Vilnius University reaches record-high 400th position in global university rating

Vilnius University has gone up to a record-high 400th position in the latest QS World University Rankings 2022. This is also the highest rating ever achieved by Lithuanian universities in the global ranking of QS universities. The university ranked 423rd last year. "Being among the 400 best universities in the world is a significant achievement for...

Lithuania opening its pavilion at Venice architecture biennale

Lithuania is opening its pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale on Thursday. The pavilion features "Planet of People", a project by artist Julijonas Urbonas, the founder of the Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA), a fictional organization that researches "space architecture and gravitational aesthetics". Planet of People is an artistic and scientific feasibility study into a hypothetical artificial...

Last unknown tower of Vilnius’ Lower Castle located at Gediminas Hill foot

The last unknown tower of Vilnius' Lower Castle has been localized at the foot of the Lithuanian capital's Gediminas Hill using electric tomography. "We knew that it was somewhere; the goal was to localize it," Stanislovas Patkauskas, scientific research coordinator at the State Cultural Reserve of Vilnius Castles, told reporters on Tuesday. The underground remains of...

Lithuania to host UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship in 2024

Lithuania will host the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2024, the Lithuanian Football Federation said on Tuesday. Such a decision was made by the UEFA Executive Committee during its Monday meeting in Switzerland. "It is great appreciation and honor for the whole football community. It shows that we are working in the right direction and...

Car parades replace traditional March 11 nationalist march in Lithuania

Due to the ongoing pandemic, car parades in several Lithuanian cities on Thursday replaced the traditional nationalist march organized in Vilnius on March 11 when Lithuania marks its Day of the Restoration of Independence. Some 200 cars gathered outside the Litexpo exposition center in Vilnius. The majority of participants decorated their cars with Lithuania's flags,...

Disinfection robot bought by EC delivered to Lithuania

A disinfection robot purchased by the European Commission has been delivered to Lithuania and set to be brought to a policlinic in central Vilnius, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania reports. Such robots are aimed at ensuring a sterile environment at hospitals and policlinics without causing unnecessary risk to staff. Such a robot uses UV light,...

Lithuanian govt wants to up number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024

Lithuanian govt wants to up number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024 Lithuania's government plans to increase the number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024, from the pre-pandemic 2019 number of 92. The pre-crisis level is expected to be reached by the middle of 2022, according to the government program's implementation plan. Tada Vasiliauskas of...

Tour operators will also be responsible for tourists’ tests

All travelers and tourists will have to present a negative coronavirus test as of March 10, the Lithuanian government has decided. And not only carriers but also tour operators will be responsible for that. On Friday, the Cabinet specified its Wednesday decision which initially introduced such a duty for carriers only. "The change should ensure tighter...