Professor Ruta Ciutiene in Lithuania named International Academic Advisor for PM World



Kaunas University of Technology professor joins PM World Journal and Library academic advisory team

21 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Vilnius – PM World has announced that Prof Ruta Ciutiene has joined the organization’s academic advisory board for the PM World Journal and PM World Library. Prof Ciutiene is head of the project management Master’s degree program at Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania. She joins an international team of academic leaders who provide advice and feedback to the PM World editorial team.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE1Prof Ruta Ciutiene holds a PhD in Management and Administration. Since 2001 she has worked in various positions at Kaunas University of Technology, where from 2012 she is a professor in the Department of Management and Manager of the Project Management Master Degree study program. From 2014 she also is a Product Development Director in the Executive School of Economics and Business School. She teaches several courses in project management not only for economics and business, but for engineering students also.

Human resources management in projects and engineering project issues are her main scientific fields of interest. She has practical experience in working with business and public sector development projects. She also trains and consults businesses and the public sector in project management processes. At the same time she coordinates, manages and participates in local and international studies and business development projects as well as scientific. Further, she works as an external evaluator on international projects.

Not only will Prof Ciutiene provide academic perspective but she will also act as an occasional International Correspondent for Lithuania, reporting on important developments affecting the project management profession there.

Kaunas University of Technology

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic States and one of the most prominent higher education schools in the country, leading in many research areas and study fields. There are 9 faculties and 10 research institutes at the University. KTU offers almost 160 undergraduate, masters and PhD study programmes in technology, science, humanities and biomedical science fields and arts.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE2Last year the University opened one of the largest and most modern open access research centres: KTU Science and Technology Centre and Technological Business Incubator. At KTU Santaka Valley researchers carry out frontier research and R&D activities in the areas of sustainable chemistry and biopharmacy, future energy, mechatronics and telecommunication technologies which are of crucial importance for developing knowledge economy in Lithuania. KTU Santaka Valley, accommodating state-of-art laboratories and knowledge-based enterprises, is a hub for progressive technologies and knowledge-intensive business representing synergy among research, studies and innovations.

The School of Economics and Business is the largest School in Kaunas University of Technology. There are 6 academic departments, Executive School, 3 research centres and institutes. The School of Economics and Business offers 8 undergraduate, 14 masters and 2 PhD study programmes. It combines three most important parts for existing and future business – internationality, interdisciplinarity and innovations.


This program is business oriented based on the latest project management knowledge and coordination as well provides a unique opportunity to double diploma (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (Germany)) and it is ment for ambitiuous students who are not afraid of challenges. Aquired knowledge during the Project management program includes change management, innovation management and commercialization of business projects in information technology, project planning and organization, quality and risk management, project evaluation and other specific project management to help realize the entire project life ecosystem and to help students work successfully in various international and national projects as managers, specialists and independent experts and evaluators.

The double diploma studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund makes it possible to acquire specific knowledge and skills in IT Project Management (you can choose also business projects). The programs team includes not only the university professors, but also project managers, business representatives and foreign university lecturers with more than 10 years of successful practical experience.

150522-pmwj35-Ciutiene-IMAGE3Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Located just an hour from Vilnius, Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris.

According to David Pells, managing editor of the PM World Journal, “We are honored to have Ruta Ciutiene join our academic advisory team. She comes highly recommended, I have already seen some of her published works and we welcome her involvement. I also look forward to learning more about her project management program at Kaunas University of Technology.“

According to Professor Ciutiene, “I also look forward to working with Mr. Pells and his editorial team for the journal and library. The interest in project management education and knowledge is growing rapidly in Lithuania and other Baltic countries. This new connection to PM World should be beneficial to everyone.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a global resource for sharing knowledge related to portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWJ is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also operates the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.