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Title: Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania


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Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Lithuania
The country with great history, deep traditions
and beautiful landscape
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Lithuania
  • Official nameRepublic ofLithuania
  • Area 65,200 km2
  • Population 3,4 million

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Lithuania
  • Ethnic composition
  • ReligionRoman Catholic

Lithuanians 83 Poles 7 Russians
6 Byelorussians 1
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Lithuania
  • Capital Vilnius
  • the largest and one of the oldest cities of the
    Country
  • European Capital of Culture 2009

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Lithuania
  • Capital Vilnius
  • the largest and one of the oldest cities of the
    Country
  • European Capital of Culture 2009
  • In 1994 the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on
    the UNESCO World Heritage List

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Lithuania
  • National currencyLitas(exchange rate1 Euro
    3,4528 Litas)

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Lithuania
  • Temperature
  • Winter - 5C (sometimes down to - 20C)

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Lithuania
  • Temperature
  • Summer 19C (sometimes up to 30C)

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Kaunas
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Kaunas
The spirit of Lithuanian culture and the heart of
educational life
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Kaunas
  • The second biggest cityin Lithuania
  • Population is about 360,000
  • Situated in the centre of Lithuania
  • 100 km from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius
  • 250 km from the port city Klaipeda

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Kaunas
  • 40 unique and unconventional museums are founded
    in the City

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Kaunas
  • 58 thousand students, study in
  • - 10 universities and
  • - 5 colleges in Kaunas

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The largest specialized health education
institution in Lithuania
Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
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  • The numberof students is more than5000
  • The number of academic staff is approximately 950

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International Cooperation
Kaunas Universityof Medicine has morethan 100
international cooperation agreements with
European, American and Asian universitiesand
international organizations
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Accreditation and Recognition
  • Programmes of the Faculties of Medicine,
    Odontology, Pharmacy and Nursing meet EU
    directives
  • Study programmesof Kaunas University of Medicine
    were evaluated by EU experts and accredited by
    Ministry of Education and Science

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Accreditation and Recognition
  • KMU is a WHO (World Health Organization) listed
    medical school. The University is a WHO
    collaborating centre
  • KMU is listed in the International Medical
    Education Directory (IMED) in American database
    FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of
    International Medical Education and Research)

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Accreditation and Recognition
  • The programmes of Kaunas University of Medicine
    are recognised by a number of countries,
    including all EU countries, USA, Lebanon, Israel,
    India, Turkey, Jordan, etc.
  • There graduates are eligible to take license
    exams and thus to qualify for the medical
    practice

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Departments of Kaunas University of Medicine
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Faculties
Faculty of Medicine
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Faculties
Faculty of Medicine
Established
1922
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Faculties
Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate studies
Duration 6 years Degree Master in
Medicine Qualification awarded Medical Doctor

(Physician)
Postgraduate studies
Residency studies Duration 3-6 years
Qualification awarded specialist in medicine.
Doctoral studies Duration 4 years Degree
PhD
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Faculties
Faculty of Odontology
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Faculties
Structure
Faculty of Odontology
5 departments
  • Clinical Department of Dental and Maxillar
    Orthopaedics
  • Clinical Department of Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Clinical Department of Dental and Oral Pathology
  • Clinical Department of Oral Care and Paediatric
    Odontology
  • Clinical Department of Orthodontics

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Faculties
Faculty of Odontology
The number of students
close to 800,including approximately 90
international students
Teaching languages
LithuanianEnglish (for international students)
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Faculties
Undergraduate studies
Faculty of Odontology
Duration 5 years Degree Master in
Odontology Qualification awarded odontologist
Postgraduate studies
Residency studies Duration 3 years
Qualification awarded endodontologist, oral
surgeon, orthodontist, prosthodontist,
periodontologist, paediatric odontologist Doctoral
studies Duration 4 years Degree PhD
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Faculties
Faculty of Pharmacy
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Faculties
Structure
Faculty of Pharmacy
4 departments
  • Department of Analytical and Toxicological
    Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology Social
    Pharmacy

