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Institute of agricultural engineering and safety


The Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Safety is an academic unit of Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, which conducts basic and applied research, experimental development and scientific knowledge studies and prepares scientists in the fields of Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The Institute was established on 8th October, 2012 by the order of University Rector, by merging the departments of Agricultural Machinery, Occupational Safety and Engineering Management and Mechanics and two laboratories – Laboratory of Progressive Crop Engineering and Laboratory of Technology Safety. The Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Safety continues the good practices and traditions of scientific activities and pedagogical work of the joint units.

The institute employs 4 professors, 10 associate professors, 4 lecturers and one assistant, one senior researcher, 2 researchers and one junior researcher. 14 doctoral students are currently preparing doctoral dissertations at the Institute. Technical staff consists of 5 employees.

Institute staff is engaged in international and national projects and publishes more than 30 scientific articles every year, including roughly 10 indexed in the databases Web of Science (WoS) with citation index. Each year one or two doctoral dissertations are prepared in the institute and defended publicly, 13 master students successfully prepare their master and about 25 bachelor students their bachelor theses.