IMTA Alumni Gather in Vilnius in April 2012
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For the seventh time IMTA alumni will hold the annual conference of their association of 415 members from 126 institutions in 34 countries. The event took place on 26-27 April 2012 at the ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania on the initiative of its president, Nerijus Pacesa (an IMTA 2003 alumnus).

Following the successful experience of the three latest IMTA alumni gatherings, the Vilnius conference included the following inter-related events:

  • IMTA Alumni Conference on “Teaching Excellence and Quality Assurance: Implications for Faculty Development”
  • International Teaching Week, where IMTA alumni lectured to students and participants in the various programs at the host institution
  • IMTA Alumni Meeting

The conference included the following themes:

  • Academic excellence through quality teaching
  • Faculty development and quality assurance
  • Implications and prospects for faculty development and IMTA alumni involvement

To inspire a discussion in which IMTA Alumni had an opportunity to present and discuss their personal and institutional approaches and experiences related to the above-mentioned topics, the conference featured the following invited contributions:

  • Quality of Teaching and Development of Teaching Skills, Prof. Hanne Leth Andersen, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Research and Consulting to Support Quality Teaching, Prof. Krzysztof Obloj, Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Management, Warsaw University, and Kozminski University, Poland, IMTA Faculty
  • Teaching Excellence: Getting to the Next Level,  Prof. Arshad Ahmad, President of the National Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Canada, Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, IMTA Faculty
  • Managing and Employing Technology in Higher Education, Dr. Vilius Kontrimas, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania

An integral part of the event was the IMTA Alumni Meeting where participants discussed future activities of the association, including proposals for hosting the Eighth IMTA Alumni Conference in 2013. Attractive social and cultural events enabled the participants to learn more about the fascinating history and culture of Vilnius and Lithuania.

The Seventh IMTA Alumni Conference was also opened to management faculty from the host institution, as well as business schools from Lithuania and other countries that may have an interest in faculty development trends and issues in general or specific IMTA experience in particular.

Contact: Tadas Šarapovas, Head of International Relations Department and Career Centre ( and Simona Zekaite, International Relations Coordinator (

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