Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) - Lithuania
Vytautas Magnus University, established in 1922, is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania. Its well-deserved reputation is built on pursuing liberal studies policy, seeking and establishing successful international relations with other universities all over the world. It is an open university where traditions and innovations meet and complement each other.
The University consists of 9 Faculties (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Arts, Catholic Theology, Economics and management, Informatics, Law, Political Science and Diplomacy) and 3 Academies (Agriculture, Education and Music).
The interaction between research and teaching and scientific research is carried out in the university’s research units. The foreign students are annually welcome as a part of exchange programs and the University students go abroad by agreement with a partner university (110 Erasmus + agreements with universities in 25 countries ). INALCO is a privileged partner for the student exchange and the research projects.
The University conducts scientific research on language teaching and teaches the language didactics in various departments and research centers: Department of Lithuanian Language and Literature Didactics, Department of English Language Didactics, Department of Germanic, Romance, Slavonic Philology and Didactics, Department of Philology and Didactics German, Romanian and Slavic Studies, Centre of Language, Didactics and Polish Culture, Centre of Russian Language and Culture, Centre of Turkish Language and Culture.
The scientific journal of the University Žmogus ir žodis = Man and the Word has the annual booklet Linguistics and didactics. The University is preparing a new curriculum in magisterium ’Didactics of languages’ with a part on the methodologies of research which will be very useful for this project.
The role of VMU in the project
VMU will provide trainings to URBA, URPP and INE on the following topics:
▪ Methodologies of research and innovation in language didactics
▪ Working in an international environment
VMU will contribute its expertise to URBA, URPP and INE partners along with the following activities:
▪ Creation of a detailed guide to research and innovation practices with a specific focus on human sciences
▪ Establishing of an inter-university research centre in the humanities
VMU will participate in the whole and the follow-up of the project via the steering committee and the monitoring committee.
Visit the website of the Vytautas Magnus University: www.vdu.lt