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Improvement of of alytus college through modernisation and improvement of studies infrastructure

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Alytus College trains ICT specialists and creates a proper information infrastructure, adjusting it to the open, educated, constantly learning society that bases its activities on its knowledge. Its members are common citizens and managers of all levels as well as government and municipal institutions which have opportunities and are able to efficiently use modern IT media and computerized national and world information resources. Alytus College is a state institution of higher education operating in the Southern Lithuania region. It was the first college in Lithuania accredited at national level. At present the college has 1577 students and 264 students of continuous studies. Besides formal studies, Alytus College provides non-formal education as well: during 2008 over 1000 trainees took part in various courses, seminars and other educational activities.

The College is enlarging and developing its educational and training facilities and new ICT facilities are being introduced. Even though the changes that are taking place at the College have made a significant contribution to the quality of studies, the technical level of the facilities has been insufficient because of inadequate financing from the national budget. Therefore, in its efforts to ensure the quality of studies, Alytus College has been faced with the following problems:

  • The need for modern, infrastructure corresponding to modern requirements;
  • With the increasing number of students, the premises did not correspond to the Lithuanian hygiene requirements;
  • The Alytus City Municipality granted the College new premises, with a total area of 5800 sq m, in the centre of the town. It was decided to transfer the supply of the programmes of the IT study field into the new building, thus solving the problem of the lack of necessary premises.
  • In 2004 Alytus College prepared three innovative study programmes: Electronic Publishing, Computer Network Administration and Construction Engineering Systems under the EU structural funds project, and Development of Alytus College through Implementation of Innovative Study programmes and Improvement of Learning Quality (ESF/2004/2.4.0-K01-066/SUT-221);
  • The premises of the college were not accessible to people with disabilities;
  • There was no proper equipment available to be able to increase teaching and consulting services for public sector enterprises.

Due to a lack of high-level learning services, young people have been leaving Alytus for studies in other cities. This was an important factor in identifying the idea of the project, defining the objectives and goals, and trying to get funding for the project. Consequently, Alytus College prepared the project ‘Improvement of Alytus College activities through Modernizing of Learning Environment and Improvement of Studies Infrastructure’. A grant of 2.6 million Lt was received and the project was successfully carried out.

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Education (higher and lower), training and learning
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Keywords: ICT, education & training, modernisation
Short English description: Alytus College is a state institution of higher education operating in the Southern Lithuania region. It was the first college in Lithuania accredited at national level.
Further information
Organisation: Alytus College
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Level of government: regional level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Lithuania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Improvement of of alytus college through modernisation and improvement of studies infrastructure (54.400993, 24.0701319)
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