Asian studies in Lithuania

Centre of Oriental Studies (VU)

Established at: 1993
Canceled: No

The Centre of Oriental Studies is the main institution in Lithuania a branch of Vilnius University preparing the specialist in the field of Asia and Middle East and unifying researchers of East. The main objective of the Centre is to prepare specialists in Asia who are needed for science, culture and business and to form an adequate understanding of Eastern cultures in Lithuania, initiate the dialogue between East and West.

The Centre conducts intensive scientific work, employs six research groups, publishes the periodical scientific magazine More

School of Oriental Languages

Canceled: No

The Oriental Language School is a unit of the Orientalist Center of the University of Vilnius, operating since 2002. The school provides the opportunity to study Asian and Close and Middle East languages at the beginner and advanced levels. Currently there are Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Korean, Tibetan, Hindi, Sanskrit, Farsi (Persian), Dari, Pashto, Mongolian, Simplified, Zulu language courses.  Exercises are led by the lecturers of Vilnius University. Administration of School of Oriental Languages in Oriental Studies Center  – Universiteto g.5, VU main building complex, L. Stuoka-Gucevičius yard.

Centre of Foreign Languages (VMU)

Established at: 2002
Canceled: No

The Center of Foreign Languages is a unit of Vytautas Magnus University, each semester offering a total of 27 different languages for all University students. Among them, a lot of attention is paid to Asian languages. The Center of Foreign Languages also organizes foreign language courses (evening and Saturday schools) for the public: working, elderly people and schoolchildren.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU