Opportunity to participate in Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute with Erasmus+

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute (https://www.cwri.net/), a nonprofit nongovernmental organization established in north Cyprus with a focus on the protection of local species and habitats. In the attachment below, please see the Catalogue of Internship placements that are offered by our conservation organization for the year 2024. These placements are especially suitable for students and graduates of programs related to biology, ecology, environmental protection, animal care, nature management, veterinary medicine, social media, and media production. A full list of our current programs can be reviewed following the link: https://v.cwri.net/

The general information about our current placements, requirements, and other details are summarized in the catalogue below and on our volunteering web pages. We are currently preparing new internship programs (such as monitoring of donkeys, or bird nest boxes) so it may be useful for the students to regularly check our web pages. Our programs are suitable to be considered Erasmus+ placements and the living expenses can be therefore covered by an Erasmus+ scholarship.


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Invitation to the Common and Little Terns: a seminar coupled with a field visit and a conference

LOD LifeTerns seminar invitation 18-19 10 2023

LOD LifeTerns Final Conference invitation 20 10

We warmly invite you to participate in two upcoming international events organized by the Lithuanian Ornithological Society, focusing on the protection of Common and Little Terns: a seminar coupled with a field visit and a conference. These events will take place on 18-20 October in Vilnius.

Also, we kindly request your assistance in disseminating this information to your network, encouraging others to join us.


About the events

1. The seminar “Conservation of Island Breeding Birds: Challenges and Best Practices

·        Date and location: 18-19 October 2023, Vilnius

·        Details: plenary session on 18 October, and field visit on 19 October

·        Topics:

Session I: Conservation challenges of island breeding terns and other waterbirds.

Session II: Telemetry methods for effective conservation of the breeding waterbirds.

Session III: Cooperation of the industries and nature sector for better conservation of breeding waterbirds.

·        Sharing of experience: We are looking forward for participants to share their insights and experiences related to the seminar topics. We kindly ask to express interest and propose your presentation topic by 20 September when registering to the seminar.


2. The Final Conference of the LIFE TERNS project

·        Date and location: 20 October 2023, Vilnius

·        Topics:

–        Overview of the main results of the LIFE TERNS. Future perspectives and our next steps.

–        Maintaining of waterways: benefits for island breeding birds and future possibilities.

–        The importance of telemetry method and its advantages in shaping of the protection of Terns and their important habitats.

–        Photo exhibition of the LIFE TERNS project.

·     We would like to share experiences and lessons we have learned throughout the four-year project. We also plan to invite other organisations to collaborate and become LOD partners in continuing actions for the improvement of the conservation status of the Common and Little tern and shorebirds breeding on islands.


Both events are part of the EU LIFE project “Adjustment of key stakeholders’ capacity for improvement of Common and Little terns conservation status in Lithuania” (LIFE TERNS, LIFE17 NAT/LT/000545).


Registration. To register to the events, please kindly follow this link. The registration deadline is 25 September 2023.

Covering participation costs. The organisers can reimburse travel expenses and provide accommodation for all presenters as well as several other participants. If you are interested in applying for it, please indicate this in the registration form. We will be in touch with you by mid-September.

Attached invitations. For your convenience, we have attached invitations to the seminar and the conference to this email.


If you have any questions on the events, please contact us at inga@birdlife.lt, or lod@birdlife.lt.

We are looking forward to meet you in our events.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Nominal Scholarship Competition 2023-2024

Nominal scholarship for Masters terms and conditions VDU 2023-24


“Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics” UAB in cooperation with Vytautas Magnus University invites      1-year masters students from VDU Faculty of Natural Sciences to prepare Master final thesis at the Company.

Favorite students selected to prepare Master final thesis at the Company will receive Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics nominal scholarship of 2000 Eur per single academic year. VDU students who prepare the final thesis at the Company for two academic years and if study results do not worsen, are entitled for a second-year scholarship, therefore total scholarship would amount to 4000 Eur. This nominal scholarship does not impact students’ chances to receive other scholarships from the State, “Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics” or other.

Applicants’ Bachelor final thesis (or exams) and Main study field subjects weighted average grades must be no less than 8 to qualify for the Scholarship competition.

First year Master students must submit applications for the competition by September 26, 2023     

Students must submit following documents:  

  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Motivational letter, also indicating preferred Research groups;
  • Copy of Bachelor studies diploma and its supplement;
  • Copy of Secondary school graduation diploma;
  • Copy of other achievements, such as scientific and/or social activities (e.g. participations in scientific competitions, tournaments and other);
  • Recommendation from VDU Faculty or Employer would be additional benefit.


Applications should be submitted via VDU AIS address dek@gmf.vdu.lt titled “Thermo Fisher Scientific nominal scholarship”.


Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to “Thermo Fisher Scientific” representative – Edvin Stankevič, edvin.stankevic@thermofisher.com,or VDU representative – Evelina Genevičienė evelina.geneviciene@vdu.lt.

Transform4Europe invites the teaching staff from all universities of the alliance to take part in the Innovative Teaching Award contest. 


Transform4Europe invites the teaching staff from all universities of the alliance to take part in the Innovative Teaching Award contest. 

Eligible practices include good practices in the following categories (more than one can be chosen): the growth of students’ entrepreneurial mindset; inclusive teaching and learning in higher education; digitally enhanced learning and teaching; internationalization of teaching and learning.

There will be 4 awards consisting of 2500 € each for the realization of innovative or creative teaching projects.

Application deadline is 5 June.

More information: https://www.vdu.lt/en/t4eu-announced-innovative-teaching-award-contest/


Competition for Scholarships for Scientific or Artistic Achievements


Studentė groja, muzika

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) announces a competition for scholarships for the scientific or artistic achievements of VMU students, which aims to encourage students to pursue scientific or artistic activities at the University.

One-off scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements in the amount of EUR 500 (five hundred euros) are awarded to the most productive and/or the students with the highest and most significant achievements (as measured by scientific (artistic) production points) in the relevant group of study fields.

The scholarship is open to candidates who have at least one scientific publication, a conference presentation, or a public presentation of their work. The scholarships are awarded based on an assessment of the scientific or artistic achievements of the previous calendar year (in the period from 1 January to 31 December) in the following relevant groups of study fields:

  • Humanities;
  • Arts;
  • Engineering Sciences and Technological Sciences;
  • Social Sciences, Law, Business and Public Management;
  • Educational Sciences;
  • Mathematical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences;
  • Agricultural Sciences.

Scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements shall be awarded separately according to the relevant groups of study fields:

  • jointly for full-time and part-time first cycle students and for first- to fourth-year students of integrated studies;
  • jointly for full-time and part-time second cycle students, students of vocational studies, and fifth-year students of integrated studies.

Students who are willing to apply for a scholarship for scientific or artistic achievements up to this year, students must submit data on their scientific, artistic, and other activities on the VMU Student Portal until March 31 st under “Science” in accordance with the following procedure:

  • log in to the VMU Student self-service portal using your personal login provided by the University, select Research in the menu box, and click on the Fill button when the column opens;
  • select the category of the scientific/artistic activity you want to pursue (publications and  patents; other research and organizational activity; other research and artistic activity; significant prizes and awards) and provide all the necessary information and press the Save button.

IMPORTANT: publications and patents must be registered in the University’s Science Management System VMU CRIS, and points for publications shall be awarded according to the classification of scientific and artistic output approved by VMU.

More information:

Description of the procedure for awarding scholarships for scientific or artistic achievements at Vytautas Magnus university

  • Student centre (Student Affairs department)
  • Address K. Donelaičio g. 52-108, LT-44244, Kaunas
  • Phone (8 37) 751 175
  • Email studentas@vdu.lt

Invitation to the conference “International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues”, May 23-26

Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) invite you to participate in the 19th International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues (CYSENI 2023). This year the conference will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from May 23 to 26, 2023.
The core value of the conference:

International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues is an annual event aimed at young researchers and professionals from Europe and worldwide working in the fields of Energy, Physical and Environmental sciences. CYSENI seeks to provide a free and well-established platform to undergraduate, MSc, Ph.D. students, postdoc, entrant engineers and other young scientists to present their latest research, develop their skills, make new contacts and forge durable scientific relationships.


This year, to attain these goals, LEI has has partnered with LAMMC – other top-tier Lithuanian science institution. This partnership is built on years of previous cooperation on identified synergies of their research fields, and is reflected in an expanded list of Topics for the Conference this year.


To stay up-to-date on the Conference news – check the Conference website and Facebook for updates frequently.

Participation in the conference is free of charge!
Conference topics:

Energy Sciences

⦿ Renewable energy sources
⦿ Bioenergy, Biomass and biofuels
⦿ Energy efficiency, reliability and security
⦿ Smart energy systems
⦿ Energy economics and policy
⦿ Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies
⦿ Fusion energy, nuclear fission and radiation protection
⦿ Cross-cutting energy issues

Physical Sciences

⦿ Combustion and plasma processes
⦿ Thermal physics, fluid mechanics and metrology
⦿ Material sciences and technologies

Environmental Sciences

⦿ Innovative agriculture, horticulture, and forestry solutions
⦿ Sustainable Pest Management
⦿ Food sciences and technologies
⦿ Plant biology and physiology
⦿ Plant genetics and breeding
⦿ Global change and environmental footprint

We politely ask you to forward this email to any potential attendee in your environment.
Call for abstract:

For complete registration, an electronic version of the research abstract (should not exceed 2000 symbols in English) is to be submitted before March 12, 2023.

