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The Department of Design:
The Department of Design was established in the faculty of Architecture by a decree Nr. 3-7 of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Council. Head of the Department from 2013. July 10. appointed
Assoc. Prof. Jonas Jakaitis.
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The Industrial Design studies programs combines engineering and design skills
  • New II level "Industrial Design" study programme:
Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education 2017-03-22 certificate no. SV2-12 accredited new II level "Industrial Design" program of VGTU Department of Design, which will be implemented from 2017 September 01. All talented, engineering thinking and art loving people are welcomed. While presenting „Create for Lithuania“ program at the Republic of Lithuania Government, cross-disciplinary tendencies of VGTU studies were positively evaluated, stressing that „... the new study program is relevant in a context of the political and industrial development and corresponding to international market trends“:
University second cycle (graduate, Master' s) studies: VGTU.programme.en
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
State code: 6213EP001
Official length and form of programme (length in years): 120 credits, Continual studies (two years studies)
Level of qualification and (or) professional qualification: Master of Engineering Sciences
Level of qualification: VII level
Access requirements: Bachelor degree or its equivalent
Study programme director: Jonas Jakaitis
  • "Industrial Product Design" study programme:
Since 2013/2014 academicyear Design Department provides "Industrial Product Design" study programme.
More information about the study program of industrial design products can be accessed in the e-learning resource: VGTU.programme.en
University first cycle (undergraduate, Bachelor' s) studies 
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
State code: 612H70004
Official length and form of programme (length in years): 240 credits, Continual studies (four years studies)
Level of qualification and (or) professional qualification: Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
Level of qualification: VI level
Access requirements: Secondary, advanced or any other corresponding education
Study programme director: Jonas Jakaitis



Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de
Gestão do Instituto Politécnico do Porto
Bahcesehir Universitesi Istanbul
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Brno University of Technology
Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna
Technicka Univerzita v Košiciach
  Public institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations
The Design Council at UK




International Activity

Lecturing visit and workshop at the Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)

On 2017 November 28, The Design department lecturer Jonas Žukas visited the Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic) and gave lecture and conducted workshops on "Product Form Analysis" topic. The students were introduced to contemporary interdisciplinary research interfaces with the development of product aesthetic form and their current problematics. In the course of workshops, a working model was introduced that was practically modified based on social, cognitive and cultural conditions. The results of the workshops were very positive, since they revealed the necessity and possibility to reasonably model the product's aesthetical shape.
During the meetings with Professors of Brno University of Technology Dr. Ladislav Krenek and Dr. Josef Sládek were shared mutual experiences in developing study programs and discussed the latest trends in industrial design field. Excursions to the university's technical base were emphasized not only on the production opportunities but also on the quality of student life at the university, creating the most favorable conditions for study, recovery and socialization. This visit is valuable because on the basis of theinternational experience the VGTU Design Department will be able to distinguish more clearly priorities for the improvement of its activities and study programs. Both departments established closer relations, and therefore we expect more mutual student engagement in exchange programs and joint creative activities.

lecturing visit of Professor Ahmed Aboutajeddine

Professor Ahmed Aboutajeddine (CV accompanied) from University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fes, (Morocco) with lecturing visit from 2017-05-02, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Design. During the meeting with the faculty management, the particularities for partnership between both universities were discussed.

Professor provided students of Design department with the lecture on "Design thinking" topic.
Product design and process management issues were discussed in the context of design development and practical examples were analyzed in a process of the workshop.


On 01-06/12/2014 under Erasmus+ mobility for training program Head of the Department of Design assoc. prof. dr. Jonas Jakaitis visited Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The general purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Design & Product Management study program and its implementation features from the study process and the organization of coursework and final thesis preparation.
After the visit student exchange and staff mobility partnership agreements between Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences have been signed. Afterwards student exchange and staff mobility partnership agreement with the Istanbul University - Bahçeşehir University was also signed after a visit to Salzburg.
During the visit J.Jakaitis has made a presentation on VGTU strategic objectives, academic life and newly developed Industrial Design study program. J.Jakaitis also participated as a jury member in the international creative workshop process.

Visit of the industrial design expert from Brno University

In mid-October Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Design Department hosted a visit of Professor Jan Rajlich from Brno University of Technology (BTU) Industrial Design Department.
During the meeting with VGTU Vice Rector for Studies Prof. Dr. Romualdas Kliukas, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Dr. Liutauras Nekrošius, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audrius Novickas, Head of the Department of Design Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jonas Jakaitis and other members of the academic community, the topic of discussion was further development opportunities of study program at the international level and the possibility to set up joint study program.
Professor Jan Rajlich inaugurated the exhibition of his students works and was acquainted with the learning and industrial equipment of VGTU, he visited the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Contemporary Design Gallery. Later the guest held a lecture and a workshop for students of the Design Department.
On the basis of cooperation agreement it is planned to accomplish Erasmus exchange program between universities in the spring, as well as the joint workshop program. Preparations are underway to seek each other's experiences and knowledge sharing forms.
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