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Do you think about master's studies at the VU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics? Not sure which study program to choose? Ask a question to a master's student and learn more about studies!

2022 02 24 Austeja180x225 Austėja Petrokaitė Data Science I course

Because the undergraduate studies in Econometrics were interesting and rewarding, I wanted to continue learning new things that I could apply in my professional career. Therefore, I chose the study program of Modeling and Data Analysis, branch of Econometrics (now - Data Science). Master’s studies are also a kind of personal challenge. The challenge is also to learn to combine work, study, and personal life, develop the skill and habit of continuous improvement and do so in a way that makes learning effective and rewarding.

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Laura Jankovskytė

Data Science I course

I graduated from the bachelor of econometrics programme, and I have learned a lot during my four years of study, both in professional knowledge and life experience from VU MIF as a community. Therefore, to delve even deeper into the world of data and shape my career in this field, I decided to continue my studies and study the Modelling and Data Analytics programme (Data Science). I knew that at VU MIF, I would receive quality knowledge from lecturers who are professionals in their field and who strive to transfer that knowledge to students in a clear and focused way. I also knew that I would always get help from the faculty and the university community whenever I needed it.

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Agnė Kavaliauskaitė

 

Data Science

 

I course

After graduating, I started working in data analytics and was looking to deepen my knowledge. The Master in Modeling and Data Analysis (now Data Science) meets all my expectations - interesting lectures, group projects, and practical assignments. I also like the opportunity to study part-time. This is very useful in combining studies with work.

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2022 02 24 Neda180x220 Neda Zalieskaitė Software Engineering I course

While studying abroad, I realized that I was attracted to logic, improving the quality of code, finding the best solutions to solve a specific real-world problem with the help of IT methodology. I started working in this field, and I was interested in it. After graduating, I knew exactly that I would study the software systems study programm, and I had no regrets about my decision. New architectural knowledge helps to perform your work in a more versatile way. Quality work = happy customers. This is the most important thing for a programmer.

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2022 02 28 Paulius180x240  Paulius Milmantas Software Engineering I course

I chose this area of the master’s program because it provides a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge. Studying offers many opportunities in the IT job - you can become not only a programmer, systems analyst but also a project manager. The nature of the studies is also favorable - one selected thesis must be written throughout the year. By choosing an interesting field of work, you can do a lot and learn a lot in a few years. The knowledge acquired during the studies is valuable, and the opportunity to carry out research work or improve the method further motivates to achieve the set goals.

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2022 02 24 Irmantas180x180 Irmantas Ivanauskas Software Engineering II course

When I started working in IT, I saw that a number of things I learned during my bachelor's degree in software systems had to be put into practice. Seeing these benefits, I decided to extend my studies and pursue a master’s degree in the same field of study. During my master's studies, I learned more about the program development process and architectural solutions and broadened my horizons with technologies I had no experience yet. I believe these things will help me pursue further career goals.

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2022 02 24 Daniel180x180 Daniel Daukševič Informatics I course

I chose to study for a Master's degree because I wanted to continue my studies, develop further and deepen my knowledge of topics I was already familiar with, or explore areas that I hadn't studied in my previous studies. I also wanted to explore the field I had analysed in my bachelor thesis. I decided to go back to Informatics because I found the subjects taught in this study programme the most exciting and valuable. The lecturers are already familiar - I know they are experts in their field. With a good theoretical background (especially if you have studied IT during your undergraduate studies), a Master's degree doesn't seem scary anymore. Still, the willingness to learn and improve your skills is essential.

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  2022-02-28

Statement of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions on the Military Actions of the Russian Federation against the Independent State of Ukraine

2022 02 25 VU vartai380x250The Lithuanian University Conference strongly condemns the military actions of the Russian Federation against the independent state of Ukraine. Furthermore, Lithuanian universities show solidarity with Ukrainian universities, their staff, lecturers, students, and the entire Ukrainian nation.

We are ready to use all available resources at this challenging time to help Ukrainian universities. We will also help Ukrainians who come to seek asylum in Lithuania, allowing them to continue their studies or research and settle in Lithuania for a shorter or longer period.

Again, these events demonstrate the importance of building an educated, democratic, critical society. Our shared responsibility is to develop a young generation that loves and protects its country together.

Universities are one of the most critical institutions in helping the state build a strong fabric of society. The solidarity and shared tradition of universities in such hours unite all those who believe in European values, democracy, freedom of speech, and thought.

