In Lithuania, 7 universities and 7 colleges offer study programs related to life sciences, more than 15,000 researchers implement life sciences projects in the private sector and research institutions. Members of the Lithuanian Association of Biotechnologists – scientific institutions – prepare life sciences, medical technologies, bioeconomy and other higher and higher education programs.
Vilnius University (VU) comprises twelve faculties, seven institutes, two university hospitals, four interfaculty centers of study and research, the oldest library in Lithuania (founded in 1570) with a modern Science Communication and Information Center, the Astronomical Observatory, the Botanical Garden, and the Church of St. Johns. The student body of the University includes 21,000 students. Year after year listed by QS World University Rankings among the top four per cent of the best universities in the world, Vilnius University attracts the best and most talented secondary school graduates of the country.
Vilnius University is proud of the variety of research and study fields available there. The University implements study programmes in all study cycles: bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. Its faculties and other academic units offer a choice from over 70 bachelor’s and more than 100 master’s study programmes. Students can choose programmes in all fields of study, including biomedicine, physical science, humanities, and social and technological science programmes. Those interested in the arts may study certain subjects at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre or Vilnius Academy of Arts, with whom Vilnius University, together with the Lithuanian Sports University, have formed the UNIKON Consortium. More than half of secondary school graduates with the highest grades received on their school finishing examinations choose to study at Vilnius University. The majority of them are prizewinners in national and international olympiads. Vilnius University has a well-developed infrastructure for research and study: there are modern laboratories and the biggest scientific library in the Baltic States. The University applies innovative technologies that enable high-quality studies and research to be pursued. The University teaching staff includes highly qualified lecturers who have extensive research and academic expertise and who are renowned specialists in their academic areas both in Lithuania and abroad. It is namely the competence of lecturers that is considered one of the University’s major strengths by those who are interested in studying there. The QS World University Rankings by Subject, which identifies the best universities in the world according to separate study areas, has listed Vilnius University 251–300 in two fields of study: modern languages and physics and astronomy. In addition to studies, our students are provided with the widest range of possibilities to actively join the academic community of the University, where they can reveal their talents and creative potential and promote the name of Lithuania. Students are invited to join any of the more than 50 student organizations, research associations, artistic collectives, and sports teams that function at the University
|Life Sciences Center
|VU Life Sciences Center (VU LSC) is a leader in the life sciences in Lithuania not only in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of ideas. The achievements of our researchers and students are highly valued in the world, and internationality, as well as innovativeness, are some essential features of LSC. We are open to the public - we invite representatives of other scientific institutions and the country's businesses to use the unique equipment, available at the LSC Open Access Center.
(Bachelor studies are performed in Lithuanian language):
Aplinkotyra ir aplinkosauga
|Contact person for the studies:
Deputy director for studies
Dr. Ingrida Prigodina Lukošienė
Saulėtekio av. 7, Room C149,
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic States and one of the most prominent high education schools in the country, with a leading position in many research fields. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. There are 5 breakthrough areas of research and innovation, namely: health technologies, digital transformation and smart environment, new materials for industry and medicine, food technologies, innovation management. KTU is well-known to the world for ultrasound, organic chemistry, food science, mechatronics, systems diagnostics and many other achievements.
University has a strong outreach not only on regional but on the international level too and maintains ties with the group of organizations. KTU has a number of foreign partners from 51 countries within and outside Europe, including membership in more than 10 organizations and associations, including CESAER, EUA, ECIU, BALTECH, SEFI and others. For example, ECIU – the European Consortium of Innovative Universities is the leading international consortium of research-intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy.
KTU network and active role in EIT Health and Food hub activities and activities in EIT Raw Materials hub offer many opportunities for business development. Therefore, from 2012 with the help of the academic start-up incubator more than 80 start-ups and spinoffs were launched at KTU.
Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics Specialization)
|Contact person for the studies:
KTU Vice-Rector for Studies
Dr. Jonas Čeponis
Ranked among the TOP 800 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 98-year-old progenitor University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted.
VMU has a reputation as a university with a globally oriented, free-spirited, liberal mindset. The time spent at VMU is a formative step in the lives of our students, facilitating not only career opportunities but also personal growth, strength of character and a sense of self-fulfilment. Studying at VMU means obtaining an all-round education conveying core competencies and abilities such as a broader understanding of global issues and society, the capacity for problem analysis and critical thinking, a spirit of inquisitiveness enabling one to adapt to new knowledge and promoting an attitude of lifelong learning, all of which empower one to make informed judgements as an individual and act confidently as a leader.
