List of Lithuanian Universities, Colleges & Research Institutes

List of Universities in Lithuania

1ISM University of Management and Economics

ISM University of Management and Economics is an institution of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education in business, management and economics. The university serves as a center of market analysis, executive training and academic thought.

2Telsiai Bishop Vincentas Borisevičius Priest Seminary

Telšiai Bishop Vincentas Borisevičius Priest Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in Telšiai, Lithuania. It was founded in 1927 by Justinas Staugaitis, the first Bishop of Diocese of Telšiai.

3Academy of Business and Management

Business School of Kazimieras Simonavičius University was founded in 2012 by merging KSU and Business and Management Academy. Business School offers undergraduate and graduate studies, and trains specialists in the field of business, management, marketing, and finance.

4LCC International University

LCC International University is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in the city of Klaipėda, Lithuania.

5Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is the leader in technological sciences in Lithuania. There are 10 faculties including Antanas Gustaitis Aviation Institute, Architecture, Business Management.

6European Humanities University

European Humanities University is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk, Belarus, in 1992. Following its forced closure by the Belarusian authorities in 2004, EHU relocated to Vilnius and thus continues its operations as a private university.

7Kaunas University of Technology

Kaunas University of Technology is a public research university located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Initially established on January 27, 1920, the school was known as “Higher Courses”.

8University of Bialystok

The University of Bialystok is the largest university in the northeastern region of Poland, educating in various fields of study, including humanities, social and natural sciences and mathematics. It has nine faculties, including a foreign one in Vilnius.

9Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, is a state-supported conservatory that trains students in music, theatre, and multimedia arts.

10Siauliai University

Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy, established in 1997, is located in Šiauliai, Lithuania. As of 2008, the University was attended by approximately 11,800 students. On the 1st of January 2021 Šiauliai University become a part of Vilnius University and was renamed Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy.

11Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences was a university in Vilnius, Lithuania, which specialized in preparing school teachers and other educators. As of March 2013, it had approximately 8,500 students and 528 members of academic staff.

12International Business School at Vilnius University

Vilnius University Business School or VU BS is the first business school in Lithuania.

13Aleksandras Stulginskis University

Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy is a state institution of higher education and research in Lithuania, in Akademija, west of Kaunas.

14Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts

Vilnius Academy of Arts is the largest and oldest art university in the Baltic States, established in 1793 as an Architecture department at the Chief school of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in Vilnius. At the end of the 19th century, it was closed together with Vilnius University by the tsarist government and then reopened in 1919. After World War II Academy was merged with Kaunas Art Institute and since then was called The State Art Institute of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithuania.

15Kazimieras Simonavičius University

Kazimieras Simonavičius University is a private university in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania licensed the former Vilnius Academy of Business Law on August 26, 2003. Teaching started in 2004.

16Klaipėda University

Klaipėda University is a university in the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipėda. The university was formally founded on January 1, 1991, by a decree of Seimas (the Lithuanian Parliament). The new university incorporated existing institutions of higher education in the city.

17Lithuanian Sports University

Lithuanian Sports University or LSU is a university in Kaunas, Lithuania, specializing in sports, physical activities, and physiology. It is headquartered in Žaliakalnis neighborhood, in close proximity to the Kaunas Sports Hall and the S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium.

18Vilnius University

Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic states, one of the oldest and most famous in Eastern Europe, preceded only by the universities of Prague, Kraków, Pécs, Budapest, Bratislava and Königsberg. Today it is the largest university in Lithuania.

19The General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania is a state-sponsored institution of higher learning based in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was founded in 1994 by the Lithuanian Seimas, and is overseen by the Ministry of National Defense.

20Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is a medical school in Kaunas, Lithuania. The present-day Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is a consolidation of two institutions of higher education, Kaunas University of Medicine and the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy.

21Mykolas Romeris University

Mykolas Romeris University is an international university located with campuses in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania. The modern, creative and entrepreneurial academic community has raised MRU to the leading university in social sciences and interdisciplinary research in Lithuania.

22Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary

The Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in Vilnius, Lithuania. It traces its history to an institution founded by Cardinal Jurgis Radvila in 1582.

23Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University is a public university in Kaunas, Lithuania. The university was founded in 1922 during the interwar period as an alternate national university.

List of Colleges in Lithuania

24Kaunas College

Kaunas College or Kauno Kolegija (KK) – public higher education institution in Lithuania. KK became active in 2000. The main campus of the university is located in Kaunas. Kaunas College is a well-known educational institution in Lithuania that firmly holds its position among the top 20 universities in the country.

