ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Social Work started its activities in 1998. At present, the department employs 19 teachers. 180 students are studying. During the entire activity period of the Department 903 graduates graduated the degree program of social work.

Students and teachers of Social Work Department participate in LeonarodaVinci, Socrates, Nord Plius and other international project activities as well as Erasmus international exchange programme. Students go to study or carry out professional practices in the institutions providing educational and social services in Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Spain, etc.

In the Department students are constantly encouraged to take part in different activities providing a lot of informal as well as emotional support from fellow students, teachers, and social partners. Students organize events in the Department, the institutions of social partners; they are involved in various social campaigns, volunteering, and charitable campaigns in different institutions providing social services.

Teachers of the Social Work Department participate in various activities: they are the members of project assessment expert groups at Kaunas city municipality administration Social Care Department Social services unit, evaluation group members of first-cycle study programmes programs appointed by the Centre for Quality Assessment, members of Release on parole committee at Kaunas Remand Prison, members of Release on parole committee at Kaunas Juvenile Remand prison, expert evaluation members of social worker assistant training programs at Qualifications and Vocational Training Development Centre, members of common professional certification commission under the Ministry of SSL of caregivers and foster parents training program GIMK, members of international scientific journal editorial boards.

Department teachers constantly update study materials and tools, together with students and social partners they perform scientific applied research, the results of which are applied to the improvement of the social work practice and the process of social worker education. Teachers and students analyze scientific research carried out in Lithuania as well as foreign countries on the education of social workers as well as professional issues; provide recommendations for improving social security system.

 

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HESDIA 2016 conference at Kauno kolegija

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The International Conference Health, Environment and Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Approach/ HESDIA-2016 is an international scientific conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation of public health, biomedical and social work. The conference focuses on the latest innovations …

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COMING INTERNATIONAL WEEK – “GOING INTERNATIONAL”

KAUNO KOLEGIJA / University of Applied Sciences (KK) is kindly inviting representatives of  your institutions to participate in the events of International Week “Going International”, which will take place March 7–11, 2016. International Week is organized for: academic staff coming …

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