World Lithuanian University

The goal of the World Lithuanian University (WLU) is to foster collaboration and creative exchange between scientists and students from Lithuania and other corners of the world, to unite the World Lithuanians and to attract everyone interested in modern Lithuania, its daily life, traditions and culture.

WLU is involved in a variety of activities: VMU Summer Academy events, study and internship programs for students and researchers, Lithuanian education projects, etc. At the same time, WLU functions as a conceptual, virtual entity, which is open to initiatives of various clubs, associations, communities, etc.

Vytautas Magnus University, which was re-established a quarter-century ago thanks to the joint efforts of Lithuanian and Diaspora scientists, seeks to become the academic and cultural centre of all Lithuanians around the world: the World Lithuanian University. With its activities, WLU improves mutual collaboration and social connections between creators in Lithuania and the Diaspora. It brings together various initiatives by scientists and artists of the country and the world in order to increase international recognition for joint research projects and to contribute to the spread of Lithuanian language, culture and achievements in arts and the academia all over the globe.

With its activities, WLU improves mutual collaboration and social connections between creators in Lithuania and the Diaspora. It brings together various initiatives by scientists and artists of the country and the world in order to increase international recognition for joint research projects and to contribute to the spread of Lithuanian language, culture and achievements in arts and the academia all over the globe.

WLU publishes information on opportunities and uses other ways to promote involvement of young scientists and researchers in the activities of VMU. It cooperates with Baltic centres around the world and holds seminars and conferences on issues of life in the modern ever-changing world: Lithuanian emigration and re-emigration, questions of identity change, etc.

The World Lithuanian University provides an opportunity for the best students and researchers of VMU to study and do internships abroad. The internships are funded by nominal scholarships established by the university’s sponsors.

Activities managed by WLU also include a multitude of other scientific and education projects, such as research on Lithuanian Diaspora heritage, migrantology studies and Lithuanian education. Aside from fostering and developing relations with Lithuanian communities abroad, the World Lithuanian University also organizes book presentations, film viewings and exhibitions related to the Diaspora.

All activities of WLU unite, foster and build traditions, contributing to the development of a multicultural Lithuania and the propagation of Lithuanian academic thought.