Vilnius university, Faculty of Philosophy (Lithuania)
Since its establishment in the 16th century, the Vilnius University (VU), as central part of European science and culture has embodied the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.
VU is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centers have contributed to the variety of research and studies at VU. The Faculty of Philosophy is an integral part of the Old VU - the start of its activity dates back to the foundation of the University itself in 1579. Reopened in 1989, after more than a 200-year interval, the Faculty of Philosophy has again become an institution of wide-spectrum humanitarian and social education and science that offers study programs in philosophy, educology, psychology, social work, social policy and sociology as well as organizes scientific research in those areas. By their research, creative effort and educational activity, the lecturers and researchers of the Faculty strive to provide a wide-scope tertiary humanitarian and social academic education, to build professional competence as well as to develop creative, daring and free people.
The Faculty is involved in numerous European Union programmes: the Life Long Learning Erasmus Programme, the 6th Framework Programme in research, NordForsk, Equal, Daphne, EC Public Health Programme and other international programmes. Every year the Faculty hosts up to ten international conferences and international seminars.
Vilnius University website: www.vu.lt
Faculty of Philosophy website: www.fsf.vu.lt