Vilnius University

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Vilnius University
Vilniaus universitetas
Latin: Universitas Vilnensis
Former names
Academia et Universitas Vilnensis Societatis Jesu (1579)
Principal School of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1783)
Principal School of Vilnius (1795)
Imperial University of Vilnius (1803)
Stephen Bathory University (1919)
State University of Vilnius (1944)[1]
MottoHinc itur ad astra (in Latin)
Motto in English
From here the way leads to the stars
TypePublic
Established1579; 443 years ago (1579)
FounderKing of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania
Stephen Báthory
Religious affiliation
St. John's Church
Budget€45.632 million[2] (2019)
ChancellorRaimundas Balčiūnaitis
RectorRimvydas Petrauskas (lt)
Academic staff
3,095
Students22,747
Undergraduates12,513
Postgraduates6,665
795[3]
Other students
836 (MDs in residency)
1435 (international students)
Location, ,
Coordinates: 54°40′57″N 25°17′14″E / 54.68250°N 25.28722°E / 54.68250; 25.28722
CampusUrban
Colors  Maroon
AffiliationsEUA, Santander Network, UNICA, Utrecht Network
Websitewww.vu.lt

Vilnius University (Lithuanian: Vilniaus universitetas) is a public research university in Lithuania. It is the oldest university in the Baltic states. It is one of the oldest and most famous universities in Northern Europe.[4] It is ranked in the top 400 universities worldwide (QS).[5]

Structure[change | change source]

Faculties[change | change source]

  • Business School
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences - Established in 1784[6]
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Institute of International Relations and Political Science
  • Kaunas Faculty
  • Life Sciences Center
  • Šiauliai Academy[7]

Other divisions[change | change source]

National Open Access Scientific Communication and Information Center in Saulėtekis Valley, Vilnius
  • Botanical garden
  • Centre of Information Technology Development
  • Centre of Property Management and Services
  • Conference, seminar and leisure centre "Romuva"
  • Cultural Centre
  • Health and Sport Centre
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Publishing House[7]
Observatory Courtyard

People[change | change source]

Adam Mickiewicz, considered one of the greatest European poets

Notable professors and alumni of Vilnius University[change | change source]

Alumni[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vilnius University 1579-2004" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  2. "Veiklos dokumentai". Vilniaus universitetas.
  3. "Facts and Figures". Vilnius University.
  4. "UNSD — Methodology". unstats.un.org. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  5. "Record-High VU Position: University Makes it to the Top 400 World Universities". Vilnius University. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  6. "History". Chgf.vu.lt. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Faculties, Institutes, Centres & Other Departments". Retrieved 2018-07-18.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Studia z dziejów Uniwersytetu Wileńskiego 1579–1979, K. Mrozowska, Kraków 1979.
  • Uniwersytet Wileński 1579–1979, M. Kosman, Wrocław 1981.
  • Vilniaus Universiteto istorija 1579–1803, Mokslas, Vilnius, 1976, 316 p.
  • Vilniaus Universiteto istorija 1803–1940, Mokslas, Vilnius, 1977, 341 p.
  • Vilniaus Universiteto istorija 1940–1979, Mokslas, Vilnius, 1979, 431 p.
  • Łossowski, Piotr (1991). Likwidacja Uniwersytetu Stefana Batorego przez władze litweskie w grudniu 1939 roku (in Polish). Warszawa: Interlibro. ISBN 83-85161-26-0.
  • Magdalena Gawrońska-Garstka, Uniwersytet Stefana Batorego w Wilnie. Uczelnia ziem północno-wschodnich Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej (1919-1939) w świetle źródeł, Poznań 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]