25Lithuanian Maritime Academy

Lithuanian Maritime Academy or Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla (LMA) – public higher education institution in Lithuania. LMA was founded in 1948. The main building of the university proudly stands in Klaipeda inside an urban campus.

26Alytus College

Alytus University of Applied Sciences is a state university providing nationally and internationally accredited higher education study programs, offering Professional Bachelor’s degree. Its teaching and research activities are focused on business studies, social sciences, engineering and technology.  2000 students are enrolled in 11 study programs with excellent standards of studies.

27North Lithuania College

The College of Northern Lithuania has been successfully working for more than twelve years. If you are thinking about where to go and what to study, at our college in Siauliai, just after graduating from the gymnasium, who are already working or who are away to live elsewhere, we offer to study law, the economics of financial institutions, business management events, business management, multimedia technologies, computer technology network administration programs.

28Vilnius Business College

Vilnius Business College is the leading college in Lithuania by the employability of its graduates. Our College graduates are viable in both national and regional labor markets. Almost 90% of the graduates successfully find a job or start and develop their own business. Part of the graduates continues their Master’s studies in Lithuania or at foreign universities and colleges.

29Klaipėda Business-Higher School

Klaipeda Business School was founded on the 11th of July 1997 as a non-profit public educational institution. In 2001 the school acquired the status of a higher educational institution (School). The founder of the School is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Sabaliauskaite. Today the School is well-known not only in the Klaipeda region but all over Lithuania. More and more students from different regions of Lithuania, as well as international students, come to study at Klaipeda Business School.

30International School of Law and Business

International School of Law and Business is a private university in Vilnius, Lithuania. The ISLB has over 700 students with a growing share of international students from 8 different countries and nearly 100 academicians and practitioners. ISLB provides a range of courses taught in English.

31Vilnius College of Design

Vilnius College of Design (VCD) – is a private higher education institution. The College was founded in order to offer high-quality arts education for creative and innovative people.

32Social Sciences College

Public Institution College of Social Sciences is the best-rated private college in Lithuania (Ratings of Lithuanian Colleges, 2011) and the second biggest private college in Lithuania in a number of students. The College was established in Lithuanian port city Klaipeda and has the second branch in the country’s capital Vilnius. Since the beginning, the College has been gaining the reputation of an advanced institution both among the local community and regional business sector.

33Panevėzys College

Panevėžys College or Panevėžio kolegija – public higher education institution in Lithuania. Panevėžys College became active in 2002. It has an urban campus located in Panevezys. Panevėžys College is among the top 20 universities of Lithuania.

34West Lithuania Business College

Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences is a private college located in Klaipėda and Vilnius, Lithuania. The college was established in 1994. The university offers both undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

35Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering

Established in 1927, Kauno mišku ir aplinkos inžinerijos kolegija (Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium city of Kaunas.

36St. Ignatius of Loyola College

St. Ignacio Loyola College is a community non-governmental college, a Catholic higher education institution. Legal form: public body. Institution code: 302485644. The college is located in Vilniaus st. 29, Kaunas.

37Kaunas Technical College

Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences is well-known in the market of education of Lithuania as an educational institution with the traditions of engineering specialist training and with great experience in training specialists – practicians. Its beginning goes back to 1920 when the first Kaunas Higher Technical School was founded. It was the first educational institution, training engineering specialists in independent Lithuania.

38Klaipėda State College

Klaipeda State College was founded after the merger of Klaipeda College and the Klaipeda Business and Technology College in September 2009 and now is the third-largest college in Lithuania with a strong academic reputation. The initial target of the College is ensuring high-quality academic teaching and research facilities. It has a highly trained academic staff many of whom are reputed as experts in their research area.

39Kolping College

Kolping University of Applied Sciences was established in 2001 after the reorganization of Kolping Further Education School founded in 1996, to educate and train humanistic-minded professionals for the small and medium-sized business environment.

40Zemaitija College

Zemaitija College is a state nonuniversity school in higher education in Lithuania. Its activities are based on the Constitution and law of the Lithuanian Republic, regulations of the Lithuanian Government and Ministry of Education and Science.

41V. A. Graičiūnas Higher School of Management

V A Graičiūnas Higher School of Management is one of the top educational institutions in Lithuania that never leaves the country’s top 5 places to study. Despite being one of the youngest educational institutions, V A Graičiūnas Higher School of Management ranks in the national ratings of Lithuania.

