Research strategy of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is focused on several key goals:

– strengthening faculty‘s international profile,
fostering interdisciplinary partnerships and cooperation, 
promoting methodological innovation and excellence.


Research groups


PhD studies

Defended Dissertations

Below is the list of the dissertations completed and defended by young researchers at the Faculty in the last 5 years:

Surname, Name Year Title of the Thesis Supervisor
Leščinskij Robert 2020 Factors influencing the development of university students’ organizational learning capability through formal, non-formal and informal learning Prof. dr. P. Jucevičienė
Misiūnaitė-Bačiauskienė Eglė 2020 Interdisciplinary problem-based learning of students Prof. dr. P. Jucevičienė
Vorevičienė Jurgita 2020 The Roles of Community Centres in Lithuanian Local Communities Prof. dr. Eglė Butkevičienė
Varankaitė Ulrika 2020 From music listening to extramusical interpretations: musical experience as multimodal, semiotic and psychological phenomenon Prof. dr. Dario Martinelli
2019 Interaction Between Local Governance and Citizens on Social Network: The Case of Lithuanian Municipalities Prof. dr. Eglė Butkevičienė
Demidenko Valentina 2019 Educational Factors of Forced Migrant’s Integration into Society Doc. E. Štuopytė
Gaižiūnienė Lina 2019 Pecularities of university teacher’s activities for adaptation of innovative study methods Prof. B. Janiūnaitė
Inokaitytė-Šmagarienė Solveiga 2018 Attitudes of political parties towards European integration: an analysis of Lithuanian case in 1992-2016 Prof. A. Krupavičius
Simonaitytė Vitalija 2018 Personalization of political leadership: analysis of Lithuanian political parties Prof. A. Krupavičius
Gelbūdiūenė Edita 2018 Battered women’s educational empowerment for innovation Prof. B. Janiūnaitė
Zaremba Aurimas 2018 Party patronage in Lithuania Prof. A. Krupavičius
Jankauskaitė Vaida 2018 Organizational and political behavior of Lithuanian interest groups and its determinants Prof. A. Krupavičius
Jaleniauskienė Evelina 2018 University educational environments enabling students to learn problem solving (in English as a foreign language course) Prof. P. Jucevičienė
Zolubienė Eimantė 2018 Risk discourse in Lithuanian online news media in 2006-2014 Prof. A. Telešienė
Nedzinskas Egidijus 2017 Responsibility education of future professionals at the university Prof. N. Bankauskienė
Nunokawa Yumiko 2017 Contextuality of the artistic language of M. K. Čiurlionis: links and influences of cultures of the east and the west discovered in Čiurlionis’ art Prof. D. Kučinskas
Valinevičienė Gintarė 2017 Student’s individual and collective learning in educational environments for organisational learning Prof. P. Jucevičienė
Putrienė Nijolė 2017 Empowering factors of interdisciplinary study programme design at university Prof. B. Janiūnaitė
Dubosas Mindaugas 2017 Application of interactive technologies for fostering student’s self-directed learning Doc. G. Tautkevičienė
Budrys Robertas 2016 Statistical study on scales of Lithuanian vocal tradition: acoustical and cognitive aspects Prof. R. Ambrazevičius
Žalkauskaitė Ugnė 2016 School-to-work transition phenomenon in Lithuania: a case of disabled youth Brazienė Rūta
Juknevičienė Vita 2015 Development of Regional Innovation System’s Absorptive Capacity Prof. V. Domarkas
Eidimtas Andrius 2015 Educational factors behind the success of rational decision making when entering university studies Prof. P. Jucevičienė
Jurkevičienė Jurgita 2015 E-social network in the new social media: participants and their activities Prof. A. Krupavičius
Trainasukienė  Sigita 2015 Role of parliament in foreign policy formation: a new democracy case Prof. A. Krupavičius
Jovarauskienė Donata 2014 The model of the health care financing schemes Prof. E. Bagdonas
Budreckienė Vaida 2014 ? Prof. B. Janiūnaitė
Surgėlienė Jurgita 2014 Educational environments empowering studentsto perform reasoning on their career choice Prof. N. Bankauskienė

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  1. Internationalisation of the PhD studies
  2. Improvement of the PhD studies and research quality
  3. Development of key competences of doctoral students and management competences of supervisors
  4. Attraction and retaining of talents
  5. Improvement of science-business relationship

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