main institutions implementing VET/HRD researches are the following:
organisations are responsible for implementing specific researches related
to their functions, e.g.
Magnus University Centre for Vocational Education and Research (located
in Kaunas; website: http://www.vdu.lt/prsc)
implements research in the field of teacher training, human resource development,
labour market research and qualification research.
and Social Research Institute (DSTI, located in Vilnius; website: http://www.dsti.lt)
implements research in the field of employment and labour market.
Centre for Vocational Education and Training (PMMC, located in Vilnius;
website: http://www.pmmc.lt) systematically
implements training needs analyses in specific sectors. It also implements
research on quality of training, VET effectiveness (e.g. employability
of VET graduates). The Centre is responsible for the development of VET
standards, thus for every standard the corresponding qualification research
organisations (especially University research departments) and private
companies periodically implement researches on HRD and specific VET issues.
of Information Technologies in Lithuania (ITC, located in Vilnius; website:
implements scientific research on the practices of modern ICT in education.
Professional Development Centre (PPRC, located in Vilnius; website: http://www.pprc.lt)
implements research on the teachers' qualification development, certification
and retraining needs.
Lithuania (located in Vilnius; website: http://www.std.lt)
regularly implement labour force surveys and survey of lifelong learning
of Educational Studies of Kaunas University of Technology (located in Kaunas;
implements researches in the areas of competence development and recognition,
accreditation of prior learning, learning organizations and etc.
Research Centre of Siauliai University (located in Siauliai; website: http://webas.su.lt/lt/centrai/soctyrim/)
and The Social Communication Institute of Vilnius Pedagogical University
(located in Vilnius, website: http://www.vpu.lt/index.php?782723375)
carry out research on various topics of the education system, including
Policy and Management Institute (located in Vilnius; website: http://www.vpvi.lt)
is primary focused on public management consultancy in Lithuania. The Institute
also has implemented field research on VET (both initial and labour market
training) and infrastructure development.
Dominus” (located in Kaunas; website: http://www.factus.lt/),
together with carrying out market analysis, is currently implementing a
VET/HRD field research (on topics like readiness of graduates for the labour
market, transition between different levels of education etc.).