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Vilnius University

VilniusMathematics, Statistics, Finance

Vilnius University (Lithuanian: Vilniaus universitetas; other names exist) is the oldest university in the Baltic states and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. It is the largest university in Lithuania.

The university was founded in 1579 as the Jesuit Academy (College) of Vilnius by Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, Stephen Báthory. It was the third oldest university (after the Cracow Academy and the Albertina) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the aftermath of the Third Partition of Poland (1795) and the November Uprising (1830–1831), the university was closed down and suspended its operation until 1919. In the aftermath of World War I the university saw failed attempts to restart it by Lithuania (December 1918) and invading Soviet forces (March 1919). It finally resumed operations as Stefan Batory University in Poland (August 1919), a period followed by another Soviet occupation in 1920, and the less than two-years of the Republic of Central Lithuania, incorporated into Poland in 1922.

Following Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, the university was briefly administered by the Lithuanian authorities (from October 1939), and then after Soviet annexation of Lithuania (June 1940), punctuated by a period of German occupation after German invasion of the Soviet Union (1941–1944), administrated as Vilnius State University by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1945 the Polish community of students and scholars of Stefan Batory University was transferred to Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. After Lithuania regained its independence in 1990, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it resumed its status as one of the prominent universities in Lithuania: Vilnius University.

The wide-ranging Vilnius University ensemble represents all major architectural styles that predominated in Lithuania: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism.
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Kaunas University of Technology

KaunasCivil Engineering, ContructionElectrical, ElectronicMechanical Engineering

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is a public research university located in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Initially established on January 27, 1920, the school was known as "Higher Courses". With an increased rate of staffing and attendance, the school was instituted as the first independent higher education institution within Lithuania by the government on February 16, 1922. Renamed Vytautas Magnus in 1930, the university specialized in four areas: civil engineering, mechanics, electrical engineering, and chemical technology. The turmoil of World War II brought combinations of Soviet, then German, and finally Soviet re-occupation, numerous name changes and an eventual closing of the university in 1943. After re-occupation by the Soviets in 1944, the University reopened and eventually reformed into Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) and Kaunas Medical Institute in 1946. Under the influence of Perestroika, the Soviet Lithuanian government reinstated the schools university status, and it was renamed the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Independence from the Soviet Union brought rapid westernization with a flexible module/credit system and membership to many Western European organizations.

Since the establishment in 1922, the University has produced more than 125 000 graduates. Following Lithuanian independence, KTU has issued over 1000 doctoral, and 62,000 bachelor and masters degrees.

With a current academic staff of almost 3000 employees and nearly 17,000 students, KTU stands as the largest technical university in the Baltic States.
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European Humanities University

VilniusPolitical SciencePhilosophy

European Humanities University (Belarusian: Еўрапейскі гуманітарны ўніверсітэт (ЕГУ), Lithuanian: Europos Humanitarinis Universitetas (EHU)) is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk, Belarus in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, EHU has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. The university intends to return to Minsk. It serves more than 1,500 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences. About two-thirds of EHU's students attend via online programs and reside in Belarus. About one-third attend courses on campus in Vilnius.

From 1992 to 2004 EHU was a non-state establishment of undergraduate and post-graduate education in Belarus. In 2004, due to government opposition, EHU was forced to terminate its activities in Belarus. However, thanks to political, administrative, and financial support from the European Union, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Governments of Lithuania, other European countries, and the United States, NGOs and foundations like MacArthur Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and others, EHU managed to resume its operation in Vilnius, Lithuania and open bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for Belarusian students in autumn 2005. In February 2006 the Government of Lithuania granted EHU the official status of a Lithuanian university. Since 2011, EHU offers a Doctorate in Philosophy jointly with Vytautas Magnus University and the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. EHU maintains close ties with the Belarusian Humanities Lyceum, a non-state secondary school also banned by the Belarusian government in 2004, from which a substantial number of EHU's students have matriculated.

After the mass protests of the Belarusian presidential election of 2010, many EHU students and teachers were imprisoned by the KGB. The university said it would work with students to help them in their education despite the circumstances.

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design

VilniusCivil Engineering, ContructionTransportation

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (Lithuanian: Vilniaus technologijų ir dizaino kolegija) or VTDK is a Lithuanian state institution of higher education, established in 1954. It is the third largest university of applied sciences in Lithuania, hosting over 4,000 students and 400 professors and other staff members. In 2008, this college received its current name upon the merger of Vilnius Technical College (Lithuanian: Vilniaus statybos technikumas) and Vilnius College of Construction and Design (Lithuanian: Vilniaus statybos ir dizaino kolegija). It consists of four faculties: the Civil Engineering Faculty, the Design Faculty, the Petras Vileišis Railway Transportation Faculty, and the Technical Faculty. The university is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world.

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (Lithuanian: Vilniaus technologijų ir dizaino kolegija) or VTDK is a Lithuanian state institution of higher education, established in 1954. It is the third largest university of applied sciences in Lithuania, hosting over 4,000 students and 400 professors and other staff members. In 2008, this college received its current name upon the merger of Vilnius Technical College (Lithuanian: Vilniaus statybos technikumas) and Vilnius College of Construction and Design (Lithuanian: Vilniaus statybos ir dizaino kolegija). It consists of four faculties: the Civil Engineering Faculty, the Design Faculty, the Petras Vileišis Railway Transportation Faculty, and the Technical Faculty. The university is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world.
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Vilnius University

VilniusMathematics, Statistics, Finance

Vilnius University (Lithuanian: Vilniaus universitetas; other names exist) is the oldest university in the Baltic states and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. It is the largest university in Lithuania.

The university was founded in 1579 as the Jesuit Academy (College) of Vilnius by Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, Stephen Báthory. It was the third oldest university (after the Cracow Academy and the Albertina) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the aftermath of the Third Partition of Poland (1795) and the November Uprising (1830–1831), the university was closed down and suspended its operation until 1919. In the aftermath of World War I the university saw failed attempts to restart it by Lithuania (December 1918) and invading Soviet forces (March 1919). It finally resumed operations as Stefan Batory University in Poland (August 1919), a period followed by another Soviet occupation in 1920, and the less than two-years of the Republic of Central Lithuania, incorporated into Poland in 1922.

Following Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, the university was briefly administered by the Lithuanian authorities (from October 1939), and then after Soviet annexation of Lithuania (June 1940), punctuated by a period of German occupation after German invasion of the Soviet Union (1941–1944), administrated as Vilnius State University by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1945 the Polish community of students and scholars of Stefan Batory University was transferred to Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. After Lithuania regained its independence in 1990, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it resumed its status as one of the prominent universities in Lithuania: Vilnius University.

The wide-ranging Vilnius University ensemble represents all major architectural styles that predominated in Lithuania: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism.

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