Vilnius University Council announces a public international Rector’s election at Vilnius University. Candidates may submit their applications from the 19th of August until the 31st of October, 2019.
Only candidates with an impeccable reputation holding a Ph.D. in science or arts, or acknowledged artists with proven pedagogical and managerial experience can participate in this election. The candidate’s experience should reveal that he/she comprehends university’s mission, upholds its values, is motivated to take care of the quality of the university and has knowledge, experience, and skills needed to hold the office. The candidate may also be a person from outside the university’s community and may only nominate his or her candidacy himself/herself.
Once the candidate’s registration is over, Vilnius University Senate will consider all applications and present conclusions about the candidate’s suitability for this position to the Council. Confirmed candidates will present themselves to the university community in a public debate. Rector will be elected during the secret voting by the Council of Vilnius University. Forthcoming Rector’s five-year term will start on the 1st of April, 2020.
The Rectors’ official salary will be 9000 euros. The amount is determined under the principles of salary appointment and replacement in proportion with the average salary of professor, appointed by Vilnius University Council.
All information about this public international election including the procedure of Rector’s election process and other relevant documents are published on the Vilnius University website’s special column named “Rector’s Election”. Candidates can also submit all of the necessary documents online.
More about Vilnius University
Vilnius University is the oldest and largest university in Lithuania, which involves top students, professors and researchers, develops responsible citizens and leaders of the society. Founded in 1579 Vilnius University is the leader in the majority of studies and research directions. Vilnius University prioritizes the quality of research and studies, the freedom of academic thought and self-expression. Vilnius University is among 1.5 percent top universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking.
As one of the oldest and best-known Central and Eastern Europe’s higher education institutions, the university had a big influence not only for Lithuania’s culture but also for other neighboring countries’ cultures as well, it has raised several generations of famous intellectuals. By enriching Lithuania’s economic, social and cultural capital Vilnius University seeks to become university that strengthens its country.
Last year the university community paid great attention to get involved among Europe’s strongest universities, with an emphasis on international studies and their development. It is one of the universities strategic directions, which will be relevant in the upcoming years. One of the biggest last year accomplishments was the creation of Europe’s universities’ alliance ARQUS. European Commission has financed alliance projects for 5 million euros, and according to this amount will be possible to strengthen European universities’ competitiveness and enhance the quality of education.