Speakers and discussants

How to find your research path…

Dr. Jolita Greblikaitė is an associate professor at Aleksandras Stulginskis University. She defended her PhD thesis in Management and Administration in 2011. The theme she was developing from 2004 was related to entrepreneurship and its social responsibility. Now the researcher is focusing mostly on young social entrepreneurs in Lithuania and EU. She is one of the leading researchers in Social Sciences at university, publishing her research abroad in high ranked journals, invited to publish the research in well-known publishing houses. She is teaching a lot abroad, participating actively in various scientific international conferences abroad. Jolita Greblikaite became one of the leading persons of the biggest scientific international conferences in Lithuania – Rural Development 2017: Bioeconomy challenges. Jolita Greblikaite is the member of Kaunas University of Technology Alumni. „Life after PhD just starts“ she says.

 Research of PhDs career 

Tadas Juknevičius  is a policy analyst in Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA). Main responsibilities – analysis of R&D assessment and funding system, transnational research cooperation, research infrastructures and other R&D related issues. Previously Tadas was working as a chief officer in the Science Division of the Ministry of Education and Science and a project manager in  Enterprise Lithuania.

PhD Challenges

Dalia Karlaitė is currently the penultimate year PhD student in Economics at the Institute of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Finance Management, Mykolas Romeris University in Lithuania. She is the author of more than ten scientific publications. Dalia is actively participating in the scientific conferences and workshops in Lithuania and abroad.

Povilas Kavaliauskas currently is the head/director of  department of Pathogenic Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology and traveling research fellow at Weill Cornel university. He is one of the founders of Institute for Infectious Diseases and Pathogenic Microbiology. Povilas is talented and ambitious scientist, working for more than 7 years in the research field of infectious diseases. He is also an author of considerable amount of scientific publications in the field of molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance.

PhD studies in Lithuania vs. Sweden: expectation and reality

Dr. Milena Medineckienė is the president of Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers (LSYR), also she is a vice president and member of the council of Lithuanian Scientific Society. Two times was elected as a member of council at LSYR. Milena is a director at Science Development Institute. She defended her doctoral degree in Vilnius Gediminas technical university. In March 2017 she defended her second PhD in Sweden – Royal Institute of Technlogy (KTH).

Life after PhD: changes

Dr. Anastasija Novikova is a lecturer at Aleksandras Stulginskis University. Main teaching subjects are microeconomics and macroeconomics. The research area covers valuation of public goods and externalities in agriculture. In December 2016 she defended her doctoral degree in the field of economics


 Dr. Loreta Tauginienė, acting as a Head of Academic Ethics Centre as well as researcher at Mykolas Romeris University, has published over 10 publications on university social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, science in society and academic ethics. She is a co-author of 4 books, some of them published by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (Germany), Edward Elgar Publishing, Routledge. Loreta is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (Brazil, ISSN 2236-269X) and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management and Change (Estonia, ISSN 2228-2181). Loreta was given a Baltic University Programme Special Award for the Best PhD thesis in 2013 in the field of Sustainability. Her research interests are research policy, academic / research integrity, university social responsibility, public engagement, and responsible research and innovation.