I am delighted to welcome you to Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences! Today we are the largest University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania with a reputation for scholarship, social purpose, spirit and diversity as we have 7 500 students who study under 48 study program in eight faculties. We combine the best of tradition with a progressive outlook providing higher education in the sectors of Finance, Tourism, Business, Information Technology as well as Agriculture, Education, Health Care, Performing Arts, Music and Dance.
Since becoming a higher professional education institution in 2000 we have grown rapidly, investing in updating existing buildings and creating new teaching space to ensure our students have the access to the facilities in a modern and comfortable environment. A good basis for the establishment of Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences was provided by the former higher vocational schools which ranked among the leading schools at that time: Vilnius Higher School of Electronics, Vilnius Higher School of Economics and Vilnius Higher School of Business. In 2000 having received the external national and international evaluation and developed their new study program these above mentioned schools merged to become a single body – College and later – University of Applied Sciences. Today our campus has eight faculties - a blend of eight interesting old and architecturally new buildings – which are situated either in the centre or in the suburbs of a compact Lithuanian capital.
When we asked our students to rate their satisfaction on elements such as teaching, assessment, academic support and personal development, many of them mentioned the quality of the teaching and support that they received from friendly and approachable academic staff. We also take pride in our links with industry, our record of student employability and staff body, and we are committed to opening up high quality education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences! Add to that our location at the heart of a fast changing city and I am sure you will be convinced that Vilnius is the place to come to study for your degree.
Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences is your gateway to expertise! I look forward to meeting you!
Rector Dr. Gintautas Bražiūnas