Kaunas Faculty

khf8 Muitinės str., LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 37 423222
E-mail:
http://www.knf.vu.lt

Dean – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kęstutis Driaunys

 

 

STAFF

86 teachers (incl. 60 holding research degree), 5 research fellows (incl. 4 holding research degree), 28 doctoral students.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

Institute of Social Sciences and Applied Informatics
Institute of Languages, Literature and Translation Studies

RESEARCH AREAS

Modelling and management of social and economic development of Lithuania
Poetics, rhetoric and linguistics: fundamental and applied research into literary and non-literary texts
Identification processes, data analysis and visualisation, artificial intelligence, the modelling of processes and systems, mathematical logic and discrete structures, innovative teaching methods; the technologies of images and signals, parallel calculations, system engineering, estimate experiments, application of information technologies

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2018

A. Druskienė. The system of civil servant’s activity motives and incentives in Lithuanian local self-governing institutions.
L. Dovydaitis. Research on the accuracy of Lithuanian speaker’s identification using recurrent neural networks.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANISED IN 2018

International conference Information Society and University Studies (3 events: IT, ICYRIME, SYSTEM ) (publications: IT2018 - http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2145/ ICYRIME2018 - http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2152/ SYSTEM2018 - http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2147/)

IMDA 2018: Workshop on Intelligent Methods for Data Analysis and Computer Aided Software Engineering. At international conference ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania (publications: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319999715)

AKTB 2018: Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business. At international conference BIS 2018 (publications: http://bis.ue.poznan.pl/bis2018/proceedings)

BEST PRESENTIONS MADE AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

Vengalienė, D. Metaphors of Lithuanian National Identity: a Study across Generations. RaAM 12 Researching and Applying Metaphor, June 2018, Hong Kong Polytechnic University: https://docplayer.net/88306768-Raam-12-researching-and-applying-metaphor-june-2018-department-of-english-the-hong-kong-polytechnic-university.html

Mickienė I., Baranauskienė R., Juzelėnienė S. Nicknames as a Fun Game for Foreign Language Learning. 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies held in Palma, 2–4 July, 2018, Mallorca (Spain). Abstracts:https://library.iated.org/?search_text=publication%3AEDULEARN18&adv_title=&rpp=25&adv_authors=mickiene&adv_keywords=&orderby=page&refined_text=

Jankauskaitė, D. Immigrant cultural diversity management as a catalyst for organisation-level innovation. Consumer behaviour, organizational strategy and financial economics. 21st Eurasia Business and Economics Society conference.

Fomin, V.V., Baumung, W. Increasing the utilization of additive manufacturing resources through the use of blockchain technology for a production network. Baltic-DB&IS-Forum-DC 2018. Conference forum and doctoral consortium of Baltic DB&IS, Trakai, Lithuania, July 1–4, 2018.

Jureniene V. Emigration and Culture: Impact on the Country’s Identity and Security. 5th Ruppin international conference Immigration and Social Integration: Migration in a Changing Global World, May 14–16, 2018, Ruppin Academic Centre (Israel) https://www.ruppin.ac.il/en/Events/Pages/Migration-in-a-changing-global-world.aspx.

Danielius, P., Savenas, T., Masteika, S. Research of Ethererum mining hash rate dependency on GPU hardware settings. Business Information Systems 2018 (July 18–20), 1st Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contract Technologies (BSCT).

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018

Aliūkaitė, D., Mikulėnienė, D., Čepaitienė, A., Geržotaitė, L. 2017 (published in March 2018). Kalbos variantiškumas ir jo vertinimas perceptyviosios dialektologijos požiūriu: variantų ir vietų vaizdiniai: monografija (Language Variation and Its Evaluation from the Perspective of Perceptual Dialectology: Images of Variants and Locations. A monograph). Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 328 p.

Dan, N., Lamsa, A.M., Pučėtaitė, R. 2018. Effects of responsible human resource management practices on female employees’ turnover intentions. Business Ethics: a European Review, vol. 27(1), p. 29–41, doi: 10.1111/beer.12165.

de Vaujany, F.-X., Fomin, V.V., Haefliger, S., & Lyytinen, K. 2018. Rules, practices, and information technology: a trifecta of organizational regulation. Information Systems Research, p. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2017.0771.

Jurėnienė, V., Jurėnė, S. 2018. Political, economic and social issues of Lithuania. Lithuania: Political, Economic and Social Issues. Ed. Br. Kazlauskas. European Political, Economic, and Security Issues, p. 1–64.

Vaitonis, M., Masteika, S., Korovkinas, K. Algorithmic trading and machine learning based on GPU. CEUR workshop proceedings. Aachen: CEUR-WS. 2018, vol. 2147, p. 50–54, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2147/p09.pdf.


THE INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND APPLIED INFORMATICS

