The Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry has unveiled a university network reorganization plan that calls for merging all universities in the country's second-biggest city of Kaunas and dividing the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LEU) between Vilnius University (VU) and Vytautas Magnus University (VDU).
Vilnius University
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) and Šiauliai University (ŠU) would become part of VU.

The ministry proposes two alternative options for the future of Klaipeda University: one is to merge it as a university-level science center into a state university offering a wide range of studies and the other is to keep its autonomous status, but make it more specialized.

Deputy Education and Science Minister Giedrius Viliūnas last Friday presented the plan to the Lithuanian Rectors' Conference, according to the presentation material available to BNS.

Under the plan, the Vilnius-based MRU would become a public security and public administration unit of VU. MRU's Kaunas-based Faculty of Public Security would be moved to the capital.

LEU would be divided between VU and VDU. The ministry proposes that VU set up a structural unit for teacher training. LEU has already reached an agreement on merging with the Kaunas-based VDU where a teacher training center would be established.

ŠU would become VU's unit in Siauliai.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and two specialized arts schools -- the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Academy of Arts -- would continue to operate in the capital.

In Kaunas, the optimization plan calls for merging Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuanian Sports University, the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LMSU) and VDU into a single university offering a wide range of studies.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Revolut chief: accusations constructed under false statements and unrelated facts

On Wednesday, Revolut founder and head Nikolay Storonsky has released an open letter, where he...

Doctors and pharmacists complain about malfunctioning e-prescription system

The Ministry of Healthcare wants for all doctors to end usage of paper based prescriptions in 2019....

Minister threatens to terminate contracts with companies failing to deliver pensions

With public discontent arising over delayed pensions, Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas...

Lithuanian gov't invites expats to return amid hard Brexit worries

The Lithuanian government has invited on Wednesday its expats living in the UK to return to Lithuania...

Bad news from the courtroom for V. Gapšys

On Tuesday, the Lithuanian Court of Appeals rejected Vytautas Gapšys defence attorney’s...