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New challenges for land administration in post land reform countries (Vytautas Magnus University, Distance learning part 20th of March– 21th of April, 2023, Meeting in person 24th – 28th of April, 2023.)

New challenges for land administration in post land reform countries

Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Intensive master and bachelor level course


1. Distance learning part 20th of March– 21th of April, 2023.

2. Meeting in person 24th – 28th of April, 2023.


Recently one of the main tasks for land administration and management in Eastern Europe was land reform. However, this process is almost over and land administration and land use planning face new challenges. During more than 30 years in post-reform countries different systems of land administration and land use planning were developed. In accordance real property registration systems were developed differently. Current issues, tasks and problems of land administration and land use planning changed over a time and instruments how to solve them are different in each country.

The main aim of the course – to introduce for the students main land administration and land use planning issues and challenges in different countries after the land reform and instruments for solving these issues.

As an outcome we expect to give for the students wider knowledge on the international aspects of land administration. They will be familiar with peculiarities of land use planning in rural and urban areas in different countries. The issue of land consolidation has different level of importance and experience in all countries. After the course students will acquire deeper understanding of importance of such projects. Certain land use planning projects needs specific land valuation methods which will be described in the course. We have to consider that land administration and land use planning is getting modern and new technologies can be introduced for the students.

There are separate study courses dealing with land administration, urban planning, real property valuation or remote sensing in all universities land management master programs. Innovation of this course is a combination of mention courses into one with broader understanding of international experience. It will focus on the changes of existing land administration system and new instruments in land use planning with specific applications of land valuation, introduction of new surveying and planning technologies, actual urban planning issues, the importance of land consolidation.  It is also planned to give some lectures on-line.

The distance learning part is organized in e-learning environment (Moodle). The list of questions by main topics and main literature sources with different text documents for independent studies will be presented in e-learning environment. The questions are focused on the main modern land administration issues. In the end of the e-learning part the students shall have to prepare written paper on given topics and make an oral presentation during meeting in person.

 In the period of meeting in person the students will:

  • attend the lectures,
  • participate in workshop,
  • visit the National Land Service under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania.

Each group participating in the workshop will make an oral presentation about the results of group work. The meeting in person will end with the presentation of distance learning work results (PowerPoint presentation and short written report).

Some lectures will be held on-line. It is also planned to invite lecturers and students from non BOVA university – University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.

Each University will prepare lectures about their country specific features according to planned topics. 

Course venue: Vytautas Magnus University

Course leader: Audrius Aleknavičius, Department of Lands Use Planning and Geomatics,      Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.

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Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course programme

Register here: BOVA registration form

Submitted on: Thu, 03/23/2023 - 09:52