VMU to Offer Updated European Politics Study Programme


On 31 March, the VMU Senate approved the reform of the master degree programme of Contemporary European Politics.

The reform, which was initiated by the Dept. of Political Science, is related to the changes of the programme’s goals, scope and duration. Starting from the academic year of 2014/2015, the programme’s length will be 2 years instead of 1.5, and it will be worth 90 credits.

“We have fine-tuned the programme’s goals and results, as was recommended by the international experts of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. These developments will allow the students to more purposefully and effectively study the integration processes of the EU, as well as the politics, economies, and social issues of individual countries”, the head of the Dept. of Political Science Assoc. Prof. Andžėj Pukšto pointed out.

Changes are also planned in the programme’s teaching staff: new lecturers will be introduced and former professors will return. After finishing his term as a member of the European Parliament, Prof. Leonidas Donskis will once again start reading courses to master degree students, this time on the History of European Idea. Dr. Evelina Žurauskaitė, recognized in the circles of Lithuanian and Italian lawyers, will teach the Basics of EU Law.

Dr. Antanas Venckus, the first secretary of the Department of External Economic Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will share his experience with students while teaching EU International Trade.

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