On February 16, 1922, the first national Lithuanian university was opened in Kaunas. One hundred years later, the largest festive event will be held on the same day, commemorating the centenary of higher education and the significance of Lithuanian universities in the state context.
The solemn event at the Žalgiris Arena will feature the history of the University of Lithuania, as told through various stage- and film-works, presenting Kaunas cultural and intellectual life over a century.
The event will be broadcast live on LRT TV.
More information about the programme and registration coming soon.
To commemorate the centenary of the University of Lithuania, which served as the foundation for modern higher education institutions, The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declared 2022 the year of Lithuanian universities. The University of Lithuania, founded in Kaunas, 1922, where university studies in Lithuanian were first introduced, has grown into Vytautas Magnus (VMU), Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU). This year, all three universities are collaborating on a special anniversary celebration.