Director of „Digital business and innovations“ bachelor's programme
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Associate Professor Dr. Eigirdas Žemaitis is the director of „Entrepreneurship and Innovation“ bachelor’s programme. He gained his PhD at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. In 2016-2017 Eigirdas completed an internship in China at the “University of Geosciences”.
Dr. Eigirdas Žemaitis has over 15 years of teaching experience. He was a lecturer at Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Mykolas Riomeris University and Vilnius University’s Business School.
Before starting his academic career, Eigirdas worked as a project consultant at the Lithuanian Innovation Center, where his interest in innovation began. At that time, Dr. Eigirdas Žemaitis worked with Lithuanian companies, that implemented innovations and looked for partners in Europe. He has also worked on many projects in the EU’s research programme/
Dr. Eigirdas Žemaitis is often invited as a guest speaker in various types of conferences. He is also actively involved in mentoring hackathons and contributing to entrepreneurship education.
“I like talking to students, who are interested in new ideas and have a positive outlook on the future, as well as believe in what they are doing. I find teaching process not as a standardised transfer of knowledge, but as the creation of learning together. I agree with the idea of teachers giving students the opportunity to create a learning process together. This means that all students can contribute to the content and be the creators, not just the users. To my mind, knowledge is very changeable and variable. New technologies have a huge impact on what we learn and what is important. In my lectures, I try to share knowledge, that is relevant enough. Despite the theories being known for a long time, news today in particular can confirm some of the statements. My goal is to encourage students to share and talk more actively.”