Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a state higher academic school which has the rights of a legal entity and acts as a public institution. The University was established by the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania.
It is one of the largest schools of higher education in Lithuania and strives for a leading position among Baltic countries in technical and engineering education as well as the field of scientific research.
VGTU is the second largest university in Lithuania and the only technical university among the Baltic States in the QS World University Rankings 2012/2013.
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University strives to foster highly qualified, creative and socially active specialists who can successfully adapt to domestic and foreign markets of education and labour.
The success of academic and research activities is determined by the competence of the research personnel as well as by appropriate research management policies. Organizational structure and research management structure are both under constant improvement at the University. At present, there are 11 research institutes, 5 research centres and 31 research laboratories.
Researchers working at the University conduct research work on assignment basis. The volume of work has grown considerably in recent years. Lithuanian enterprises and organisations account for the majority of customers. The results of the research are approved at conferences, published in the scholarly press and introduced into practice.
- Research, development and application of building materials, structures and technologies
- Development and application of information technologies, statistical analysis and methods of modelling physical processes
- Development of synergy between social, economic, cultural and technological processes
- Experimental and theoretical research of environmental systems and development of environmental protection technologies
- Research, development and artistic creation in architecture, urban planning and their heritable objects
- Development of transport system strategy and research in transport technologies
- Investigation, development and application of the technologies of geodesy, cartography and measuring methods of physical quantities
- Development, improvement and optimization of electric and electronic devices and systems
- Research, design and improvement of mechanical, mechatronic and biomechatronic materials, systems and technological processes
- Research and development of energy supply and its application methods, processes and systems
- Research in territorial planning and estimating sustainability