Delegation from Metropolitan State University of Denver visited Lithuanian Sports University

Delegation from Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA visited Lithuanian Sports University. Dr. Chad Harris, Department Chair for Human Performance and Sport, Dr. Ali Thobhani, Executive Director, Office of International Studies, Jennifer Provizer, Study Abroad Advisor & Program Coordinator, Office of International Studies participated in a discussion with Heads of LSU Departments. This is the third visit of the delegation from this University. The aim of the visit was to develop the existing cooperation not only in mobility, but in joint scientific research as well. Delegation visited LSU Institute of Innovations and Scientific Research, they were greatly interested in developed research as well as research projects. The Department Chair Dr. Chad Harris was impressed by the research diversity and students’ involvement into it. Their University offers Bachelor programmes that lasts 4 years and Masters programmes that last two years, they do not run doctoral studies. Students are not obliged to do research in Bachelor degree, but more and more students are interested in, so the University tends to strengthen this area and develop joint scientific research with international partners. While discussing about different possibilities of long lasting cooperation, the emphasis was put on performance analyses, biomechanics, inclusion into various research projects. Cooperation with this University started in 2019. In 2021/2022 academic year two students from Metropolitan State University of Denver spent one semester at LSU through Erasmus+ mobility programme. Students were greatly satisfied with studies, practical sessions, social and cultural experience as well as the city. Coming back to their University they made short videos to promote studies at LSU for future „Erasmus+“ participants. Cooperation with this University is developed through „Erasmus+“ programme. Next year the first LSU teacher Dr. Inga Lukonaitienė will visit Metropolitan State University of Denver by „Erasmus+“ programme.