Education/Skills Opportunities

An Expert's View about Sales in Lithuania

Last updated: 21 Mar 2011

Statistics show that the number of people with higher education in Lithuania is among the highest in Europe.

Sector briefing Education and Skills Opportunities in Lithuania Why Lithuania? Education and training sector in Lithuania has been undergoing many changes recently: higher education reform was implemented in 2009-2010 academic year, training sector has been receiving substantial funding since 2004, investments into education sector have been aimed at improving education environment. Statistics show that the number of people with higher education in Lithuania is among the highest in Europe. However there are still many areas, which might be improved in education and training sector in the country. Find general information on Lithuanian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Lithuania gives an overview of Lithuania?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Skills opportunities in Lithuania experience and joint projects with the Opportunities education institutions abroad. HR training Lithuanian youth studying abroad As a result of increased demand for HR UK is among the most popular destinations training, the number of training providers in chosen by Lithuanian youth willing to study Lithuania have been increasing significantly abroad. Part of them study in Lithuania and go since 2004. Due to comparatively high to the UK via the students exchange competition in the market, local companies are programmes while others choose to enter the looking for ways of gaining advantage against universities in the UK straight away. competitors by offering new, original programmes, inviting professional lecturers from other countries or partnering in other Education equipment ways. Business opportunities for UK companies willing partner with local players and share Majority of education institutions in Lithuania their expertise exist in the market. have undergone basic renovation over the last years therefore more money is now being E-learning allocated to improvement of education means. Education institutions are gradually updating With intense life style, high IT awareness and their IT infrastructure, which result in well developed broadband infrastructure, increasing interest in both educational demand for e-learning is increasing. However, equipment as well as contemporary education currently no university or college offers e- means (software, e-programmes etc.). learning programmes with the exception of some, offering e-learning of several subjects. According to higher education institutions You can be alerted to business opportunities in established in Lithuania, one of the main Lithuania on a regular basis by registering on reasons behind little choice of e-learning in the the UKTI website. country is the lack of programmes to be used in e-learning. Private education institutions Popularity of private education institutions has been increasing recently. Private pre-school education is often chosen due to lack of places in state kindergartens as well as better and nicer environment in the private ones. In addition, institutions following different methodologies (Montessori, etc.), have been gaining popularity lately, however they are available in private institutions only. Private higher education institutions have also been gaining popularity. They became even more popular after the higher education reform ? since then funding is being allocated to each student, rather than institution thus students in private education can also receive it. Co-operation with education institutions As a result of higher education reform, funding received by higher education institutions depend on the number of students they attract. The new system increased competition among universities, thus even more of them are interested in co-operation, exchange of UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Skills opportunities in Lithuania Major events and activities UKTI contacts SELF-EDUCATION, STUDIES, CAREER Laura Lescinskiene Organiser: Senior Market Adviser Lithuanian Exhibition Centre LITEXPO British Embassy Vilnius Exhibition Project Manager: Mrs Jolanta Tel: (00370 5) 2462927 Masiuliene Email: laura.lescinskiene@fco.gov.uk Tel: +370 5 268 6884 www.ukti.gov.uk Fax: +370 5 268 6826 E-mail: jolanta@litexpo.lt Website: www.litexpo.lt Description: International exhibition on vocational training, studies, language and competence development courses, career planning VILNIUS BOOK FAIR Organiser: Lithuanian Exhibition Centre LITEXPO Exhibition Project Manager: Mrs Milda Gembickiene Tel: +370 5 268 6824 Fax: +370 5 268 6826 E-mail: bookfair@litexpo.lt Website: www.litexpo.lt Description: international book fair UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Skills opportunities in Lithuania Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Lithuanian market are advised you to meet contacts and promote your to undertake as much market research and company in the Lithuanian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Lithuania, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Lithuanian market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Lithuanian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Skills opportunities in Lithuania
Posted: 21 March 2011, last updated 21 March 2011

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