“To get good results, you have to like what you do,” says Algimantas Žemaitaitis, a third-year student in Aviation Management at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU). Immersed in the world of aviation through his studies, work, and friendships, Algimantas has found a sector that resonates deeply with him.

Hailing from the small town of Lukšiai in Lithuania, Algimantas moved to Vilnius to pursue his dreams. In the capital, he quickly discovered not only a supportive community but also a new passion: running. His dedication to middle-distance running has propelled him to impressive heights, culminating in his victory as the Lithuanian 800 metres champion in the winter season of 2024.

Balancing his rigorous academic schedule and athletic training, Algimantas still finds time for travel, socializing with friends, and enjoying the company of his puppy, Džiugas. His multifaceted life is a testament to his commitment and time management skills.

When asked about his academic journey, Algimantas reveals that KSU wasn’t his first choice. After graduating high school, he initially enrolled in another university’s aviation-related program. However, he soon found the quality of education and career prospects lacking. Upon learning about KSU’s Aviation Management program from friends who praised its practical approach and supportive faculty, he made the switch.

“At KSU, the practical aspects of the studies were highly praised by my friends who were either studying there or had graduated,” says Algimantas. He emphasizes the importance of the university’s flexibility, which allows students to balance work, studies, and personal interests. This supportive environment was crucial in his decision to transfer to KSU.

Although Algimantas is not currently working directly in the aviation sector, he finds the knowledge gained at KSU broadly applicable. “The skills and knowledge I’ve acquired, such as airport infrastructure planning, creating airline projects, and analyzing airline budgets, are relevant in various fields,” he explains. These practical experiences, coupled with the university’s comprehensive infrastructure for quality education and internships, prepare students for real-world challenges in the aviation industry.

When asked how he manages to balance his studies, work, and running, Algimantas Žemaitaitis emphasizes the importance of time management. “Discipline, time management, patience, determination, and a focused pursuit of results are useful not only in sports but also in studies,” he explains.

Thanks to a flexible study schedule at KSU, Algimantas is able to work, train, and plan his travels. “It’s very convenient to be able to join lectures remotely. If I can’t attend, I can always review the lecture recording. I can often arrange exams at a time that suits me, without sacrificing any of my other activities,” he says. He also appreciates the university’s opportunities to connect with real aviation professionals who sincerely and devotedly share their experience, advice, and knowledge. “It’s great to learn from people who have achieved a lot in this field. KSU lectures are not just dry theory,” Algimantas notes.

Algimantas remains active outside the classroom as well. He coached the university’s running team, participates in university events, and represented KSU in Lithuanian student athletics competitions. “The opportunity to engage in other activities allows me to grow as a person,” he says.

To future students, Algimantas advises listening to themselves, evaluating their interests, and finding friends who can share their university experiences.

We invite all KSU students to the Graduation Ceremony, which will take place on February 15.
11:00 AM diplomas will be awarded to graduates of the Fashion Industry, Entrepreneurship and Management, Business Management, Entertainment and Tourism Industries, Law study programs.
2:00 PM: for graduates of Aviation Management, Integrated Communications, Organizational Innovation and Management study programs.
See you!
Dear KSU academic community,
we kindly invite you to the Christmas tree lighting celebration, which will take place on December 1. 3:00 p.m. During the holiday, we will make Christmas toys, decorate the tree, exchange gifts and create a festive mood together.
Those who want to participate, please register:
Treats and surprises await everyone!
See you soon.

We are happy to announce virtual KSU OPEN DAY 2022 for international students!

When: March 22, 2023 at 13:00-15:00 (GMT +2)

Where: Open Day will be held on-line on Zoom platform.

Register: HERE 

It’s a great opportunity to learn about KSU university, Bachelor and Master study programmes, meet International office staff and to know about admission process.

Questions: admission@ksu.lt

We are happy to have 22 Erasmus exchange students from Spain, Italy, France, and Turkey in spring semester. Foreign students got to know each other and KSU Erasmus mentors as well, introduced their home countries, got to know the study process at KSU and traditionally visited Trakai.

In frame of ERASMUS+ project SECUREU Kazimieras Simonavicius University together with 6 partners from 5 countries is doing survey on security. With this survey we would like to ask opinion of students and teachers about security situation in their countries. If you are student or teacher, you are welcome to participate in survey and help us to gather valuable data which we will use to implement our project.

