- Main Research Areas
- Organization of Research
- Research Statistics, 2012
- Scientific Publications in 2012 (2012 02 21)
- Awards in 2012
- Lithuanian Studies.
- Structure and Development of Society.
- Biological and Sociopsychological Cognition and Evolution of Man.
- Healthy Man, Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment of Diseases.
- Genomics, Biomolecules and Biotechnologies.
- Changes in Ecosystems, Protection, Natural Resources.
- New Functional Materials and Derivatives.
- Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics.
- Laser Physics and Light Technologies.
- Fundamental and Applied Mathematics.
- Informatics and Information Technologies.
Scientific research at Vilnius University is conducted at all the structural units, including 14 faculties, 5 research institutes, 4 study and research centres. In 2012, there were 2 344 teachers and/or scholars and 793 doctoral students pursuing scientific research at the University. Students are also involved in the research activities.
The research activities at the University are coordinated by the Committee for Research Affairs, the Pro-Rector for Research Affairs and Research Management Office of the University.
Research activities at VU are funded from various sources, such as State Budget, Research Council of Lithuania, funds of state and municipal institutions, international science programmes, contracting.
Each year a certain proportion of the University's research budget is formed from the State Budget allocations, allotted to all higher education and research institutions according to their previous scientific performance. In 2012, the University received 26.2 million Litas from this source. The largest part of this amount was allocated to the core departments according to the previous results and was used for the execution of the so-called government-subsidized research projects (208 projects in the year 2012).
Research Council of Lithuania
The Research Council of Lithuania (the Council) supports projects initiated by scientists; projects according to the national science programmes (Social Challenges to National Security, The State and the Nation: Heritage and Identity; Energy of the Future; Chronic Infectious Diseases; Ecosystems of Lithuania: Climate Change and Impact on a Person; National Programme of Developing the Lithuanian Studies 2009–2015 and others (mutual cooperation between Lithuania and Ukraine, mutual cooperation between Lithuania and France, tripartite cooperation including Lithuania, Latvia and Taiwan et al.) Over 23.9 million Litas were allotted for the implementation of these projects.
Other Governmental Sources
Other governmental sources consist of funds of the state and municipal institutions. Projects carried out on request by the state institutions amounted to 2675.09 thou Litas in 2012.
International Science Programmes
The University teachers and researchers take an active part in the international science programmes (FRAMEWORK, CERN, NATO, VISBY etc.) and programmes based on bilateral agreements (with France, Ukraine, Taiwan, Belarus et al.).
In 2012, participation in the international scientific programmes earned 3782.72 thou Litas.
Ordered Research Projects
In 2012, VU researchers carried out research projects ordered by national and international private sector and earned 2794.12 thou Litas. The international private sector dominates among the University customers.
Structural Funds for R&D
In 2012, 4044.48 thou Litas from Structural funds were received for implementation of research projects under National integrated programmes scheme and other R&D programmes.
In 2012, 169 doctoral theses were completed; the results of research were published in prestigious international and national journals, discussed at conferences. There was also a significant number (145) of scientific events held by the University.
