University News

Organization of the Exam Session in the Autumn Semester

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We kindly inform you that the exam and exam retake session at Vytautas Magnus University will be held in person, except for the study courses that have been organized to take place online during the autumn semester of the 2021/2022 academic year.

A Tool for Hate Speech Detection on the Internet is Being Developed

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As the number of online hate comments increases, artificial intelligence comes to the aid: researchers from Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), together with the Lithuanian Human Rights Center, European Foundation of Human Rights and the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania are developing a tool that will help to automatically detect and remove cases of hate speech, for instance, in the comment sections of news portals. According to one of the project developers, Professor Tomas Krilavičius, Dean of the VMU Faculty of Informatics, the development of such a tool is quite challenging: people themselves often find it difficult to recognize hate speech, and artificial intelligence needs to be thoroughly trained to do so.

Values of organizations and employees – why spells don’t work?

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Companies are investing in order to increase their competitiveness and attractiveness in the eyes of the public. Both the higher-skilled employee and the attractive image of the employer have to be fought for. Various means are used to achieve this goal: by introducing new management methods, hiring various consultants, developing employee motivation programs and by promoting the name of an attractive employer in the labor market. Such actions are costly, but they do not always guarantee the expected result and sometimes they result the skeptical reactions. Maybe the recipe for success can be much simpler, for example, to take into account the values and attitudes of certain generations of employees and look for common ground? Experts of the Faculty of Economics and Management of Vytautas Magnus University analyze these processes and provide answers to such type of the questions: chief researcher, prof. dr. Jolita Vveinhardt and doctoral student Povilas Foktas.

VMU held a Strategic Communication Workshop for Transform4Europe

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VMU Transform4Europe team organized a Strategic Communication Workshop to discuss the ambitious goals of the Alliance and the ways to implement them. The workshop took place on November 19th and was attended by VMU academic and non-academic staff, Transform4Europe alliance coordinators and student representatives.

Open letter regarding persecution of Artsiom Bayarski

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Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) expresses its deep concern regarding the persecution of the member of its academic community, Artsiom Bayarski, a first-year student of Biotechnology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Contests for Teaching and Training Visits under Erasmus+ programme

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International Cooperation Department invites all VMU academic and non-academic staff members to participate in the Erasmus+ contests: the contest for Erasmus+ teaching visits in Programme countries (EU/EEA countries) and the contest for Erasmus+ teaching and training visits in Partner countries (non-EU/EEA countries). The visits will be conducted in the 2021/2022 academic year.