VILNIUS - Lithuania should have two international-level universities and two technological universities after a planned reform of the current higher education system, a prime minister-appointed working group has decided.
Vilnius University (VU) and a new university to be created in Kaunas are seen as international-level universities.
Mykolas Romeris University and the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences would be merged into VU. Siauliai University would also become part of VU.
The Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Vytautas Magnus University (VDU), Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) would be merged to create a broad-scope university in the country's second-biggest city.
The two proposed technological universities would be based in Vilnius and Klaipeda.