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Vytautas Magnus University is amongst Lithuania’s leading higher education institutions, with an emphasis on the humanistic education conducted according to the ideal of liberal arts, providing a flexible curriculum designed to educate internationally aware and skilled professionals. Apart from bachelor’s and master’s degrees, it currently offers PhD programmes in 18 different fields.

The structure for most of the study programmes is highly flexible and in principle open to changes depending on the course of each particular student’s research progress because an utmost importance is paid to a socially aware and personal, rather than purely academic, self-development. Another focus of the university’s curriculum are language skills, as there are courses delivered in a variety of foreign languages: English, Russian, French, German and Italian, as well as courses in almost 30 foreign languages available to the students.

Vytautas Magnus University is also an important Lithuanian research centre, with an emphasis on three main key fields of expertise: Humanities, Social Sciences as well as Biomedicine and Physics. Their order also reflects the number of research clusters each domain is divided into, respectively 17, 12 and 9, and which together with one project in Art, amount to 39 distinct, often humanistic, research initiatives. This diversity reflects the university’s objective is to promote a highly flexible, interdisciplinary and inter-field research culture, which are also qualities one can expect from the university’s alumni.

A short history of Vytautas Magnus University

The university’s history dates back to 1922 when it was founded under the name of the University of Lithuania. At that time Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, was the country’s political, economical and cultural centre. The university was the only higher education school in the country at the time, and from its very inception has served as a vital point on the map of Lithuania’s academic and cultural life. In 1930, the university was renamed to the name it uses till this day, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of ancient Lithuania’s leader Grand Duke Vytautas the Great.

In the Post WWII period, the Soviet government shut down the university in 1950 and it was not until 1989 that the institution was re-established. A quarter of a century later, Vytautas Magnus University is not only an important higher education institution locally in Lithuania, but it is also a member of a number of international organisations and associations, like the European University Association or the European Association for International Education. It has signed over 120 bilateral collaborative agreements with universities in 40 countries all around the globe.

You can find a video presentation of the university here.

Recruiting from Vytautas Magnus University via Graduateland

If you are looking to recruit students and graduates from Vytautas Magnus University, you can choose to post your job ad specifically on their job portal, the VMU/VDU CareerGate.

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You can select the portal when you post a job on the network (as shown in the screenshot above). You will also be able to see how many registered candidates at Vytautas Magnus University match your previously defined requirements for the job.

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