Kaunas University of Technology had its beginning on 16 February 1922, when the University of Lithuania and its technical faculties were established.The development of Lithuanian scientific ideas continued in the first Lithuanian independent technical school of higher education (in 1950–1990 titled Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI)). It was famous for the ultrasound and vibrotechnics laboratories, and scientific research of textiles.In 1990 KTU regained its status of the university and took a path of rapid reforms of studies and research. The University continues to pursue sustainable partnership of science, business and industry, develops and implements new ideas, innovations and inventions.Since 1992 more than 144 thousand graduates graduated from the university.
By joining various Student Organisations KTU students have plenty of opportunities to shape their personality, gain additional competencies, and find new friends. At the beginning of the semester, during Welcome Week, you can attend Student Organisations Fair where all organizations introduce themselves, and choose the ones you would like to join. Student Union, AIESEC, Astronomy club, Hikers club, Fortress, Dormitory council, BEST, Debate club, Society of Doctoral students, ESN, Folklore ensemble, Investors club, Marketing lab, Art studio, Student magazine, Computer graphics studio, Medieval dance club, Students scientific society, Video Studio, Women Leadership Network and more are waiting for you. Researchers claim that artistic activity not only enhances your creativity but is also beneficial for critical thinking and problem-solving skills. At the same time, such activities help to manage emotions and to strengthen self-confidence. All KTU students can improve these skills and spend meaningful, yet, enjoyable time in one of 7 Art Societies: academic choir, folk art ensemble, dance studio, brass band, theatre studio, photo studio, or music group.KTU Sports Centre promotes the values of physical activity and sport, by providing a wide range of physical activity choices. The sports classes are taking place in numerous sports halls and gyms across the campus, with the assistance of qualified trainers and coaches. Everyone can choose from more than 100 weekly classes, or join 1 of 20 teams. All the classes for KTU students are free of charge. At the Sports Centre, one can engage in playing basketball, football, rugby, handball, cricket, yoga, aerobics, tennis, table tennis, badminton, rock climbing, Nordic walking, body design, self-defence, and other activities.