16 June 2021

The Third Arqus Rectors’ Council Meeting Was Chaired by VU Rector Rimvydas Petrauskas

Following the last meeting in November 2020, the rectors of the seven Arqus universities have come together once again in an on-line meeting to take stock of the first period...

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9 June 2021

Record-High VU Position: University Makes it to the Top 400 World Universities

In the latest QS World University Rankings 2022, Vilnius University (VU) took a record high position and for the first time, ranked 400th in this ranking. This is also the highest...

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7 June 2021

VU Will Contribute to the Development of a Regional Life Sciences Strategy in the A4L_ACTIONS Project

The kick-off conference of the H2020 project A4L_ACTIONS, connecting twelve members from the strategic partnership called Alliance4Life, took place on 25 May. This event opened the continuation of the previously...

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31 May 2021

Partnership Institute employee Selection based on the Highest Standards and the Application of best Practices

The Partnership Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which will focus on developing gene editing technologies, will soon start operating at the Life Sciences Centre of Vilnius University...

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27 May 2021

Stress Beneficial in all Situations Requiring Prompt and Effective Action – VU Psychologist

The pace of life and the environment we live in in this day age make it nearly impossible to live completely stress-free. However, Vilnius University (VU) psychologist Inga Truskauskaitė-Kunevičienė points...

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26 May 2021

Showing the Human Face Behind Academic Titles: Portraits of VU Lecturers by Morozovas

This May, Vilnius University (VU) presented an artistic project in the form of a portrait gallery of its lecturers, featuring works by the documentary Artūras Morozovas in close cooperation with...

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Vilnius University Succeeds in International Rankings

vu z 2Today “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018“ were published and Vilnius University (VU) was evaluated in 27 subjects out of 48. VU improved its positions in 22 subjects, compared to last year.

Vilnius University was ranked in three out of five broad subject areas: Arts & Humanities (401–450 position), Social Sciences & Management (451–500 position) and Natural Sciences, where VU improved its ranking by 50 spots and now takes up the 400th position.

Vilnius University was rated exceptionally well in the subject of Linguistics, where it is now placed in 151–200 position after improving its ranking by 50 points, compared to last year.

“Strengthening of our international positions is our strategic priority. It ensures our appeal to international researchers and helps to attract more foreign students, which creates a multicultural environment in Vilnius University. I am especially pleased with the evaluation of our Linguistic studies – it is obvious, that they meet the highest international standard. We hope that improvement of working conditions of our lecturers and researchers will help us to strengthen our positions even more” – said VU rector Artūras Žukauskas.

This year Vilnius University succeeded in the broad subject area of Natural sciences, receiving 74 points out of 100 in h-index, which measures productivity and impact of published scientific works. This indicator was particularly high in Physics and Astronomy: 76,4 points out of 100.

A large part of the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018“ is employer reputation. VU linguistics, engineering, IT, finance & accounting, business, and politics students and alumni received high scores in this indicator.

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