The University was founded in 1997 after the merger of Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute and Šiauliai Polytechnic Faculty of Kaunas University of Technology.
The University operates the following research centres: Gender Studies, Biological Research, Educational Researches, Energy and Environmentally Clean Technologies, Modelling of Physical Processes, Natural Science Education, Public Health, Social Research, Special Education, Technological Experiments, Biomedical Engineering, Art. There is European Studies Institute at the University as well.
Šiauliai University Students' dormitory is situated in the centre of Šiauliai. The price for 1 person is around 70 EUR per month. Internet access in the room: 5,5 EUR per month (with the cable) and free wi-fi.
The library of Šiauliai University is one of the most modern academic libraries in Lithuania with 290 computerised workplaces (120 of them in a remote desktop mode), over 400 non-computerised workplaces, 5 rooms for group learning/seminars and 9 rooms for doctoral students and staff individual work and wireless internet access. The library premises are accessible to persons with wheelchairs.
There is an Internet access in every room, so students may use their own computers in the rooms. The price is 5,5 EUR per month.
Students' Organizations: ESN 'Erasmus Student Network', Students' Club, the Students' Representation, Members of International Association of Students Economists and Managers (AISEC), Mentor programme.
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