Participants will have to prepare an oral presentation or poster.

For more information on the conference, registration, deadlines, venue, programme and up-to-date information visit the conference website www.cyseni.com and follow us on Facebook.



The concept of the conference was changed, this year young researchers can participate in the conference in two ways:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

You have to submit your abstracts in the registration form below!


All submitted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of 19th International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy and Natural Sciences Issues (CYSENI 2023) ISSN 2783-6339.

Conference organizers:
Logos of the Organizers of the CYSENI 2023 Conference

Invitation to the “VIII Baltic Genetics Congress”, which will be held on March 22-24

VIII Baltic Genetics Congress

Kaunas, Lithuania, March 22-24, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the VIII Baltic Genetic Congress (BGC) will take place from March 22 – 24, 2023 at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

BGC will be an excellent opportunity for experienced and early-career researchers in all fields of genetics to present and to discuss their novel research.

Main topics:

  • Population and evolutionary genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics and developmental genetics
  • Bacterial-, yeast-, and viral genetics
  • Plant-, animal-, and human genetics

Abstract submission will be open on January 15.

Abstract deadline will be March 1, 2023.

Registration has already opened https://bgc.vdu.lt/

Invitation to the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”,

Dear colleagues,  

It gives us immense pleasure to invite You to the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”, which will take place in Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 10–12 May, 2023. The annual conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY” is organized on occasion of the International Days of Health, Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety & Health.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss interrelated human safety & health and environment protection problems, present the results of the newest research and to create opportunities for scientists and young researchers to share the research results not only among researchers and students, but also between farmers, agricultural experts, representatives from forestry and other sectors. Also, to promote a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Sections of the Conference:

  • Biosystem Engineering
  • Environment and Health
  • Ecology, sustainable forestry



  • until 17th February 2023registration
  • until 10th March 2023 – publication submission.


Scientific articles will be published in the selected papers of 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “ŽMOGAUS IR GAMTOS SAUGA 2023 / HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023”. Edition of the selected papers is indexed by Central & Eastern European Academic Source (EBSCO).



Chairperson of Organizing Committee – dr. Gediminas VASILIAUSKAS

Tel. +370 689 77015;

E-mail: gediminas.vasiliauskas@vdu.lt


Conference administrator – Nijolė POŠKIENĖ

Tel. +370 37 752357;

E-mail: nijole.poskiene@vdu.lt


Conference e-mail: zmogaus.sauga@vdu.lt

Conference website: https://zgs.vdu.lt


Conference events will be organized in-person.

We would appreciate if You share this information with everyone that might be interested in participation.

Looking forward meeting You in the 29th International Scientific-Practice Conference “HUMAN AND NATURE SAFETY 2023” at Vytautas Magnus University.

Creative Repurposing of Educational Spaces

Creative Repurposing of Educational Spaces


Invitation to the conference „3rd Baltic Biophysics Conference“

Dear Colleagues
We would like to invite you to 3rd Baltic Biophysics conference, which will be held on October 6-7, 2022, in the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania.
The main purpose of this conference is to meet with scientists from the Baltic states, which work in biophysics or related fields. The main topics of the conference will be:
  • Biophotonics,
  • Photosynthesis,
  • Biomedical physics & engineering,
  • Neurobiophysics,
  • Nanomedicine & Theranostics,
  • Advanced microscopy & Bio-imaging,
  • Novel Nanomaterials in the life sciences,
  • Electric fields effects on the biological systems,
  • Lab on a Chip.
About our keynotes:
Rodolphe Fischmeister graduated from Supélec (France), then studied at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and Emory University (Atlanta, USA). He returned to INSERM (France), where he currently is its Director of Research as well as the head of the LabEx LERMIT, and deputy director and founder of the Laboratory of Signalling and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. Professor’s interests are directed toward physiological and pathophysiological aspects of neuroendocrine regulation of heart function, cardiac membrane receptors, and their signaling cascades, and cellular control of cardiac ion channels.
Rodolphe Fischmeister’s prolific research has accumulated over 10’000 citations (with 26 papers cited >100 times), and his h-index is 59. Professor has trained dozens of post-graduate researchers was invited to several hundred scientific meetings and seminars all over the world, and has received a number of awards for his influential contributions.
Herbert van Amerongen studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and was a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University. Currently, he is a Professor of Biophysics at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Herbert van Amerongen is famous for his research on the light reactions of photosynthesis employing spectroscopic and microscopic methods.
Professor’s research has been highly impactful – his h-index is over 60 and his publications have been cited over 10’000 times. Especially well-known monograph Photosynthetic Excitons (World Scientific Co., Singapore, 2000), written together with Leonas Valkūnas and Rienk van Grondelle, has been cited over 1000 times.
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