Pharmacy of Kaunas University of Medicine
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Faculties
Faculty of Pharmacy
The number of students
more than 700,including 13 international students
Teaching languages
LithuanianEnglish (for international students)
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Faculties
Faculty of Pharmacy
Undergraduate studies
Duration 5 years Degree Master in
Pharmacy Qualification awarded pharmacist
Postgraduate studies
Doctoral studies Duration 4 years Degree
PhD
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Faculties
Faculty of Nursing
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Faculties
Faculty of Nursing
Structure
  • Department of Kinesiology and Sports Medicine
  • Department of Nursing and Care
  • Clinical Department of Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Department of Geriatrics

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Faculties
Faculty of Nursing
The number of students
approximately 650
Teaching language
Lithuanian Practical training for LLP/Erasmus
exchange students can be organized in English
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Faculties
Faculty of Nursing
Undergraduate studies
Duration 4 years Degree Bachelor in Nursing
Study programmes
  • Nursing, professional qualification of common
    practice nurse
  • Social Work, professional qualificationof social
    worker
  • Rehabilitation, professional qualification of
    occupational therapist or physical therapist

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Faculties
Faculty of Nursing
Postgraduate studies
Master studies Duration 2 years Degree
Master in Nursing Study programmes
  • Nursing, professional qualification of common
    practice nurse
  • Rehabilitation, professional qualification of
    occupational therapist or physical therapist

Doctoral studies Duration 4 years Degree
PhD
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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
Structure
5 departments
  • Department of Preventive Medicine
  • Department of Health Management
  • Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Department of Environmental and Occupational
    Medicine
  • Clinical Department of Family Medicine

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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
The number of students
approximately 400
Teaching languages
Lithuanian English (for international students
in Master of Public Health programme)
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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
Undergraduate studies
Duration 4 years Degree Bachelor in Public
Health
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Faculties
Faculty of Public Health
Postgraduate studies
Master studies Duration 2 years Degree
Master in Public Health Study Programmes
  • Management of Public Health (Extramural study
    programme lasts 3 years)
  • Public Health

Doctoral studies Duration 4 years Degree
PhD
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Research Institutes
Institute forBiomedical Research
Institute ofEndocrinology
Institute of Cardiology
Institute ofPsychophysiologyand Rehabilitation
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Research Institutes
Institute forBiomedical Research Institute
ofEndocrinology Institute of Cardiology Institute
ofPsychophysiologyand Rehabilitation
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Research Institutes
Institute for Biomedical Research
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Institute for Biomedical Research
Structure
14 laboratories
Research programmes
  • Functional features of living tissues
  • Impact of lifestyle and environmental factors for
    public health

Fields of research biomedical sciences
biophysics, medicine, public health physical
sciences biochemistry and metabolism.
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Institute for Biomedical Research
International collaboration
International partner countries Japan, UK, USA,
Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium,
Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia and others.
International projects
  • WHO projects CINDI (Countrywide Integrated
    Noncommunicable Diseases Intervention), HBSC
    (Health Behaviour of School-Aged Children),
    Health Promoting Hospitals, etc.
  • EU projects GUARD (Potential adverse effect of
    GSM cellular phone on hearing), PINCHE (Policy
    Interpretation Network on Children's Health and
    Environment), EMFnEAR (Exposure at UMTS
    electromagnetic fields study on potential
    adverse effects on hearing), etc.
  • Others EUREKA project PROPOCREAM, COST project
    HOME, etc.

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Research Institutes
Institute of Endocrinology
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Institute of Endocrinology
Structure
Laboratory of Diabetes Mellitus, Laboratory of
Hormonology, Laboratory of Thyroid, Laboratory of
Children Endocrinology
Research work trends
  • Research of mechanisms of regulation and
    correction of derangement of multi-axial hormonal
    relations of endocrine diseases
  • Investigation and strategy of treatment and
    prophylaxis of regulation of hypothalamus-pituitar
    y gland-thyroid gland system, of psycho-endocrine
    and immuno-morphological changes depending on
    thyroid gland function
  • Register of Lithuanian children suffering from
    diabetes mellitus, investigation of influence of
    immune, genetic and environmental factors for the
    aetiology of the disease
  • Investigation of reasons of endocrine infertility
    in families.

