Final project meeting

The final project meeting of HIS4HE took place in Kaunas on 09-10 May 2018. The meeting was hosted by the project partners KTU and ITI.

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Third project meeting

The third project meeting of HIS4HE took place in Riga on 11-12 October 2017. The meeting was hosted by the project partner LIKTA.

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Second project meeting

The second project meeting of HIS4HE took place in Bonn on 3-4 May 2017. The meeting was hosted by the project partner DLGI.

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First project meeting

5 December 2016 - The new EU-funded project HIS4HE had its first Partner meeting on 22th and 23rd of November 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Five partner organizations form Latvia, Lithuania and Germany met to discuss the first steps of the project, that include surveys, the creation of the curriculum and dissemination.

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Kaunas University of Technology

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Kaunas University of Technology is a public institution of higher education operating in accordance with the Republic of Lithuania Law on Higher Education and Research. It the oldest technological university in Lithuania, established in 1922, and is one of the leading institutions of higher education in the region by the number of students, research and innovation activities, and the positive effect on the society of the region. It is ranked among the top 4 percent of world universities according to QS World University Rankings, ranked 1st among Lithuanian technical universities and is 2nd among higher education institutions across the country according to national rankings.

The University pursues its activities in accordance with the strategic documents governing Lithuanian higher education, regulations of European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area, and the best practice of Lithuanian and foreign universities.

KTU was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label by European Commission, ensuring KTU Diploma is recognised in Europe and beyond.

The University has collegial governing bodies: the University’s Council and the Senate and the sole governing body the Rector. Since 1 January 2014 the University has 9 faculties, 9 research institutes, 20 administration and support units, Student Council, Business Council, Academic Ethics Committee, KTU trade union, 10 public enterprises where KTU is the founder or the shareholder. KTU pursues research and innovation activities in five priority research fields: Diagnostic and measurement technologies, Smart environments and information technology, New materials for high tech, Technologies for sustainable development and energy, and Sustainable growth and social-cultural development. KTU is also active in the field of art. KTU researchers conduct 70% of contracted research in Lithuania’s higher education sector.

The University hosts two Integrated science, studies and business valleys (Santaka and Nemunas). 27 companies have been established in business innovation unit Start-up Space.

Today the University has 10 895 students: 7 895 undergraduates, 2 648 graduates, 566 international students, and 352 post-graduates. There are more than 130 000 Alumni at this moment. The University employs more than 1000 academic staff members. KTU delivers first, second and third cycle studies in the areas of technology, natural, social sciences, humanities, and art. KTU students may choose from 156 study programmes (62 in English) including 64 undergraduate, 73 graduate, and doctoral studies in 19 fields of research (all post-graduate programmes of study are also available in English). KTU is a member of many international associations (EUA, CESAER, EUCEN, SEFI, EAIE, EDEN, Global Compact, IACEE, UICEE, BALTECH, ATUBS).

KTU is a partner  in  international  research  programme  projects  (FP6,  FP7, EUREKA, EUROSTARS, COST) and collaborates with such global organizations  of  public  and  private  sectors  as  NATO,  UNESCO, BASF  SE,  Samsung,  Hitachi,  ThermoFisher  Scientific  and  other. 

KTU  cooperates  with  the  prestigious  Stanford  (USA),  Aalto (Finland),  Lund  (Sweden)  and  other  world-class  universities. Teachers,  researchers  and  staff  the  consult  the  UNDP,  the  UN and  other  international  organizations,  professors  are  involved in  the  doctoral  dissertation  defence  committees  of  the  EU  and CIS countries. Students have a possibility to study and to do research in almost 400 universities and other types of organisations around the world under ERASMUS, interuniversity, cross-national and other exchange programmes. International placements are available under ERASMUS, BEST, IASTE, VULCANUS IN JAPAN, Partners for Value placement and exchange programmes.


