Economics

Doctoral study programme “Economics” is carried out at Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business, together with the Klaipėda University and Lithuanian Energy Institute. While studying under doctoral study programme “Economics” students are prepared to perform future research. Coordinated by experienced scientists PhD students carry out and present their research in the chosen area, which is an essential part of a four-year doctoral study programme.

The main objective of the programme is to educate talented economists, who may contribute to recent scientific research of economics, create new knowledge and apply it in practice. The programme aims to develop highly qualified professionals, ready for academic and professional career in leading global education institutions.

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Code S004
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Klaipėda University
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019

 

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Circular Economy in a small open economy prof. dr. Lina DAGILIENĖ state non-funded
A complex assessment of the impact of the economic shock on the socio-economic system at different stages of the economic cycle prof. dr. Jurgita BRUNECKIENĖ state non-funded
Financial Provider Selection Models for Small and Medium Enterprises doc. dr. Aušrinė LAKŠTUTIENĖ state non-funded
The affect of migration on the economic return of major transport infrastructure projects in the European Union prof. dr. Vaidas GAIDELYS state non-funded
Technology investment planning considering industry digitalization challenges prof. dr. Rytis KRUŠINSKAS state non-funded
Evaluation of industrial leadership and competitiveness in the global economy prof. dr. Vaida PILINKIENĖ state non-funded
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Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8

 

Application procedure

Application and the following documents are submitted online at apply.ktu.edu

  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified)
  • A copy of the passport page containing personal data, or ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science
  • List of scientific publications (also accepted publications)
  • Copies of scientific publications (or a research paper on the topic (-s) consistent with the dissertation topic (-s) indicated in the candidate’s application, if a candidate does not have any publication)
  • Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent (or a proof that the previous studies were in English)
  • Consent for the processing of the candidate’s personal data at the University

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted average of the marks of diploma appendix

0,55

Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (publications, evaluated in points, according to current methodology for evaluation of research production, approved by Order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, or research paper and other research experience, and research qualifications, conformity of research publications and research experience with topic of doctoral studies

0,3

Motivation interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of foreign language

0,15