Pandemics, migration, an aging population, rapid technological change, growing inequality, ecology, the crisis of democracy – we live in a rapidly changing global world. To solve this, it is no longer enough to work one by one, therefore, this programme aims to prepare professionals for future politics, who would not only be able to reach out to different groups (politicians, business representatives, non-governmental organizations, IT specialists, etc.) but also bring them together. Take the lead to master the most important contemporary issues – develop your soft skills and address the most crucial problems in today’s complex world. Start this journey in the upcoming year with Vilnius university.
The programme focuses on the most pressing issues currently affecting the development of states and societies. During the programme, you will examine practical dilemmas arising because of transformations and innovations in society, technology, politics, and other areas. Teams of different scientists and lecturers will introduce you to the basics of philosophy, political science, biochemistry, technology, public administration, and IT. This knowledge will be vastly applicable on your way to your dream career. During your studies, you will learn to work in a team, develop persuasive and argumentative public speaking skills, and improve your presentation and creative writing competencies in various workshops. You will have the opportunity to spend at least one semester at the most advanced foreign universities, where you will have the opportunity to study today’s challenges and meet the best foreign experts in their fields in an international environment.
Graduates of the Politics of Global Challenges programme will be able to fulfill themselves in innovative private businesses and public sector institutions in the fields of sustainability, innovation, ethics, risk management, environment, renewable resources, technology applications, as well as research companies, public relations agencies, and the media. Some graduates will be directly involved in national and international political decision-making and the implementation of political processes.
Graduates of this study programme will be able to continue their studies in various master’s study programmes in the fields of social sciences and humanities or in interdisciplinary studies and later will be able to pursue a scientific or pedagogical degree.
The Eastern European and Russian Studies at Vilnius University programme is devised to provide with deep and comprehensive knowledge about the region - its political, economic and cultural particularities, and develop your academic and analytical skills that will enable students to analyse, evaluate and assess key political and social processes within this dynamic and exciting region. "We give our Master students the freedom to explore and create their own personalized path of studies. They can decide to read classical philosophy or analyze the phenomenon of techno-bodies, focus on power and communication or get trained for international negotiations. This freedom goes hand in hand with hard work and responsibility. The result is more than just knowledge; it is students realizing their potential and implementing their ideas. We work in particularly small groups, so students can interact directly with leading researchers and practitioners. Intensive studies based on the analysis of real-life cases allow students to gain hands-on experience that can be put to use examining complex contemporary challenges and offering professional solutions." - deputy director for studies dr. Lina Strupinskienė