Vilnius-based Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Kaunas-based Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) are planning to merge into one higher education institution by 2019.
Vytautas Magnus University (VDU)
© DELFI (P.Garkausko nuotr.)

The universities still need to obtain approval from the Seimas, parliament, before launching the merger process.

"It would be a strong humanities university. They have similar programs and Vytautas Magnus University also has a well-developed pedagogical direction," Raimundas Paliukas, chairman of the parliament's Committee on Education, Science and Culture, told BNS.

"Besides, the initiative is coming from the universities themselves and I believe it cannot be stopped," he added.

The MP said that the merger would also contribute to the optimization of the higher education institutions network.

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences have also announced merger plans, he added

Experts say that there are too many universities in Lithuania and concentrating resources would help raise teaching and research quality.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope urges young Lithuanians 'to swim against current of individualism'

Pope Francis on Sunday called on young Lithuanians to have the courage "to swim against the current...

Pope Francis invites Lithuanians to care for socially vulnerable, resist thirst for glory

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful in Lithuania to care for socially vulnerable groups...

Over 100,000 people gather for papal Holy Mass in Lithuania's Kaunas

Over 100,000 worshipers have gathered on Sunday morning in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas...

Pope Fancis might ask Lithuania for solidarity in accepting refugees

Pope Francis , arriving in Lithuania on Saturday, might ask the Baltic states for solidarity in...

If you have to borrow money, do it wisely: what do you need to know?

Everyone wants to have enough money to cover all our needs, but sometimes there‘s nothing else to do...