World Lithuanian University

The World Lithuanian University (WLU) is a project of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) for the benefit of the World Lithuanian Community.
The World Lithuanian University is a space for developing the practical imagination and intellectual capacity of Lithuanians around the world, stimulating their thinking, and fostering their Lithuanian identity. WLU activities are also deeply rooted in Lithuanian diaspora history, sociological and anthropological study of Lithuanian migration and Lithuanian diaspora identity.

The World Lithuanian University is an extension of the activities of the Lithuanian diaspora at Vytautas Magnus University, reestablished by the efforts of diaspora Lithuanians such as Algirdas Avižienis, Bronius Vaškelis, Valdas Adamkus, and others. It became a pattern for further collaboration that fosters creative exchange between scientists and students from Lithuanian Diaspora, and aims to attract everyone interested in modern Lithuania, its daily life, traditions and culture.

WLU is involved in a variety of activities and has organized a number of events for the academic world Lithuanian community, Lithuanian schools abroad and world Lithuanians in general. At the same time, WLU functions as a conceptual, virtual entity, which is open to various initiatives.

Vytautas Magnus University supports the activities of the World Lithuanian University, providing academic and scholarly resources as well as infrastructure.