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Vilnius University


Vilnius University logoThe International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting for the MANUFUTURE 2013 Conference will be held at Vilnius University on October 6th.

Address: 3 Universiteto St, Vilnius
Website: www.vu.lt/en

Vilnius University is the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. The University of Vilnius has 12 faculties, 7 institutes, 4 study and research centers, the oldest Library in Lithuania, 3 university hospitals, an Astronomical Observatory, a Botanical Garden, a Centre of Information Technology Development, and St. John's Church.
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The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. Functioning for a long time as the only school of higher learning in Lithuania, it was a preserver of cultural and scientific traditions, and has played a significant part in the cultural life not only of Lithuania, but the neighboring countries as well.

The University campus started to take shape in the 16th century within the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Vilnius, in a city quarter built up with brick houses and bounded by four streets: Universiteto, (formerly known as Vyskupu), Šv. Jono, Pilies and Skapo. The design forms of the architectural ensemble are reflective of the major styles – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism – which dominated Lithuanian architecture. In 1985 Vilnius University was awarded the European Gold Medal for the protection of monuments. The architectural ensemble of Vilnius University represents Lithuania in the Mini-Europe Park in Brussels.

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