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26 February 2021

Professor L. Zabulienė: “Preventive Medicine is Special, All-Encompassing and One of the Most Important Healthcare Areas”

Assoc. Prof. Lina Zabulienė, M.D., a consultant endocrinologist at Vilnius University (VU) for was named the Best Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine (MF) in 2020. Assoc. Prof. Zabulienė teaches...

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25 February 2021

Arqus Holds its First Winter School, Devoted to Rethinking Climate Risk

The Arqus Winter School 2021 is the beginning of a unique educational journey, the Arqus Collaboratory Programme 2021, which brings together more than 65 students of Arqus Universities that will...

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25 February 2021

Student Conference THE COINS 2021 – Lithuanian Leadership in Life Sciences

On February 27, the students of Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre (VU LSC) are organizing the International Conference of Life Sciences THE COINS 2021. Every year, this international event attracts many...

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22 February 2021

VU Researchers Study the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global health crisis. This was announced on 30 January 2020 by the World Health Organization, which stated that the outbreak was a public health...

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19 February 2021

Online Lecture “Why do Lithuanians never ring a bicycle bell?” – Some Notes on Lithuanian Day-to-Day Life Culture

Next Tuesday, 23 February, at 4 pm CET, Dr Inga Hilbig, from Vilnius University, will be giving an online lecture about Lithuanians and their culture. “"Lithuanians were always famous for...

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18 February 2021

Alliance4Life Receives Funding for the Next Three Years

The Alliance4Life life science alliance, which unites 10 European research institutions including Vilnius University, received EUR 2 million in funding this year for implementation of the A4L_ACTIONS Horizon 2020 project. The...

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Bell Tower of St. John‘s Church Opens up for Visitors Again

Bell Tower of St. John‘s Church. Photo by Andrius BulotaBell tower of St. John's church invites the citizens and the guests of Lithuania to admire the panorama of the Vilnius city. The mighty bell tower built in baroque style 400 years ago together with the baroque facade St. John's Church is a symbol of the Vilnius University.


Admission to the bell tower starts as of 14 April and it will stay open every day at 10AM–7PM during the April-May months and in September, whereas during the summer months it will stay open from 11AM to 8PM.

The bell tower of the church being 68 meters high is among the highest buildings in the Old Town. Visitors may use the authentic wooden stairs to reach the observation deck or a modern elevator, lifting up to 45 m in height.

Visitors are usually fascinated by Foucault's Pendulum demonstrating the effect of rotation of the Earth. The socket of pendulum entrenchment is installed on the second floor of the bell tower. During the day, the swinging ball changes its position and imitates the rotation of the Earth.

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