belgium, Spain, Chech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, UK, US, Canada, France, Poland and Slovenia.

Participation in the alliance will definitely strenghen international collaboration of LSMU in development and deployment of healthcare innovations.

More info:

Justina Januševičienė
justina.januseviciene@lsmuni.lt; Ph. No. +370 670 26450
Healthcare Innovation Development Center


More Swedes to come for degree studies to LSMU


More than five hundred of prospective students visited study fair “Brunch @ Studin” in Gothenburg where 30 educational institutions from different countries (mostly UK, USA) were presenting their study programs. LSMU was the only institution among them offering studies in different fields of medicine and veterinary sciences. Many of attenders were particularly interested to study at LSMU, mostly choosing programs in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine fields. LSMU table was of great interest.  

One alumni, doctor Saman Rezaei who graduated LSMU in 2015 and currently is working as dentist at public clinic in Gothenburg joined university team and greatly contributed with live experience from his studies and student life in Lithuania. Vice Dean of International Relation and Study Center Alvidas Šarlauskas and two international programme coordinators Simona Černiauskienė and Milda Mankelevičienė had a number of interviews with prospective students, their friends and sometimes even family members. Most of Swedes considers Lithuania as a good destination for degree studies and values LSMU because of well-organized studies and rich experience in education of international students.  

During the stay in Gothenburg the first entrance examination was organized as well. All prospective Swedish students applied for the Medicine study programme and a few of them were invited to study at the LSMU. The presentation about LSMU and its study programmes, international students’ support facilities was given for the audience after an entrance examination. The LSMU representatives answered questions about the academic and practical students’ life at the University. All candidates were really motivated and they are planning to visit the University during the Open Days, which are organized by the International Relations and Study Centre. 


Young people from Sweden prefer to choose Medical Studies at LSMU


Closing to the end of January Rūta Antanaitienė and Rokas Anisas, international programme coordinators, visited Stockholm to represent the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences at a study fair arranged by the institutions' partner Eduplanet, and to perform entrance examinations for applicants who are supposed to join the University’s academic community in the coming September.

University’s representatives have received a high interest from prospective students and their parents during the Study Fair. Most of the interested people have already known about LSMU, and wanted to get more information face to face. Therefore, LSMU booth was crowded all the time and intensive conversations were going non-stop. Moreover, a recent Swedish graduate Gaziza Shamsi and a current student Omar Mustaf had joined the LSMU booth to answer all questions of the curious prospective students.

On Sunday morning LSMU’s team had a planned entrance examination held for a class of 30 MD International pre-med students. The examinees had shown good results, with some reaching record breaking scores of up to 90%. Sounds of joy were reverberating in the corridor after the exam results were announced and offers to study at LSMU were given out. "I can’t wait to come to Kaunas and start my course!" some students said.

The very next day, another entrance examination has been held in the meeting room of Clarion Hotel. This time for a group of 10 people recruited by the University’s partner Eduplanet. Test results were not so good as in the previous examination and only two examinees were given an offer to start studies in September. Three applicants have been exempted from the entrance test because they had BSc degree diplomas in biosciences. After the precise check of education certificates and interview, they all were offered to continue an academic journey in medical sciences at LSMU.

Rūta and Rokas were satisfied with the outcomes of Stockholm’s visit. All the young, passionate and smart people were given the opportunities to study at LSMU and join our international community of medical academics that made the trip fruitful for the institution and the young individuals alike.

 

Information of International Relations and Study Center


Erasmus Days 2018


What?

Erasmus Days 2018

When?

7-8 February, from 14:30 to 17:00 (and longer…).

Where?

Centre of Modern Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies, Sukilėlių pr. 13, Floor 2.

Who can participate?

All members of LSMU academic community (students, teachers, staff) who are interested

in Erasmus programme opportunities and experiences at LSMU.

What are the activities?

We will:

inform you about the organisation of Erasmus activities at LSMU, application procedure, Erasmus study and traineeship possibilities abroad;

offer plenty interesting and useful lectures, presentations of Erasmus experience by former Erasmus students from different faculties;

invite you to the International Fair and discussions with Erasmus coordinators and students in Erasmus Cafe;

award the winners of Erasmus photo competition Best Erasmus moment”.

You will:

actively participate in the event and collect information about Erasmus exchange;

get a lot of useful information about the possibilities to become an Erasmus student;

have the opportunity to meet and interact with the former Erasmus students, incoming

Erasmus students and get the answer to your questions;

 

All lectures and presentations will be held in English.

