Research at Vilnius University

Research at Vilnius University

Sukurta: 17 July 2018

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

ORGANIZATION OF RESEARCH AND RESEARCH STATISTICS

ACADEMIC AND/OR RESEARCH STAFF AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017 ACCORDING TO BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2017

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2017

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS et al., HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, 2015–2017

AWARDS IN 2017


MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

C O N F I R M E D by
Decision No. S-2012-4-1, April 24, 2012,
of Vilnius University Senate

Research Areas of Vilnius University

  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 11 faculties, Life Sciences Centre, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Business School. In 2017, there were 2667 teachers and/or scholars and 830 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 Department 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 2017

Faculty/
Institute/
Centre

Academic staff

Including those holding academic degrees

Research staff

Including those holding academic degrees

Chemistry and Geosciences

121

112

24

16

Communication

115

60

4

3

Economics and Business Administration

125

93

5

4

History

58

53

20

11

Kaunas (in Kaunas)

95

64

8

5

Law

117

90

13

3

Life Sciences Centre

80

68

217

138

Mathematics and Informatics

160

98

62

53

Medicine

494

311

98

61

Philology

291

146

24

14

Philosophy

169

116

26

15

Physics

75

69

149

117

Institute of International Relations and Political Science

44

30

4

2

Business School

53

16

3

2

Botanical Garden

   

5

5

Health and Sport Centre

8

1

   

Total:

2005

1327

662

449

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Doctoral

169

155

166

144

129

130

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2017 ACCORDING TO BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

Branch of science

Number of theses defended

Doctoral students and employees of VU

Others

Biomedical sciences

31

25

6

Humanitarian sciences

17

14

3

Social sciences

18

18

0

Physical sciences

53

43

10

Technological sciences

11

8

3

Total:

130

108

22

EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2017

external

EXTERNAL FUNDING, 2015–2017

EXTERNAL FUNDING 20152017

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2017

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2017

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS et al., HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, 2015–2017

CONFERENCES SEMINARS et al. HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY

AWARDS IN 2017

AWARDS OF LITHUANIA’S SCIENCE

  • In the field of Physical Sciences and Technology

M. Sapagovas, R. Čiegis, A. Štikonas for the cycle of works Non-classical Differential Problems and Methods of their Solution (2002–2016)

L. Valkūnas for the cycle of works Self-regulation and Management of Photo-induced Processes in Molecular Nano Constructs (2005–2016)

  • In the field of Biomedical and Agricultural Sciences

S. Klimašauskas for the cycle of works Molecular Instruments for Epigenomics and RNomics (2002– 2016)

V. Šikšnys, G. Gasiūnas, T. Šinkūnas, T. Karvelis for the cycle of works Research of CRISPR-Cas Systems: from Bacteria’s Immunity to Gene Editing Technology (2011–2016)

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

B. Kaulakys, J. Ruseckas – Nominal Adolfas Jucys’ award (Theoretical Physics) for the work Spectroscopy of Atomic and Complex Systems and Stochastic Phenomena

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

V. Kuokštis for the collection of articles Experience of Baltic Countries during the Crisis of 2008-2010: Reactions and Interpretation of (Different) Success

P. Želvienė for the cycle of works Adaptation Disorder in Lithuania: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Mental Health Possibilities

M. Šimėnas for the work Physical Transformations in Porous Structures: Investigation by Electrons Paramagnetic Resonance and Monte Carlo Methods

K. Daniūnaitė for the work Diagnostic and Prognostic DNA Methylenation Markers for Prostate Cancer

J. Pavlovas. For the work Detector Constructs in High-defect Density Silicon and Fast-response Broad-gap Semiconductors

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS

K. Čižauskas, M. Gicevičius, I. M. Andrulytė, I. Rinkūnaitė

R. Lipeikaitė (certificate of merit)

OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES

V. Šikšnys – Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Gedimino ordino Karininko kryžius

V. Usonis – Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

J. Ališauskas, J. Jakutienė A. Liubšys, Ž. Petrulionienė, S. Tulytė – Officer’s Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania

A. Kuncevičius – Officer’s Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania

D. Gailienė (initiator of suicide prevention in Lithuania) – Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania

U. Neniškytė – L’Oreal-UNESCO scholarship Women in Science for the research of brain development processes

L. Mažutis – Lithuanian-American Innovation award (1st prize) for the development of cell research technology inDrops

R. Gulbinas – Lithuanian-American Innovation award (2nd prize) for the technological solution Ma-alka

Team of the Institute of Biotechnology under the leadership of Prof. V. Šikšnys – Lithuanian-American Innovation award for the development of gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9

A. Žilinskas – the Constantine Caratheodory Prize of International Society of Global Optimisation for contribution to global optimisation

E. Balčiūnas - scholarship by association Infobalt for the best scientific work by young researchers

M. Dagys, R. Kriauzienė, L. Minkevičius – nominal scholarships by association Infobalt for young researchers

V. ŠikšnysNovozymes award by Novo Nordisk foundation together with Max Planck institute scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier for researching genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9

Z. Manžuch – award of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for research of librarianship, bibliography, book science as well as for practical activities in libraries

N. Drazdienė - St. Christopher’s Statue for great contribution in improving health care system of new-borns and children in Lithuania