Faculty of Natural Sciences

As the attention to biology, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology, alternative energy sources, climate change and other issues keeps growing worldwide, the popularity of study programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences has also grown substantially in the recent years. Currently, the faculty offers Bachelor’s degree study programmes of Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences and Ecology, and Energy Technologies.

The first-level studies prepare graduates who acquire knowledge not only in the specific study field of their choice, but also the basics of physics and biomedicine concerning origins and evolution of the universe, the genetic basics of life, the interplay between people and natural environment, the effect of various technologies on the development of society, trends of sustainable development, etc. In addition to this, the students also attend general education subjects of the humanities, social sciences, informatics and foreign languages.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences boasts modern and constantly renewed studying facilities which have been kept up-to-date by courtesy of the EU structural funds for the last couple of years. Students can undertake research not only in the modern labs at VMU, but in the research centres of other Lithuanian scientific and educational institutions as well. Postgraduate and doctoral students may contribute to the research projects carried out by the professors of their department.

The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes are frequently updated according to the experiences and research innovations of universities in Western Europe and the United States. All of the study programmes at the faculty have received high praise from foreign experts and satisfy the requirements of modern study programmes at European universities.

Faculty In Brief

Community

  • approx. 700 students
  • approx. 60 lecturers and research fellows

Structure

  • Departments of Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry and Biotechnologies, Biology, Physics
  • Centre of Environmental Research

Bachelor’s Degree Studies in English

Master’s Degree Studies in English

BA and MA Courses in English

Exchange Oppurtunities

One-semester studies at the universities in Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey 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.

Student Activities

  • Modusas, academic community of young scientists
  • Disoma, environmental studies club