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Environmental Engineering

Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy

Joint doctoral studies with Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian Energy Institute (coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Technology).

Joint doctoral studies in Environmental Engineering are designed to enable students become first-rate interdisciplinary researchers and acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed in both academic and non-academic career. PhD students of this programme have a possibility to acquire a double PhD degree with the University of Bologna (Italy).
The main objective of the programme is to educate first-rate interdisciplinary researchers, who are able to develop systemic innovations to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature’s beneficial ecosystems, and for the environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life, at the same time maintaining compatibility in business and industry.

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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Fine fraction of waste treatment products: composition and materials leachability
prof. dr. Gintaras DENAFAS state non-funded
Use of porous alkali-activated materials for adsorption of heavy metals from wastewater prof. dr. Danutė VAIČIUKYNIENĖ state non-funded
Resource efficiency assessment in the context of the circular economy and sustainable development using a life-cycle approach
prof. dr. Jolanta DVARIONIENĖ state non-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 program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 7.0

 

Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form (online on 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)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field
  • A list of the research works (this list is submitted with full bibliographic description) along with copies of the research works (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 research works)
  • A copy of the passport personal data page, 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, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement

0,5

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)

0,3

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

0,2

 

 

 

Study programme modules