Senate

  • K. Donelaičio 58, 44248 Kaunas
  • Phone+370 37 204 914
  • Deputy Chairman prof. Petras Bingelis
  • Referent Sandra Juškevičienė

The Senate is a collegial body managing academic affairs of the University. The current Senate, consisting of 55 scientists and students, has been elected on November 18, 2015 and will serve for a five year term. According to the VMU Statute, the Senate performs the following functions:

  • ratifies study programmes, programs of scientific research and experimental (social, cultural) development, art and other types; submits proposals to the Rector regarding accreditation and financing of these programs, as well as structural reformation of the university required for the realization of the programs; evaluates the results of conducted researches and the quality and level of studies, research and arts at the university;
  • manages studies, ratifies internal university regulations, appoints the starting and ending dates of the semester, vacation intervals;
  • as offered by the Rector, appoints and recalls deans of faculties, heads of departments and directors of other subdivisions, selected and appointed to their offices as determined by the Statute, by using secret voting; if the applicant is rejected, the Rector proposes another candidacy;
  • in compliance with the principles of staff selection and evaluation determined by the Council, approves qualification requirements for lecturers and researchers, establishes the order of lecturer and researcher assessment and the recruitment organisation;
  • awards pedagogical titles of professor and associated professor, university’s honorary titles and title of professor emeritus according to the order approved by the Senate; creates permanent and temporary commissions and committees;
  • approves internal system tasked with securing the quality of studies, and controls its implementation
  • discusses university’s activity reports and projects of strategic plans submitted by the Rector;
  • approves the regulations of academic divisions, the Study Regulations and other documents that regulate academic affairs;
  • adhering to the procedures determined by the legal acts, calls meetings of the academic community for discussions of important university activities; informs of the decision to convene such a meeting no sooner than 10 days before the event on the university’s website and in other ways determined by the Senate;
  • suggests changes of this Statute to the university’s Council;
  • discusses and approves resolutions on studies, research, social issues, etc.;
  •  performs other functions established in the legal acts and this Statute.

Members of the Senate

University scientists

  • Deputy Chairman of the Senate Prof. Petras Bingelis – Music Academy
  • Secretor of the Senate Assoc. Prof. Vilma Bijeikienė – Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Prof. Dr. Juozas Augutis – Rector
  • Assoc. Prof. Laima Taparauskienė – Vice Rector for Studies
  • Prof. Ineta Dabašinskienė – Vice Rector for International Relations
  • Prof. Dr. Julija Kiršienė – Vice Rector for Research
  • Prof. dr. Vilija Salienė – Chancellor of Education Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Rūta Eidukevičienė – Faculty of Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Egidijus Aleksandravičius – Faculty of Humanities
  • Assoc. Prof. Laimutė Anglickienė – Faculty of Humanities
  • Assoc. Prof. Rita Bendaravičienė – Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Prof. Dr. Giedrius Jucevičius – Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Assoc. Prof. Tomas Berkmanas – Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Dr. Edita Gruodytė – Faculty of Law
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulė Milčiuvienė – Faculty of Law
  • Assoc. Prof. Visvaldas Legkauskas – Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Vylius Leonavičius – Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė – Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andžej Pukšto – Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Dr. Audronė Nugaraitė – Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Dr. Ilona Tamutienė – Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Dr. Nemira Mačianskienė – Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Bp. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Artūras Jagelavičius – Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Prel. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Steponas Vaičiūnas – Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Fr. Prof. Dr. Andrius Narbekovas – Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Prof. Dr. Vytautas Levandauskas – Faculty of Arts
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rimantas Plungė – Faculty of Arts
  • Prof. Dr. Jurgita Staniškytė – Faculty of Arts
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva Bukantaitė – Music Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Gerulis – Music Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Daiva Vitkutė-Adžgauskienė – Faculty of Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Vytautas Kaminskas – Faculty of Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Ričardas Krikštolaitis – Faculty of Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Rimantas Daugelavičius – Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr.  Saulius Šatkauskas – Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Saulius Mickevičius – Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Algimantas Paulauskas –  VMU Botanical Garden
  • Dr. Remigijus Daubaras – VMU Botanical Garden

Diaspora scientists

  • Dr. Skirmantas Kriaučionis – Biomedicine and Physical sciences
  • Dr. Mykolas-Jurgis Drunga – Human sciences and Arts
  • Prof. Saulius Sužiedelis – Social Sciences

Delegated scientists

  • Dr. Rolandas Urbonas – Deputy director of Lithuanian energy institute. Delegated by the Rector
  • Dr. Rimantas Miknys – Director of Lithuanian history institute. Delegated by the Chairman of the 2010-2015 Senate.

Students

  • Greta Šmaižytė – President of the VMU Students’ Representative Council
  • Loreta Petrauskaitė – students’ representative, PhD studies
  • Vigilija Žiūraitė – PhD studies
  • Eigirdas Sarkanas – Master’s degree studies
  • Martynas Švarcas – Master’s degree studies
  • Sandra Matoškaitė – Master’s degree studies
  • Laurynas Nikelis – Master’s degree studies
  • Mindaugas Rumšas – Master’s degree studies
  • Greta Kūliešiūtė – Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Paulius Vaitiekus – Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Vytautas Kučinskas – Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Kristina Balčiūnaitė – Bachelor’s degree studies