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Institute of Endocrinology
International collaboration
The Institute collaborates with scientific
centres of Lithuania and countries of Western
Europe and USA London Hospital of St.
Bartholomew, Institute of Public Health of
Helsinki, universities of Birmingham, Linkoping,
Bucharest, Chicago, Bristol and
others. International programmes DIAMOND (World
Programme of Diabetes), EURODIAB (Europe
Programme of Diabetes), DIABALT (Programme of
Diabetes of the Baltic countries), UNICEF (the
Iodine Programme), GENESIS (Programme of Growth
Hormone), etc.
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Research Institutes
Institute of Cardiology
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Institute of Cardiology
Structure
9 laboratories and 5 research groups
International collaboration
The Institute actively drafts the projects,
supported by EU Structural Funds, WHO and other
international programmes.
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Institute of Cardiology
Research work trends
Its the chief Lithuanian research institution
dealing with topical issues in cardiology.
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the main problem
under investigation. Laboratory and clinical
researches are carried out here.
The main objectives
  • to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular
    diseases and their risk factors to study their
    natural history and related mortality
  • to develop new methods of prevention, diagnosis,
    treatment, and rehabilitation of the
    cardiovascular patients and estimate the
    effectiveness of these procedures and
    interventions
  • to investigate the mechanisms controlling the
    myocardial ion exchange to discover new
    antiarrhythmic agents to construct automated
    diagnostic systems and hardware for
    cardiologists, and to further develop biophysical
    methods for multilead surface ECG analysis.

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Research Institutes
Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation
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Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation
Structure
4 research departments, hospital and laboratory
International collaboration
  • FP6 and FP7
  • CONSENSUS
  • NATO RTA Human Factors and Medicine Panel
  • Other international grants (ISAN/HDRF)

Research work trends
  • Cardiovascular psychophysiology
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress and psychosomatic disorders
  • Medical, social, psychological rehabilitation and
    prevention
  • IT in medicine

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University Hospital
Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicineis the
largest medical institution in Lithuania,
providing specialized best quality services of
medical care for people from Kaunas and from all
over Lithuania.
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University Hospital
  • 34 preventive clinics and 39 inpatient
    departments
  • 8 rehabilitation and intensive therapy
    departments
  • Consulting clinic, where 15 ambulatory sections
    are established
  • 3 branches of the University Hospital (Romainiai
    Tubercular Hospital, Viruiglis Rehabilitation
    Hospital and Oncology Hospital)

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University Hospital
Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine
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Development Perspectives of Kaunas University of
Medicine
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Developing sector Pharmacy
Development perspectives of KMU
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Developing sector Pharmacy
New Faculty of Pharmacy will be founded
  • 5 laboratories
  • 5 academic departments

Development perspectives of KMU
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Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centre
(valley) of Santaka
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The main tasks of the Valley
  • to establish the infrastructure necessary for
    public and private research and for the
    establishment of high-tech and research companies
  • to train specialists of required qualifications
  • to provide knowledge intensive services creating
    added value

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The main tasks of the Valley
  • to maintain contractual inter-institutional
    ownership and property management relationships
  • to develop scientific research activities and
    cooperation with industry, support development of
    new business start ups
  • to assist in technology and business capacity
    sharing between the Valley and industry on the
    matters of intellectual property, patenting and
    quality control

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Other subdivisions
International Relations and Study Centre
Centre for Postgraduate Studies Study Centre
Department of Scientific Affairs Computer
Centre Distance Learning Centre University
Library University Pharmacy Museum of
Anatomy Museum of History of Medicine and
Pharmacy
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Research Programmes
  • Functioning Mechanisms of Living Tissues
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Information Technologies for Health Care
  • Epidemiological, Ecological, Clinical and
    Experimental Studies On Behavioural and
    Environmental Health Determinants

Department of Scientific Affairs of Kaunas
University of Medicine
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Research Programmes
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonology and Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation and Nursing
  • Emergency Medicine

