24 January 2022 | 14:05

The European Commission Presents the European Strategy for Universities with a Clear Commitment to the Growth of the European University…

In the face of the major challenges facing Europe, universities are uniquely positioned at the crossroads of education, research and innovation, in shaping sustainable and resilient economies. The two new...

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21 January 2022 | 10:57

The University of Padua Will Host the Second Arqus Annual Conference in April 2022 (2)

The University of Padua, Italy, will host the 2022 Annual Conference of the Arqus European University Alliance from 4th to 6th April 2022. The conference will be an opportunity for discussion...

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20 January 2022 | 18:09

VU Law Professor: Migration at the Border of Belarus is Neither Legal nor Illegal

Migrants entering Lithuania from Belarus are subject to lower standards, which may also lead to disregarding the rights of other vulnerable groups by labeling them as a threat, says Aurelijus...

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19 January 2022 | 13:10

Registration for the Open Readings 2022 Conference Has Been Extended

The 65th international conference for students of Physics and Natural sciences Open Readings 2022, organized by the Vilnius University student chapter, will be held online on 15-18th of March 2022. This...

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19 January 2022 | 10:16

Prof. D. Ramašauskaitė: ‘Today Students Are Even More Motivated Than Before'

A scientist, lecturer, physician-practician, committee member of national societies and international organisations, student research curator, who finds time for hobbies in an intensive working week. How does she manage everything?...

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12 January 2022 | 13:23

Resident doctor B. Raščiūtė: ‘Emergency Medicine Fascinates by Its Variety and Unexpectedness’

Beatričė Raščiūtė, a lecturer at Vilnius University’s Internal diseases, family medicine and oncology clinic and a resident of emergency medicine, says that she chose this field for its variety and...

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Astronomical Observatory

Sukurta: 14 July 2005

ObservatoryThe Astronomical Observatory was founded in 1753 and it was the fourth observatory in Europe and the oldest in Eastern Europe. The Observatory was established on the initiative of the astronomer and mathematician Tomas Zebrauskas(1714—1758) and support of benefactress E. Oginskaitė–Puzinienė. The Observatory attained its fame under the auspices of its former director Marcin Odlianicki Poczobut(1728—1810), the member of London Royal and Sorbonne Academies, rector of Vilnius University(1780—1799).

The Observatory was closed in 1882 by the tsarist government and many instruments were taken away to various museums, universities and offices of Russian empire.