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Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė is Vice-Rector for International Relations at Vytautas Magnus University, Professor at the Department of Lithuanian Language, and Head of the Research Centre for Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, studies of grammar, spoken language and pragmatics, language policy and multilingualism. She has coordinated a number of national and international research/ educational projects, which have received international recognition for their quality, relevance and dissemination of innovative ideas. Her international expert activities include work in the High Level Group on Multilingualism under the European Commissioner for Multilingualism, the 6th and 7th EU Framework Programme projects, and the Estonian Research Council.
Prof. Dabašinskienė has been on academic secondments at the universities of Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, Croatia, and the USA. She has won research funding from UNESCO’s “Funds-in-Trust” programme, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Open Society Fund Lithuania as well as Fulbright and Fulbright Alumni scholarships. As a participant in exchange programmes and in accordance with other academic agreements, she holds lectures at universities across Europe, the USA, China, and Japan.
As an internationally recognized researcher, she has published several monographs and a number of scholarly articles in Lithuanian and international scientific journals, has co-edited research studies published by international publishing houses, is a member of editorial boards of several national and international scientific journals, and participates in the activities of various scientific associations and professional organizations.
Ineta Dabašinskienė has been employed at VMU since 1993. Starting as an assistant lecturer at the Department of Lithuanian Language, she later worked as a senior assistant, associate professor, and professor. She earned her doctoral degree in the Humanities in 1999 and was awarded habilitation in 2009. Her other positions at VMU include: Head of the Regional Studies Department (Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy), Vice-Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Since 2010, prof. Dabašinskienė has been a member of the VMU Senate and the chairperson of the VMU Science Committee; since 2011 – the chairperson of the Joint Doctoral Committee of Philology. Since 2011 – the chairperson of the Joint Doctoral Committee of Philology. Professor is also the member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE).