About Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) www.vgtu.lt is a leading higher education institution situated in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university–business cooperation.

Institutional doctoral studies overview

International postgraduates are welcome to do their doctoral studies at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (hereinafter referred to as VGTU). The PhD programme corresponds to 4 years studies (full-time mode) and 6 years studies (part-time mode). It consists of:
  • Independent research under supervision;
  • Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
  • Participation in research networks, including placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions;
  • Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic;
  • The completion of a PhD thesis.
The programme is designed to prepare scholars of a particular science field who would be able to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area and create new knowledge.
The PhD is the highest degree awarded, and as such requires the highest level of proficiency and achievement, both in knowledge and in the performance of research presented in a written dissertation under the following requirements: the candidate shall be engaged  in comprehensive independent academic research, shall develop advanced scientific knowledge and satisfy formal criteria defined in regulations of the particular science field of science.
A doctoral degree is awarded to a person who has successfully completed doctoral studies and defended the doctoral dissertation or to a person who has defended the doctoral dissertation externally.


Research development Programmes

VGTU alone or together with other academic and research institutions has been granted license to organize doctoral studies in 11 fields of science (click on the field for searching the potential supervisor):

History and Theory of Arts
Natural Sciences:
Social Sciences:
Technological Sciences:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Civil Engineering
Transport Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Informatics Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

PhD Funding and opportunities

PhD studies can be funded by the budget of the Republic of Lithuania, other state or private organisations or a PhD student‘s own resources.


Please follow the link for further information on Regulation for Research Doctoral Studies

  Institutional research focus areas

Sustainable building:
  • Smart building structures;
  • Low emissions building materials and technologies;
  • Architecture and Built Environment;
  • BIM and Sustainable lifecycle of the structures;
  • Geodetic technologies.
Environmental and energy technologies:
  • Efficient use of resources and energy;
  • Environmental protection technologies;
  • Building energetics;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Change of anthropogenic environment.
Sustainable transport:
  • Autonomous land and air transport;
  • Environment-friendly transport ;
  • Green logistics and international transport corridors;
  • Traffic safety technologies;
  • Urban mobility.
  • Smart Embedded Systems;
  • Mechatronic for Industry 4.0 Production System;
  • Metamaterials and Nano-structures
  • Bionics and Biomedical Engineering Systems;
  • Innovative Electronic Systems.
Information and communication technologies:
  • Information and Information Technologies Security;
  • Smart Signal Processing and Telecommunication Technologies;
  • Artificial intelligence and decision support systems;
  • Geoinformation technologies;
  • Virtual and augmented reality.
Fundamental research on materials and processes:
  • Mathematical models of physical, technological and economic processes;
  • Investigations on cells and their biologically active components.
Economics Engineering, management and communication:
  • Management of Contemporary Organizations development;
  • High Value-Added Economy;
  • Dynamic Management;
  • Communication management in inclusive and creative society;
  • Creative industries for digital society development.

Repositories (PHD AIDS)
VGTU Conferences and events:

Conferences for junior researchers
National conferences
International conferences


Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Department for Doctoral Studies

Saulėtekio al. 11, SRC, room 803

LT-10223 Vilnius

e-mail: doktor@vgtu.lt

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