Visiting Professors

2018 May Jaap Versluis from Inholland University in the Netherlands visited MRU. A series of lectures and seminars on story telling left students in love with subject. TO read more visit this link


2018, March 12-16 we welcame Dušan Aleksić (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Serbia). Who taught  on 13th and 14th of March under Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility (same program both days).

Dušan Aleksić is a TA and public relations manager at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Serbia. He works at the Department of Communicology and Journalism. His research is focused on propaganda in contemporary journalism and development of genres in journalism.During the lectures, the lecturer tried to answer the question of whether social media could be understood as a conflict generator. The lecturer emphasized that the internet has abolished the borders of the countries and today everyone can send certain messages through social media. But one should not forget to look critically at the content of social media, because sometimes social media can be a tool to propagandize. The lecture was illustrated by numerous examples of Serbian and Croatian research. And for the seminar task it was suggested to take a look at the global cases.


Assoc. Prof. Kristine Antonyan from Armenia who was at MRU from 13th to 17th of March, 2017. On 14th and 16th of March, professor gave lectures on the innovative strategies, open innovations, disruptive innovations and present company cases which were integrated in course of Technology Innovation Management and Communication. The visit is funded under Erasmus+ program.


U.S. Prof. Schultz Lectured on Upcoming U.S. Presidential Elections

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Nov. 9th, 2015, U.S. Hamline University Prof. David Schultz presented a lecture in English, "The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." MRU Assoc. Prof. Ieva Deviatnikovaitė moderated the event. Prof. Schultz, from St. Paul, Minnesota, has been lecturing at MRU under the auspices of the Fulbright programme. He specializes in U.S. election law.  He lectured briefly at MRU in 2008 right before the election of current U.S. President Barack Obama to his first term in office. Having just published a book on election law in the U.S. that he co-authored, "Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter," he said he enjoys discussing the upcoming U.S. election and candidates with students. He has returned to MRU and Vilnius because "everybody was so friendly" the last time, he added. "It's a part of the world I feel close to because my family is from here," said Prof. Schultz adding that he has roots in Slovakia and some Polish and Slovak connections as well. He praised Lithuania's transition to a post communist democratic society. "Lithuania is one of the better examples of a country that made an incredibly good transition from communist to a post-communist democratic society," he said. He said in the future he plans to write a book about Lithuania's successful "transition" and what it has done right. "I'm seeing a competitive parliamentary democracy where we have a pretty stable record on human rights," he said.