 

No participation fee, free entrance – come and discover!


Call for Erasmus exchange studies and traineeship for 2018–2019


SELECTION PROCEDURE:

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM TILL 2ND OF MARCH 

 Apply online and please read the instructions for application carefully here: http://lsmu-outgoing.dreamapply.com/.     

2.FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONON 2ND OF MARCH

International students do not need to sit an English language examination. Students who will be instructed in French or German language should take examinations (except native speakers or language certificate B2) and must register here: https://goo.gl/forms/zmLBFhuhw9TwqfRP2.

3. ERASMUS INTERVIEW DURING 14 – 30TH OF MARCH

Motivation and communication skills of the candidates will be evaluated during interview with Erasmus commission. 

Exact time and place of language examination and Erasmus interview will be announced later.

STUDIES

TRAINEESHIPS

Main selection criteria:

  • average of grades at LSMU (≥7).
  • foreign language skills.
  • motivation and communication skills.

Important:

  • choose a host university only from Erasmus+ Partners list on LSMU web page.
  • review compatibility of the study programmes at LSMU and host university.
  • it is open for all study programmes and cycles students.
  • can apply for non – EU countries.

Main selection criteria:

  • average of grades at LSMU (≥7).
  • foreign language skills.
  • motivation and communication skills.

Important:

  • can apply for voluntary traineeship (summer)  2018 m. and 2019 m.
  • recommended to find a place himself/herself or choose from Erasmus+ Partners list on LSMU web page.
  • it is open for  bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and residency students.
  • during mobility you can be a trainee only at one place.

 

 

More information about the Erasmus+ programme is available on the webpage:
http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/exchange-studies/about-erasmus-programme/
Phone: 8-37-327301; e-mail: egle.vizbaraite@lsmuni.lt;
International Relations and Study Centre, A. Mickevičiaus g. 9, room 127.


The contest INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2018


The Development Office of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences invites the community of the University to actively participate in the contest INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2018 and submit innovative ideas. The goal of the contest is to promote entrepreneurship and creativity.
 
The authors of best ideas will be awarded with monetary prizes in three categories: “Researcher” – 2.000 EUR, “University Student” – 1.500 EUR and “High School Student” – 1.000 EUR. Also, special awards have been established by businesses. The award ceremony will take place in May.
 
Your applications should be submitted by 28th February 2018 at: vidmantas.vaiciulis@lsmuni.lt
 
The contest rules, the application form and all other relevant information is in “Renginiai” section of
 

Study Programs of LSMU presented in Tel Aviv


The LSMU team including Vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dr. Edita Mašanauskienė, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Odontology Prof. Julija Narbutaitė, International Project Coordinator Irina Semeško, International Programme Coordinators Rūta Antanaitienė and Agnė Jašauskaitė have visited Tel-Aviv on January 4th- 9th, 2018. LSMU representatives promoted study programmes during the two Education Fairs and accepted the entrance examination of prospective students.   

 LSMU recruitment agency Medical Doctor International Studies invited 36 applicants to sit the entrance examination and 28 of them successfully passed the test, 20 were accepted to study medicine, 5 were accepted to study Odontology and 3 were offered a study place in Veterinary Medicine. Two candidates registered by the LSMU alumnus Dr. Philip Perlov successfully passed the examination, too, and were offered a study place in the Faculty of Medicine.

International Project Coordinator Irina Semeško made a presentation about LSMU, study programmes taught in English, international students’ support facilities, Kaunas and Lithuania for the audience of the Education Fair organized by the agency Medical Doctor International Studies.LSMU‘s alumni: David Jagudaev, Natali Dinavitser, Ariel Krutouz, Anton Rosenthal and Ilan Vashurin took part in the fair and assisted the LSMU team greatly. They shared the foretime experience and described the study particularities at University, as well as living conditions in Lithuania.  

Prof. Julija Narbutaitė, Dr. Edita Mašanauskienė and Agnė Jašauskaitė made presentation about study programmes and students’ life  in the second Education  Fair organized by  agency Overseas Medical Education. Prof. Julija Narbutaitė gave an interview for the promotional video which would be shown for the prospective students on the agnecy‘s website and facebook. Both Education Fairs were well-attended – more than 400 prospective students and their parents had attended each fair and stands of LSMU were overcrowded all the time.

