From 28 to 29 April 2022, the Lithuanian university celebrated its 100th anniversary. Among the invited guests were the representatives of the University of Silesia in Katowice – Małgorzata Myśliwiec, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof., (Project Coordinator for Transform4Europe) and Prof. Tomasz Pietrzykowski (Vice-Rector for International and Domestic Cooperation).
The celebrations began with a solemn session of the Senate of Vytautas Magnus University (Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas), chaired by the rector of the University, Prof. Juozas Augutis. Along with their wishes, the representatives of the University of Silesia handed over to Rector Prof. Juozas Augutis an occasional graphic prepared by the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Educational Science, Krzysztof Bąk, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
The participants of the event were invited to a ceremonial banquet. It was an opportunity to meet, talk and exchange scientific experiences.
Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas was founded in 1922. Originally under the name of the University of Lithuania, under which it operated until 1930, it was the first university to conduct academic studies in Lithuanian. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Duke Vytautas, the name of the institution was ceremonially changed to Vytautas Magnus University, which is valid until this day.