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University of Medicine
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Research Programmes
  • The Health of WomanAnd Child
  • Ophthalmology
  • Infectology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Elaboration of Novel Medications and Search for
    Their Market

Department of Scientific Affairs of Kaunas
University of Medicine
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The new Library of Kaunas University of Medicine
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The New Library
  • was opened in spring of 2007
  • collaborates with 27 libraries from Norway,
    Denmark, Germany, USA, Lebanon, Latvia and with
    other Lithuanian libraries

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The New Library
  • contains nearly 650,000 volumes
  • provide a wide access to electronic information
    databases Medline (PubMed), Annual Reviews, BMJ
    Journals EBSCO Publishing, Oxford University
    Press, GIDEON Online, etc.

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International Relations and Study Centre
  • Informs, counsels and supports international
    students, coming to study on the basis of
    LLP/Erasmus or for the whole study period
  • Provides information and encourages interaction
    and international cooperation between our
    departments, students, lecturers, scientists and
    foreign institutions of higher education as well
    as hospitals

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International Relations and Study Centre
  • Administers close to 100 international
    cooperation agreements, including 60 Lifelong
    Learning Programme (LLP)/Erasmus bilateral
    agreements

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International students
  • The interest of foreign students in studying in
    KMU is signally growing every year.Currently
    300 full-time foreign students from 30 countries
    are studying here

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International students
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International students
International Relations and Study Centre of
Kaunas University of Medicine
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
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International students
India - 21
Other coutries - 47
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Erasmus Programme and exchange students
  • Since 1999 Kaunas University of Medicine has been
    participating in Erasmus exchanges.In 2007 KMU
    was awarded Extended Erasmus University Charter
    with a frame of Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)
    programme.

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Erasmus Programme and exchange students
  • The number of incoming and outgoing Erasmus
    students is increasing every year. Finland,
    Germany, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy are the
    most popular Erasmus partner countries among KMU
    students. The foreign students choosing to come
    to study in KMU mostly are from Spain, Portugal,
    Czech Republic, Turkey and Poland.

International Relations and Study Centre of
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Studying at Kaunas University of Medicine
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Admission Requirements
  • Completed secondaryeducation or university
    Bachelors degree in biological sciences
  • For Public Health studies, a University
    Bachelors degree or Master level degree (MSc,
    MA, MD or equivalent) is a prerequisite

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Admission Requirements
  • Good grades in biology, chemistry and physics
  • entrance examination
  • Good knowledge of the English language

Studying at Kaunas University of Medicine
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Items to be submitted (in English or with an
authorised English translation)
1. Application form 2. Matriculation / School
Leaving Certificate confirmed by the governmental
authorities 3. Passport or ID copy 4. Health
Certificate based on complete medical
examination 5. Three passport-type photos (3x4
cm) 6. Application fee 350 EUR (non refundable)
http//trc.kmu.lt
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Students life
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Accommodation
  • The University has 5 hostels in its structure
  • Approximately 1043 students are accommodated in
    the hostels
  • One of the hostels is for foreign students. This
    twelve-storey building consists of a lot of
    little flats. Each of them includes two double
    rooms with one refrigerator and bathroom. There
    are two kitchens for one floor, where are an
    electric stove, washing-machine and other useful
    things

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Cultural activities
Folk dance group Ave Vita, folk music ensemble
Kanapele and academic choir Neris glorify the
name of the University in Lithuania and abroad
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Cultural activities
Cultural Centre arranges the cultural life,
promotes professional art in the University's
community, as well as encourages development of
the cultural relations
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Sports activities
KMU sports club Medikas invites the University
community to attend basketball, athletics,
orientation sports, swimming, tennis, table
tennis, aerobics or football classes
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Students organizations
  • Students' Union
  • Kaunas International Medical Student Union
    (KIMSU)
  • Lithuanian Medical Students Association
  • Student Scientific Society
  • Corporation Fraternitas Lituanica
  • Pharmacy Students Society
  • Students Community of the Faculty of Nursing
  • Odontology Students Society

Students life at Kaunas University of Medicine
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Students life at Kaunas University of Medicine
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