Established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is the public institution implementing liberal arts study policy based on the Harvard study model and relevant research activities aimed at contribution to the society, as well as global community. In 2015, VMU has implemented more than 94 study programmes for almost 8000 students at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Studies at VMU are organized by 9 faculties (the faculties of Arts, Catholic Theology, Economics and Management, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Natural Sciences, Political Science and Diplomacy, Social Sciences) and the Music Academy. VMU comprises the Innovative Studies Institute, the Institute of Foreign Languages, the VMU Kaunas Botanical Garden, 6 University Centers, 12 offices and 6 other units, 2 self-governing organizations, the VMU Student Representative Council, the Trade Union, and 8 public enterprises. The average number of employees (academic and administrative staff) working at VMU refers to 1000.
In VMU the research capacity is achieved by uniting scientific human resources under the thematic clusters seeking to assure the interdisciplinary approach, broad scope, high impact, accessibility of research outcomes. VMU has been involved in H2020, FP7, FP6, Jean Monnet, COST, Nordplus and Erasmus+ activities, as well as national ESF projects as project partner and coordinator, therefore the scientists have accumulated solid experience in international scientific research and project management, holding memberships of national and international professional associations of diverse scientific areas and fields.
Improving the quality and effectiveness of education, a combination of research and educational process at all levels of studying, internationalization of higher education, international cooperation, modernization of educational programs and personnel development are the main priorities of the University which ensure its credibility and recognition at present and raise its competitiveness in the future.
VMU is a member of many EU associations and international organisations of higher education and research such as the European University Association, the European Association for International Education, the Baltic Sea Region University Network, European Distance and E-Learning Network, etc. The University has signed over 120 bilateral collaborative agreements covering 40 countries in Europe, Asia, South and North America, China.
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