Valentina DAGIENĖ

Lithuanian - Lietuvių kalba

Research work

Scientific publications





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Prof. dr. Valentina Dagienė works at Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.
She has published over 200 scientific papers and over 100 methodical works. She has written more than 60 textbooks in the field of informatics and information technology(some of them are written with co-authors). Most textbooks are approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania and some of them are acknowledged as the best and nominated. V. Dagienė has coordinated of more than 50 national and international projects in education, information technology, development of education software and localisation of computer programs.

Valentina Dagienė received PhD in Physical Sciences (Informatics, 09 P) in 1993. In 2005 she earned a second degree of habilitation in Social Sciences (Educology, 07 S) at the Vytautas Magnus University. The title of the thesis was "Information culture in comprehensive schools: modelling of curricula in computer literacy and educational process".

Valentina Dagienė takes care of informatics teaching in primary, basic and secondary schools, she has initiated and supervised the preparation of curricula of informatics and information technologies, works in various expert groups and work groups of the Ministry of Education and Science. She guided the activity of Distance Young Programmers School. She organized the annual Olympiads in informatics for many years.

Valentina Dagienė gave lectures in Vilnius Pedagogical University (1992–2002) and Vytautas Magnus University (2001). Since 1998 she gives courses in Vilnius University Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

She is actively involved in various national and international committees as well as work groups on education and science. She is a member of several International Committees: Olympiads in Informatics (since 2006), ACM (since 2005), IFIP TC3 (since 2003). She is a founder of two international journals, Informatics in Education and Olympiads in Informatics.

V. Dagienė has taken the initiative to make children interested in Informatics and Computational Thinking by introducing Bebras – an engaging tasks and online contest that invites pupils to learn Informatics in a playful way. Over 12 years, she together with international IT community brought teachers and kids together and build network from almost 50 countries around the world. By 2015, Bebras (Lithuanian word for beaver – a persistent sticker who endeavours for perfection in its field of activities) attracted almost 1,5 million school students.


Research directions

  • Computational thinking
  • Didactics of informatics and information technologies
  • Informatics engineering education
  • Localization of software and educational application programs
  • Open source software for teaching and learning
  • Analysis of virtual learning environments

Work in scientific committees and commissions

  • Member of the Board of the Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journals Informatics in Education and Olympiads in Informatics
  • Member of the IFIP international working groups WG 3.1 (Informatics for Secondary Education) and
    WG 3.3 (ICT for Research)
  • Member of the scientific Committee of Finish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Education


More than 200 scientific publications in Lithuanian and foreign prestigious scientific journals as well as international conferences' proceedings.

List of scientific publications


Main directions

  • Preparation of the general curricula and educational standards in informatics and information technologies
  • Implementation of information technologies in education
  • Writing of textbooks and preparation of teaching material
  • Design of the exams on information technologies and computer literacy
  • Preparation of educational computer tools
  • Work with schoolchildren gifted in informatics
  • Lectures for teachers and development of their qualifications
  • Organization of annual Lithuanian and Baltic (1997, 2002, and 2005) Olympiads in informatics

Science popularization and methodological articles

V. Dagienė published more than 100 science popularization and methodological articles.

List of science popularization and methodological articles


  • The Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award (2015)
  • Global ICT Excellence Award (Merit winner) from WITSA, World IT Alliance (2014)
  • Lithuanian IT industry award for outstanding contribution to IT and promotion of Lithuania worldwide (2014)
  • ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) honorary gold medal for contributions to School Informatics in Europe (2011)
  • The highest-level scientist's scholarship of the State for 2002–2003
  • The 1st degree medal of Lithuanian Duke Gediminas Order for merit to education in Lithuania (2000)
  • Second prize of the Ministry of Education and Science for textbooks of informatics for basic school (2000)
  • First prize of the Ministry of Education and Science for the set of textbooks on learning Logo (1999)


V. Dagienė wrote more than 60 books on teaching Informatics, most of them were approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.

List of books


At Vilnius University

  • Head of the Informatics Methodology Department since 2002
  • Professor since 2005
  • Principal researcher since 2004


V. Dagienė coordinated more than 60 national and international projects on online teaching, technology enhanced learning, digital resources, software localization and internationalization.

List of projects


There are five children in the family: Girstautė (born in 1980), Eigminas (born in 1983), Sirvydas (born in 1988), Vilgailė (born in 1990), and Tolmantas (born in 1994).


Vilnius University
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Informatics Methodology Department
Akademijos str. 4 (Room 601)
LT-08663, Vilnius

Phone: (+370 5) 2109 732

Fax: (+370 5) 2729 209

E-mail: valentina.dagiene at


  • Reading
  • Travelling

PHOTO ALBUMS of travellings (; ../dagiene2; ../dagiene3; ../dagiene4):

Albania (Kruje), Belgium (Briussels, Gent, Delft), Cambodia (Pnom Pen, Ankor Wat), Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland (Koli), Greece, Italy (Milan, Genova), Island, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Melaxa), Mexico (Merida, Chichenitza), Norway, Nyderlandai (Amsterdam, Groningen, Keukenhof, Haga), Vietnam (Hanoi, Hoshemin, Huje), USA (Boston, Chicago, El Paso, Niagara)...

Bulgaria (Plovdiv), Jordan (Aman, Petra), Lebannon (Beirut, Balbek, Byblos), Syria (Alepo, Damascus, Palmyra, Maaluja, Mar Musa), Spain, (Madrid) Sweden, United Kingdom (Bath, Cambridge, York, Stonehendge, Windsor)...

Argentina (Foz do Iguacu), Brazil (Porto Alegre, Bento Goncalves, Foz do Iguacu), Bulgaria, Finland (Hammelinna, Helsinki), France, Germany (Dresden, Konstanz), Switzerland...

Updated: 2016-03-17