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									Welcome to Vilnius University
                 Vilnius University
                     Established in 1579
The oldest and
largest Lithuanian
higher education
institution is an
active participant
in international
scientific and

                                           Vilnius University
•   Mission
• To maintain freedom of thought and diversity of opinions
• To develop a unity of research and studies
• To conduct a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied
• To persue international excellence in the interdisciplinary

                                                    Vilnius University
                   Short History of Vilnius University
1570: a Jesuit college is established in the city of Vilnius.
1579: On April 1, King Stephen Bathory issues a charter, proclaiming the
     transformation of the college into an establishment of higher education.
     On October 30, Pope Gregory XIII issues a papal bull confirming the
1641: The Faculty of Law is established.
1753: The Astronomical Observatory is set up.
1773: The Jesuit Order is dissolved in Europe and the University is put
     under the secular authority.
1781: the Faculty of Medicine is founded.
1803: The University is named Imperial.
1832: The University is closed down by order of tsar Nicholas I.
1919: The University reopens and is soon taken over by the Polish
     government after the annexation of the Vilnius region by Poland.
1939: The University is brought back under the control of Lithuania.
1940: The University is reorganised according to the model of higher
     schools of the Soviet Union.
1943: On March 17 the University is closed down by the Nazis.
1944: In autumn the University resumes its work.
1979: The 400th anniversary of the University is celebrated.
1990: Lithuania having restored its independence, the University regains
     autonomy and its statute is adopted.

                                                                                Vilnius University
Vilnius University Today
          Currently, the
          University has 12
          faculties, 8 institutes,
          3 university hospitals,
          the oldest Library in
          Lithuania (established
          1570), Astronomical
          Botanical Garden,
          St Johns’ Church.
                               Vilnius University
                University campuses
• There are five academic campuses, scattered all over the
  city of Vilnius.
• The Faculty of Humanities in Kaunas is the only faculty
  of Vilnius University established in a different city other
  than the main campuses
• The Old Campus extends over a whole block of the
  Old Town. At present the Rector’s Office, the Library,
  the Institute of Foreign Languages, the Faculties of
  Philology, Philosophy and History, as well as some
  interdisciplinary centres are situated in the old town.

                                                    Vilnius University
           Personnel (2009-01-01)
            Statistics (full-time equivalent)
   Total                                 2 941
   Proffessors                            197
   Docents                                545
   Academic Staff                        1 309
   Research Fellows                        219

Student Numbers (2009-01-01)
   Total                               22 588
   Women                                15 281
   Undergraduate                        18 163
   Graduate                              4 425
   Doctoral Students                       710
   Medical Doctors in Residency            612

                                                 Vilnius University
  Studies at Vilnius University

                        2%               14%



  Biomedical Sciences              Physical Sciences
  Humanities                       Social Sciences
  Technological Sciences

                                                             Vilnius University
             International Cooperation
Bilateral Agreements – 101 (2008)
Erasmus Agreements – 428 (2008) with 264 universities

European educational programmes:
Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus,
Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window.

• 12 Thematic networks under ERASMUS

Member of EUA, IAU
Signatory of Magna Carta

                                                        Vilnius University
                    Bologna at a Glance
•   National credit system since 1993 (as accumulation system)
•   National credit – 1 study week (40 hours of student workload)
•   ECTS – since 1998 (as transfer system)
•   One National credit = 1,5 ECTS
•   Degree/cycle system since 1993:
•   –I cycle - Bachelor 4 years (160 credits *; 40 nc per year)
•   –II cycle - Master 2 years (80 credits; 40 nc per year)
•   –Integrated studies
•   –III cycle – Doctoral studies 3-4 years (minimum 20 nc credits)

                                                          Vilnius University
          Studies in Foreign Languages
2007/2008: 314 courses in English, German, French, Russian
2008/2009: 404 courses

•   Interdisciplinary
•   Available for international and Lithuanian students

Master programmes in English:
• International Business Economics and Management
• Eastern and Central European Studies
• War and Peace Studies
• Internation Tourism Management
• English Studies (Literature, Linguistics, Culture)

Erasmus Mundus Master Course:
Sustainable Regional Health Systems

                                                             Vilnius University
Vilnius University has over 1,508 teaching and
research staff (72 percent holding scientific degrees).

             Physical and
            Technological          Humanities
              Sciences               30%

            Sciences                Social
              25%                  Sciences

                                                  Vilnius University
      Research priorities and acknowledged

• Biochemistry, Genomics and Biotechnology
• Laser Physics and Technologies
• Physics of Semiconductors and Non-crystalline
• Baltic Studies
• Research on History, Philosophy, Book Science of
  Lithuania, Lithuanian language and Literature
• Cardiovascular system reconstruction and development
  of new treatment methods
                                              Vilnius University
           New focus areas of research
• New functional materials, structures and technologies
• Lithuanian studies and their development in terms of
• Knowledge Economy Development and Establishment
  of Knowledge Society in Lithuania
• Human Organs Reconstruction and Development of
  Treatment Methods
• Research on Bioactive Materials

                                               Vilnius University
           Internationalisation of Research at
                   Vilnius University
• Increased engagement in international research projects (FP,
  AsiaLink, AGIS, Interreg IIIB, Daphne II, etc.).
• Participation in FP6: 30 projects
• Participation in FP7 (since 2008 June): 8 projects already started
• Outcome of participation in international programmes - two
  centres of excellence already established and one to be
• Increased number of research contracts with companies from
  Europe, USA and Japan

                                                          Vilnius University
                Scientific Publications
Annually, University researchers publish:
• ~ 30 monographs;
• 20-30 textbooks and teaching
• over 1500 articles in national, interna-
tional or foreign research journals.

                                             Vilnius University
Vilnius University Structure

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