Facts and Figures
Mykolas Romeris University is a modern and dynamic European university with a creative and efficient research and academic community. From the fall of 2015, the Social Innovations Laboratory network, MRU LAB, has been established. It unites 19 research laboratories on campus.
During the 2015/2016 academic year, the University enrolled more than 15,000 students. More than 145 doctoral students study in the fields of law, management and administration and psychology.
The University offers over 100 study programmes (Bachelor‘s Degree, Master‘s Degree, also non-degree awarding). Presently most of study programmes have international external evaluation.
Studies and research are carried out in the following fields: Law, Public Administration, Economics, Finance Management, Psychology, Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology, Educology.
Studies are carried out in the following faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Finance Management, Faculty of Politics and Management, Faculty of Social Technologies, Faculty of Public Security as well as the Business and Media School.
The following Bachelor's Degree programmes are available at the University: Law, Informatics and Digital Contents (joint study programme with Korea's Dongseo University, DSU), English for Specific Purposes and a Second Foreign Language, Financial Economics (offered by Business and Media School in conjunction with U.K.'s Middlesex University), Tourism Management and a Heritage, Psychology, Social Work.
Master's Degree programmes include: Business Informatics (with Portugal's Fernando Pessoa University), Communication and Creative Technologies, European and International Business Law, (in partnership with University of Savoie Mont Blanc), EU Law and Governance (in partnership with Bordeaux University), Electronic Business Management, Financial Markets (dual degree with U.K. Middlesex University), International Law (in cooperation with Ukraine's Jaroslav the Wise National Law University), Legal Regulation of Public Administration and Human Rights (in partnership with Taras Ševčenko National University in Kyiv), Psychology, Social Technology Management, Social Work with Youth and Children (in conjunction with Latvia's Riga Stradins University), Work and Organizational Psychology, etc.
In 2005 the University introduced a Joint International Law Master Programme and Joint Master's Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare offering the graduates better careers opportunities in Lithuania and the EU.
The University offers the following Master degree progrmmes in English: EU Policy and Administration, Information Technology Law, International Law, European Union Law, Welfare Sociology, Psychology. Foreign students are also given the opportunity to receive ECTS credits in 165 non-degree courses in English, German and French, which are designed for incoming students.
Mykolas Romeris University cooperates with over 200 international institutions including universities, public and management institutions.
In May 2006, the first joint doctoral thesis prepared by the University’s doctoral student tutored by French and Lithuanian advisors was defended. Dr. Asta Dambrauskaitė was granted a degree by two universities – Mykolas Romeris and Paul Sezan Aix-Marseilles University.
The research is performed in different trends of the social science:
- “Strengthening of Lithuanian Economic Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Social Cohesions”, Faculty of Economics and Finance Management
- “Development of Human Resources: Challenges for Social Policy, Faculty of Social Policy
- “Effective Public Administration”, Faculty of Public Administration
- “Rule of Law and Social Cohesion in the XXI Century", Faculty of Law
- “Multilevel Governance”, Faculty of Strategic Management and Policy
On September 16, 2003, the University joined the ranks of signatories of Magna Charta Universitatum together with other progressive universities which have achieved significant achievements in their activities.
Mykolas Romeris University has conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to the following esteemed persons: Mr. Valdas Adamkus, H.E. President of the Republic of Lithuania, Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, President of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schulte, former President of Münster Police Administration Academy, Prof. Dr. Hab. Zdzislaw Kegel, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of Wroclaw University, Prof. Luzius Wildhaber, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Prof. Pranas Kūris, former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Günter Verheugen, European Commissioner, Prof. Dr. Norbert Thom, Director of the Institute for Organisation and Human Resource Management at the University of Bern, Prof. Dr. Goolam Mohamedbhai, President of International Association of Universities, Mr. Bronisław Komorowski, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Ohio University philosopher and Prof. Algis Mickūnas, University of Bologna Rector Prof. Ivano Dionigi, Wroclaw University Rector Prof. Marek Bojarski, Korea's Dongseo (DSU) University President Prof. Jekuk Chang and IAE Executive Director and former MRU Council member Eva Egron-Polak.
Following the Resolution of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania No. IX-2515 of 28 October 2004 “On the Reorganization of the Law University of Lithuania and the approval of the Status of Mykolas Romeris University”, the Law University of Lithuania was reorganized into Mykolas Romeris University.
Current Chairman of Mykolas Romeris University's Senate is Prof. Gintaras Aleknonis. Senate Vice-Chairman is Prof. Irena Žemaitaitytė.
From 2015, the MRU Rector is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Algirdas Monkevičius. Rectorate members include the following: Assoc. Prof. Saulius Spurga, MRU Chancellor; Assoc. Prof. Giedrius Viliūnas, Vice-Rector for Education; Prof. Inga Žalėnienė, Vice-Rector for Research; dr. Stasys Vaitkevičius, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Development; Vladas Brakauskas, Vice-Rector for Infrastructure; Prof. Gintaras Černius, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance Management; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginijus Valentinavičius, Dean of the Faculty of Politics and Management; Assoc. Prof. Leta Dromantienė, Dean of the Faculty of Social Technologies; Prof. Lyra Jakulevičienė, Dean of the Faculty of Law; Assoc. Prof. Saulius Greičius, Dean of the Faculty of Public Security; Prof. Gintaras Aleknonis, Head of the Business and Media School (BMS), Library Director Jurgita Levickienė, Prof. Eglė Bilevičiūtė, Trade Union Chairman; Julius Dautartas, Cultural Activities Centre Theatre Director; Nadežda Jevsejeva, Chief Financial Officer; and Justinas Motiejūnas, President of MRU Student Body.
Current Chairman of the 9-member MRU Council is Roma Žakaitienė, Director of the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania.
The University has a Francophone Studies Centre, and an Asian Centre, responsible for forstering ties with China, India, Japan, and Korea. The King Sejong Institute has been established allowing MRU students to study Korean language and attend lectures about Korea's history, politics and culture.