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MRU Has Prepared the Most Joint Study Programmes
Mykolas Romeris University has prepared the most joint study programmes of all of Lithuania's universities, the weekly "15 min" newspaper writes in its March 30th issue. MRU offers joint study Master's Degree programmes in Comparative Social Policy & Welfare, administered jointly by the University of Tampere (Finland), and Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). Another Master's Degree programme, EU Law and Governance, is implemented in partnership with the University of Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV (France).
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Doctoral Student's Dreams Include Opening Dolphin Museum
March 22nd, the daily newspaper "Respublika's" weekend supplement, "Laisvalaikis" (Leisure) featured the dolphin collection of MRU Environmental Policy Dept. staffer Aušra Šaltenytė. Šaltenytė's (see photo) dolphin collection is so huge that the 29-year-old MRU doctoral student plans to open a museum to house the more than 850 different statues, plates, mugs and other memorabilia devoted solely to dolphins. Now her collection includes souvenirs from 27 countries. One day she hopes to be able to swim side by side with the dolphins.
Law Faculty Prof. Bitinas Marked Intl Women's Day with Discussion
March 8th, MRU Law Faculty Prof. Audrius Bitinas discussed issues pertaining to women's possibilities in Lithuania during the morning Lithuanian Radio news programme, "Ryto Garsai." On March 8th some countries, including Lithuania, commemorate International Women's Day. Men usually give women colleagues and close relatives flowers on this day.
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MRU Lecturer Valčiukas-Happy to Lecture in Contemporary, Modern University
March 1st, the online website "bernardinai.lt" published an interview with Law Faculty lecturer Juozas Valčiukas (see photo) on the "Mission Sibiras" expedition, where he was one of the participants last summer. Valčiukas, who lectures in MRU's Law Faculty, thanked MRU Rector Prof. Alvydas Pumputis for his moral and financial support before heading for the 2011 expedition. "I am happy that I have the possibility to lecture in a contemporary university, where one is strongly supported by the management," he said.
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MRU Prof. Narbekovas Discussed Legislation Regarding Euthanasia March 6th
March 6th, MRU Prof. Andrius Narbekovas discussed a draft law on euthanasia pending in the Seimas, on the Lithuania Radio's "Ryto Garsai" morning news programme. Narbekovas is a Catholic priest and a professor in the Law Faculty's Department of Biolaw.

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