Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) 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.
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.
At VGTU 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.
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 VGTU is offering a broad spectrum of career services.
VGTU 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; A.Gustaitis Aviation Institute is located near the International Airport.
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.
VGTU Virtual library (VGTU 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).
All international students are supposed to have medical insurance valid in Lithuania during the study period.
VGTU prepares students for success in both their professional and personal lives. The University offers a wide range of activities to ensure a vibrant student experience. These activity groups include sports clubs and tourism club. The arts also thrive in this setting with extracurricular options such as chorus, theater, and dance. New members are welcomed into the groups each fall, supporting their essential role in the dynamic University community.
Currently, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University has more than 70 clubs and societies.
The most significant clubs at VGTU: