VMU Was Visited by Newly Appointed Ambassador of Poland in Lithuania

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On 15 December, the Ambassador of Poland in Lithuania Urszula Doroszewska, who came to office this August, held her first-time visit at Vytautas Magnus University.

During the visit, the university’s Rector Prof. Juozas Augutis and Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Ineta Dabašinskienė had a discussion with the ambassador regarding further collaboration between VMU and the Embassy of Poland in Lithuania.

“We are very pleased about the active cooperation with the Polish Institute in Vilnius and many universities in Poland, with which VMU researchers are implementing many cultural, social, and academic initiatives. Additionally, study and internship exchange of students is conducted constantly”, – Prof. Dabašinskienė said during the meeting. The Vice-Rector for International Relations also emphasised the exceptional quality of political and social sciences as well as the studies of foreign languages and cultures – the possibilities where VMU could cooperate with the embassy.

Ambassador Doroszewska expressed interest in the situation of Polonistics studies and their development possibilities. “The Polish national minority is the second largest in Lithuania, therefore various fields are in need of specialists that are knowledgeable in Polish history, politics, language and culture. For this reason, as an ambassador, I find the issue of Polonistics development in education highly important”, Ambassador Doroszewska said. Polish language has been available as a study subject at the VMU Institute for Foreign Languages ever since the re-establishment of the university.

Ambassador of Poland in Lithuania Urszula Doroszewska and VMU representatives also discussed possibilities of joint events and initiatives for 2018 that could be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Lithuanian statehood or the history and current affairs of the diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Poland.

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