8 Muitinės str., LT-03225 Kaunas
Tel. 37 422477
E-mail

Acting Head – Dr Giedrius Romeika

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr R. Čiegis, Dr. E. Jasinskas, Dr. V. Jurėnienė, Dr. R. Kanapickienė (part-time), Dr. A. Mikalauskienė, Dr. K. Rudžionienė, Dr. E. Stancikas (part-time), Habil. Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Dr. V. Vitkienė (part-time), Dr. R. Butleris, Dr. A. Lopata, Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Dr. V. Sakalauskas.
Senior research fellows: Prof. Dr. R. Čiegis (part-time), Prof. Dr. V. Fomin (part-time), Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė (part-time), Dr. A. Novelskaitė (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. G. Gipienė, Dr. E. Freitakas, Dr. I. Kiaušienė (part-time), Dr. R. Klimaitienė, Dr. A. Novelskaitė (part-time), Dr. R. Pučėtaitė (part-time), Dr. R. Pušinaitė-Gelgotė, Dr. A. Rimkutė, Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė, Dr. A. Urbonienė, Dr. V. Tamulienė (part-time), Dr. L. Bikulčienė (part-time), Dr. K. Driaunys, Dr. S. Masteika, Dr. V. Rudžionis.
Lecturers: R. Antanaitienė (part-time), Dr. R. Bartkutė (part-time), J. Dabravalskytė-Radezevičė (part-time), M. Gubtor (part-time), S. Jurėnė (part-time), E. Kisielius (part-time), J. Knyvienė (part-time), L. Matusevičienė (part-time), A. R. Medeišienė (part-time), M. Radzevičius (part-time), Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė (part-time), Dr. I. Šikšnelytė (part-time), D. Tomkevičienė (part-time), J. Vilkevičiūtė (part-time), I. Vitkauskaitė (part-time), G. Žaltauskaitė (part-time), Dr. R. Danielienė (part-time), Dr. D. Dilijonas, Dr. V. Moskaliova, A. Stravinskienė (part-time), D. Tribandis (part-time), I. Veitaitė (part-time).
Assistant professors: Dr. I. Griesienė (part-time), Dr. G. Romeika (part-time), Dr. M. Valukonis, Dr. M. Ambraziūnas (part-time), Dr. P. Astromskis (part-time).
Junior assistant professors: D. Jankauskaitė (part-time), D. Ročkė (part-time), M. Sueldo (part-time), M. Vijūnas (part-time), M. Vaitonis (part-time).
Research fellows: Prof. Dr. A. Mikalauskienė (part-time), Dr. M. Valukonis (part-time), Dr. L. Tauginienė, Dr. Triin Jerlei.
Junior research fellow: D. Balevičienė (part-time).
Doctoral students: D. Ročkė, R. Žemaitytė (on academic leave), G. Vilutytė (on academic leave), M. Radzevičius, K. Andriuškevičius, M. Sueldo, S. Jurgelėnas, P. Boreika, I. Vitkauskaitė, D. Jankauskaitė, I. Mikalauskas, I. Ščiukauskė, A. R. Medeišienė, D. Gliaubicas (on academic leave), M. Vijūnas, S. Mirinavičienė (on academic leave), A. Ūsas, D. Gliaubicas, L. Matusevičienė (on academic leave), L. Dovydaitis, T. Rasymas, M. Liutvinavičius, K. Korovkinas, M. Vaitonis, N. Makrickienė, O. Pavlova, S. Jurėnė, M. Guptor, V. Janavičienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Innovation management
Human resource management
International human resource management
Sustainable development of tourism
Business models
Social entrepreneurship, young social entrepreneurs
Social enterprises
Sustainable development, social acceptance of technologies, economic trends, innovations, technological advances
Research of corporate finance in Central and Eastern Europe
Evaluation, accounting and reporting on intellectual capital
Theoretical and practical aspects of taxation
The problems of commercial bank and central bank in Central and Eastern Europe
Research of accounting quality in small and medium-sized enterprises
Development of cultural industries in Lithuania
Cultural tourism industry
Cultural heritage industry
Activities and management of cultural centres
Creative cities and clusters
Culture and consumption, peculiarities of contemporary cultural needs in Lithuanian society
Educational issues in cultural organization management
Gender issues
Organizational ethics and corporate social responsibility
Research ethics
Organizational communication
Strategic management
Organizational behaviour and development
Enterprise modelling methods, requirements engineering, enterprise data and knowledge modelling, management of information processing and CASE tools
Decision support systems in financial and currency markets, portfolio management and loan risk analysis, logistic capital accumulation models, financial anomalies and bubbles
Intelligent computational models for integrated research of marketing, e-commerce, e-banking, e-learning and social network information
Complex evaluation of customer behaviour
Dynamic process modelling by applying fuzzy cognitive models
Designing the Quality and Cost containment coherence framework for prudent modelling of innovative health care systems
Development, integration, and implementation of high frequency trading models in financial markets on high-performance computing platforms
Implementing the smart contracts via online transactions and other peer-to-peer-based solutions for the sharing economy in online market places
Development block chain or public ledger via peer-to-peer technology based solutions in autonomous decentralized organizations
Artificial intelligence for speech recognition and analysis technologies (Lithuanian language)
Intelligent models for marketing systems, social networks, e-business, e-learning and e-government

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Sustainability Assessment. Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Čiegis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Kiaušienė, Prof. Dr. A. Mikalauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pušinaitė-Gelgotė, Lekt. Dr. I. Šikšnelytė, Asist. Prof. Dr. I. Griesienė, lekt. Dr. R. Bartkutė, PhD Student I. Mikalauskas, PhD Student S. Jurgelėnas, PhD Student K. Andriuškevičius. 2018.

The sustainability assessment methodology for sustainability assessment of countries and regions was developed. This methodology integrates sustainability assessment of the most important branches of economy, including energy sector. The developed methodology was empirically tested in the energy sector. The most important sustainable energy indicators were identified, and framework for linking these indicators in the chain of mutual impacts was developed. The sustainability assessment of the energy sector development in the Baltic Sea Region was performed by applying developed methodology and several multi-criteria decision aiding tools.

Main publications:

Mikalauskienė A., Štreimikienė. D. 2018. Sustainability Assessment (Darnumo vertinimas). Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 312 p.

Šikšnelytė, I., Zavadskas, E.K., Bausys, R., Štreimikienė, D. 2018. Implementation of EU energy policy priorities in the Baltic Sea Region countries: sustainability assessment based on neutrosophic MULTIMOORA method. Energy Policy, vol. 125, p. 90–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.10.013.

Solving and Improving Accounting and Financial Problems. Prof. Dr. R. Kanapickienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Gipienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Freitakas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Klimaitienė, Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė, Dr. M. Valukonis, PhD Student L. Matusevičienė, PhD Student M. Vijūnas, PhD Student M. Guptor. 2018.

