Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) is a new appearance in the area of Lithuanian higher education. On June 30, 2010, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania passed the resolution to merge Kaunas University of Medicine (KMU) and the Lithuanian Academy of Veterinary (LAV). Now LSMU is the biggest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania that continues the best traditions of KMU and LAV.
LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. The studies are conducted in the faculties, research institutes, and clinics. A total of 7031 students are studying the LSMU programmes. The University offers 22 programmes of 10 studying trends:
- 4 integrated studies: Medicine, Odontology, Pharmacy (MA); Veterinary Medicine (VA);
- 9 undergraduate studies: Oral Hygiene, Nursing, Obstetrics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work in Medicine (MA); Veterinary Food Safety, Animal Husbandry Technology (VA);
- 7 graduate studies: Clinical Nursing, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Public Health, Public Health Administration (AM); Veterinary Food Safety, Animal Husbandry Technology, Management of Biobusiness (AV).
International Experience and Recognition
LSMU collaborates with more than 140 European, American and Asian universities for study and research purposes.
The University is a member of numerous international organizations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in The European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, and more.
LSMU is also a member of the World Health Organization (WHO), where it fulfils the role of a collaboration centre for research and training in epidemiology, as well as for the prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases.
The study programmes at LSMU meet university education standards applied in EU countries and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and PLAB examination of the General Medicine Council in the UK.
A Choice for Foreign Students
Since 1990, LSMU has been the Alma Mater of many international students and 550 full-time foreign students from 42 countries (mainly Israel, Spain, Sweden, Lebanon, Poland, India, South Korea, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom) are currently enrolled here.
The number of studying internationally is increasing every year. Italy, France, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Finland and Norway are the most popular Erasmus partner countries among LSMU students. Foreign students choosing to study at LUHS are mostly from Spain, Italy, Latvia, Belgium and Poland.
LSMU is also an active participant in ERASMUS exchange programme. The students may study at foreign universities or go for a practice for the period up to one year. The contracts of academic exchange have been signed with universities in 26 European countries. The majority of ERASMUS partners are in Germany, Spain, France, Finland and the other EU Member States