Free mind and marine spirit…
Klaipėda University today enters into third decade of existence. It is the only structurally full-rate university in a large part of Western Lithuania, where a perspective industrial and commercial potential is rallied, where marine complex is developed and distinctive cultural traditions are cherished. It was established for realization of scientific researches and studies in marine topics. Dominant in the university are trends in scientific researches, artistic activity and academic activities, which are not cultivated by other Lithuanian universities. It develops as an autonomous and modern scientific and study centre.
Rapidly growing university today is home for over 7,000 students, over 500 professors, associate professors, lecturers, including 4 national award winners in science, culture and art, for 7 faculties (Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Humanities, Marine Engineering, Arts, Pedagogy, Social sciences, Health sciences), 2 study institutes (Navigation and Continuing studies), 3 scientific research institutes (Baltic Coastal Research and Planning, Baltic Region History and Archaeology, Mechatronics) as scientific research and study centres, library with about 0.5 million books of different topics, botanical gardens, publishing office and career centre.
Klaipėda University is the Western Lithuania university, which is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary as well as integrated into international academic networks, a leader of the national and Baltic Sea region research and studies, an upholder of cultural heritage, a life-long learning centre.
Klaipėda University is a centre of Lithuania as a marine country and a centre of the Baltic Sea region research, arts and studies, which prepares highly qualified specialists, fosters humanist values and pays parallel priority attention to:
- Research in marine science and marine studies;
- History, culture and languages, education, health and social welfare, economy, politics, communications and arts of the Baltic Sea region;
- Sustainable development of Western Lithuania and the Klaipėda City;
- Development of an integrated science, studies and business centre.