Investigations are carried out in the following directions:

  • to analyse accounting quality in Lithuanian companies, to investigate financial and non-financial information disclosure and quality of this information, to identify problems and to offer solutions;
  • to investigate financial markets, the development of financial institutions in Lithuania, to research the practice of risk management, assessment, to offer improvement of these areas.

Main publications:

Špicas, R., Kanapickienė, R., Vijūnas, M., Kirka, R. 2018. Development of enterprise credit risk assessment model for Lithuanian credit unions (Įmonių kredito rizikos vertinimo modelio Lietuvos kredito unijoms formavimas). Transformations in Business and Economics, vol. 17(1), p. 152–177.

Žemgulienė, J. Valukonis, M. 2018. Structured literature review on business process performance analysis and evaluation. Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues. Vilnius: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Centre, vol. 6(1), p. 226–252, doi: 10.9770/jesi.2018.6.1(15).

Entrepreneurship Development. Prof. Dr. E. Jasinskas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Tamulienė, PhD Student I. Ščiukauskė, PhD Student D. Ročkė, PhD Student I. Vitkauskaitė, PhD Student A. Ūsas, PhD Student O. Pavlova. 2018.

The activities of the research group are related to various levels of entrepreneurship development: human resource management, strategic development of organizations, innovation management, business environment, consumer behaviour. All of the above research areas are closely related to the paradigm of sustainable business development, evaluating current and future challenges, global organizations and local business management solutions.

Main publications:

Druskienė, A., Šarkiūnaitė, I. 2018. Motivational incentives of civil servants in Lithuanian municipalities. Viešoji Politika ir Administravimas, vol. 17(3), p. 344–370.

Mikalauskiene, A., Narutaviciute-Cikanauske, R., Sarkiunaite, I., Streimikiene, D., Zlateva, R. 2018. Social aspect of sustainable development-issues of poverty and food shortage. Montenegrin Journal of Economics, vol. 14(2), p. 59–78.

Cultural Industries and Innovations. Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Novelskaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Urbonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Rimkutė, Dr. I. Griesienė, D. Tomkevičienė, PhD Student D. Balevičienė, PhD Student R. A. Medeišienė, PhD Student M. Radzevičius, PhD Student G. Vilutytė, PhD Student I. Vitkauskaitė, PhD Student S. Jurėnė. 2018.

The group carries out research on creative industries and their influence on organizational and national competitiveness as well as individual, social and national identity and image making. It focuses on reputation management in social media, peculiarities of communication management for branding of companies, cities and states. Another aspect of their research encompasses the impact of cultural diversity on organizational innovativeness and its outcomes such as artistic innovations or cultural enterprises. Cultural diversity is approached both from organizational and communities (countryside and urban, communities of practice in organizations) perspectives. This gains momentum considering the recent social issues of immigrant flows to Europe, emigration rates from Lithuania and cultural activities of Lithuanian Diasporas worldwide. From a diversity perspective, women’s studies constitute a specific area of the group’s research. The group plans to provide research-informed advice to public bodies on economic (innovation), cultural and migration policy development.

Main publications:

Jurėnienė, V., Urbonienė A. 2018. Kultūros centrai: bendradarbiavimas, bendruomenių mobilizavimas ir edukacinės praktikos, VILNIUS, VU leidykla, 2018, ISBN 978-609-07-0064-8, p. 263.

Jurėnienė, V., Jurėnė, S., 2018. Value created by the activities of cultural organisations for communities and the state. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, vol. 7(1), p. 1–15.

Rimkutė, A. 2018. Meno autonomija ir demokratija Lietuvos kultūros politikoje (Autonomy of art and democracy in Lithuanian cultural politics). Respectus Philologicus, vol. 34(39), p. 192–206, doi: 10.15388/RESPECTUS.2018.34.39.16.

Gender Issues in Lithuania. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Urbonienė, Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė; Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Kiaušienė. 2018.

The group focuses on manifestations and effects of social gender in different organizational, professional, economic (including different industries) and historical contexts. The research is grounded on the conviction that understanding of gender related phenomena in the society can contribute to development and improvement of various processes not only in the organizations, but also in entire society. Increase in gender sensibility and gender awareness in the society can lead to more sustainable development of the country.

Main publications:

Pilvelytė, I., Urbonienė, A., 2018. Application of employee motivation tools in the regional theatre: a case study. International Journal on Global Business Management and Research, vol. 7(3), p. 44–53.

Organizational Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Novelskaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pušinaitė-Gelgotė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Rimkutė, lect. D. Tomkevičienė, PhD student D. Balevičienė, PhD student R. A. Medeišienė. 2018.

Research of the relationship between socially responsible human resource management practices and turnover intentions moderated by supervisor’s gender, construction of unity and fragmentation in organisational culture through discourses of trust and distrust were explored in Finnish organisations. Results of an international intensive course “Cases in Organizational Ethics” were presented in a research publication. Empirical data for an international project “CSR research and teaching in Central and Eastern Europe” led by Sussex University (UK) were collected. Research proposal on dignity management in public organisations was submitted to Research Council of Lithuania.

Main publications:

Dan, N., Lamsa, A.M., Pučėtaitė, R. 2018. Effects of responsible human resource management practices on female employees’ turnover intentions. Business Ethics: a European Review, vol. 27(1), p. 29–41, doi: 10.1111/beer.12165.

Intelligent Decision Support Systems and Knowledge-Based Applications in Finance, E-Business, Marketing, Health Care. Prof. Dr. V. Sakalauskas, Prof. Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Masteika, Dr. D. Dilijonas, Dr. V. Moskaliova, Dr. R. Danelienė, PhD Student M. Vaitonis, PhD Student M. Liutvinavičius, PhD Student K. Korovkinas, PhD Student P. Danielius. 2018.

