Baltic Summer University party Photo Sigita Jakubsonė (14)

Summer courses at Vytautas Magnus University attended by students from over 30 countries

For the second time in a row, Baltic Summer University (BSU), a project organized by Vytautas Magnus University, has drawn to Kaunas over 100 students from various countries around the world. Students from Europe and other continents have joined the project: the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Japan, Indonesia. The participants were offered a variety of courses in which the guests can improve their professional skills, learn the Lithuanian language, discover other cultures, and establish new contacts. […]

The long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany

Original version of Lithuania’s 1918 Independence Act found in Berlin

The long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany’s diplomatic archives in Berlin on Wednesday, professor Liudas Mažylis of the Vytautas Magnus University behind the discovery confirmed to BNS. […]

Vilnius University

Vilnius University included among world’s top 500

The QS World University Rankings 2016–2017 marks an important milestone for Lithuanian academics with Vilnius University (VU) entering the list of the 500 most prominent universities in the world. […]


Lithuanians oppose unskilled migrants despite labour shortages

There is a growing recognition that immigration will be needed to solve skill shortages in the Lithuanian labour market, but while Lithuanians are happy to let in highly qualified specialists from Belarus and Ukraine, they […]

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‘There is no institution like the Vatican in Islam that can excommunicate extremist Muslims’

There were some 13 million Muslims living in Europe several years ago, according to Pew Research Center, and several more million have come from Syria and Iraq over the last few years. Professor Egdūnas Račius of the Kaunas-based Vytautas Magnus University says that religion is not always the right lens through which to look at and make sense of the world’s Muslims. […]

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Lithuania in “medium-sized” political crisis but coalition likely to remain

Lithuania is currently undergoing a “medium-sized” political crisis, according to Lithuanian political scientists and analysts, but one that should not threaten the current Government’s and ruling coalition’s composition. […]