Name of the organization: Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Contact person: Eugenija Strazdiene, professor at the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies
Type of organization: University
Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) was established in 2000 after the reorganisation of Lithuanian higher education system. At the moment it has 7000 students and approximately 500 lecturers. Study and research activities are realised at 48 study programs starting with IT and ending by performing arts. The Knowledge Economy Forum of Lithuania has acknowledged VIKO as progressive higher education institution “that generates new ideas, encourages other institutions to follow its example likewise stimulates the development of society”.