This year we focus on big data visualization that is based on dimensionality reduction methods. We proposed a multi-level method for data clustering and visualization. It divides the whole data mining process into separate steps and applies particular dimensionality reduction method considering to analysed data volume and type. The methods are selected according to their speed and accuracy. Therefore, we present a comparison of the selected methods according to these two criteria. Three groups of datasets containing different kind of data are used for methods evaluation. The factors that influence speed or accuracy are determined.
Nowadays, it is not necessary for humans to conduct trade; this task is performed by trading algorithms. The speed of trading is of the most importance; however, there relatively little research on the increased speed of trading from milliseconds to nanoseconds. In order to address the aforementioned shortcoming, this research measures the differences in the effectiveness of the pairs trading strategies, emerging when microsecond and nanosecond data are included. The effect of the increased speed of data is analysed.
The next research task was to evaluate the dynamic behaviour of processes from the survey data collected with the help of periodically repeated surveys based on Likert scale questions. This approach supposes the usage of AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) for assessment the factors influencing the process behaviour. Our idea is to use the aggregated periodic rating scale data as alternatives inputs for AHP evaluation. The practical usefulness of proposed process quality evaluation technique was proved by examining particular Polish rehabilitation hospital service quality changes over time frame from 2008 to 2017.

Main publications:

Liutvinavičienė, J., Kurasova, O., Liutvinavičius, M. 2018. Dimensionality reduction methods: the comparison of speed and accuracy. Information Technology and Control (Informacinės technologijos ir valdymas), vol. 47(1), p. 151–160.

Vaitonis, M., Masteika, S. 2018. Experimental comparison of HFT pair trading strategies using the data of microsecond and nanosecond future commodity contracts. Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, vol. 6(2), p. 195–216.

Kriksciuniene, D., Sakalauskas, V., Lewandowski, R. 2018. Process mining of periodic rating scale survey data using analytic hierarchy process. Business information systems workshops BIS 2018, Berlin, Germany, ed. W. Abramowicz . Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 339, p. 86–100.

Enterprise Modeling and Knowledge-Based Information Systems Engineering Research. Prof. Dr. A. Lopata, Prof. Dr. R. Butleris, Lect. I. Veitaitė, PhD Student M. Ambraziūnas, Lect. A. Stravinskienė. 2018.

Knowledge-based UML models generation from enterprise model technique was improved by creating information flow model transformation algorithm and transformation algorithms of knowledge based UML dynamic models generation were presented. The main scope of research is to present how the quality of stored problem domain knowledge in Enterprise model (EM) is significant and important in Unified Modelling Language (UML) models generation process from Enterprise model.

Main publications:

Veitaitė, I., Lopata, A. 2018. Problem domain knowledge driven generation of UML models. Information and Software Technologies: 24th international conference, ICIST 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 4–6, 2018. Proceedings, ed. R. Damaševičius, G. Vasiljevienė, p. 178–186, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99972-2.

Veitaitė, I., Lopata, A. 2018. Knowledge based UML information flow model transformation algorithm. ICYRIME 2018: proceedings of the international conference for young researchers in informatics, mathematics, and engineering, Kaunas, Lithuania, April 27, 2018, p. 30–36.

Lopata, A., Veitaitė, I. 2018. Knowledge-based UML models transformation algorithm. DAMSS 2018: 10th international workshop on Data analysis methods for software systems, Druskininkai, Lithuania, November 29-December 1, 2018, p. 55.

Development of Digital Technologies in Phonetics and Voice Recognition. Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Driaunys, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Rudžionis, Phd Student T. Rasymas, PhD Student L. Dovydaitis. 2018.

LSTM-based deep neural networks for speaker identification were investigated. The most efficient topologies of LSTM networks have been found for this type of deep networks. It has been shown that for all the tested data sets LSTM-based speaker identification outperforms baseline HMM-based speaker identification methods by at least 20%. The average correct speaker identification level with LSTM networks exceeded 98%. The increase of recognition accuracy is between 4 and 7 per cent.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Evaluation of Socio-Economic Impact of Social Business: Comparison of Lithuania and Finland – SOC Impact, contract No. P-MIP-17-483.

It is a 3-year (2017–2020) project that aims at evaluating socio-economic impact of social business on internal and external stakeholders from a cross-cultural perspective. In 2018, research methodology for qualitative part was tuned with the researchers from Finland and collection of data on the ethical perspective of motives of social entrepreneurs in Lithuania was started.

Research Council of Lithuania. Baltic Visual Identity in Soviet Industrial Design. Project Reference: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-08-0001.

This project focuses on design in the Baltic States between the years 1965 and 1985, mainly concentrating on small household objects, furniture and textiles. The main objective of the research is to analyse the nature of ‘Baltic identity’ in Soviet industrial design economy and to understand the factors behind its development. Through a study of historical processes, the project aims to improve the public knowledge and appreciation of local design culture within the Baltic States, which are necessary for a diverse and successful development of contemporary local design. Secondly, this project proposes a new methodology for studying former Soviet and possibly also Socialist states that would step away from the simple understanding of states as simple satellites of Soviet Russia and fully consider all political, cultural and social factors that led to the development of individual design cultures in different regions. Coordinator: dr. Triin Jerlei.

International Research Projects

COST action: European Network for Cost Containment and Improved Quality of Health Care http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15222 Management committee members Prof. Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Prof. Dr. V. Sakalauskas, Project participant M. Liutvinavičius.

This COST Action aims at supporting the scientific research and technology development necessary for a breakthrough in the field of cost-containment in healthcare while also maintaining the quality of health care. So far, the EU R&D agenda has under-examined this aspect while in nearly every COST Member Country rising costs of healthcare are becoming a major societal problem.