International Relations and Study Centre is satisfied by the visit results. We would like to believe that Israeli students will accept the Offer of study place and will start studies at University on the coming September.


Authors' Workshop Held in Riga on 27 October


The workshop for PhD students in Riga Stradins University in Riga, Latvia, was held on 27 October 2017. This event was initiated and organized by Prof. Aigars Petersons from the Riga Stradins University and Prof. Edgaras Stankevičius, the editor-in-chief of the journal 'Medicina' (Kaunas, Lithuania) and the visiting professor at Riga Stradins University. They recognize the need for devoting more attention for preparing students for academic career, knowing that a significant aspect of this career includes publishing scientific papers. The goal of the workshop was to provide an insight to the environment of scientific publishing considering the perspectives of both publishers and editors, as well as to provide an overview of basic skills needed for preparing a scientific paper, with the final aim - to encourage young researcher in writing and publishing scientific papers. The programme was covered by two invited speakers: Justyna Kasprzycka and Ljuba Bacharova.

 

Justyna Kasprzycka leads a portfolio of scientific journals in Central and Eastern Europe at Elsevier. Her involvement in these roles has given her a detailed understanding of the Central & Eastern Europe journal portfolio and in the challenges that the researchers in this region are facing nowadays. She introduced the role and contribution of publishers, the foundation and structure of an article, the importance of using proper scientific language, and the process of reviewing a manuscript. A special attention was devoted to publication ethics, namely plagiarism as well as authors’ rights. She also presented bibliometric indicators and Elsevier products that can be used for increasing visibility of an article: ScienceDirect, Scopus, Mendeley.

 

Ljuba Bacharova represented the Journal of Electrocardiology and the IRIS initiative. She shared her experience as an author, as well as the executive editor of the Journal of Electrocardiology and the organizer of the IRIS initiative, where Journal of Electrocardiology plays substantial role. She touched four aspects of publishing mostly from the author´s perspective:  (1) how to prepare a good study protocol; (2) the structure and content of IMRAD papers; (3) how to communicate with the editorial office and respond to reviewers comments; (4) academic English.

 

She presented also the IRIS initiative, and the experience gathering during 12 years of the existence of this initiative. Discussion on a possibility to organize IRIS 2018 in Latvia or Lithuania, information of planned IRISes in Kyrgyzstan and Sweden in the year 2018, invitation to participate. Also – opening a possibility on organizing more complex and comprehensive courses on academic writing at universities, either in Lithuania or Latvia.

 

The main messages to take home from this workshop were: (1) knowing the environment helps to avoid potential misunderstandings or even failures; (2) the basic skills needed for successful writing are learnable. They are not always recognized and included in the university curricula or just in a limited extent. However, the attitude is changing – this workshop can serve as an example of this changing approach.

 

Ljuba Bacharova

Edgaras Stankevičius

Jurgita Grigienė


Contest: The best video clip about studies at LSMU!


Students!

Are you creative and not indifferent?

We invite you to participate in the contest for the best video clip about Studies (Study programme)!

What are the prizes for winners? The author of the best LSMU students video clip will receive 200 Euros, the best in the Faculty category - 100 Euros each. There is also a Commission prize of 100 euros.

What do you need to do:

1. To make a short video clip about your studies by yourself and / or with the group of course mates. The video clip must comply with Facebook's requirements. Videos can be taken anywhere: outdoors, at the university, at home, in the gym. If you decide to record during the lecture, be sure to contact the tutor beforehand. Duration of the video clip - up to 1 minute.

Some our questions that may help you:

  • Who will I become when I graduate? Who inspired me to study the chosen programme?
    • What surprises you at studies or at university in general?
    • What is your leisure time?

2. Send the edited and dubbed video clip by November 24th to this e-mail: komunikacija@lsmuni.lt, indicating your name and surname, and where you are currently studying (faculty, course, programme). Do not forget to provide a phone number!

3. Who and when will rate the video clips?

Video clips will be evaluated during December 11-20 at the LSMU Facebook profile. The winners will be chosen by voting - those authors whose videos will collect the most "like" votes on Facebook (the best LSMU student video clip, the best in the category of Faculties) will win. The Commission will select the prize winner by voting and assessing authors inventiveness, technical skills, and so on.

The winners will be announced on December 20th on the LSMU Facebook profile and will be contacted personally.

4. By participating in this contest you acknowledge, that your video complies with all copyright and data protection requirements. You also grant the right to LSMU freely use your video on the Internet, at university events or other university media.

