Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (LITHUANIA)
Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) is a leading university of social sciences research in Lithuania. Modern, creative and entrepreneurial academic community has raised MRU to the leading university in social sciences and interdisciplinary research in Lithuania. MRU cooperates closely with over 300 universities, public and private institutions, takes part in academic, professional and inter-sectorial networks. MRU engages in fundamental and applied research, takes part in national, regional and international research programmes and projects, practically applies research results and disseminates them to the public. In 2015 there were almost 900 research papers published and more than 50 academic events organized. Currently, MRU enrolls approximately 15,500 students in the university, employs over 800 researchers and the total staff number is over 1000. About 200 doctoral students study in the fields of law, management and administration, psychology, philology, economics, education. The University is known for having one of the best infrastructures in the country, modern library, auditoriums and lecture halls that are equipped with the very latest equipment, allowing internet connectivity and providing computerized work stations for students and lecturers.
Structurally MRU consists of 5 faculties, 1 school, 11 institutes, 7 centers and newly established Social Innovations Laboratory Centre (MRU Lab), which involves 19 research laboratories. The university offers more than 70 different study programmes, over 80% of them have international accreditation. Studies and research are carried out in interdisciplinary as well as the following disciplinary fields: law, public administration, economics, finance management, psychology, social work, social policy, sociology, education science, etc. MRU has a full membership of the following international higher education organizations: International Association of Universities (IAU), European University Association (EUA), and European Association for International Education (EAIE), etc. MRU cooperates closely with over 200 international institutions including universities, public and private institutions. The University has experience in managing international research projects, including the ones carried out under European Commission Framework Programmes, COST Actions, NordPLus, Asia-Link programme, the Leonardo da Vinci programme, Erasmus+ etc. In partnership with the European Commission and Research Council of Lithuania MRU organised a conference Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) that had a great impact on full integration of SSH into the „Grand Societal Challenges“ that Europe faces as well as Horizon 2020. Building on this experience MRU makes the next step towards the enhancement of gender equality values in academia.
MRU fosters a culture of research and innovation: carries out fundamental and applied research, takes part in national and international research programmes and projects, engages in contracted research, implements Ph.D. studies, organizes academic and mobility events, and widely disseminates research results.