COST Association COST Action CA15123. The European Research Network on Types for Programming and Verification (EUTYPES) http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15123 Management committee members Prof. A. Lopata, I. Veitaitė.

Types are pervasive in programming and information technology. A type defines a formal interface between software components, allowing the automatic verification of their connections, and greatly enhancing the robustness and reliability of computations and communications. In rich dependent type theories, full functional specification of a program can be expressed as a type. Type systems have rapidly evolved over the past years, becoming more sophisticated, capturing new aspects of the behaviour of programs and the dynamics of their execution.

Block Chain Network Online Education for interdisciplinary European Competence Transfer (BlockNet)
Project BlockNet (BlockChain Network Online Education for interdisciplinary European Competence Transfer) is funded by the European Commission in the context of the Erasmus+ program KA2-Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. Strategic Partnerships for higher education.
The fundamental goal of BlockNet is the development and implementation in practice of an interdisciplinary Blockchain Technology (BCT) Small Network Online Course (SNOC). To date, there are no interdisciplinary courses providing students of different majors with knowledge of BCT, its applications and impact on business environments, as well as comprehensive essential skills to be prepared for the interdisciplinary work they will face in future projects.
The project consortium is coordinated by Prof. Dr. habil. Vladislav V. Fomin and Darius Karaša from Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University. However, all participating parties assume leading tasks in the four work packages of the project. The project has commenced in September 2018 and will run through February 2021 (the duration of 30 months). The project funding obtained from Erasmus+ KA2 program amounts to 337,336.00 Euro. Project No: 2018-1-LT01-KA203-047044

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Latvia (Latvia)
Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)
Swedish School of Social Sciences (Sweden)
University of Jyväskylä, School of Business and Economics (Finland)
University of Tampere, School of Management (Finland)
Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
Cordoba University (Spain)
Intellerts BV Utrecht (Netherlands)
Tampere University of technologies (Finland)
RMD Technologies (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr R. Čiegis

Prof. Dr. V. Fomin

Prof. Dr. E. Jasinskas

Dr. I. Šikšnelytė

Dr. L. Tauginienė

  • editorial board member of the Journal of Academic Ethics;
  • board member of European Network for Academic Integrity.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Kiaušienė

Prof. Dr. A. Mikalauskienė

  • member of the Association for Energy Economics, http://aee.lt/;
  • technical Committee Member of Lithuanian Department of Statistics, http://www.lsd.lt/standards/tb.php;
  • member of International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES);
  • senior member of Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC).

Assoc. Prof. Dr I. Šarkiūnaitė

Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė

Prof. Dr. K. Rudžionienė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • editorial board member of the journal Accounting Theory and Practice.

Prof. Dr. R. Kanapickienė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • editorial board member of the journal Accounting Theory and Practice;
  • member of the Certification Board for Internal Auditors of Public Legal Persons Managing and/or Using State and/or Municipal Property and Having it at their Disposition as well as of Persons Occupied in the Field of Internal Audit, www.lar.lt.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Gipienė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Klimaitienė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers.

Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė

  • member of Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors (LCA), www.lar.lt;
  • certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by IIA Lithuania, www.theiia.org;
  • certified Auditor (CA) by LCA, www.lar.lt .

Dr. M. Valukonis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtaitė

  • editorial board member of the international journal EJBO – Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Studies;
  • editorial board member of the international peer-reviewed journal Journal of Management and Change;
  • member of a follow-up group to a PhD student Soilikki Viljanen at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland;
  • member of international advisory board in the WeAll – Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life project funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland (2015–2020), carried out by Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Hanken School of Economics, http://weallfinland.fi/weall-contact-information-and-research-team.html.
  • expert on the data base Lituanistika.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Urbonienė

Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė

Prof. Dr. A. Lopata

Prof. Dr. V. Sakalauskas

Prof. Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Masteika

  • associated partner of Marie Curie Actions EU project Training in Modern Quantitative Methods and High-Performance Computing for Finance, http://www.hpcfinance.eu/;
  • associated partner of Tampere University of Technology in research project Efficient numerical methods on high-performance computing platforms for the underlying financial models;
  • member of the programme committee of Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business (AKTB in conjunction with International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS) Poznan, Poland;
  • editorial board member of the journal Transformations in Business and Economy.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Rudžionis

  • editorial board member of the international journal Northern European Language Technologies, http://www.nejlt.ep.liu.se/board.htm;
  • member of the programme committee and organiser of  Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business (AKTB in conjunction with 17th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), http://bis.kie.ue.poznan.pl.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. Dr. Dalia Štreimikienė: The Commission’s Horizon 2020 AGE (Advisory Group for Energy) group member;
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raminta Pučėtaitė: Member of international advisory board in the WeAll – Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life project funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland (2015–2020), carried out by Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Hanken School of Economics (http://weallfinland.fi/weall-contact-information-and-research-team.html)
Assoc.Prof. Dr. S.Masteika is an expert of Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology- MITA, governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania. Research fields: Fintech and blockchain applications in finance, private and public sectors.
Prof. Dr. Vladislav V. Fomin: Expert of Latvian Academy of Sciences (www.lza.lv).
Prof. Dr. Audrius Lopata: Expert of Lithuanian Business Development Agency (LVPA). Completed evaluation activities for more than 14 EU funding related tenders of scientific and business fields.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Business company value chain optimization: study of technical feasibilities (agreement No. MTS-620000-666)
Creation of intellectual CRM: study of technical feasibilities (agreement No. MTS-620000-667)

Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

24-oji Lietuvos mokinių ekonomikos ir verslo šalies olimpiada (24th National High School Olimpiad of Economics and Business), https://www.lmnsc.lt/ekonomika/
29-oji Lietuvos mokinių informatikos olimpiada (29th National High School Olimpiad of Informatics), https://www.lmnsc.lt/informatikos/
EU CodeWeek 2018, https://codeweek.eu/view/202514/kompiuterines-leidybos-sistemos