President of the Conference of Rectors of Lithuanian Universities prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas

President of the Conference of Directors of Lithuanian Colleges Nerijus Varnas

2022-02-25

Master studies: Applications for 2022-2023 are open

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The faculty of Mathematics and Informatics offers six different Master’s degree programmes in English and welcomes students from all over the world.

Foreign nationals who need a visa to enter and study in Lithuania can apply until 1 June 2022. If no visa is required, applications can be submitted until 15 July 2022.

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Master`s degree study programmes:

International students can study at VU tuition-free. For more information on scholarships, click here.

In QS World University Rankings 2022, VU has reached a record high 400th place. The University ranks exceptionally high – at position 135 – in terms of teaching quality.

2022-01-11

Graduation Ceremony – 1st of February

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We kindly invite you to take part in the solemn graduation ceremony on February 1st 10 a. m. in St. John's Church (Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius). During the celebration, graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics will be greeted by university and faculty leaders, lecturers, alumni, students.

Diploma award ceremony for graduates of these study programmes:

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (Master)

Computer Modelling (Master)

Modelling and data Analysis (Master)

Information System Engineering (Bachelor)

Information Technologies (Bachelor)

ATTENTION!

  • After receiving the diploma, graduates will be required to sign in the diplomas' registration journal. Graduates must settle with the University by the 25th of January. More information
  • Guests and participants of the celebration will be admitted with a National Certificate or equivalent document. They also must be wearing a respirator of at least FFP2 level throughout the ceremony.

Graduates who do not plan to attend the award ceremony are kindly requested to notify the Studies Office by the 30th of January (). Graduates who did not attend the ceremony will collect their diploma at the Studies office from the 2nd of February at a pre-agreed time. Diplomas will be kept at the Faculty for one year.

 

2022-01-06

Arqus opens the Twinning call 2021/2022

2021 12 14 Argus380x250Arqus Twinning aims to strengthen the subject-related collaboration of staff and students and create possibilities to carry out joint learning and teaching activities through piloting short-term mobility schemes with a priority in Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) and STEM disciplines.

Twinning is perceived as the mobility of a team, consisting of 1 teacher and 3-6 students, moving to another partner institution within the same subject area. The length of the visit is 3-5 days (+2 additional days for travel).

Twinning activities may vary in mode and type. They may include internships, group trips, participation in international contests, joint workshops, summer schools, group projects, etc. Twinning activities might be implemented through regular (physical) or blended Twinning activities.

Examples of possible Twinning activities:

  • 6 students of sociology and their teacher from Bergen travel to Granada for 5 days to have workshops with their counterparts and compare societal interactions in different countries.
  • Students of a business administration programme in Vilnius are working virtually on a common practical project together with students from Leipzig (blended Twinning activity). At the end of the project, the teacher from Vilnius travels to Leipzig for 3 days with 6 students to complete and present the results of the project to a business company.

Read here an interview with Leyre Morgado, a student of the Master’s Programme in Archaeology at the University of Granada that completed a Twinning stay at the University of Padua.

Funding:

The Alliance has agreed on general financial terms upon which the calculations of travel and subsistence costs are made. The maximum project funded grant may be awarded for a group consisting of 1 teacher and up to 6 students:

  • Travel costs: 400 EUR per person.
  • Individual support: 120 EUR per day, covering the whole duration of the visit (3-5 days+2 additional days for travel).

Application deadlines and procedures:

Academics can apply for Twinning activities by filling in this application.

  • The call is open from 13th December 2021 to 1st February 2022.
  • Start of period eligible for Twinning visits: March 2022.
  • End of period eligible for Twinning visits: end of September 2022.

Selection criteria:

  • Applications in Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) and STEM disciplines are prioritised. Applications from other disciplines will be considered too.
  • Sustainability of the action (prior joint activities with host university and/or further and follow-up activities after the Twinning); the benefit of the activities to sending and receiving institutions.
  • Innovativeness of the proposed activity and impact for Arqus development.

Grant notification will be provided to applicants by 28th February 2022. If your application is approved, funding is earmarked for use until the end of September of 2022. Postponing the activity after this period is not possible. After the visit, applicants need to report on the final results of their Twinning visit compared to the aims stated in the application.

The report should be submitted within 1 month after the Twinning visit to the responsible coordinator of the University. The form for reporting is uploaded on the Arqus webpage.

Contact information:

In case of any questions related to Twinning activities, please, contact the local coordinator of each University:

University of Bergen:

Kristin Torp Skogedal, Institutional Erasmus Coordinator.

, +4755589026.

University of Graz:

Diana Afrashteh, Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator.