The contest poster: https://goo.gl/nvtJDg.


The popularity of LSMU is drastically increasing among Indian students


Assoc. Prof. Aurelija Blaževičienė, head of the department of Nursing and Care; Milda Mankelevičienė, international programme coordinator; and Jevgenij Razgulin, psychologist of the international students; were visiting Chennai and Kochi, India, from 18 to 24 July. During this visit, the LSMU representatives arranged four entrance examination sessions for Indian applicants. A total of 39 applicants sat the test of biology and chemistry and had interviews with the LSMU representatives. Of them, 34 applicants were invited to study at LSMU: 11, Nursing; 18, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice; 1, General Medicine; 2, Pharmacy; 1, Veterinary Medicine; and 1, Odontology.  

Presentation about LSMU and its study programmes, international students’ support services, Kaunas and Lithuania were given for the audience as well. Assoc. Prof. Aurelija Blaževičienė also presented detailed information about the Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice study programmes at LSMU. The LSMU representatives answered questions about the academic and practical students’ life at the University. Further cooperation between LSMU and the Europe Study Centre, and new study programmes in English were discussed during the meetings with Mr. Abdul Razak, the head of this biggest student’s recruitment agency in India and Middle East and with members of his team.

This visit to India was very successful as Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice programmes will be provided in the English language at LSMU for the first time in the history of the University. Also, after the successful campaign in India, the expected numbers of the Indian students at LSMU should increase twice in the next academic year and greater numbers of Indian students are expected to join different new study programmes at LSMU in the future.


Prospective Spanish Students Wish to Study Medicine at LSMU


Gintarė Diliūnienė and Laima Dobilienė, international programme coordinators at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), have recently organized the entrance examination and met with the agents in Alicante. They also introduced the University and study programmes to the Alicante Lithuanian community and met Mr. Dainius Šriubša, the adviser at the Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Valencia.

All Spanish students applied for the Medicine study programme. On 8 July, 6 applicants successfully passed the LSMU entrance examination and were invited to study from the autumn. Students’ recruitment to the University was discussed with the Spanish agents. During the meeting, study programmes in English other than Medicine were discussed in order to find out the demand of them in Spain.

The University representatives met the members of the Alicante Lithuanian community. The community has just started it activities and was happy to get more information about study possibilities in Lithuanian and English at LSMU. Mr. Dainius Šriubša also joined this meeting. During the meeting, collaboration possibilities between the University and the Consulate were discussed. Mr. Dainius Šriubša kindly agreed to share the information about the University on the Consulate website.


High number of prospective students from Israel is Expected to complement the international LSMU community


Prof. Julija Narbutaitė, vice-dean of the Faculty of Odontology; Rūta Antanaitienė and Žaneta Dičkutė, international programme coordinators; and Jevgenij Razgulin, psychologist of the international students; were visiting Tel-Aviv, Israel, during 26-29 April. During this visit, the LSMU representatives arranged two entrance examination sessions for the Israeli applicants. A total of 50 applicants sat the test of biology and chemistry and had interviews with the LSMU representatives. The first-day candidates were registered for the test by pre-med training company ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ and the second-day examination session was arranged for the candidates registered by LSMU alumnus Dr. Philip Perlov. The prospective students showed good knowledge during the test, and 34 applicants were invited to study general medicine, 5 – odontology and 4 – veterinary medicine. Some students hardly stopped their tears of happiness when were offered a study place. The students have heard a lot of positive reviews about LSMU and wanted to join their friends and relatives who are already studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.  

Presentation about LSMU and its study programmes, international students’ support facilities, Kaunas and Lithuania was given for the audience, too. Prof. Julija Narbutaitė also presented detailed information about the odontology study programme at LSMU. The LSMU representatives answered questions about the academic and practical students’ life at the University. Some prospective students had good knowledge about our country as they have already been in Lithuania. Other candidates are planning to visit Lithuania and the University during the Open Days, which are organized by the International Relations and Study Centre.

Cooperation between LSMU and ‘Medical Doctor International Studies’ was discussed during the meeting with Dr. Moshe Cohen, the head of the company. On the last day of the visit, the LSMU representatives met the parents of students who already are studying at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and discussed the running issues.  

This visit to Israel was very successful and we would like to believe that students from Israel who were offered a study place will arrive to Lithuania and will join the rapidly growing multicultural academic community of LSMU.


