Research at Vilnius University

Research at Vilnius University

Sukurta: 23 May 2022

 

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

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

 

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 Center, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Business School, Šiauliai Academy.

In 2021, there were 3 088 teachers and/or scholars and 787 doctoral students pursuing scientific research at the University. Students are also involved in the research activities.

Research activities at the University are coordinated by the Committee for Research Affairs, the Pro-Rector for Research and Research and Innovation Department.

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 2021 (31 December 2021)

Faculty

Academic staff

Including those holding academic degrees

Research staff

Including those holding academic degrees

Chemistry and Geosciences

123

115

26

20

Communication

122

63

6

3

Economics and Business Administration

108

75

31

23

History

45

44

18

13

Kaunas (in Kaunas)

79

62

11

9

Law

105

78

11

7

Life Sciences Center

93

66

326

191

Mathematics and Informatics

153

100

61

52

Medicine

599

357

125

86

Philology

283

155

21

18

Philosophy

188

138

42

33

Physics

75

64

174

141

Institute of International Relations and Political Science

55

37

7

5

Business School

56

18

2

1

Botanical Garden

0

0

7

6

Šiauliai Academy

118

79

15

14

Central Administration

0

0

3

0

Total:

2 202

1 451

886

622

 

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2021

 

  2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Doctoral

130

147

132

140

144

 

DOCTORAL THESES DEFENDED AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY IN 2021 ACCORDING TO AREAS OF SCIENCE

Area of science

Number of theses defended

Doctoral students and employees of VU

Others

Medicine and health sciences

26

25

1

Humanitarian sciences

21

17

4

Social sciences

27

27

0

Natural sciences

56

42

14

Technological sciences

14

10

4

Total:

144

121

23

 

 

MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN 2021

 MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN 2021

 

 

MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (THOU EUR), 2019–2021

MEANS TO FINANCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

 
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN 2021

 

 

CONFERENCES SEMINARS etc. HELD AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY

 
 

AWARDS IN 2021

AWARDS OF LITHUANIA’S SCIENCE

In the field of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • D. Satkauskytė for the cycle of works “Literature and society: sociocritical research (2005–2019)”.

In the field of Natural, Medical and Health Sciences and Technology

  • A. Beganskienė, A. Kareiva for the cycle of works “Development and application of multifunctional materials in modern technologies (2005–2019)”.
  • G. Niaura, A. Malinauskas for the cycle of works “Research of molecular structure and functionality of materials by vibrational spectroscopy methods (2005–2019)”.

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

K. Garalytė for the work “Student politics in South Asia”.
S. Balčiūnas for the work “Wideband dielectric spectroscopy research of Perovskite structure materials”.
I. Budginaitė-Mačkinė for the work “Transnational families” (Certificate of Merit).
J. Vengelis for the work “Research of supercontinuum generation specific dispersive properties in optical waveguides” (Certificate of Merit).

AWARDS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS

U. Jonaitytė, D. Peseckienė, Višinskaitė, A. Pakalniškis, E. Ežerskytė, K. Puteikis, L. Klimkaitė, G. Varytė.

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY RECTOR’S AWARDS OF SCIENCE FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE in 2021 to the following scientists:

S. A. Juršėnas, A. Kažukauskas, G. Motuzaitė-Matuzevičiūtė Keen, R. Navakauskienė, K. Pileckas, S. Radzevičius, A. Ramanavičius, D. Štreimikienė, D. Valančiūnas, J. Žilinskas.

RECTOR’S AWARDS FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE in 2021 to the young scientists:

S. Balčiūnas, G. Bigelytė, R. Gudiukaitė, G. A. Melnik-Leroy, A. Mendelytė, A. Popov, A. Žučenka.

RECTOR’S AWARDS BY MEMORIAL SIGNS FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE
in 2021 to the following scientists or groups of scientists:

I. Songailienė, J. Juozapaitis, G. Tamulaitienė, Rukšėnaitė, G. Sasnauskas, Č. Venclovas, V. Šikšnys

S. Varapnickas, M. Malinauskas

R. Meškys, D. Ratautas

T. Janeliūnas

K. Kirtiklis

L. Tarasonis

S. Klimašauskas, G. Vilkaitis, M. Mickutė

S. Rudys

A. Kuncevičius

E. Jasutė, V. Dagienė, V. Targamadzė, A. Meškauskienė, V. Kinčius

OTHER AWARDS AND PRIZES

M. Ėmužis was awarded the State Independence Scholarship.

Dr I. Plikusienė, associate professor of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, and J. Smirnovienė, PhD student of the Life Sciences Center of Vilnius University, were given fellowships of the L’Oreal Baltic For Women in Science programme.

Dr. A. Laurinavičius, professor of the Faculty of Medicine, and his team were awarded the title “Discovery of the Year” of the LRT for digital instruments helping to prognosticate more accurately the course of oncological diseases.

Dr Habil. A. L. Telksnys, professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics was awarded the Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania for merits to the Republic of Lithuania and for making Lithuania’s name known in the word.

D. Matulis, professor of the VU Life Sciences Center, was awarded the Statuette of St. Christopher 2020 for contribution to science and propagation of Vilnius in the world.

J. V. Vaitkus, VU Professor Emeritus, was awarded the Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for the initiation of laser materials science research area in Lithuania, founding the world level Semiconductor Photonic School in Lithuania, popularizing science.

V. Paulauskas, VU Professor Emeritus, researcher of probability theory, mathematical statistics and functional analysis and beginner of probability theory in Banach spaces in Lithuania, and R. Rotomskis, Laser Research Centre professor, initiator of applying achievements of innovative research and fundamental sciences in medical practice, researcher of new and effective photosensitized tumour therapy methods and of new ways and methods in fighting oncological diseases, were awarded the Cross of the Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

Two members of the VU community were awarded the Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania: T. Bairašauskaitė, VU professor, translator, active researcher of Lithuania’s history and propagator of science in Lithuania and the world, and R. Danielius, founder of the Vilnius University fund, a patron, director for science of the UAB Light Conversion, promoter of laser science and industry concentration in order to enter global markets.

For active management of coronavirus pandemic Prof. E. Sužiedėlienė, the Vice-Rector of Vilnius University, a coordinator of the Public Health Measures Group of the Health Expert Council of the President of the Republic of Lithuania and Prof. A. Žvirblienė, research professor of Vilnius University Life Sciences Center, a member of the expert groups on COVID-19 vaccination, initiated by the President, the Government and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, received the Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

Dr. Habil. V. Kučinskas, professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Dr. M. Šerpytis, associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine were awarded the Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to the Republic of Lithuania and for propagation of Lithuania’s name in the world.

Awards of the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania went to two Vilnius University historians: Dr G. Kirkienė, associate professor of the Faculty of History, for significant activities in 2021 was given a nominal watch and the first year MA history programme student G. Strumylaitė for her BA thesis “Initiatives of justice during transition period in post-soviet Lithuania: impact of tolerance centres to education” received the premium of academic works competition.