, +43 316 380 1247.

University of Granada:

Inma Yuste Martínez, Project Officer of Arqus European University Alliance.

, +34 958 241990.

Leipzig University:

Isabelle Maringer, International Mobility and Project Funding Coordinator.

, +49 341 97-32030.

University of Lyon:

Gustavo Insaurralde, Head of International Cooperation Unit (UJM).

, +33477437975.

University of Padova:

Samira Bonucci, International Officer.

, +390498276353.

Vilnius University:

Lina Malaiškaitė, Developer of Studies.

, +37052687076.

2021-12-14

VU Improves its Position in the Country’s University Rankings by Subject

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Vilnius University (VU) improved its results and confidently maintains the leading position among the universities in the higher education institutions ranking by subject published today. VU leads in more than a third of bachelor’s and full-time (35) and almost half (38) of master’s degree fields. Compared to the last year, VU has improved its positions in 5 bachelor’s and 7 master’s study fields.

According to the total sum of all indicators, the best-rated VU bachelor's study fields were genetics and journalism, they scored 100 points. Among highly-ranking study fields were also public health, applied mathematics, statistics, sociology, and philosophy, they all scored more than 98 points each.

In the category of master’s studies, VU biochemistry and physics study fields were awarded the highest score, master’s studies in chemistry scored more than 98 points.

VU is the only higher education institution in Lithuania that offers master’s studies in microbiology, genetics, biophysics, archeology, geology, and regional studies. Furthermore, VU is the only one offering bachelor’s and integrated study programmes in microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, geology, information services, cultural studies, and classical studies.

Compared to other universities, VU bachelor’s and integrated studies lead in the field’s of genetics, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, public health, rehabilitation, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, geology, natural geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, communication, journalism, information services, management, marketing, finance, philosophy, history, archeology, regional studies, cultural studies, linguistics, philology (by language), translation, classical studies.

VU leads 38 of the 84 ranked master’s study fields. Concerning master degree studies, VU is the best in the fields of genetics, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, medical technology, mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, geology, natural geography, environmental sciences, materials technology, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, social work, communications, journalism, public geography, business, management, marketing, finance, public administration, human resource management, pedagogy, philosophy, history, archeology, regional studies, heritage studies, linguistics, philology, translation.

Those compiling the national higher education institutions ranking by subject assessed 90 bachelor’s and 84 master’s study fields. They ranked the bachelor’s study fields taking into account the survey results. 2225 employers took part in the survey and evaluated the qualifications of the graduates, their employability and salary, the number of admitted students, the percentage of the most talented high school graduates, and other indicators. In addition to the opinion of employers on the quality of alumni training, their employability and salary, the ranking of master’s study fields also included scientific indicators. Furthermore, the ranking calculated the number of state-funded doctoral positions in each field. The ranking also took into account the evaluations of study programmes in each specific field carried out by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC).

Vilnius University has maintained its leading position in the national rankings of the country’s higher education institutions for eight years in a row and has risen in the international rankings by 200 positions in 10 years. In this year’s QS World University Rankings 2022, VU took a record high position and ranked 400th.

2021-12-08

International mobility: benefit or trouble for a present-day student

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Is International mobility a benefit or a trouble for a present-day student? Vilnius University Business School’s lecturer Lina Žirnelė will help to find an answer.

A short seminar “International mobility: benefit or trouble for a present-day student” will be held in Didlaukio 47, 102 aud. on February 24th at 16:00.

During the seminar, you will hear exciting stories from students who have already experienced cultural diversity during the exchange period abroad and as well as incoming exchange students studying this semester in Lithuania.

After the seminar, we invite you to stay for a cup of coffee or tea and hear some more experiences from exchange students.

Do not forget to bring a mask!

Registration form:
https://forms.office.com/r/HDEC0H5zLh?fbclid=IwAR2hc1tyLug7H7UR6v_LC_d_wy8Q7g2mzhd_O4gtYbTSSBt1MSVD0b5ENwY

2021-11-29

MASTER STUDIES | Become Vilnius University Student for a Day

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The online event "Become Vilnius University Student for a Day" will take place on November 15-26 and will be held for the third time.

Vilnius University welcomes undergraduates and everyone interested in participating in the online lectures at Vilnius University and getting to know VU by meeting our students, internationally acclaimed lecturers, and professional career consultants. All participants are encouraged to choose different lectures in different fields and disciplines at several faculties in real-time and join students who have chosen their studies at Vilnius University.

The number of places is limited, so claim your spot now!

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