ACADEMIC AND/OR RESEARCH STAFF AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2012
|Academic staff||Research staff||Doctoral|
students 2012 12 31
|Humanities (in Kaunas)||15||43||39||1||98||1||-||-||1||-||40||139|
|Mathematics and Informatics||15||45||66||27||153||7||3||1||1||2||40||200|
|Institute of International Relations
and Political Science
|Institute of Applied Research||-||-||-||-||-||27||6||8||7||6||-||27|
|Institute of Foreign Languages||2||9||53||27||91||-||-||-||-||-||-||91|
|Institute of Mathematics and Informatics||-||-||-||-||-||48||15||17||15||1||54||102|
|Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy||-||-||-||-||-||50||9||19||10||12||15||65|
|Institute of Biotechnology||-||-||-||-||-||82||8||35||15||24||30||112|
|Institute of Biochemistry||-||-||-||-||-||57||7||15||24||11||19||76|
DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED
|Type of theses||2009||2010||2011||2012|
BUDGET-FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS
|Faculty/Institute/Centre||Number of research projects|
|Humanities (in Kaunas)||6||6||6|
|Mathematics and Informatics||9||9||10|
|Institute of International Relations and Political Science||5||5||5|
|Institute of Applied Research||6||5||6|
|Institute of Foreign Languages||3||3||3|
|Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy||11||10||9|
|Institute of Biochemistry||-||7||7|
|Institute of Biotechnology||-||10||9|
|Institute of Mathematics and Informatics||-||10||9|
SUPPORT BY RESEARCH COUNCIL OF LITHUANIA IN 2012
|Type of projects||Received sum |
in 2012 (thou LTL)
|Research projects and international research projects||7723.74|
|Post-doc research projects||2140.04|
|Conferences, mobility and other projects||1230.88|
EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2012
|Research Council of Lithuania||23941.1|
|Research projects carried out by request of the state institutions||2675.09|
|Structural funds for R&D||4044.48|
|International science programmes, projects and contracts||3782.72|
|Ordered research projects||2794.12|
EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2010-2012
|RESEARCH COUNCIL OF LITHUANIAN||11640.4||18307.1||23941.1|
|RESEARCH PROJECTS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS||569.79||1978.39||2675.09|
|INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE PROGRAMMES, PROJECTS||3338.24||5352.75||3782.72|
|ORDERED RESEARCH PROJECTS||1085.49||2067.43||2794.12|
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS etc., HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY 2010 – 2012
AWARDS OF LITHUANIA’S SCIENCE
- In the field of Physical Sciences
V. Balevičius, V. Šablinskas, for the cycle of works Spectrometry of Critical Phenomena and Structural Changes in Extreme Media (1997–2011).
R. Baronas, F. Ivanauskas, for the cycle of works Modelling Mathematical Nonlinear Processes and Systems in Non-Homogeneous Media (1997–2011).
- In the field of Biomedical Sciences
D. Matulis, for the cycle of works Creation and Study of Carboanhydrases and Chaperone Absorbers Applying Bio Thermodynamic Methods (1997–2011).
Ž. Lukšienė (with the colleague), for the cycle of works Quality and Safety Study of Fruits and Vegetables: Development of Innovative Technologies (1997–2011).
AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
M. Dobrynina, for the work Construction of Criminal Knowing in Public Discourse.
G. Gasiūnas, for the work DNA Interference Mechanism in CRISPR/Cas Systems of Type II.
R. Čepulytė-Rakauskienė, for the work Potato Cystic Nematoids Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida, Study of their Chemo Ecological Interaction with the Host Plant.
I. Griškova-Bulanova for the work Non-invasive Assessment of Electrical Response of the Brain: Impact of Non-medical Treatment and State.
SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
I. Griškova-Bulanova, M. Malinauskas.
OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES
K. Nastopka became Laureate of the National Culture and Art Award.
A. P. Piskarskas awarded the Baltic Assembly Science Premium for research in the fields of lasers and nonlinear optics.
L. A. Telksnys awarded the Baltic Assembly medal for active cooperation with the Baltic countries in introducing information technologies in scientific research and developing the Internet, in creating academic computer networks and ensuring their interaction.
A. P. Piskarskas, K. Sasnauskas, Z. Butkus, E. Kūris, A. Žukauskas, A. Poviliūnas, Z. Norkus, V. Razumas, D. Kaunas awarded “Golden Fortune” medals (the Ukraine) by the International Academy of Rating Technologies and Sociology.
D. Leinartė elected to the Women’s Discrimination Abolishment Committee of the UN at the meeting of the United Nations member-states.
J. P. Jankauskas awarded prize “Sport and Harmonious Development” by the International Olympic Committee.
V. Grigas awarded the title of the best young librarian for strengthening library position, for creating inspiring, attractive study and research environment as well as for applying novel and creative solutions in the sphere of serving customers.
J. Karpavičienė awarded Eike von Repgow premium in Magdeburg, granted to German and foreign scientists, whose research contributes to deeper acquaintance with the middle Elbe region culture and history, disclosure of past relations of the historical Saxony region with other European regions.