Senate

The Senate is a collegial body managing academic affairs of the University. The current Senate has been elected on November 17, 2020 and will serve for a five year term. According to the VMU Statute, the Senate performs the following functions:

  • ratifies study programmes, programs of scientific research and experimental (social, cultural) development, art and other types; submits proposals to the Rector regarding accreditation and financing of these programs, as well as structural reformation of the university required for the realization of the programs; evaluates the results of conducted researches and the quality and level of studies, research and arts at the university;
  • manages studies, ratifies internal university regulations, appoints the starting and ending dates of the semester, vacation intervals;
  • as offered by the Rector, appoints and recalls deans of faculties, heads of departments and directors of other subdivisions, selected and appointed to their offices as determined by the Statute, by using secret voting; if the applicant is rejected, the Rector proposes another candidacy;
  • in compliance with the principles of staff selection and evaluation determined by the Council, approves qualification requirements for lecturers and researchers, establishes the order of lecturer and researcher assessment and the recruitment organisation;
  • awards pedagogical titles of professor and associated professor, university’s honorary titles and title of professor emeritus according to the order approved by the Senate; creates permanent and temporary commissions and committees;
  • approves internal system tasked with securing the quality of studies, and controls its implementation
  • discusses university’s activity reports and projects of strategic plans submitted by the Rector;
  • approves the regulations of academic divisions, the Study Regulations and other documents that regulate academic affairs;
  • adhering to the procedures determined by the legal acts, calls meetings of the academic community for discussions of important university activities; informs of the decision to convene such a meeting no sooner than 10 days before the event on the university’s website and in other ways determined by the Senate;
  • suggests changes of this Statute to the university’s Council;
  • discusses and approves resolutions on studies, research, social issues, etc.;
  •  performs other functions established in the legal acts and this Statute.

Members of the Senate

The current Senate consists of 68 scientists and students.

Representatives of Academic Subdivisions

  • Prof. Dr. Vilija Aleknevičienė, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Milda Ališauskienė, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Laimutė Anglickienė, Faculty of Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Edmundas Bartkevičius, Agriculture Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rita Bendaravičienė, Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Prof. Dr. Rolandas Bleizgys, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Aušra Blinstrubienė, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Vaclovas Bogužas, Agriculture Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva Bukantaitė, Music Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, Faculty of Humanities
  • Dr. Remigijus Daubaras, VMU Botanical Garden
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anželika Dautartė, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Audrius Dėdelė, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūta Eidukevičienė, Faculty of Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Genutė Gedvilienė, Education Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Gerulis, Music Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Valdas Girdauskas, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linas Jašinauskas, Education Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Giedrius Jucevičius, Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Prof. Dr. Mindaugas Jurkynas, Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Dr. Vaida Kamuntavičienė, Faculty of Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Ričardas Krikštolaitis, Faculty of Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Giedrė Kvieskienė, Education Academy
  • Prof. Tomas Ladiga, Music Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Šarūnas Liekis, Faculty of Politics and Diplomacy
  • Prof. Dr. Nemira Mačianskienė, Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva Makutėnienė, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Saulius Mickevičius, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulė Milčiuvienė, Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Dr. Birutė Obelenienė, Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rytis Pakrosnis, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Algimantas Paulauskas, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Arvydas Povilaitis, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Algirdas Raslanas, Education Academy
  • Dr. Teresė Ringailienė, Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Prof. Dr. Jonas Ruškus, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Jurgita Staniškytė, Faculty of Arts
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilona Tandzegolskienė, Education Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Živilė Tarasevičienė, Agriculture Academy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kęstutis Venslauskas, Agriculture Academy
  • Prof. Dr. Daiva Vitkutė-Adžgauskienė, Faculty of Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Airina Volungevičienė, Institute of Innovative Studies

Members of the Senate according to administrative positions

  • Prof. Dr. Juozas Augutis, Rector
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vilma Bijeikienė, Vice-Rector for Communication
  • Prof. Dr. Lina Kaminskienė, Chancellor of Education Academy
  • Dr. Julija Kiršienė, Vice-Rector for Research
  • Dr. Astrida Miceikienė, Chancellor of Agriculture Academy
  • Simona Pilkienė, Vice-Rector for Studies

Students

  • Mintarė Baniulytė, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Lukas Gedvila, Master’s degree studies
  • Gabrielė Grybaitė, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Gabrielė Gudaitytė, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Gabrielė Jonuškaitė, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Vytautas Kučinskas, Master’s degree studies
  • Dominyka Kurklietytė, Master’s degree studies
  • Daniel Mačichin, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Greta Šmaižytė, Master’s degree studies
  • Gabrielė Šturmaitė, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Ieva Vengrovskaja, Bachelor’s degree studies
  • Vigilija Žiūraitė, PhD studies
  • Andrius Šmitas, PhD studies

Diaspora scientists

  • Dr. Emilija Pundziūtė-Gallois, member of the Senate delegated by the Rector
  • Dr. Darius Udrys, member of the Senate delegated by the Chair of the Senate

Delegated scientists or Alumni of University

  • Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas (Physical sciences), Director of the Institute of Agriculture of the Lithuanian Research Centre For Agriculture and Forestry
  • Gediminas Kvietkauskas, CEO of „East West Agro“, alumnus delegated by Agriculture Academy
  • Jonas Okunis, alumnus delegated by Education Academy
  • Kęstutis Vaškelevičius (Social Sciences), Head of Strategic Communications Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania.
  • Virginija Vitkienė (Human sciences), CEO of „Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”