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First Name: Edmundas Kazimieras
Second name: Zavadskas
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Department of Construction Technology and Management; Research Institute of Smart Building Technologies; Research Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania


Professional Experience:

Expertise and Skills:



• Doctor Habil. of Technical sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), 1993;

• Research scholarship in Rhine Westphalian higher technical schoolAachen, Germany, 1990;

• Doctor of Technical sciences, Moscow Civil Engineering Inst., MISI, 1987;

• Senior researcher (doctoral studies), VISI, 1985-1987;

• Research scholarship in Leipzig Higher Technical School, Germany 1980-1981;

• Research scholarship in Moscow Civil Engineering Inst., 1977;

• Candidate of Technical sciences, Vilnius Civil Engineering Inst. (VISI,now VGTU), 1973;

• First degree in Civil Engineering, Vilnius Branch of Kaunas Polytechnical Inst. (now VGTU), Lithuania, 1967;

• Graduate of Dūkšto secondary school, Ignalina region, 1962;

• Graduate of Vorkuta seven-year evening school for young workers, 1959.

Research interests:

The research includes fields: life cycle analysis, decision support systems, operational research methods in construction technology and management.


Publications (most important/popular):

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  • Award of the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications ofthe Republic of Lithuania the order of Darius and Girėnas, 2013.
  • Official thanks of the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, 2013.
  • For achievements in construction engineering and management fieldprofessor Dr. Habil. E. K. Zavadskas was granted as Honorary International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan), 2012.
  • Thomson Reuters in May 2011 New Hot Papers in the field of Economics & Business: Urbanaviciene, V; Kaklauskas, A; Zavadskas, E. K. 2009. The conceptual model of construction and real estate negotiation, International Journal of Strategic Property Management 13(1): 53-70.
  • Thomson Reuters in July 2011 in Rising stars category was selected journal Technological and Economic Development of Economy.
  • Thomson Reuters in November 2011 Rising stars category was selected scientist academician, prof. habil. dr. E. K. Zavadskas.
  • Thomson Reuters In January 2010 New Hot Papers in the field of Engineering was selected paper by Zavadskas, E. K.; Kaklauskas, A.; Turskis, Z.; Tamosaitiene, J.2008. Selection of the effective dwelling house walls by applying attributes values determined at intervals, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 14(2): 85-93.
  • Award of Lithuania Engineers Builders Association of the Republic ofLithuania, 2010.
  • Thomson Reuters in Juni 2009 New Hot Papers in the field of Mathematics was selected paper by Zavadskas, E. K.; Zakarevicius, A.; Antucheviciene, J. 2006. Evaluation of ranking accuracy in multi-criteria decisions, Informatica 17(4): 601-618.
  • Memorable Badge of Lithuania Engineers Builders Association, 2007.
  • VGTU prize (second place) for textbooks „Building construction technology" and „Organization of construction", 2006.
  • VGTU prize (first place) for monographs „Decision support systems inconstruction" and „Multicriteria analysis of building service life", 2005.
  • Lithuanian award for research achievements to Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Arturas Kaklauskas for a cycle of works „Modelling in con126 struction (methods, simulation, decision support and information systems, web-based technologies, practical application)" (1996-2003), 2004.
  • Incentive prize of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science ofthe Republic of Lithuania for textbook publishing, 2004.
  • Jubilee medal of merit to Lithuania aviation for the S.Darius and S. Girėnas flight anniversary, 2004.
  • Award of the Parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania and Poland, 2004.
  • Honorary Doctor of Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 2003.
  • Honorary Doctor of National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2003.
  • Official thanks of the chair Rimantas Venckus of University Theatre Association for the support to international forum "Skirtingi, bet panašūs", 2002.
  • Official thanks of Lithuanian Ministry of Environment of the Republicof Lithuania for textbook publishing "Construction Organization", 2001.
  • Honorary Doctor of Poznan university of technology, Poznan, Poland,2001.
  • 1st class cross „Artimo pagalbon", 2000.
  • Official thanks of University Theatre Association, 2000.
  • Official thanks of Third Age University 2000.
  • Official thanks of Lithuania Engineers Builders Association of the Republic of Lithuania 2000.
  • Jubilee medal of "Vilnius Gediminas technical university - 10 years",2000.
  • Medal „Integral Humanism", awarded by Polish magazine „Lithuania"and Lithuanian magazine „Kulturos barai", 2000.
  • Memorable Badge „80th anniversary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs" for contributing to strengthening law and order, 1999.
  • Medal "For the merit for Vilnius Gediminas technical university", 1999.
  • Member of International association of universities presidents and rectors, 1998.
  • Official thanks of Society for the Lithuania Beautifying, 1997.
  • UNESCO UICEE diploma and a silver badge for contributions to engineers' training, 1997.
  • 4th class order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, 1996.
  • Memorable badge „Tevynes labui" awarded by the Lithuanian Ministryof Internal Affairs, 1996.
  • Prize awarded by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, 1996.
  • Lithuanian State award for research achievements, 1996.
  • Silver medal of Fire Protection Board of the Presidium Republic of Polish "For the merit Fire Protection". Document Nr. 107-5/94, 1994.
  • Member Honorary diploma for the 7-th symposium the "Word Lithuanian science and creation" board symposium scientific program and organization committee, 1991.
  • Silver medal awarded at the Exhibition of National Economic Achievement, Moscow, 1987.
  • Two honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Higher Education of USSRfor successful supervision of students' research works awarded by goldmedals (1978, 1979).
  • Honorary diplomas of the Lithuanian Ministry of Higher and SpecialSecondary Education for successful supervision of students' researchworks, 1977, 1978.
  • Honorary diploma of the Scientific-technical association of USSR,1976.