Facts and Figures
Mykolas Romeris University is a modern and dynamic European university with a creative and efficient research and academic community.
During the 2011/2012 academic year, the University enrolled more than 20,000 students. More than 160 doctoral students study in the fields of law, management and administration and psychology.
The University offers until 108 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 Informatics, Faculty of Social Policy and Faculty of Public Security as well as the Institute of Humanities and the Educology Institute.
The following Bachelor's Degree programmes are available at the University: Law, Law and Management, Financial Economics, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Law and Penitentiary Activities, Law and Police Work, Law and Customs Activities and Law and State Border Control.
Master's Degree programmes include: Civil Law, Business Law, EU Law, Labour and Social Security Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, EU Policy and Administration, Local Authority Administration, Tax Administration, Public Administration, Information Technology Law, Law Psychology, Social Work, Public Sector Economics, 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
The University is a member of the following international organisations:
- EAU – the European Association of Universities,
- IAU – the International Association of Universities,
- EAL – European Association of Legislation,
- ELFA – European Law Faculties Association,
- ICDE – International Council for Open and Distance Education,
- EUNIS – the European University Information Systems Association,
- EAIE – European Association for International Education,
- OECD IMHE – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education
- NISPAcee – The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe,
- IASIA – International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration,
- EGPA – European Group of Public Administration,
- AUF – Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie,
- EASSW – European Association of Schools of Social Work,
- GUNI – Global University Network for Innovation,
- BUP – Baltic University Programme,
- UNEECC – University Network of European Capitals of Culture,
- BSRUN – Baltic Sea Region University Network,
- EUPRIO – the Association European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers.
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, Mr. Arturas Paulauskas, former Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Mr. Česlovas Juršėnas, Deputy Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Prof. dr. Georg Winckler, former President of the European University Association, 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.
Specially designed courses in the Young Financier’s Academy in the Faculty of Economics and the Young Lawyer's Academy in the Law Faculty are particularly popular among secondary school pupils.
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.
On December 12th, 2004, the first Chairman of Mykolas Romeris University's Senate was Assoc. Prof. Vytautas Pakalniškis and Vice-Chairman was Assoc. Prof. Antanas Keras.
The University Senate, in a meeting on December 16th, 2004, unanimously elected Professor Alvydas Pumputis University Rector (Resolution No. 1SN-9).
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 and International Relations; Vladas Brakauskas, Vice-Rector for Infrastructure; Assoc. Prof. Rima Žitkienė, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance Management; Assoc. Prof. Algirdas Monkevičius, Dean of the Faculty of Politics and Management; Assoc. Prof. Saulius Norvaišas, Dean of the Faculty of Social Informatics; Prof. Leta Dromantienė, Dean of the Faculty of Social Policy; Assoc. Prof. Rima Ažubalytė, Dean of the Faculty of Law; Assoc. Prof. Saulius Greičius, Dean of the Faculty of Public Security; Prof. Marija Dalia Stančienė, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Laurynas Juozapaitis, Student Body representative.
The University Senate Resolution of December 28, 2004 No. 11 SN-80 approved the structure and subdivisions of the University.
By the Requisition of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Lithuania, No. ISAK-921, "On the Council of Mykolas Romeris University”, Egidijus Kūris, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania, was approved Chairman of the University Council. Current MRU Council Chairman is Rimas Varkulevičius, "Achemos Grupė" Commercial Director, Chairman of the Board of various companies.
As of May 2012, the University employs 1,321 persons, of which 828 of these are academic staff and 394 are administrative staff. University’s academic staff includes 122 professors, 237 associate professors, 469 lecturers and 96 research assistants.
The University’s academic staff is by far the youngest among Lithuanian universities averaging 40 years old.
The University has an India Studies Centre, which was established in 2011. University of Calcutta Prof. Raj Sekhar Basu arrived in November 2011 at MRU for a 2-year period to teach in the newly-established Centre. He specializes in the modern history of India.
In 2012 two Visiting Professors from India came to MRU to present a series of lectures. India's Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) Prof. Deepak Kumar lectured on "Science and Modernity in British India" and Economics Prof. Dr. Kishore M. Joshi from Bhavnagar University, lectured on: "Higher Education in India.