 

INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES

12 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 37 422 926
E-mail:

Director – Prof. Dr. Danguolė Satkauskaitė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. D. Aliūkaitė (part-time), Dr. G. Bankauskaitė, Dr. H. H. Droessiger (part-time), Dr. A. Krasnovas (part-time), Dr. J. Krūminienė, Dr. D. Mikulėnienė (part-time), Dr. S. Radzevičienė, Dr. D. Satkauskaitė (part-time), Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova (part-time), Dr. S. Šarkauskienė, Dr. L. Ulvydienė (part-time).
Senior research fellows: Dr. G. Bankauskaitė (part-time), Dr. I. Stepukonienė (part-time), Dr. O. Poliakovas.
Associate professors: Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Dr. S. Biržietienė, Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė (part-time), Dr. S. Juzelėnienė, Dr. J. Kerevičienė, Dr. E. Keturakienė, Dr. S. Keturakis (part-time), Dr. R. Kudirka, Dr. I. Mickienė, Dr. Ž. Nemickienė, Dr. L. Niedzviegienė, Dr. G. Rumšienė, Dr. D. Vengalienė (part-time).
Assistants: Dr. E. Alosevičienė (part-time), Dr. I. Koverienė (part-time), Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė (part-time), Dr. J. Radavičiūtė (part-time).
Research fellow: Dr. E. Alosevičienė (part-time).
Junior assistant: J. Astrauskienė (part-time).
Lecturers: L. Abraitienė (part-time), D. Aleksandravičienė (part-time), R. Balčiūnaitė (part-time), D. Bytautienė (part-time), I. Drukteinytė (part-time), G. Dubauskienė (part-time), L. Fedorčenkienė (part-time), L. Grikietis (part-time), L. Kamičaitytė (part-time), A. Kuzmickienė, R. Mačiulskienė, T. Ruškienė (part-time), J. Skovorodko, Dr. I. Šležaitė, E. Voidogienė.
Doctoral students: G. Buivytė, J. Astrauskienė, V. Seredžiūtė, L. Abraitienė, G. Gibavičienė, E. Merkytė-Švarcienė, D. Burbienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Linguistic means of social discourse
Cognitive aspects of media and political discourse analysis
Sociolinguistic research of dialectal speech
Perceptual analysis of dialectal discourse
Cultural significance of dialects
Exploration of toponyms
Visual metaphors: methodological approaches
Terminological basis of translation studies
Translation of culture-bound units
Vernacular translation as Modus Interpretandi
Interdisciplinary approach to audiovisual translation
Development, characteristics and perception of voice-over
Strategies and problems of audio description
Theatre and opera subtitling as a multimodal construct
Polysemiotic cohesion in film dubbing
Fictional worlds within conceptual categories: from etymology to pragmatics
Literary discourse of contemporary English and American Literature
Interpretative understanding of literature: hermeneutical approach
Inter-textual criticism: shifts of reading horizons
Modernist poetics: history, fantasy and fiction
Generic deconstruction as reflected in literary discourse
The phenomenon and instrumentarium of literary wit
Historical awareness in the Lithuanian poetry of the 19th century
Contemporary reception of literary heritage and literary criticism
Poetics, stylistics and rhetoric in fictional texts and public discourse

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Multimodality in Public Discourse. Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Juzelėnienė, Prof. Dr. S. Šarkauskienė, Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baranauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Biržietienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Kerevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Vengalienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ž. Nemickienė, Assist. Prof. Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė, Assist. Prof. Dr. E. Alosevičienė. 2018.

The research carried out under this project is based on the exploration of multimodal texts, focusing on areas such as politics, advertising and films. Theories of cognitive metaphor and metonymy, conceptualization of emotion as well as interaction of verbal and visual modes are applied in the analysis.

Main publications:

Kerevičienė, J., Grikietis, L. 2018. Meilės emocijų raiška audiovizualinėje plotmėje (Expression of love emotions in the audiovisual field). Respectus Philologicus,vol. 33(38), p. 166–178.

Nemickienė, Ž. 2018. Metaphor translation in Lithuanian of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. ScieConf: the 6th international virtual conference on advanced scientific results. Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, vol. 6(1), p. 121–125.

Juzelėnienė, S., Baranauskienė, R., Šarkauskienė, S. 2018. Metaphors of emotions as language learning strategy. EDULEARN 18 [electronic resource]: 10th international conference on education and new learning technologies, Palma, Spain, 2nd–4th of July, 2018, conference proceedings, p. 1854–1860.

Audiovisual Translation Research. Prof. Dr. D. Satkauskaitė, Prof. Dr. H. H. Droessiger, Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydienė, Prof. dr. J. Krūminienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Alosevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Kerevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Rumšienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Niedzviegienė, Dr. I. Koverienė, J. Astrauskienė, L. Abraitienė, A. Kuzmickienė. 2018.

The research carried out under this project deals with audiovisual translation, viewers’ attitude towards translated films, the narrational shifts between verbal and audiovisual mediums, strategies and problems of dubbing, voice-over and subtitling as well as translation as a means of social integration.