The main strength of research at VMU is our ability to respond to an increasingly globalised and competitive landscape prompting the dynamic formation of new research priorities and facilitating ongoing improvements in research performance at both national and international level.
We have been engaged as a partner and coordinator in various Horizon 2020, Jean Monnet, COST, Erasmus+ and NordPlus programmes, as well as research projects within the Global Grant and Smart Specialisation programmes conducted by the Research Council of Lithuania and the European Structural Fund.
Nationally, our research has received the top evaluation scores among higher education institutions in Lithuania. We are a leading university in the fields of Humanities, Arts, Social and Biomedical Sciences.
VMU is currently conducting about 100 projects in the fields of biotechnology, biophysics, technology law, education, sociology, philosophy, computational linguistics, language acquisition and bilingualism, creative industries, and others.
|The Faculty of Natural Sciences
|VMU Agriculture Academy
|The Faculty of Natural Sciences has modern and constantly renewed studying facilities which have been kept up-to-date by courtesy of the EU structural funds for the last couple of years. Students can undertake research not only in the modern labs at VMU, but in the research centres of other Lithuanian scientific and educational institutions as well. Postgraduate and doctoral students may contribute to the research projects carried out by the professors of their department.
As the attention to biology, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology, climate change and other issues keeps growing worldwide, the popularity of study programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences has also grown substantially in the recent years. Currently, the faculty offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes of Biology and Genetics, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Industrial Ecology.
|VMU Agriculture Academy is the only state institution in Lithuania providing higher education and research in the fields of food sciences, agriculture, forestry, water and land resources management, bioenergy, bioeconomics, environmental and mechanical engineering, climate change and sustainable use of natural resources. These degrees are recognized all over the world and have the highest standard of equivalence.As the attention to biology, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology, climate change and other issues keeps growing worldwide, the popularity of study programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences has also grown substantially in the recent years. Currently, the faculty offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes of Biology and Genetics, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Industrial Ecology.
Biology and Genetics
Food Quality and Safety
Transport and Logistics Engineering
Water and Land Engineering
Logistics and Commerce
Accounting and Finance
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Agri-food Business Management
|Contact person for the studies:
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Dean prof. dr. Saulius Mickevičius
Phone +370 37 327901
|Contact person for the studies:
VMU Agriculture Academy
Dean of Faculty of Bioeconomy
Prof. dr. Astrida Miceikiene
Phone +370 37 752 389
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) is one of the largest universities specialising in life sciences in Europe and the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice.
There are two LSMU affiliated hospitals Kauno klinikos and regional Kaunas hospital, which ensure conditions for training top-level scientists and academics to carry out research and development, cooperate with businesses and the public sector, and implement innovations within clinical practice. Both hospitals serve students of Medicine, Odontology, and Nursing, offering a broad spectrum of practical knowledge and skills. Pharmacy students gain practical skills at the University’s Pharmacy; Veterinary students develop their clinical skills at the large and small animal clinics. Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy students receive practical skills at Kulautuva Hospital of Rehabilitation and Palanga Clinic of the Institute of Neuroscience.
The University is a member of various international organisations, such as the AAHCI, EUA, ASPHER, AMSE, AMEE, EAEVE and World Health Organisation, etc. LSMU actively cooperates with Japanese research and study institutions; long-term cooperation with strategic partners from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, and Tajikistan continues. LSMU is an active participant in the Erasmus+ exchange program. Students can study at foreign universities or go abroad for practice for a period of up to one year. Most mobility programme partners are in Germany, Spain, France, Finland, and other EU Member States.
Seven faculties at the LSMU offer a variety of study programmes and degrees covering all three cycles of the University education. More than 1600 full-time foreign students from 87 countries (mainly from Sweden, Israel, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, etc.) are currently enrolled here. They comprise 25 % of the student body at LSMU. The study programmes meet university education standards applied in EU countries, and the LSMU diploma is internationally recognised in Europe, USA, Israel, and other countries.
LSMU runs many student support programmes, aimed to help international students to cope with most of the problems they naturally face while living and studying abroad. Well-built mentoring, tutoring, and psychological counselling services are provided to increase the quality of student life at LSMU. Kaunas is a green, lively and student-friendly city to study and build a career in health sciences. With four major universities, Kaunas is a student city where the nightlife is always active. We trust you will enjoy many advantages of this pleasant and beautiful atmosphere of our University and historic Kaunas city.
