World League
Vilnius University

Lithuania

Vilnius University, Universiteto g. 3, Vilnius 01513, Lietuva

607 World
rank
1 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1579
Short name:
VU
Type:
Public
Students:
19020
Faculty:
1340
Faculty/Students Ratio:
14
:
1
Web-site:
www.vu.lt
Region:
Europe
Location:
Vilnius
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 607 31.602
Teaching 559 32.402
Research 606 23.871
International Diversity 454 39.975
Financial Sustainability 516 44.731
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 546 21.811
Research Perfomance Rankings 553 31.814
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TEACHING
World Rank: 559
Country rank: 1
Score: 32.402
League: World League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 606
Country rank: 1
Score: 23.871
League: World League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 454
Country rank: 1
Score: 39.975
League: Copper League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 516
Country rank: 1
Score: 44.731
League: World League
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The oldest and largest of Lithuania`s higher education institutions, Vilnius University, established in 1579, is an active participant in international scientific and academic activity and embodies the concept of a classical university the unity of studies and research. Among it`s graduates - Nobel prizewinner Czeslaw Milosz ( 1980). Today, Vilnius University has over 22,000 students and over 1,830 teaching and research staff. There are 14 faculties, 5 institutes, 3 university hospitals and 4 study and research centres. Vilnius University offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in humanities, social sciences, physical and biomedical sciences and technologies. Vilnius University is among 5 percents of the best universities in the world according to QS World University Ranking.

Mission Statement

The mission of Vilnius University is to create, accumulate and disseminate knowledge by ensuring continuity of authentic university culture distinguished by the atmosphere where old traditions and new ideas enrich each other. Freedom of thought and diversity of opinions are the main values of the University community. A unity of research and studies is the core principle of the overall activity of the University. The University should distinguish itself by a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied research. It should seek to assume the leading position among other Lithuanian institutions in all research areas that are essential to the very nature of a comprehensive University and set itself the goal of international excellence in the interdisciplinary research. The University should be committed to the mission of opening the doors and providing universal education for the most talented young people from all districts of Lithuania and educating active and responsible specialists, who demonstrate the need to expand their knowledge and improve professionally and who are able to learn throughout their lifetime. The University should seek that the quality of all forms of studies conforms to the modern culture and technologies and pertains to the needs of the state and society.