Klaipėda University is a multidisciplinary educational institution, a national and Baltic Region leader in the field of marine sciences and studies integrated into international academic networks, fosterer of cultural heritage, and a centre for lifelong learning.
Established on 1 January 1991, Klaipėda University started with three faculties; currently, its academic provision is delivered by three faculties and three research and study institutes. The University has about 3,000 students. Over 34633 students have graduated from that Alma Mater, including doctors of sciences, members of the Seimas and the Government, executives of large companies, engineers, prominent cultural figures, performers, and educators.
Over 60 scientific research laboratories, a research vessel- laboratory Mintis, a research and training sailboat Brabander, and a yacht Odyssey as integral part of the KU marine research infrastructure play an important role in the University research activities; the KU community have access to under half a million copies of documents in the library funds; the University has its own publishing house and a botanical garden. The infrastructure is sufficient for the successful development of international level cultural activities, fundamental and applied research, and research and development projects in the fields of the humanities, physical, biomedical, technological, and social sciences.
Since 2019 the University is a member of the EU-CONEXUS European University, and together with partner institutions play a beneficial role in creating smart urban coastal sustainability at a European level.
International students at Klaipeda University come from 20 different countries around the world. There is a possibility to choose from nearly 20 Bachelor degree study programmes, 12 Master’s degree, and PhD. Applications available for Spring and Fall intakes: https://www.ku.lt/studies/english-degree-studies/
The study programmes presently implemented at Klaipėda University provide advanced university education and high professional qualification. Klaipėda University seeks to educate future specialists and personalities, to develop humanist and cultural values, and to promote a maritime mentality in the city and the nation.