LSMU Study Programmes Were Presented in the United Kingdom


International programme coordinator Rūta Antanaitienė and psychologist for the international students Jevgenij Razgulin from the LSMU International Relations and Study Centre visited London during 16-20 March 2017. They promoted LSMU study programmes during the Higher Education Fair, organized the entrance examination and visited the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom.

Studies at LSMU were presented at the Higher Education Fair ‘The Student World’. More than 40 educational institutions from different countries took part in the event. During the first day of the Fair, the LSMU representatives had meetings with career advisers, provided detailed information about the University and answered all their questions. Later on, career advisors are supposed to provide this information to the students of UK high schools. The LSMU representatives also attended the seminars that introduced the UK education market from a variety of viewpoints. The seminars provided more information about the expectations of prospective students and their parents and how to meet these expectations. Approximately one thousand prospective students visited the Fair and the LSMU booth was of great interest.

The entrance examination session was organized for prospective students whose applications were submitted for the academic year 2016/2017. The applicants were successful during the examination and they were invited to study Odontology at LSMU. The LSMU presentation was delivered after the examination and prospective students together with their parents were happy to get comprehensive information about the structure of University, study programmes and students’ life.

The LSMU Representatives visited the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom. Ambassador Ms. Asta Skaisgirytė and Embassy Minister Counsellor Ms. Natalija Bacevičienė gave a warm welcome to the University’s representatives. Activities of the International Relations and Study Centre, study problems of current and prospective students as well as new events at LSMU were discussed during the meeting. The Ambassador expressed her support for the international study programmes at LSMU and promised to share the information about the LSMU during her diplomatic meetings along the United Kingdom.  

 


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VA V dormitory

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VA VI dormitory

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VA VII dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 15

Medical academy

A. Mickeviciaus str.. 9
Phone. (8 37) 327 201

Veterinary academy

Tilžės str.. 18
Phone. (8 37) 361 902

Hospital of LUHS

Eivenių str. 2
Tel. (8 37) 326 375

Learning and labaratory centre

Eivenių Str. 4
Tel. (8 37) 302 951

Institute of cardiology

Sukilėlių g. 17
Tel. (8-37) 302 870

Library

Eivenių g. 6
Tel. (8-37) 396 045

MA I dormitory

Dainavos str. 3

MA II dormitory

Jankaus str. 2

MA III dormitory

Kudirkos str. 19

MA IV dormitory

Lukšos-Daumanto str. 6

MA V dormitory

Sukilėlių pr. 53

VA IV dormitory

Sąjungos aikštė 5a.

VA V dormitory

Radvilų Dvaro str. 33

VA VI dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 17

VA VII dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 15

Medical academy

A. Mickeviciaus str.. 9
Phone. (8 37) 327 201

Veterinary academy

Tilžės str.. 18
Phone. (8 37) 361 902

Hospital of LUHS

Eivenių str. 2
Tel. (8 37) 326 375

Learning and labaratory centre

Eivenių Str. 4
Tel. (8 37) 302 951

Institute of cardiology

Sukilėlių g. 17
Tel. (8-37) 302 870

Library

Eivenių g. 6
Tel. (8-37) 396 045

MA I dormitory

Dainavos str. 3

MA II dormitory

Jankaus str. 2

MA III dormitory

Kudirkos str. 19

MA IV dormitory

Lukšos-Daumanto str. 6

MA V dormitory

Sukilėlių pr. 53

VA IV dormitory

Sąjungos aikštė 5a.

VA V dormitory

Radvilų Dvaro str. 33

VA VI dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 17

VA VII dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 15

Medical academy

A. Mickeviciaus str.. 9
Phone. (8 37) 327 201

Veterinary academy

Tilžės str.. 18
Phone. (8 37) 361 902

Hospital of LUHS

Eivenių str. 2
Tel. (8 37) 326 375

Learning and labaratory centre

Eivenių Str. 4
Tel. (8 37) 302 951

Institute of cardiology

Sukilėlių g. 17
Tel. (8-37) 302 870

Library

Eivenių g. 6
Tel. (8-37) 396 045

MA I dormitory

Dainavos str. 3

MA II dormitory

Jankaus str. 2

MA III dormitory

Kudirkos str. 19

MA IV dormitory

Lukšos-Daumanto str. 6

MA V dormitory

Sukilėlių pr. 53

VA IV dormitory

Sąjungos aikštė 5a.

VA V dormitory

Radvilų Dvaro str. 33

VA VI dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 17

VA VII dormitory

Lampėdžių str. 15
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