Research at Vilnius University

 

 

 

 

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 2018, there were 2601 teachers and/or scholars and 803 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 2018 

Faculty/
Institute/
Centre

Academic
staff

Including those holding
academic degrees

Research
staff

Including those holding
academic degrees

Chemistry and Geosciences

121

113

21

14

Communication

92

49

6

3

Economics and Business Administration

115

77

17

14

History

49

45

28

20

Kaunas (in Kaunas)

86

60

5

4

Law

104

86

10

1

Life Sciences Centre

77

60

197

142

Mathematics and Informatics

161

100

62

54

Medicine

517

337

84

61

Philology

293

148

21

18

Philosophy

176

129

32

23

Physics

76

68

157

129

Institute of International Relations and Political Science

43

28

2

2

Business School

44

13

0

0

Botanical Garden

 

 

5

5

Total:

1954

1313

647

490

 

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2018

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Doctoral

166

144

129

130

147

 

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2018 ACCORDING TO BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

Branch of science

Number of theses
defended

Doctoral students and
employees of VU

Others

Biomedical sciences

37

28

9

Humanitarian sciences

19

16

3

Social sciences

26

26

0

Physical sciences

53

45

8

Technological sciences

12

10

2

Total:

147

125

22

 

MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN 2018

external funding

 

 

MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (THOU EUR), 2016–2018

external funding 2 1

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2018

scientific publications

 

 

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS et al., HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, 2016–2018

conferences seminars

 

 

AWARDS IN 2018

AWARDS OF LITHUANIA’S SCIENCE

  • In the field of Physical Sciences and Technology

A. Deltuva for the cycle of works Theory of Reactions in Quantum Three and Four-particle Systems: from the Cold Atoms to Great Energy Nuclei (2003–2017)

  • In the field of Biomedical and Agricultural Sciences

F. Jankevičius, S. Jarmalaitė for the cycle of works New Generation Cancer Markers (2003–2017)

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

V. Paulauskas, D. SurgailisNominal Jonas Kubilius’ award for the cycle Works from the Random Processes Theory

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

G. Valiulienė for the work Epigenetic Regulation and Leukaemia – Research of New Biological, Molecular and Therapeutic Aspects

J. Jakubovska for the work Modified N4-acyl-cytidine Nucleotides for the Synthesis of Functionalized DNA

S. Kairė for the work We Are in the Same Boat, but I Am from Another Culture Anyway: Experiences of Group Learning during Mobility (Certificate of Merit)

A. Urnikytė for the work Analysis of Genetic Structure and Evolution Factors of Lithuania’s Population Based on Wide Scale Genotyping Data: Past and Present (Certificate of Merit)

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS

E. S. Mikalonytė, K. Dapkutė, J. Grigorjevaitė, R. Gegevičius, M. Žiaunys

I. Mačiukaitytė, D. Smalakytė, I. Mogila, J. Babinskas (Certificates of Merit)

OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES

E. Kūris –the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania

D. Žalimas – the Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

I. Balčiūnienė and S. Klimašauskas –the Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

P. Gurskas, V. Kasiulevičius, A. Marcinkutė, R. Petrauskas, G. Valinčius - the Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

F. JankevičiusOxygenalia 2018 award for achievements in the field of medicine

J. Aleksandravičius, S. Rudys – special prize of the European satellite navigation competition 2018, dedicated for the improvement of aviation systems security

A. Žvirblienė, R. Dubakienė, V. A. Tamošiūnas – State Lithuanian Language award for fostering the Lithuanian language, for the development of immunology and allergology terminology in Lithuanian

D. Pūras – elected Chairman of Special Procedure Coordination Committee of the Human Rights Council of the UN

D. Murauskas and M. Malinauskas – elected members for a 4-year term of the newly established Young Academy of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

N. Černiauskas – granted State Independence scholarship

O. Opuchovič – granted Theodor Grotthuss’ scholarship of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

G. Motuzaitė-Matuzevičiūtė Keen – granted scholarship For Women in Science of the “L’OREAL Baltic”

 

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