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September 29, 2020

The President of France Emmanuel Macron Visited Vilnius University

On Tuesday, September 29, the President of France Emmanuel Macron visited Vilnius University (VU) and took part in a discussion with the university students. After the discussion, the Senate of Vilnius University awarded Mr. Macron the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University.

The President of France Emmanuel Macron

The discussion with Vilnius University students was moderated by assoc. Prof Margarita Šešelgytė, director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of VU.

“I am convinced that Mr Macron’s idea to integrate European universities is a good reason for awarding the French President the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Vilnius University. By granting this award we will express our commitment to the idea of alliances of European universities. It can be noted that the President of France has initiated the process of these significant changes and in doing so he managed to preserve the idea of traditional university and respect for autonomy,” Prof Rimvydas Petrauskas, Rector of Vilnius University, says.

The meeting with Vilnius University students was also broadcasted live.

You can watch the recording of the event here: