Šiauliai University
Šiauliai University, established in 1997, is located in Šiauliai
Šiauliai , is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. It is the capital of Šiauliai County. Unofficially, the city is the capital of Northern Lithuania.-Names:...

, Lithuania
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. As of 2008, the University was attended by approximately 11,800 students.


Šiauliai University was founded by a merger of the Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute and the Šiauliai Polytechnical Faculty of the Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas University of Technology
- KTU :Kaunas University of Technology is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic States.In Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2010 KTU took the highest ratings among Lithuanian higher education institutions as having the web of best presence, visibility and accessibility...

. The latter had been a branch of the former Kaunas Polytechnical Institute branch since 1959.


The University has eight faculties: education, natural sciences, humanities, mathematics and informatics, arts, social sciences, social welfare and disability studies, and technology. There are two autonomous institutes, the Continuing Studies Institute and the Gender Studies Institute, in addition to the European Studies Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities. It is governed by a senate. The university offers Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
A bachelor's degree is usually an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate course or major that generally lasts for three or four years, but can range anywhere from two to six years depending on the region of the world...

s, master's degree
Master's degree
A master's is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice...

s, and doctoral studies.

The University conducts research in the humanities, physics, biomedical technology and social sciences, and publishes periodicals, including Archivum Lithuanicum, Economics and Management: Topicalities and Prospects, Inter-studia Humanitatis, Young Researches' Works, Kūrybos erdvės, Social Researches, and Special Education. Students, researchers and staff participate in international projects, including the Socrates programme
Socrates programme
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