The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU, Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas) is a new appearance in the area of Lithuanian higher education. On 30 June 2010, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania passed a resolution to merge Kaunas University of Medicine (KMU) and the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (LVA). Now LSMU is the biggest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, continuing the best traditions of KMU and LVA.
The University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy.
Students of medicine, odontology, and nursing gain their practical skills at the LSMUHospital Kauno Klinikos, which is the largest medical institution in the Baltic States. More than 1,200 highly qualified doctors and 2,400 members of the nursing staff take care of over 78,000 patients at the LSMU Hospital each year. The entire medical staff values innovative and progressive methods of treatment and diagnostics, which meet global standards.
Pharmacy students gain practical skills at the University Pharmacy, which is designed not only to serve the public but also to be the main training facility of the Faculty of Pharmacy, offering students a broad spectrum of practical knowledge and skills and providing them with firsthand working experience. Students seeking to become veterinary doctors obtain their practical skills in large and small animal clinics and operating rooms of the Veterinary Academy.
LSMU is an active participant in the ERASMUS exchange program. Students may study at foreign universities or go abroad for practice for a period of up to one year. The contracts of academic exchange have been signed with universities in 26 European countries. The majority of ERASMUS partners are in Germany, Spain, France, Finland, and the other EU Member States.
A leading European university of health sciences for the prosperity of society. We will seek, through the efforts of all our community, to become one of 701+ best universities in the QS World University Rankings.
The vision will be pursued through our MISSION – to create, accumulate, systematize and spread scientific knowledge and the newest achievements in studies and science, teach and develop a creative, honest, initiative-showing, educated, independent and enterprising personality, foster democracy and welfare, develop a healthy and educated society. The essential role of LSMU in this process of education is the pursuit of a healthy society, which guarantees social and economic progress of the country, its civilizational identity as well as creation, support, and development of national and global cultural traditions. The health and welfare of the animal world is an integral part of this goal.
The Library and Information Centre of the University is one of the most modern libraries in the EU, which is a member of the Association of European Research Libraries, LIBER, the main network for research libraries in Europe. The library has both virtual and RFID technologies and is very popular among researchers and students not only in Lithuania but in foreign countries too for its unique architecture and information systems.
LSMU participates in the development of projects that result in new technologies, augmented scientific research and development as well as renewed and modernized infrastructure of the University. Soon the Centre of Modern Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies as well as the new Faculty of Pharmacy with modern laboratories and classes are to be opened. In addition, the Faculty of Public Health is currently under construction on the campus of the Veterinary Academy.
A Choice for Foreign Students
Since 1990, LSMU has been the Alma Mater of many international students and around 1000 full-time foreign students from 70 countries (mainly from Sweden, Israel, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Lebanon, India, South Korea) are currently enrolled here. It comprised nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU.
The number of studying internationally is increasing every year. Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Norway are the most popular Erasmus partner countries among LSMU students. Foreign students choosing to study at LSMU most often come from Spain, Italy, Latvia, Belgium, and Poland.
International Experience and Recognition
LSMU collaborates with more than 140 European, American and Asian universities for study and research purposes.
The University is a member of numerous international organisations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc.
LSMU is also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), where it fulfills the role of a collaboration center for research and training in epidemiology as well as for the prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases.
The study programs at LSMU meet university education standards applied in EU countries and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the PLAB examination of the General Medical Council in the UK.
Study at LSMU
LSMU welcomes international students at the following study programs:
||Language||Degree and Qualification
|Medicine||6 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor|
|Odontology (Dentistry)||5 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor Odontologist|
|Pharmacy||5 years||EN||MSc in Health Sciences, Pharmacist|
|Veterinary Medicine||6 years||EN||MSc in Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Doctor|
|Nursing||4 years||English||BSc in Health Sciences, General Practice Nurse|
|Occupational Therapy||4 years||English||BSc in Health Sciences, Occupational Therapist|
|Health Psychology||4 years||English||BSc in Social Sciences|
|Public Health||2 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences|
|Management of Public Health||2 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences|
|1.5 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences|
|Advanced Nursing Practice||2 years||English||MSc in Health Sciences, Advanced Practice Nurse|
|Food Science||2 years||English||MSc in Agricultural Sciences|
|Animal Science||2 years||English||MSc in Agricultural Sciences|
|Animal and Human Interaction||2 years||English||MSc in Agricultural Sciences|
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