Main publications:

Satkauskaitė, D., Koverienė, I. 2018. Lithuanians’ attitude towards dubbed animated films. Readings in Numanities vol. 3. p. 67–84,
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66914-4_5

Krūminienė, J., Višinskaitė, I. From verbal to audiovisual medium: the case of the cinematic adaptation of R. L. Stevenson’s The Wrong Box Part I. Respectus Philologicus, no. 33(38), p. 153–165, http://www.rephi.knf.vu.lt/images/33_38/Kruminiene_Visinskaite.pdf
Part II, no. 34, p. 174–183, http://www.rephi.knf.vu.lt/images/34_39/14-kruminiene.pdf

Drößiger, H.-H. 2018. On Palimpsests: how to use this concept for translation studies. In Memoriam Gérard Genette (1930–2018). Athens Journal of Philology, vol. 5(4), p. 261–283. https://www.athensjournals.gr/philology/2018-5-4-1-Drobiger.pdf

The Interaction of Text and Context. Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Keturakienė, Prof. Dr. J. Krūminienė, Prof. Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova, Prof. Dr. A. Krasnovas, Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė, Prof. Dr. S. Šarkauskienė, senior research fellow Dr. I. Stepukonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Biržietienė, L. Buividavičiūtė, PhD Student J. Astrauskienė, PhD Student G. Buivytė, PhD Student V. Seredžiūtė, PhD Student G. Gibavičienė. 2018.

The research explored the representation of traumatic events as well as the mythological elements and archetypal images in novels, the expression of nature in lyrical poetry, the literary wit in English poetry and the persuasive tools in Lithuanian travel literature.

Main publications:

Bankauskaitė, G., Andriukevičiūtė, J. 2018. Kultūrinė trauma Balio Sruogos romane „Dievų miškas“. Respectus Philologicus, no. 34. p. 83–96.

Stepukonienė, I. 2018. Jūra J. Vaičiūnaitės ir V. Belševicos lyrikoje. Lituanistica, vol. 64(2), p. 124–134.

Krūminienė, J., Astrauskienė, J. 2018. Literary wit as a means of creative communication in the seventeenth-century English poetic tradition. English Studies Today: Approaches and Applications, vol. 4, p.167–186.

Language Varieties and Language Attitudes: Approaches of Perceptual Dialectology, Sociolinguistics, etc. Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė, Prof. Dr. D. Mikulėnienė, Prof. dr. O. Poliakovas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Mickienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Kudirka, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė, PhD Student E. Merkytė-Švarcienė. 2018.

The research carried out under this project focused on the analysis of the variant ability of the Lithuanian language from the perspective of perceptual dialectology and sociolinguistics aiming at working out cultural and social characteristics of the horizontal and vertical language continuum; considerable attention was given to grammatical-structural classification of Lithuanian toponyms.

Main publications:

Aliūkaitė, D., Mikulėnienė, D., Čepaitienė, A., Geržotaitė, L. 2017 (published in March 2018). Kalbos variantiškumas oir jo vertinimas perceptyviosios dialektologijos požiūriu: variantų ir vietų vaizdiniai: monografija [Language Variation and Its Evaluation from the Perspective of Perceptual Dialectology: Images of Variants and Locations. Monograph]. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 328 p.

Mickienė, I., Baranauskienė, R., Juzelėnienė, S. 2018. Nicknames like a fun game of foreign language learning. EDULEARN 18 [electronic resource]: 10th international conference on education and new learning technologies, Palma, Spain, 2nd–4th of July, 2018: conference proceedings, p. 1861–1866.

Poliakovas, O. 2018. The dialectology of Slavic. Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Handbook of comparative and historical Indo-European linguistics), vol. 3. p. 1585–1600.

National Research Projects

State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. Distribution of Regional Variants and Quasistandard Language at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Perceptual Approach (Perceptual Categorisation of Variants) (No. K-2/2017/MTS-620000-223). Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė. 2017–2019.

The project aims at the analysis of the perceptual competence of ordinary members of language community by applying the principles of perceptual dialectology. In 2018, the analysis of variant perception was performed in 13 locations; the data of variant perception research was systemically and analytically estimated; 8 papers were delivered in the scientific conferences; 4 articles have been prepared. The articles focuse on the discourse of perceptual dialectology with the emphasis on the issue of the objective dialecticity and quasistandard as well.

Research Council of Lithuania. Competitive Research Funding (scholarship for doctoral candidates) (No. NKPDOKT-14086). Poetic Formulae in Medieval Germanic Poetry and Lithuanian Folk Songs: Common Indo-European Heritage. Prof. Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova. Doctoral student G. Buivytė. 2014–2018.

The research aims at providing a closer look at the mythic mode of burial rites in Baltic and Germanic traditions, with reference to the Anglo- Saxon epic poem ‘Beowulf’ and Lithuanian funeral laments. The analysis focuses on the motifs of mythic journey, funeral pyre, and hill, as well as the spatial perception of death and afterlife and the variations of the formulaic expressions as defined by John Miles Foley, Milman Parry and Albert Lord.

International Research Projects

Erasmus+ project. Developing Modernized Curricula on Immigrants’ Lives (DEMO). (No. 585583-EPP-1-2017-1-IL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). Prof. L. Ulvydienė. 2017–2020.

DEMO is conceived to increase the awareness and knowledge about migrants’ life experiences among applied social professionals (teachers, social workers, counsellors and others) so that they can provide this population with better-attuned services. DEMO proposes to achieve this aim by developing, implementing and disseminating innovative courses on the lives of migrants in Higher Education Institutions. DEMO will pilot and disseminate 12 new courses (26 class hours) and 5 short modules (1.5-3 class hours) to be incorporated in existing courses. The syllabi will be developed by bi-national teams in collaboration with local NGOs working with immigrants. Novel teaching methodologies will be applied.

Erasmus+ project. From alienation to inclution (FATI). (No. 2017-3-CY02-KA205-001111). Assoc. Prof. S. Juzelėnienė, assoc. Prof. R. Baranauskienė. 2018–2020.

The innovative character of the project ‘From Alienation to Inclusion’ lies on the effective collaboration of the project partners, who are seeking to create activities by developing a unique on-line environment which contains comprehensive training modules on social integration of migrants and refugees into EU societies, while seeking to eliminate all those social, linguistic and psychological barriers which prevent migrants and refugees from being integrated in the new environment.

