Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences is the third-largest University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania with strong academic reputation. The initial target of the University of Applied Sciences is an ensuring of the high quality of academic teaching and research facilities. The University of Applied Sciences focuses on study programs that lead to a profession. The graduates of Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences gain professional Bachelor degree. The studies are practice orientated; students are able to successfully apply their knowledge in a real working environment. In the 2013 study year, 3857 students have been studying there; with the assistance of approx. 267 teachers and lecturers. Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences is ternary – consists of three faculties: Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Technologies and Faculty of Health Sciences. A variety of scientific research, as well as different projects and consulting activities, are executed here. Also, plenty of contracted research on a ground of technologies, biomedicine, physical, social, humanitarian, arts is administrated. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes in accounting, finance, administration of institutions, companies, and tourism; logistics, trade, sports & entertainment and business management; as well as a pedagogy of primary school, pre-school, English language and Social pedagogy. There are 1491 students studying there. The Faculty of Technologies provides programmes in different technical professions such as construction, mechanical engineering, geodesy, landscape design, informatics, food technology, road transport technologies, electric and automatic equipment and technical maintenance of an automobile. There are 1329 students in this Faculty. In the Faculty of Health Sciences students can choose general practice nursing, beauty therapy, physiotherapy, oral hygiene, odontological care as well as social work for their studies. There are 1037 students here. There are four business practical learning enterprises (BPLE) in a University of Applied Sciences where an activity of Business Company can be simulated. There are four typical departments: personnel, purchase, sales and marketing, finance and accounting in a BPLE. Everything is "real" in a BPLE (financial documents, agreements, tax tariffs, applying legal acts, currency exchange rates etc.). Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences is equipped with modern laboratories, libraries, and another fitment. Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences collaborates with number of educational institutions in different countries. It has an Erasmus University Charter (EUC) and is an active participant in the Erasmus+ Programme (e. g. Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Comenius etc.).
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