Vilnius University

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius University, established in 1579, is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. The Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already. As a part of Lithuanian history, it also distinguishes in owning some objects of heritage of historic architecture. The Old ensemble of Vilnius university occupies an entire quarter of the Vilnius Old Town. As an architectural masterpiece, the old campus includes 12 buildings of gothic, renaissance, baroque and classicism styles, the Church of St. John and a Bell tower.

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    Romualdas Isoda (3 years ago)
    Vilnius university takes an advantage to create an effective partnership with social partners and businesses acting as a bridge for industrial-academic cooperation  and  trying to respond to requests for joint or funded research from businesses and government. Partnership: Barclays Technologies (Center Limited Lithuanian Branch) Sensor Electronics Technology Inc. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd Aixtron IBM TELE2 CERN MMT Reseach NERGAL
    Maria Vizcaino (3 years ago)
    Husband and I were surprised to realize that you have to pay to visit the university. I have never seen that anywhere and I really don’t think that is good practice. As an institution of learning and sharing knowledge, it should be open to everyone! Sure, the bell tower has a distinct function to see the city- so I would be ok to pay for that. In either case, though it was not much, we did not pay out of principle to go inside.
    Jaak Geens (3 years ago)
    Two Noble Price winners - for a small University that is great performance!
    Ramunė Vaičiulytė (3 years ago)
    Vilnius university has beautiful Observatory Courtyard. Actually, it is north side and building of old observatory with two cilindric towers. Monument of early Baroque, designed by Martin Knackfuss. :)
    Mohamed najib Laaziz (3 years ago)
    Apart from the great view from the bell tower, there is almost nothing to see at the university since every door is closed. All you Can see are courtyards. Good thing is that the entrance was very cheap. I recommend buying only tickets for the bell tower, unless you want to see a bunch of boring courtyards.
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