The Project for Excellent Departments (LILEC - Iniziativa Dipartimenti di Eccellenza MIUR (L. 232 del 01/12/2016)), University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”, Prof. Dr. Tatjana Solomonik-Pankrašova, Visiting Professor.

The research focused on Christian texts as a palaestra to deal with concepts such as mimesis, gnosis and anagogical readings that accompanied a common reflection in the European cultural environments of the Middle Ages. Lectures “Intertextuality in the Old English Deor” and “Symbol as Monad in Old English Literature: The Old English Poetic Judith, Exodus, and the Old English Boethius” were delivered. Promoting Old English literature: The Old English Poetic ‘Judith’: “For þam se cyncg wilnaðþines wlites’ (“For the King will greatly desire your beauty”), a guide to be translated into Italian and distributed in the libraries of Bologna.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
University of Łódź (Poland)
Institute of Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė

Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Baranauskienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Biržietienė

Prof. Dr. H. H. Drößiger

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Juzelėnienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Keturakienė

  • member of the Assocation of Lithuanian Comparative Literature, htttp:/www.llla.lt .

Prof. Dr. A. Krasnovas

Prof. Dr. J. Krūminienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Mickienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ž. Nemickienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Niedzviegienė

Prof. Dr. S. Radzevičienė

Prof. Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova

  • member of the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature Medium Ævum .

Prof. Dr. S. Šarkauskienė

Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Vengalienė

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

27 December 2018, Danguolė Satkauskaitė was awarded the Companion Prize (for special merits in regard to literary translation and translator’s profession during the year) by the Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators (LLVS). The winner is presented with a diploma and a miniature sculpture made by the famous Lithuanian artist Arvydas Ališanka.

6 July 2018, Inga Stepukonienė was awarded the Badge of Honour No. III-0058 by Kaunas District Municipality for active, creative and pedagogical activity.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Since February 2018 Jurgita Astrauskienė has been a member of the working group of the Seimas Committee on Culture working on the law regarding the availability of TV material for hearing or visually impaired people. The draft law is available on the website of the Lithuanian Seimas, https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/f0ef6290cd2e11e8a82fc67610e51066?positionInSearchResults=15&searchModelUUID=c7528410-2df1-499e-ae4e-558ebecba4a7.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

In March 2018 Laura Niedzviegienė consulted Asta Dumbrauskaitė, the project manager of Invest Lithuania on involving the blind and partially sighted members of society into cultural events and on issues of audio description.

In March 2018 Jurgita Kerevičienė consulted Asta Dumbrauskaitė, the project manager of Invest Lithuania on involving the deaf and hard of hearing in cultural events and on issues of subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

16 April 2018 Laura Niedzviegienė, Danguolė Satkauskaitė and Jurgita Astrauskienė participated in the meeting in Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) and consulted on the issues of accessibility of TV content for the blind and partially sighted.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

21 March 2018 public lecture in the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences “Lost in the Language? Where does the Dialect Start and Where does It End? Lithuanian High School Students Reply”. („Pasimetę kalboje? Kur prasideda ir baigiasi tarmė? Atsako Lietuvos gimnazistai“). The presentation of the monograph “Kalbos variantiškumas ir jo vertinimas perceptyviosios dialektologijos požiūriu: variantų ir vietų vaizdiniai” (Language Variation and Its Evaluation from the Perspective of Perceptual Dialectology: Images of Variants and Locations) by the authors Daiva Aliūkaitė, Danguolė Mikulėnienė, Agnė Čepaitienė, Laura Geržotaitė.

Public event „Cultural Trauma in the Novel “Forest of The Gods” by Balys Sruoga“ at Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas memorial apartment-museum in Vilnius 11/12/2018. The event was led by prof. dr. Gabija Bankauskaitė and actor Rimantas Bagdzevičius, https://www.facebook.com/events/584246898697120/.

18 January 2018 Interview for the the Lithuanian Association of Conference Interpreters (LKVA) given by Danguolė Satkauskaitė, Jurgita Astrauskienė, Lina Abraitienė, Jurgita Kerevičienė and Laura Niedzviegienė “Is image translation possible? About audiovisual translation and its trivia” (“Ar gali būti… „vaizdo vertimas“? Apie audiovizualinį vertimą ir jo įdomybes”). Part I: http://vertejuasociacija.lt/ar-gali-buti-vaizdo-vertimas-apie-audiovizualini-vertima-ir-jo-idomybes/ Part II: http://vertejuasociacija.lt/ar-gali-buti-vaizdo-vertimas-apie-audiovizualini-vertima-ir-jo-idomybes-ii-dalis/.
29 October 2018 Jurgita Astrauskienė and Laura Niedzviegienė participated in the live broadcast “Aklas pasimatymas” (“Blind date”) from Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University: https://www.facebook.com/laida.aklas.pasimatymas/videos/341860083044011/.

Laura Niedzviegienė made the Audio Description for the film “Gražuolė” (“The Beauty”) which is available as a podcast on the website of Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) and wrote about it: https://www.lrt.lt/naujienos/tavo-lrt/37/198896/lrt-mediatekoje-filmas-zmonems-su-regos-negalia.

Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydiene supervised a project of translation and subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing: Film directed by D. Ulvydas and Živilė Galego Emilie. Breaking Free (Emilija iš Laisvės Alėjos, film director. D. Ulvydas) the project evolved into a DVD. Other participants: Prof. Dr. Hans-Harry Droessiger and students of Audiovisual Translation (BA and MA level). Project dissemination at http://www.knf.vu.lt/aktualijos/2082-apie-laisve-vilti-ir-tikejima-su-filmo-emilija-is-laisves-alejos-rezisieriumi-donatu-ulvydu.

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