LSMU welcomes international students at the following study programmes:
Contact person regarding studies:
International Programme Coordinator
Phone: + 370 37 327 259
Mobile: + 370 65 290 747
Klaipėda University (KU) is located in a geographical area unique from the economic, cultural, and geopolitical aspects, i.e. on the Lithuanian seaside, boasting the only port of Lithuania. The University was founded in 1991 to meet the needs relevant to the development of the country: to deal with regional problems in the areas of culture, education, science, industry, technology, and economy, to contribute to decentralization of higher education, to attract youth to Klaipėda, to reinforce the humanities in Klaipėda and Western Lithuania, to conduct research in the culture and history of Western Lithuania and the neighbouring Baltic States, to create a regional cultural centre in Klaipėda, and to foster the idea of Lithuania as a maritime state. The activities of the University, which include the fields of social sciences, humanities, technologies, natural and health sciences, are an important component of the implementation of the Klaipėda Economic Development Strategy 2030, contributing to the economic development of Klaipėda city and region.
KU is the only institution of higher education in Lithuania where the main study and research fields are marine sciences and engineering with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity. Since 2018, KU has been among the top 200 universities in the world and the top 10 in the Baltic Sea Region in the area of marine research (oceanography). Since 2019, Klaipėda University together with 5 other EU universities belongs to the European University Alliance EU-CONEXUS (European University for the Sustainable Development of Smart Coastal Cities), https://www.eu-conexus.eu/en/.
|Faculty of Health Sciences
|Marine Research Institute
| Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of Klaipėda University is an innovative, dynamic interdisciplinary center of health sciences competencies, bringing together scientists, lecturers, practitioners for science, studies and project activities; public health and education; meeting the training needs of specialists in the region. The departments of the Faculty and its Health Research and Innovation Research Center are guided by the values of openness to innovation, involvement, diversity, and sustainability, its activities focus on the needs of society, labor market challenges, and future prospects.
The Faculty of Health Sciences specializes in public health, rehabilitation, nursing, medical technology; the study process is based on relevant health research and its practical application; developing national and international academic cooperation and partnerships with health care, social institutions, and businesses.
|Marine Research Institute of Klaipeda University (KU MRI) is the only institute in Lithuania that unites leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities devoted for marine research, technology development and innovation. It has a multidisciplinary experience and capacity in environmental research, including environmental genetics, aquatic biogeochemistry, aquatic resources, fishery and aquaculture, ecosystem management, preparation and implementation of environmental monitoring programs, spatial planning, environmental impact assessment, integrated coastal zone management, preparation of nature management plans and environmental education activities. In addition, KU MRI aims to facilitate science, study and business cooperation, based on high-level scientific knowledge and the up-to-date open access research infrastructure.
Recreation and tourism
• Health tourism
|Biology and marine biotechnology
|Complementary and alternative medicine
Public Health Education
Health Care Management
Recreation and Tourism Management
|Ecology and environmental studies
|Contact person for the studies:
Vice-dean for studies
Doc. dr. Aelita Skarbalienė
Herkaus Manto st. 84 – Room 415., Klaipėda
|Contact person for the studies:
Head of the study programmes
Dr. Aurelija Samuilovienė
Universiteto av. 17, Klaipėda
Phone: +370 46 39 88 55
Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) – an innovative Centre of in agricultural, forestry and food sciences, which consists of 3 institutes, 5 regional branches and 3 open research centres located in different parts of Lithuania.
LAMMC, together with Vytautas Magnus University, conducts doctoral studies in the fields of agricultural and nature sciences: plant genetics, crop breeding, soil quality, crop pathology and protection, plant biopotential, horticulture, forestry, biochemistry and other. In Lithuania, LAMMC is the leading institutions according to the internationalization level of doctoral studies.
LAMMC conducts fundamental and applied research and has a strong relationship with public and private economic entities. Each year, the revenue from such research is from one quarter to one-third of the Centre’s total incomes.
LAMMC actively participates in national and international research projects, is a member of the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO) and a member of the Association of the Research and Technology Organizations (RTO LITHUANIA).
SMK University of Applied Social Sciences is an innovation and quality based higher education institution located in the capital of Lithuania Vilnius and the port-city on the Baltic Sea Klaipėda. In 2018 SMK opened a new Campus in the second largest Lithuanian city Kaunas.
Established in 1994, SMK has grown to position itself at the very top of Lithuanian private college rankings and currently is the biggest private higher education institution in Lithuania.
SMK is introducing an alternative learning method where ideal balance of theoretical and practical knowledge correlates with personal evolution and strives for success. Exceptional, interesting, outstanding studies are forming not only modern outlook of science but also learning environment. Strong personal values platform is helping to form a unique identity inspiring students to generate new ideas and think differently despite the traditional boundaries.