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September 2021

Nations’ Fair starts in Vilnius

The annual Nations' Fair is starting in central Vilnius on Friday, organized for the 13th time already. The main goal of this fair is to introduce people to national cuisines, crafts, customs and traditions of ethnic communities living in Lithuania, the organizers say. Vilnius residents and guests will be invited to get a taste of national...

Paintings worth EUR 8.4 mln brought from Denmark to exhibit in Lithuania

Paintings worth 8.4 million euros were brought from Denmark early in September for an exhibition in Lithuania, BTA, the insurer of the artworks, said in a press release on Friday. Forty-four paintings, the most expensive of which costs 800,000 euros, will be on display at Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum in Vilnius starting from September 30. Paintings...

June 2021

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...

May 2021

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...