Joint doctoral studies with Klaipėda University and Lithuanian Energy Institute (coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Technology).

Doctoral studies in Economics are provided at Kaunas University of Technology in joint cooperation with Klaipėda University and Lithuanian Energy Institute. The programme aims to train a talented economists able to contribute to the latest scientific research of economics, create new knowledge and apply it in practice; to prepare top professionals in the area, who are ready for academic and professional career in leading research institutions of the world.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Klaipėda University
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Technology-driven Restructuring of Manufacturing Industry in the Context of 4.0 Industry
doc. dr. Asta Baliutė state-funded
Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources
prof. dr. Daiva DUMČIUVIENĖ state-funded
The economic effects of international sanctions in the context of globalization
prof. dr. Vaida PILINKIENĖ state-funded
Economic resilience in the context of geo-economic crises
prof. dr. Vytautas SNIEŠKA state-funded
The impact of EU climate policy and Green Deal on regional convergence: a framework for future solutions
prof. dr. Jurgita BRUNECKIENĖ state-funded
Corporate financial resistance and investment dynamics during the period of economic shock
prof. dr. Rytis KRUŠINSKAS state-funded
Clustering processes impact on competitiveness and economic growth
prof. dr. Valentinas NAVICKAS state-funded
Evaluation of the impact of working hours on the economy and the welfare of employees
doc. dr. Alina STUNDŽIENĖ state-funded
Evaluating the impact of sustainability on small and medium enterprises' (SMEs) ability to access credit doc. dr. Aušrinė LAKŠTUTIENĖ state-funded
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Entry requirements

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 field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8.0

Additional condition: one of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application indicating the science field, the topic and the form of funding (online)
  • Official legalised Master’s diploma with the diploma supplements or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the submitted recommendations by scientists has to be written by the supervisor of the topic)
  • A list of the research works with a full bibliographic description and copies thereof; if no research works by the applicant are presented, the applicant is required to present a research paper whose topic is consistent with the dissertation topic indicated in the applicant’s application
  • A copy of the passport page with personal data, or a copy of the ID card
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the diploma supplement


Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (the evaluation of the research experience includes the candidate’s scientific publications or the research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, the compliance of the scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies)


Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language





Study programme modules