Faculty of Informatics

University education establishes the theoretical framework and develops the skill of learning, which later has to be improved independently. Luckily, Vytautas Magnus University gives higher priority to a wide, universal education of a specialist, instead of narrow specialized studies”

Artūras Gruodis, CEO of Alna Software

Studies at the VMU Faculty of Informatics are not limited to acquisition of traditional knowledgeof informatics and mathematics, thus they attract not just those interested in computers, formulas, calculations and algorithms or programming. The faculty is oriented towards universal education, as the studies include knowledge related not only to a particular specialty, but also to other sciences which share common ties with informatics. Students expand their horizons and become educated personalities able to creatively apply modern instruments of informatics and mathematics in professional practices of various areas.

The faculty offers BSc and MSc degree study programmes, adapted to the needs of modern society. In addition to gaining the most important knowledge of informatics and mathematics, the students also learn to apply it while working towards business management solutions, designing services for users of modern networks, creating virtual reality and virtual communities, analyzing language texts and sounds of music, composing images or imitating thought processes.

Alumni of the faculty work as programmers, system administrators, researchers, analysts, project managers, company CEOs, etc. They claim that the main advantage of studies at the VMU Faculty of Informatics is the wide span of knowledge offered, which transcends the limits of the specialty.

An opportunity to improve the skills acquired at the university is provided by the Erasmus student exchange programme, which gives students a chance to study at universities in European countries for one or two semesters.

Together with faculty teachers and researchers, students are able to participate in scientific and utilitarian projects supported by national and EU funds. Research results are used in the implementation of information society development projects, which are considered very high priority by the European Union.

Modern equipment is available for use at the laboratories of Computer Controlled Systems, Internet and Mobile Solutions and Multimedia, as well as the centres of Computer Linguistics, Energetic Security Research and other labs or centres.

One of the aims here is to link the theoretical knowledge to relevant examples of its application; therefore, the faculty maintains close ties with scientific research institutes and advanced companies of information technology, telecommunications and other areas. The graduates of the faculty have brought themselves together into a club of the faculty’s Alumni, in which they actively communicate with the university’s community and present perspectives for work at their companies, share experiences and invite students to do internship.

Faculty In Brief

Community

  • approx. 350 students
  • approx. 40 teachers and researcher fellows

Structure

  • Departments of Applied Informatics, Systems’ Analysis, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Laboratories of the Internet and Mobile  Solutions, Computer Controlled Systems and Multimedia, Laboratory of Computer networks

Master’s Degree Studies in English

BA and MA Courses in English

Exchange Oppurtunities

One-semester studies at the universities in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom by Erasmus exchange programme and by VMU bilateral collaborative agreements. Students may gain practical experience by making use of Erasmus work placement program in enterprises and organisations in all EU countries as well as in Island, Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey and Switzerland.