Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a leading higher education institution situated inVilnius the capital of Lithuania.Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.

Top reasons to study here

  • VGTU is ranked 41st in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia region according to the “QS World University Rankings”.
  • VGTU is the best Baltic university in the subject area of Civil Engineering and Building Construction.
  • VGTU has 10 faculties, 13 research institutes, 3 research centres, 23 research laboratories.

PhD Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

The start of the present-day Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is deemed to be  September 1, 1956, when Vilnius Evening Division of the Evening Faculty of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) was established. A specialist in chemistry Assoc. Prof. Jeronimas Kudaba (1909-1992) was appointed the Dean of this division.

Education

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.

Research

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University’s research has always been focused on the European Research Area. In order to achieve the best result in research, University shifts towards multidisciplinarity in science. Now, the main research areas integrate electronics, IT, transport and social sciences. VGTU is ready to participate in national and international projects and to collaborate with business sector, it fosters national and international collaboration and helps to establish ties between research institutions and the business sector.

The University is involved in several international technology networks and organizations, thus, it enhances its standing as a state of the art research institution.

Career

Why would anyone need career counseling? It is usually useful when facing questions related to the choices in life, when one wants to find out what are the best work/salary opportunities, how to represent yourself to the employer, so he could see the best in you, etc. During the consultations with career specialist students will be able to analyze their career issues, to create an individual career plan, to prospect vision and develop a strategy that would lead to a successful career. We could also devote the time during the session to finding what are your strenghts and weaknesses, your values - so you could get to know yourself better and be ready to choose your career more wisely.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
581 -30
2018
551 150
2017
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

VGTU encourages every student not only to seeking the knowledge, but also developing unique talents. Dynamic university life is an attribute of open and creative community. Every September the University announces the start of the study year with an annual festival “Gediminas days”. Student parade in Vilnius streets, concerts, entertainment and experimentation spaces – this way VGTU presents itself and welcomes all the students, staff, alumni and university fellows.

Housing 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.

Library services

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).

Medical services

All international students are supposed to have medical insurance valid in Lithuania during the study period.

For EU citizens

  • Students from EU countries are required to have European insurance card or form E111.

For NON EU citizens

  • Students from outside EU are requered to have medical insurance from their country for staying period, or purchase a special insurance for foreigners staying in Lithuania. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

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. 

Student clubs

Currently, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University has more than 70 clubs and societies. 

The most significant clubs at VGTU:

  • Gediminas club
  • Choir „Gabija“
  • Dance group „Vingis"
  • VGTU  Tourist Club
  • Sports and Tourism Club „Inžinerija“ ("Engineering")
  • Theatre studio „Palėpė“ ("Attic“)
  • Photo club „Fotyvas"
  • Open Innovation Forum "I, the idea "
  • "Business Forum "Doing Business in..."
  • Erasmus Student Network