Awards and Prizes

National Science Awards have been received by:

  • 2016 Section of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. V. Levandauskas, for the work „The History of Masonry in Lithuania“.
  • 2016 Section of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. A. Tereškinas for the series of works „Research of the Cultural Sociology and Cultural Studies(2000–2014)“.
  • 2013 Section of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Z. Kiaupa, for the series of works „Studies of the History of Lithuania’s Synthesis and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1998-2011)“.
  • 2008 Fundamental and Applied Research Projects’ WorksB. Genzelis for the series of works “Research of the History of Lithuanian Culture (Culturological and Politological Aspects) (1988–2007)”. Proposed by the Senate of Vytautas Magnus University.
  • 2007 Section of BiomedicineA. Toleikis, V. Borutaitė and V. Mildažienė, for the series of works “Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Function Control and Stress Response (1989–2006)”. Proposed by the Senate of Kaunas University of Medicine.
  • 2006 Section of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. S. Karaliūnas, for “The Past of the Balts in Historical Sources”.
  • 2005 Section of the Humanities and Social SciencesL. F. Gudaitis, for the series of works “Problems of the Lithuanian Heritage of Literature and Press in the First Half of the 20th Century (1977–2004)”.
  • 2005 Section of the Technological SciencesE. Ušpuras, A. Kaliatka, J. Augutis, S. Rimkevičius and K. K. Almenas, for the series of works “Necessitarian and Stochastic Research, Engineering Solutions and their Implementation as Improvement of the Safety and Reliability of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (1994–2004)”.
  • 2002 A. Žilinskas (with G. Dzemyda and V. Šaltenis), for the work “Effective Optimization in Technology”.
  • 2001 L. Pranevičius and co-authors, for the work “Ion-Plasma Engineering of Surface Layers of Materials”.
  • 1987 L. Pranevičius, for the series of works “Ion Implantation in Semi-Conductors and by Dielectric (1976-1986)”.
  • 1986 I. Skučas and co-authors were awarded the Lithuanian National Award.
  • 1980 V. Kaminskas, for the series of works “Creation and Implementation of the Methods of Statistical Identification and Diagnostics”.
  • 1976 V. Stauskas, for the architectural ensemble of Vienybės square in Kaunas.
  • 1968 V. Stauskas, for the development of Lithuanian resorts, recreation and tourism zones.

The Lithuanian National Culture and Art Awards have been given to:

  • 2019 Assoc. Prof. Z. Bružaitė, as a composer for the versatility and emotional openness of the music.
  • 2018 Prof. V. Martinkus, as a prose writer for the depth of intellectual literature.
  • 2006 Prof. N. Lukšionytė-Tolvaišienė, for creatively evoking historical memory and increasing the relevance of Lithuanian architectural heritage in the works “Antanas Vivulskis (1877–1919): the Harmony of Traditions and Modernity” and “The Architects of Vilnius 1850–1914”.
  • 1998 Prof. E. Gudavičius, for the production of TV shows “Būtovės slėpiniai” (“Mysteries of Being”).
  • 1995 Prof. A. Rubšis, for the translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek in 1978–1995 and the books “Raktas į Senąjį Testamentą” (“Key to the Old Testament”) and “Raktas į Naująjį Testamentą” (“Key to the New Testament”).
  • 1993 Prof. V. Kavolis, for the book “Epochų signatūros” (“Epochal Signatures”).
  • 1990 Dr. R. Požerskis, for the photography collections “Atlaidai” (“Lithuanian Pilgrimages”), “Atminties sodai” (“Gardens of Memory”) and “Paskutinieji namai” (“The Last Shelter”).

Government Culture and Art Awards have been given to:

  • 2018 art critic, the Professor from the Faculty of Arts R. Žukienė.
  • 2013 Prof. V. Stauskas for science-related activities, academic initiatives, sceince production in the field of architecture, attention to various ideas in the fields of culture and arts, and to practice in architectural art.
  • 2012 poet, writer,  journalist, editor and translator, VMU Honorary Doctor, R. Keturakis for merits to Lithuanian culture and art.