Department of Sociology in Kaunas University of Technology is a small but young and promising university unit with only 10 staff members. Despite the small number of staff members, our department is a leading academic sociological institution in the country with remarkable participation in international organizations (e.g. members of boards of various research groups in International Sociological Association and European Sociological Association). Department administers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s qualifying degrees in sociology. Main research areas: environmental sociology, sociology of science and technology, sociology of risk, political sociology, sociology of organizations and social stratification, sociology of culture. Being in a geopolitical crossroad between the Eastern Slavic and the Western European cultures we developed a sensitive and somewhat outstanding capability of sociological understanding and interpretation of various contradicting traditions and kinds of social habituses.