Research at Vilnius University

Research at Vilnius University

Sukurta: 23 June 2017

 

Main Research Areas

  1. Humanities.
  2. Lithuanian Studies.
  3. Structure and Development of Society.
  4. Biological and Sociopsychological Cognition and Evolution of Man.
  5. Healthy Man, Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment of Diseases.
  6. Genomics, Biomolecules and Biotechnologies.
  7. Changes in Ecosystems, Protection, Natural Resources.
  8. New Functional Materials and Derivatives.
  9. Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics.
  10. Laser Physics and Light Technologies.
  11. Fundamental and Applied Mathematics.
  12. Informatics and Information Technologies.

 Organization of Research and research statistics

Scientific research at Vilnius University is conducted at all the structural units, including 14 faculties, 3 research institutes, 5 study and research centres. In 2016, there were 2453 teachers and/or scholars and 860 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 Directorate for Research and Innovation.


Funding Sources


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.

Academic and/or research staff at Vilnius university in 2016

Faculty/
Institute/
Centre
Academic staff Including those holding academic degrees Research staff Including those holding academic degrees
Chemistry and Geosciences* 106 102 18 10
Communication 60 42 1 1
Economics 119 90 5 3
History 51 47 4 1
Kaunas (in Kaunas) 79 62 3 1
Law 87 74 1 1
Life Sciences Centre** 69 57 193 128
Mathematics and Informatics 141 93 6 3
Medicine 664 349 97 54
Philology 199 122 2 2
Philosophy 90 83 1 -
Physics 68 63 49 37
Institute of International Relations and Political Science 35 24 2 2
Institute of Applied Research - - 35 27
Institute of Foreign Languages 73 21 - -
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics - - 46 42
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy - - 49 40
Gender Studies Centre 5 2 - -
Centre for Religious Studies and Research 6 6 - -
Centre of Oriental Studies 18 7 - -
Health and Sport Centre 12 2 - -
Botanical Garden - - 5 5
Business School 30 8 - -
Total: 1912 1254 517 357

 *   Chemistry and Geosciences was established at the end of 2016 by joining the Faculty of Chemistry and the Departments of the Faculty of Natural Sciences dealing with geology.
** Life Sciences Centre was established at the end of 2016 by joining the Institutes of Biochemistry and Biotechnologies with the Departments of the Faculty of Natural Sciences dealing with biology.

Doctoral theses defended

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Doctoral 169 155 166 144 129

 

 Doctoral theses defended at vilnius university in 2016 according to branches of science

Branch of science Number of theses defended Doctoral students and employees of VU Others
Biomedical sciences 30 27 3
Humanitarian sciences 16 10 6
Social sciences 28 28 -
Physical sciences 46 37 9
Technological sciences 9 6 3
Total: 129 108 21

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2016

FUNDING 2016

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2014–2016

external funging 2014 2016

 
 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2016

 scientific publications in 2016

 

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS etc., HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, 2014–2016

conferences seminars 2014 2016

 

Awards in 2016

AWARDS OF LITHUANIA’S SCIENCE

 In the field of Physical Sciences and Technology

 D. Abramavičius for the cycle of works Theory of Two-dimensional Coherent Spectroscopy – A Road to Cognition of Quantum Dynamic Tomography  
 V. Razumas, G. Valinčius for the cycle of works Biosimilar Self-managing Systems of 2D- and 3-D-structures: Synthesis, Research of Properties and Practical Application


AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

D. Ratautas for the work High-efficiency Enzymatic Electrodes for Biofuel Elements  

J. Chmeliov and A. Gelžinis for the work Dynamics of Excitation Energy and Self-regulation Mechanisms in Photosynthesis Systems

G. Sviderskytė for the work Case of Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas: Historical Development, Interpretation, Change of Narrative

J. Navickė for the work Role of Monetary Social Payments in Reducing Poverty in Lithuania: to Discipline, Redistribute, Involve, Invest (Certificate of Merit)

 

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS

M. Debesis, E. Kizinevič ir J. Sprindys, E. Šimoliūnas, D. Dapkutė, L. Jonušauskas ir E. Skliutas, V. Rabikauskaitė

 

OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES

 V. Šikšnys - Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, Global Lithuania Award 2016.

D. Abramavičius – Mini Nobel by the Research Council of Lithuania and Ministry of Economy.

M. Zaremba - Mini Nobel by the Research Council of Lithuania and Ministry of Economy.

K. Pileckas -  Mini Nobel by the Research Council of Lithuania and Ministry of Economy.

V. Nakrošis - Mini Nobel by the Research Council of Lithuania and Ministry of Economy.

G. Valušis - Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to Lithuania and making Lithuania’s name famous.

J. R. Lazutka - Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to Lithuania and making Lithuania’s name famous.

M. A. Šliogeris - Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to Lithuania and making Lithuania’s name famous

Z. Norkus - Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.
 
A. Ramonaitė - Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.
 
K. Urba - Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.

D. Pociūtė Abukevičienė - Second Degree Order of the Star of Italy for fostering cultural and academic relations between the two countries.

R. Šalna - Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

M. Michelbertas - Prof. Jozef Kostrzewski’s Award (highest award by the Polish Archaeological Society).

A. Kentra – St. Christopher’s Statue for merits to the city and life creation.  

A. Utkus – St. Christopher’s Statue for merits in science.

M. Kazlauskienė – nominal scholarship by association Infobalt for the best research work by young researchers in the field of physics and technologies.

M. Sabaliauskas - nominal scholarship by association Infobalt for the best research work by young researchers in the field of physics and technologies.

A. Švedas - Martynas Mažvydas’ Prize for publicistic writings.

E. Sausverdė – award by Swedish Academy.

A. Žilinskas – international award for the whole of scientific results and their impact on the trend of informatics and applied mathematics science.  

A. Katelnikovas - scholarship of the Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences 2016–2017.

E. Žilinskaitė Šinkūnienė - scholarship of the Young Scientists of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences 2016–2017.