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Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) is a non-governmental professional organisation, encompassing the ICT industry and ICT professionals, established in 1998. The principal objective of LIKTA is to promote and further the development of Information Society in Latvia. LIKTA works toward increasing e-awareness in society and takes an active part in preparing and implementation of professional ICT and digital skills programs for everyone. LIKTA holds charitable status since 2005 and educational institution status since 2008.

Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI)

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Public institution Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was established in 1997 and started as an organization which creates temporary professional working groups for projects on Information System design. The full-time staff of ITI includes administrative, financial and project managers (5-10 persons). ITI has strong experience in IT training/testing courseware design and development.

From year 2000 ITI started with ECDL (European Computer Driving License) Programme implementation in Lithuania. Now ITI is the official ECDL Foundation Sub-licensee for Lithuania. Currently the development and dissemination of computer literacy related training/testing systems have the major importance for the Institute. ITI has developed the Automated ECDL Test System which is authorised by the ECDL Foundation. The In-Application testing based version of the Test System has entered the official authorization process at the ECDL Foundation level also. In 2009 ITI has launched the ECDL Foundation Endorsed Partner Programme eGuardian. Currently ITI is involved in development of Learning/Testing solutions for ECDL, e-Citizen, CAD, security and children safety subjects in Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Azeri and English languages.

From November 2013 ITI (ECDL Lithuania) is involved as a stakeholder in the National Digital Coalition for the Promotion of Digital Skills for Jobs in Lithuania (


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DLGI is founded in 1992 as a spin-off of the German Computer Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik - GI). It is an accreditation agency for IT-certification, which has successfully introduced an European IT certification standard by implementing ECDL, the European Computer Driving Licence, in Germany. The ECDL programme is internationally recognised as benchmark for end-user computer skills and is the leading certification to be adopted by governments, international organisations and corporations alike.


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Joint stock company “Datorzinibu Centrs” (DZC) is one of the leading IT training, e-learning and software development companies in Latvia, operating in this field since 1996. DZC has 42 employees among which 8 are trainees.
The company‘s top priority is complete understanding of the needs of the clients for the maximum benefit of their investment into the information technologies. Therefore the work is targeted to implementation of modern and perspective information system solutions. The main types of services are:

  • Computer training for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM, as well as for custom- developed information systems designed exclusively for the needs of a customer.
  • Development and implementation of learning management (LMS) and learning content management systems (LCMS).
  • E-learning content development.
  • Certification services (Prometric, EXIN un Pearson VUE authorized test centre).
  • IT consulting.
  • IT audit and security.
  • Design, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems (databases, data warehouses and analysis, web application software).
  • Design, delivery and maintenance of IT infrastructure solutions.

In training DZC provides a perfect combination of the best teaching methods, professional experience and well-prepared hand-outs. The theoretical material is accompanied by diverse examples, practical tasks and self-assessment options. DZC holds the status of Edication institutiion .
DZC Training Centre offers to:

  • acquire the skills and competences required for work with IT software;
  • attend Microsoft server and technology courses for IT professionals and programmers;
  • obtain Microsoft Dynamics applications training;
  • develop and adjust the training curriculums and programs to the needs of employees of a specific company;
  • provide individual trainings and consultations.

DZC is a partner in the Project „Information Technology Training for Small and Micro Businesses to Promote Competitiveness and Productivity Training projects” – Latvian companies are welcomed to participate in a training project for small and micro enterprises which allows improving IT skills of their employees. Enterprises have the opportunity to learn 10 various courses about the usage of IT necessary for enterprises’ everyday tasks. During this project DZC has created training curriculums, content of the training, learning materials, e-learning courses and tests. Since year 2013 approximately 600 enterprises have participated in the project and more than 2000 employees of various sectors have been trained in ICT skills linked with corresponding softskills and entrepreneurship skills.
The quality of „Datorzinibu Centrs“ services is confirmed by ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. The company is also the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2000.