Rector and Vice Rector


Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen is the Dean of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark. He studied Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy and holds a BA in medicine from University of Copenhagen. He has published scholarly work in several high-ranking scientific journals, such as Nature, The Lancet Planetary Health, and PLOS Medicine in collaboration with cross-disciplinary teams. His research centers on the relation between the built environment and health in sub-Saharan Africa. In conjunction with his academic work, Jakob has extensive practice experience with constructions in Europe, Africa, and Asia as head of Ingvartsen Architects. His practice work seeks to advance evidence-based solutions for enhancing health conditions in the build environment. He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed research publications. His works has been exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016 and 2021.



Vice Rector

Dr. Jūratė Kamičaitytė is a professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Kaunas University of Technology. Today, she is the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific articles, 2 course books and a scientific study; presented research results at more than 30 national and international scientific conferences. Together with co-authors prepared 20 architectural and spatial planning projects; participated and is participating in 8 national and international research projects; in two study projects. She is a head of architecture study programs and a member of the Doctoral Committee of History and Theory of Arts. She is also a member of editorial board of the scientific Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering. Her main research interests include analysis and evaluation of landscape visual quality, methods of visual impact assessment, evaluation of potential and dynamics of city structures, cultural and landscape identity studies, expression of sustainable development concept in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Since 2018 she is a member of the Research Group “Cultural and Spatial Environment” at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (KTU) and an associate member of the research laboratory of CNRS ESPACE UMR 7300 (University of Aix-Marseille).