Photo gallery / Nuotraukų galerija 2017
30th of March, 2017
the 30th of March Researchers'
Excellence Network (RENET) invited to take the part (personally or virtually) in the plenary session of the 6th international interdisciplinary scientific conference "The Region: History, Culture, Language". Opening speeches and four presentation were made by scholars from Lithuania, Latvia and Croatia.
Šiauliai University Vice-Rector for Research and Arts prof. dr. Ingrida Šaulienė,
Šiauliai University Research Institute director prof. dr. Diana Cibulskienė
Building ironwork – artefacts and recordings in the inventories of the palaces in Zemgale from the 17th and early 18th century
Senior researcher dr. Ieva Ose, Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia, Latvia.
Shifting Boundaries: Some Aspects of Space in Rainis’ Plays
Prof. dr. Zane Šiliņa, Latvian Academy of Culture, Latvia.
Bosnian-Herzegovina's Identity, Mentality and Self-Awareness in Štefa Jurkić's (1896–1971) Novels Translated into Czech
Assist. prof. dr. Draženko Tomić, assist. prof. dr. Vladimir Legac,
assoc. prof. dr. Blaženka Filipan-Žignić, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Anti-Soviet military resistance in Lithuania according CIA reports
Assoc. prof. dr. Simonas Strelcovas, Šiauliai University, Lithuania.
22nd of March, 2017
On the 22nd of March Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) was presented for PhD students (working in fields of Management and Economics) in Udine University (Italia) by the chairperson of coordination committee lect. dr. Vita Juknevičienė.
7th of February, 2017
On the 7th of February the first event in 2017 was organised by Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) – a virtual lecture "Fostering Teachers' Professional Development: Mentor, Project, and Community". Presenters - RENET members prof. Kuo-Hung Huang and prof. Ching-Ching Cheng from National Chiayi University (Taiwan). The first seminar of RENET network was moderated by prof. Vincentas Lamanauskas (Šiauliai University) and dr. Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).
24th of April, 2017
Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to participate in a virtual public lecture "Wildlife Management and Conservation in Natural Forest Ecosystems" (Field - Natural Sciences). Presenter - prof. dr. Miguel Ángel Quimbayo Cardona, Head of the Department of Forestry, University of Tolima (Colombia). He presented why wildlife studies are important to establish a relationship with vegetation, water flows and basins, encouraging the integration of applied knowledge in forestry strategies development. The lecture was moderated by lect. dr. Martynas Kazlauskas (Šiauliai University) and lect. dr. Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).
25th of April, 2017
On the 25th of April Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to a virtual public lecture "Critical academic literacy: Paulo Freire´s lessons" (Field - Education Sciences). Presenter - assoc. prof. dr. Claudia Riolfi from the Faculty of Education, University of Sao Paolo (Brazil). Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher which work, foundational of the critical pedagogy, is known all over the world. Presenter discussed its up-to-dateness and applications on the context of the conquest of critical academic literacy. The lecture was moderated by prof. Vincentas Lamanauskas (Šiauliai University) and lect. dr. Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).
25th of April, 2017
Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to a virtual public lecture "At the interface of life sciences and computing" (Field - Bioinformatics). Presenter - assoc. prof. dr. Dhundy Bastola from School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, College of Information Science and Technology, Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska at Omaha (USA). Professor explained the importance of bioinformatics and opportunities that it provides for biology and biomedicine. The audience was familiarized with bioinformatics tools for biology and biomedicine data processing. Newest research activities and projects were presented. The lecture was moderated by assoc. prof. dr. Egidijus Paliulis (Šiauliai University), who has made an internship in mentioned Institute, and lect. dr. Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).
26th of April 2017
On the 26th of April participants of the International Week in Šiauliai were invited to the round-table discussion "Researchers' Excellence Network - RENET", which was moderated by dr. Vita Juknevičienė - Chairperson of the Coordination Committee of RENET. Here participated representatives from universities and other High education institutions from 19 different countries: USA, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Slovenia, Belarus, Turkey, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Latvia, Georgia, India and Finland. There was a discussion about activities of RENET, membership, benefits and possible future development.
PHOTOS BY Zenonas Ripinskis27th of April, 2017
Researchers' Excellence Network (RENET) invited to a virtual public lecture "Future perspectives of the European integration". Presenter - RENET member prof. dr. Uroš Pinterič Faculty of Organizational Studies in Novo mesto (Slovenia). Year 2016 was the most decisive year in the recent history of the European continent within the perspective of self-reflection. For the first time internal differences created the situation when a member state decided to leave the European institutional frame. At the same time the global political environment changed from stable post bipolar hate to general political confusion resulting in alternative facts of friendship and increasing militarization. European Union stands between two fires with limited plan and limited ability to confront instability of international and internal institutional context, combined with increasing security threats and right-wing populism. In order to address this, European Commission prepared White paper on the Future of the European Union, which should provide answers, but it raises more questions instead. Different scenarios are providing different opportunities for the future. Regardless of which option will be chosen (based on experience, it will be again some kind of mix), the only option, which shall be pursued, is peace in the region. This lecture and the discussion was moderated by lect. Jurgita Mikolaitytė (Šiauliai University) and dr. Vita Juknevičienė (Chairperson of RENET Coordination Committee).