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Characteristics of the present



Cultivation of the community spirit, partnership, and long standing traditions in line with the global, scientific, and political trends for development and dissemination of the knowledge in the agricultural biotechnology, ecosystems, engineering, and social sciences to support the sustainable development of bioeconomy (agriculture, food, forest and water management domain) and rural areas, and for creation of conditions for the leaders of these sectors to grow, develop, and contribute to provision of quality food and fully-fledged living environment for every human, in harmony with the nature.


The Agriculture Academy – a strong university school of agricultural sciences in the Baltic region operating on the level of the world’s top universities and serving own country as well as sustainable global development.


Personal and academic freedom, democracy, openness, responsibility, creativity, community spirit, partnership, respect to traditions, sustainability, academic excellence.


National award for the best research achievements in technological sciences in 2012 (prof. dr. Prutenis Petras Janulis, prof. dr. Violeta Makarevičienė, dr. Eglė Sendžikienė for research “New raw materials and methods for the production of biodiesel fuel“).

The best Lithuanian dissertation in Environmental sciences, 2011 m.(dr.Žydrūnas Preikša “Diversity of cryptograms in old forests of different intensity of use“)

VMU AA- national leader in dissemination of research knowledge  (largest in Lithuania international fair  “Ką pasėsi” and third by importance national fair  “Solution circle”, World plowing contest in 2007, International Food and Agriculture fair “Agrobalt” in 2008, 14thEuropean Championship of Stag Callers in  2012)

Leader in innovation partnership.  VMU AA is the initiator, founder and leader of an unique in Lithuania Agriculture and Food Science, Study and Business Valley “Nemunas”.

VMU AA is the only health promoting university in Lithuania.


Number of students. At present about 1617 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students are studying at the University.

Number of staff. Research and teaching staff of the University consists of 400 people, including 200 professors and associated professors.

Academic faculties and institutes. Faculty of  Agronomy, Faculty of  Economics and Management, Faculty of Forestry and Ecology, faculty of Water and Land Management, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. The new structure since October 2012 has introduced 14 research and study institutes within all five faculties. They replaced former 28 academic departments.

Infrastructure. University is situated in the area of 719 ha, it has 5 academic buildings, experimental station, training farm, academic campus for students and faculty. The academic infrastructure is being modernized with a number of recent projects funded by the EU funds. A very modern example is a new research centre just completed in September 2012 which is accommodating the Joint Research centre and a large number of very modern world class laboratories as open access centres.  All academic buildings provide 40 auditoriums, 42 classrooms, over 100 laboratories, library with the funds of 600 thousand books.

Maecenas: UAB „ROVALTRA“, UAB „LYTAGRA“, UAB „DELAVAL“, UAB „DOTNUVOS PROJEKTAI“, UAB „BALTIC AGRO”, UAB „ARVI“ IR KO, UAB “AGROCHEMA”, UAB “DOJUS AGRO”, UAB :BIRŽŲ ŽEMTIEKIMAS”, UAB”IVABALTĖ”, UAB “AGROKONCERNAS”.International partnerships. ASU cooperates with more than 120 foreign partners (universities, their departments, scientific, research and business institutions), participates in the EU Erasmus, NOVA-BOVA network of agricultural universities in Nordic and Baltic countries, Leonardo da Vinci, the EU Sixth general research programs as well as programs and international scientific projects supported by other international funds and foreign governments. Within the EU Erasmus programme the University is partner to over 70 European universities.

Membership in international organisations. VMU AA is a member of 11 international organizations.

Statistics (2021 01 31):


Bachelor studies – 853Master studies – 682Doctoral studies – 82Total – 1617


Professors – 34Associated professors – 61Lecturers – 37Assistants – 3Research fellows – 44Total – 135