42Marijampolė College

Marijampolė College or Marijampolės kolegija (MC) – public higher education institution in Lithuania. MC was established in 2001. The university is a part of a small town called Marijampole in Lithuania. Marijampolė College has a high position in the academic rankings of Lithuania.

43Vilnius College of Technologies and Design

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design or VTDK is a Lithuanian state institution of higher education VTDK is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Lithuania, with approximately 2,500 students and 200 professors.

44Siauliai State College

Šiauliai State College or Šiaulių valstybinė kolegija (ŠVK) – public higher education institution in Lithuania. ŠVK became active in 2002. The campus is located in Siauliai. Šiauliai State College is a well-known educational institution in Lithuania that firmly holds its position among the top 20 universities of the country.

45Utena College

Utena College was established in accordance with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in 2000. August 30 Resolution No. 999 “On the Approval of the Procedure for the Establishment of Higher Education Institutions”, Resolution No. 1000 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 30 August 2000 “On the Establishment of State Colleges of Alytus, Kaunas.

46Vilnius College

Vilnius College (Lithuanian: Vilniaus kolegija) or VIKO is a Lithuanian state institution of higher education, established on 1 September 2000 upon reorganizing three higher schools in Vilnius: Schools of Electronics, Economics and Commerce. It is the largest university of applied sciences in Lithuania, hosting 6,793 students and ~460 teaching staff (according to October 2015 data). Vilnius College is the best-rated college in Lithuania.

47Vilnius Co-operative College

Vilnius Co-operative College or Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija (VKK) – private nonprofit higher education institution in Lithuania. VKK began its academic activity in1930. Vilnius Co-operative College is removed from anxieties of city life as its campus is located outside of Vilnius. Vilnius Co-operative College has a high position in the academic rankings of Lithuania.

List of Research Institutes in Lithuania

48The Lithuanian Institute of History

The Lithuanian Institute of History is a state-funded research institution in Lithuania. Governed by national law, it is the country’s main institution of history research, concentrating mostly on the history of Lithuania and its neighboring states.

49Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore

The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore is a state research institute, implementing long-term academic research programs in the fields of old Lithuanian literature, folklore, mythology, modern literature and contemporary writing. The Institute holds a prestigious academic tradition, dating back to 1907, and functions both as a modern research center and as an institution of national cultural heritage. It is a strong Lithuanian academic publisher and a center for digitization of immense literary and folk archives.

50Lithuanian Energy Institute

The LEI is a technical research center dealing with energy-related research in the analysis of the security of energy supply, the development of energy planning methods, fuel cells and hydrogen, renewable energy, thermal physics and fluid mechanics, nuclear safety, structural integrity assessment of components and structures and the simulation of complex energy systems.

51Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

Lithuanian Culture Institute (further referred to as “LCI”) is a state budgetary institution, established in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture on the basis of the former International Culture Programme Centre.

52Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology

CENTER FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (FTMC) is the largest scientific research institution carrying out unique fundamental research and technological development works in scientific fields of laser technologies, optoelectronics, nuclear physics, organic chemistry, bio and nanotechnologies, electrochemical material science, functional materials, electronics, etc. in Lithuania. In the Center, not only the innovative science but also high technologies expedient for business and society needs are developed.

53Nature Research Centre

The State Scientific Research Institute Nature Research Centre (NRC) was established on 31 December 2009 by merging the Institute of Botany, the Institute of Ecology of Vilnius University and the Institute of Geology and Geography.

54Institute of the Lithuanian Language

The Institute of the Lithuanian Language in Vilnius is a state-supported research organization that focuses on research into the Lithuanian language. The Institute of the Lithuanian Language is a research establishment with longstanding traditions.

55Lithuanian Social Research Centre

LITHUANIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH CENTRE (LSRC) is a public research institute that carries out fundamental and applied social research significant to society. With a history of more than 40 years, the LSRC is striving to become a center of excellence for high-quality national and international research and an important venue for the training of doctoral students in Sociology and Economy.

56Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics

The Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics was founded in 1990. Researchers pay special attention to agricultural policy surveys, taking into consideration Lithuania’s integration into the EU.

57Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

State research institute. Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) was established in 2010 as a merger of three related research institutions: • Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, • Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture, • Lithuanian Institute of Forestry.


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