Cooperation with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas

14-th of June 2024.

In May 2024 the agreement on scientific, academic, and cultural cooperation has been signed between the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JUMC), and the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU). The special but non-exclusive focus of this collaboration is public health.

LSMU is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. The students of Medicine, Odontology, and Nursing gain their practical skills at the LSMU’s Hospital Kauno Klinikos , which is the largest healthcare institution in the region of Baltic States. More than 1,200 highly qualified doctors and 2,400 members of the nursing staff take care of over 90,000 patients at the LSMU’s Hospital each year. The entire medical staff values innovative and progressive methods of treatment and diagnostics, which meet global standards.

Since 1990, LSMU has been the Alma Mater of many international students and more than 1,700 full-time foreign students from 89 countries (mainly from Sweden, Israel, Germany) are currently enrolled here. It comprised nearly 27% of the total student population at the whole university. LSMU collaborates with more than 350 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), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc. LSMU is also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and have two collaborating centres: WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Control of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Education and Practice.

Citing the Colleagues from LSMU:

Our Vision

A leading European university of health sciences for the prosperity of society. We will seek, through the efforts of all our community, to become one of 701+ best universities in the QS World University Rankings.

Our Mission

The vision will be pursued through our MISSION – to create, accumulate, systematize and spread scientific knowledge and the newest achievements in studies and science, teach and develop a creative, honest, initiative-showing, educated, independent and enterprising personality, foster democracy and welfare, develop a healthy and educated society. The essential role of LSMU in this process of education is the pursuit of a healthy society, which guarantees social and economic progress of the country, its civilizational identity as well as creation, support, and development of national and global cultural traditions. The health and welfare of the animal world is an integral part of this goal.


The contact persons for this cooperation agreement are:

· Prof. Gintare Kaliniene of the Faculty of Public Health LSMU, and

· Dr Tomasz Bochenek of the Institute of Public Health JUMC.

More information about the Faculty of Public Health LSMU can be found at:


Prepared by Tomasz Bochenek, based on information from Gintare Kaliniene.