President’s Welcome

SMK is an educational institution, where significance is put on a human – one’s individual talent, potential, and intelligence that must be disclosed, developed and valued. Therefore we welcome every individual from all world to come, study and develop themselves here, in SMK together with us.

We aim to be the leading academic institution, where education and career building, as well as research, flourish together with the third academic mission – creation of economic and social value for the region and the country.

We strive to do everything what is worth for students, community and society. We act with a creative ambition and youthful spirit. We wish to create, educate and spread ideas. We want to change the world in a better way. With your help and engagement.

Nothing more gives a sense to our presence as the capacity to renew, and welcome each day realising the principles of the world’s development, improving daily and putting efforts to excess our potential. To learn from the past, to discover from our experience, to invent and develop – these are the routes to walk our Way and make a Change.

While implementing this mission we keep moving day-to-day responsibly and persistently, creating an advanced, open and progressively developing higher education institution – valued by students, recognised by businesses and acknowledged by society.

On behalf of SMK Community –
President Gabija Skučaitė

About Lithuania

Lithuania is a dynamic member state of the European Union. It is situated near the Baltic Sea in the crossroad between Western and Eastern Europe.

KEY FACTS

Capital: Vilnius
Official language: Lithuanian
Area: 65.300 km2
Population: 2.979.000
National currency: Euro (from 1 January 2015)
Geographical situation: Lithuania is a state in Northern Europe
Neighbouring countries: Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia
Independence: Announced on 16 February 1918; Restored on 11 March 1990
Form of Government: Parliamentary democracy
International Membership: NATO member since 29 March, 2004; Member of European Union since 1 May, 2004
Religion: Most Lithuanians belong to Roman Catholic Church. There are also Eastern Orthodox, Evangelical Lutheran, Reformed Church, Judaism, Islam and other religions.

Landscape: Lithuania is a flat land with plains covering approximately 75% of the country.
Climate: Ranges between maritime and continental. The average temperatures are +19°C in July and -3°C in January.
Public Holidays: the New Year (1 January)
Independence Day (16 February)
The Day of the Restoration of the Independence (11 March)
Easter (the first Sunday and Monday after the first full moon after the spring equinox)
International Labour Day (1 May)
Midsummer Day (24 June)
Feast of the Assumption (15 August)
All Saints’ Day (1 November)
Christmas Eve (24 December)
Holy Christmas (25-26 December)

DISCOVER VILNIUS - CAPITAL OF LITHUANIA

Vilnius is one of the most visited cities in Eastern Europe with a population of more than one-half million residents. The Vilnius Old Town – a Baroque masterpiece as they say – was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. Approximately 40 churches of various architectural styles stand here, and some authentic buildings with Gothic, Renaissance or Classical features have survived.

Vilnius is glamorous with its glorious history and nowadays; rich with its architectural, cultural heritage, choice of events and entertainment. Vilnius – the most rapidly developing capital city in the Baltic States, distinctly seeking to become the most attractive political, economic and cultural centre in respect of the neighbouring countries of Lithuania.

Vilnius offers an astonishing array of cultural activities, including numerous galleries and museums, music clubs and night clubs; street fairs, cinema, etc. Though European cuisine predominates in Vilnius, everybody can find food from all over the world here in all manner of coffee-shops, restaurants, pizzerias, grill-bars, wineries and pubs.

Vision

Unique, Modern and Creative higher school inspiring for new ideas, meaningful discoveries and constant improvement.

Mission

to open and provide lifelong learning opportunities to people, to foster their intellectual and creative powers, to promote self-education, to prepare for a successful professional career and responsible, honest and social way of life. This mission requires us to serve the society by providing it with smart human capital that is able to generate new knowledge and innovations, understands responsible obligation to contribute to the creation of advanced, sustainable and safe future of Europe.

Facts and figures

SMK – Sense. Meaning. Knowledge

Three nouns that decrypt an acronym SMK, reflect as well the nature of our institution – the ability to stand out with own identity, the tendency to create and transform, and constantly evolve. SMK – an exceptional community, where everyone’s individuality and scope are respected, mutual values are cherished, as well as democratic and creative work culture is shaped.

Studies in 2 campusies

in Klaipėda 

and Vilnius

2400 students

70 international 
students

20
study 
programmes 

3 joint degree 
study programmes

85
international 
partners 

from 46 countries

6500

graduates

More then 100 000
e-books and journals in SMK library
80% every
5th
65% 900 22
percent of students get employed after graduation student gets a job at his/her internship company of the lecturers are practitioners working in progressive business companies internship places weeks of practical training in real business companies

Why SMK?

Most popular non-state higher education institution according to number of applications in Lithuania The biggest non-state higher education institution in Lithuania SMK University accredited by the international experts for the maximum period of activity SMK building in Vilnius - the most advanced study environment in Lithuania First non-state higher education institution, granted an ECTS Diploma Supplement

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