International activity is an important component of Vilnius University's strategy, enabling academic staff and students of the university to be globally active and well prepared for future challenges. Vilnius University collaborates with educational institutions, networks and associations, businesses around the world. Cooperation includes incoming and outgoing student mobility, staff mobility, research and development activities, regional development cooperation and development of education.
Since 1991, the University of Vilnius has been a Signatory to the Magna Charta of European Universities.The University is a member of the European University Association (EUA), European Association of International Education (EAIE) and the Conference of Baltic University Rectors. Vilnius University participates in Utrecht, UNICA, ISEP, BSRUN networks and maintains close cooperation with the university networks in the USA, Australia and other continents. Many academic units and their representatives are active members of specialized international academic associations and networks. There have been signed over 108 bilateral cooperation agreements and 400 Erasmus cooperation agreements to enhance academic exchange. During the recent years the university bacame an active participant of the European Union educational and research programmes: LLP, Erasmus Mundus, FRAMEWORK and etc.The UNESCO Associated Centre of Excellence for Research and Training in Basic Sciences was among the first to be established in the pre-accession countries under the FRAMEWORK programme.
Through international engagement Vilnius University enhances the accumulation of the comprehensive knowledge for high quality education, spreading internationalisation within the University and seeks to strengthen the University’s academic reputation.