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. In 2013, admissions are set to begin
to the programme of Environmental Physics and Informatics.
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 harmonious 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. The students and the researchers of the faculty work hand in hand as collaborators of scientific association Modusas. The association rounded up a group of creative, proactive students and teachers of the faculty who have the common goal of spreading the word about natural sciences in the society, organizing summer schools, scientific conferences, seminars, discussions, public lectures, campaigns, etc.
Faculty In Brief
- approx. 700 students
- approx. 50 lecturers and researchers
- Departments of Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry and Biotechnologies, Biology, Physics
- Centre of Environmental Research.
BA and MA Courses in English
- Modusas, academic community of young scientists