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.

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

Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas
email phd@ktu.lt


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Carbon dioxide capture and utilization through the application of autotrophic bacteria
prof. dr. Naglis Malys state-funded
Integrating environmental engineering and sustainable urban development to reduce the impact of light pollution on the ecosystem
prof. dr. Žaneta Stasiškienė state-funded
Design, modeling and ecoefficiency of environmental technologies
doc. dr. Violeta Kaunelienė state-funded
Environmental impact assessment for waste fires in terms of their morphological and chemical composition
prof. dr. Gintaras Denafas state-funded
Nitrogen flows in the agri-food value chain in the Baltic Sea region
prof. dr. Jolita Kruopienė state-funded
Nanotechnology-based process engineering for environmental remediation prof. dr. Dainius Martuzevičius state-funded
Advanced bio-polymer materials for packaging and packaging components doc. dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas 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 7.0


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
  • 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 (if the applicant applies to two dissertation topics, two individual research papers have to be submitted)
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 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

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

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 Master’s 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





Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas
email phd@ktu.lt