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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) is a leading higher education institution situated in Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. Established in 1956 Vilnius Tech is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.

Top reasons to study here

  • Develops high-quality content of studies and study methods.
  • Ensures access to distance-learning of engineering science.
  • Creates modern infrastructure for research and study.

About

History

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) has a proud tradition of learning and teaching which dates back to its foundation year in 1956 when Kaunas Polytechnic Institute established the Vilnius Evening Division. From that point forward, the evening college grew to become a fully-fledged independent university with its own charter. 

Education

The university's mission is to develop a publicly responsible, creative, competitive individual who is receptive to science, the latest technologies and cultural values; to promote scientific progress, social and economic well-being; to create value that ensures the development of both Lithuania and the region in the global context.

The university's vision is to be a prestigious Lithuanian institution of higher education, the scientific and studies level of which conform to the best European technical universities' level. The university is attractive for both Lithuanian and foreign students, is able to respond to the environmental challenges and has a great social importance to the national progress.

Research

At Vilnius Tech we align with the aims and objectives of the European Research Area, which takes a multidisciplinarity approach to scientific research. Thus, our main research areas integrate electronics, IT, transport and social sciences. Currently, about 40 percent of the university’s income is derived from the scientific services that we provide.Our participation in national and international projects and collaboration with business sector, means that we are able to establish close ties with research institutions and the business sector. The University is involved in several international technology networks and organizations, which enhances our standing as a state-of-the-art research institution.

Career

The goal of our university is to help students find their perfect career path and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for creating their future in Lithuania and the world. Together with the technological advancements, the focus of the job market is shifting: the qualification and the hard skills of the young specialist are not the only things that matter. Languages, social skills, and abilities to adjust in this ever-changing environment are just as important these days. As a reaction to the changes of employers needs, Career and qualification group at Vilnius Tech is offering a broad spectrum of career services.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
651 -60
2020
591 -10
2019
581
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
801 200
2020
1001
2019
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
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2020
1207
2019
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

 

Housing services

Vilnius Tech international students dormitory is situated in the university campus, it takes about 7-10 min walk to the building of administration of the university and faculties of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Business Management and Fundamental Sciences. Faculties of Architecture, Electronics, Mechanics and Transport Engineering are located in the city.

For accommodation in the dormitory you have to pay in bank during the first three days of your arrival.

Usually it is a block, which consists of two double rooms, a hall, WC, shower and a kitchen. There are few blocks that contain one double room, WC, shower and a kitchen.

Library services

Vilnius Tech Virtual library (Vilnius Tech VL)

It is an integral searching system allowing access to search for Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Library resources, subscribed databases, open access electronic resources, LST standards, other Lithuanian universities libraries resources, Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa).

Medical services

All international students are supposed to have medical insurance valid in Lithuania during the study period.

  • For EU citizens
Students from EU countries are required to have European insurance card or form E111. 
  • For NON EU citizens
Students from outside EU are requered to have medical insurance from their country for staying period, or purchase a special insurance for foreigners staying in Lithuania. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

For sports men and women there is no shortage of opportunities. Our athletes compete in sports as diverse as basketball, volleyball, football, tennis players, wrestling, track and field athletes, power lifting, and many other sports. Vilnius Tech athletes are well represented in inter-university, national, international, European and World championships and tournaments. Beyond the University, Vilnius has plenty of sports and entertainment venues to suit all interests. 

Student clubs

Currently, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University has more than 70 clubs and societies. 

The most significant clubs at Vilnius Tech:

  • Chorus „Gabija“
  • Folk dance group „Vingis"
  • Vilnius Tech Tourist Club
  • Theatre studio „Palp“ ("Attic“)
  • Orchestra
  • Erasmus Student Network
  • Vilnius Tech Gym
  • Salsa Cubana and Urban Bachata lessons
  • Lindy Hop lessons
  • Chess club
  • Art evenings

Student Reviews

A Different Experience
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Such a great university with excellent opportunities, specifically loved the curricular system in this university.

The review of the University
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

VGTU is one of the best university. They provide many fields of studies for students and a good environment for studies at all. They also present some courses to learn or/and improve IT skills. The university provides a good services for international students. Moreover, its International office provides many opportunities to study or doing an internship abroad, thus have...

University life
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

Decent overall experience. Nothing to write home about. The syllabus and content provided in the curriculum are good but the professors and overall teaching are mediocre. There is no photo, video, art, sports clubs if they are we couldn't able to get ourselves involved due to language restrictions and the tricks that come with it.

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