Šiauliai University is the biggest institution of higher education located in Northern Lithuania and counting more than 70 years of educational experience.
The beginning of higher education in Šiauliai is considered to be since 1948 when Teacher Institute was established which soon became to be titled Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute. In 1997 Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute has been merged with a faculty of Kaunas Technological University, acting in Šiauliai town, and contemporary Šiauliai University began its activity as an independent higher education school. During last 20 years and 70 years overall Šiauliai University made its important contribution to the educational and scientific field of Northern Lithuania and allowed to mobilize strong intellectual potential of scientists and teachers.
3 academic institutes act in University at the moment:
- Institute of Education,
- Institute of Regional Development
- Institute of Continuing and Distance Studies
University also has its own modern Library, Botanical Garden, Art Gallery, Health, Hypotherapy and Sports Center where academic community, city dwellers and guests are welcome.
Since 1997 Šiauliai University is suggesting more than 50 study programmes for Full or Part-time studies in the fields of Humanities, Informatics, Engineering, Mathematics, Social, Health, Educational, Life Sciences, Business and Public Management and Art. Three levels of studies are being implemented in Šiauliai University: Bachelor‘s degree (first cycle), Master‘s degree (second cycle) and Doctoral degree (third cycle). University carries out also the studies of Continuing Education, Non-Formal Public Education Programs, Supplementary Studies for the Graduates of the Colleges who intend to study for a Master's degree. Furthermore, Šiauliai University offers the Joint Studies Programmes together with higher education institutions of Lithuania and foreign countries, also the studies’ programmes with parallel studies leading to a double qualification degree.
24 International Study Programmes conducted in English or Russian:
Bachelor's: Public Administration, Economics and Sustainable Business (Joint degree study programme with Wroclaw University (Poland)), Ecology and Environmental studies, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Music , Environmental Objects Design.
Master's: Social Work (Joint Study Programme with Open University, Ukraine), Signal Processing, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Arts (Design, Graphics, Painting, Textile/Leather), Pedagogy of Music, History and Politics, Literary Criticism, Intercultural Education and Mediation, Career Education, Nature Recreation (Joint study Programme with Daugavpils University, Latvia), Management, Economics (Specialisations: Economics Analysis and Planning; Finances and Banking), Regional Development and Governance (Joint degree study programme with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)
Šiauliai University offers one year programme for incoming ERASMUS+ students and for students from partner institutions - please check this here.
Depending on the graduations, 1700–2000 students are studying in Šiauliai University overall.
Today Šiauliai University counts more than 66 000 graduates since Šiauliai Teacher Institute has been established 70 years ago.
Šiauliai University is being known as the Center of Educational studies of wide-raging teachers training.
University is being recognized also for the preparation of the competent public administration specialists who take part in the local government institutions after their graduation. Moreover, many linguists, historians, science or business administration professionals, economists, engineers, programmers and other specialists realize their knowledge in the regional and national companies and organizations after their studies in Šiauliai University. In addition, Šiauliai University educates artists and art educators who make Šiauliai city and Lithuania famous worldwide for more than 5 decades.
Social partnership and international activity
University is being successfully involved in the local, national and international projects, implementing exchange of academic staff and students, cooperates closely with regional and national companies, organizations, business partners. Šiauliai University scientists implement applied scientific research according to individual demand of regional and national companies and organizations. Cooperation with social partners has an important positive impact for region's NGO sector and local communities.
The researchers and the staff are running and have participated in such international projects as VI and VII Framework, ERASMUS+, EUREKA, EQUAL, INTERREG, LAT-LIT, EU Structural funds and other EC projects.
Šiauliai University has over 130 agreements with foreign higher education institutions from 40 countries all over the World. University successfully participates in various activities of ERASMUS+ programmes: exchange of students and lecturers, ECTS adjustment, intensive programmes and European networks.
ESN 'Erasmus Student Network', Students' Club, the Students' Representation, Members of International Association of Students Economists and Managers (AISEC), Mentor programme.
P. Višinskio st. 38, LT-76352 Šiauliai, Lithuania
Tel. +370 41 595 800
Fax. +370 41 595 809