In frame of the project we will develop different study materials in security risk management field, will prepare recommendations on how and what to teach security students. And it is very important to gather data and feedback about security awareness and knowledge among our students and teachers. No matter –you are studying or teaching security related subjects or any other subjects – your opinion is important to us!

Full report will be available in our webpage provisionally in January 2023.

There are only 12 simple questions to answer, it will take you not more than 5 minutes.

Questionnaire is available till 20 November on the following link.

Turība University (Latvia)
Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Lithuania)
Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Nord University (Norway)
Avans University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands)
Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (FUAB) (Spain)
Biedrība “Drošības profesionāļu asociācija” (Latvia)

More information about the project is available here.

We are happy to announce virtual KSU OPEN DAY 2022 for international students!
When: November 9, 2022 at 13:00-15:00 (GMT+2)
Where: Open Day will be held on-line on Zoom platform.
Register and join: https://cutt.ly/0B1CGYG
It’s a great opportunity to learn about KSU university, Bachelor and Master study programmes, Summer School courses, meet International office staff and to know about admission process.
Questions: admission@ksu.lt

Kazimieras Simonavicius University joined one of the biggest global higher education networks Businet which unites more than 140 institutions in 37 countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America. Network provides an environment that encourages the sharing of good practice and encourages co-operation between like-minded individuals and like-minded organisations.

The international conference “Scientific Communication. Observed with Social System Theory” organized by the Next Society Institute of Kazimieras Simonavičius University and the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik (Croatia) took place on September 13-16, 2022.

During the conference, speakers from around the world presented the latest interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical researches on the past, present and future challenges of scientific communication. Here, the COVID-19 pandemic, the communication of climate change research in social media, as well as the relationship between science and political and economic systems have received a lot of attention.

Jan Inge Jönhill’s (Sweden) contribution “Scietific Knowledge and Political Communication” was announced as the best conference paper and awarded the prize established by the Next Society Institute of Kazimieras Simonavičius University for theoretical excellence and inspiration for new research perspectives.

The next conference dedicated to N. Luhmann’s theory “Environments. Observed with Social System Theory” will be held on September 12-15, 2023. Detailed information will be published on the conference website: https://luhmannconference.com.

Dear members of KSU academic community,

We kindly invite you to the Science and Knowledge Day celebration on the 1st September 2022, 1:00 PM at Kazimieras Simonavicius University. (Darius ir Girėnas str. 21, Vilnius). Let’s start the new academic year together!

Run with KSU!

Members of KSU community are invited to join KSU team and run in RIMI Vilnius marathon* on 11 September! KSU team will consist of KSU students, teachers, administrative staff and Erasmus students who have come to KSU.

 Please register by e-mail international@ksu.lt till 29 August! When registering, specify your contact phone number and the size of t-shirts that the organisers will provide during the marathon. For those who wish to become team captains, please indicate your wish during registration.

 KSU team will consist of only 20 people, so don‘t wait and register now! The participation is free of charge for the members of KSU team. More information about marathon is available here. * KSU team will run 5 km route.

We have great news for our Aviation community! Foreign aviation expert, lecturer, researcher dr. Salim Kurnaz will come to KSU for his Post-Doctoral fellowship for 1 year period!

During this Postdoctoral fellowship at KSU, the researcher will analyze and investigate scientific research on the topic ‘Crisis Management: The Effect of Global Crisis Environments on Regional Aviation in North Europe’.

We are glad that KSU chooses and brings extremely high-level aviation experts from all over the world to conduct scientific research and to share their expertise and the latest knowledge of scientific research with our students!

More about researcher dr. Salim Kurnaz:
Salim Kurnaz is an Assistant Professor at Süleyman Demirel University, School of Civil Aviation with 22 years of experience in aviation. He worked as a maintenance technician, quality control technician and maintenance instructor in the Turkish Armed Forces between 1997-2020. He worked at Joint Force Command (JFCBS) Brunssum/ Netherlands between 2010-2013. He received his first Bachelor degree on Public Management in 2005 and second Bachelor degree on Aviation Management in 2022 from Anadolu University; first master’s degree in International Relations from Oklahoma University Oklahoma/USA in 2013 and second master’s degree in Business Management from Malatya Inonu University in 2018. He received his doctorate degree on management Sciences in 2019 from Malatya Inonu University. He continues his studies in the fields of aviation management, contemporary management systems, strategic management, and behavioral sciences.