Department of International Relations at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University is a place where individual and joint research within the framework of international relations discipline is being carried out and evaluated; academic events and discussions on the issues of international relations are being held.
The main goal of the Department is to identify researchers of international relations who implement field research; to sustain a community of scholars and to develop an area for joint research and discussions. Members of the Department are involved in at least one of the research groups:
Secondly, Department seeks to promote the discipline of international relations through the communication about its research as well as discussions about contemporary processes in international area; development of separate regions; theories of international relations and possibilities of its application.
Department also contributes to strengthening and promoting Master studies in International Relations and Diplomacy and Eastern European and Russian Studies.