Mykolas Romeris University
Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) is a state university (public Higher Education Institution), focusing on social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary research on Social Innovations for Global Growth. MRU enrols about 7500 students, incl. 600 international degree seeking and exchange students from over 40 countries, who study in the fields of Law, Management, Business, Political Science, Psychology, Languages, Public Security etc. About 200 doctoral students study in the fields of Law, Management,Psychology, Philology, Economics, Education, provided in consortiums with partners from Lithuania. Internationalisation is embedded in the University’s strategy.
The vision of MRU is focused on a sustainable, green university valuable both for the Lithuanian society and international community, providing international education in unity with high-level research, educating highly qualified graduates for the needs of the state, labour market, and personal development, creating conditions for continuous personal learning and applying modern management principles in governance of the University.
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Structured, high-level research
MRU is structured into the Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Faculty of Public Governance and Business, Public Security Academy and the Law School. Research and Innovation is implemented at the Social Innovations Laboratory Network MRU LAB that includes 16 laboratories and Research and Innovation Support Centre. MRU Research and Innovation is carried out in the framework of the interdisciplinary priority research area Social Innovations for Global Growth and 5 research programmes:
Justice, Security and Human Rights;
Sustainable Growth in the Context of Globalisation;
Improving the Quality of Life and Advancing Employment Opportunities;
Continuity and Change of Values in Global Society.
MRU implements each year significant amount of international and national study and research projects (around 50 projects per year on average) through its network of Social Innovations Laboratories. It operates as competitive, high knowledge and innovation-based study-business partnership and ecosystem management.
MRU has modern infrastructure: the latest research and educational ICT equipment, one of the most modern academic libraries in Europe, open access to research resources, research and innovation management platforms, online studies facilities, etc. In order to bring together researchers, public and private sector leaders and society groups MRU organises each year over 100 academic events: conferences, workshops, trainings, etc. Due to the strong cooperation with the media MRU researchers take an active stand in publishing research-based solutions to societal challenges in news portals, newspapers, journals, comment on the radio, TV or social media. Annually MRU calculates about 500 media appearances aimed at the civil society.
Partners and networks
MRU is a member of IAU, EUA, AUF and active in other key international organisations such as ASEF, cooperates with over 200 universities, public and business entities. Students and staff exchanges, networks, EU, national and international programmes, including Erasmus+, H2020, NordPlus, COST - are some key factors for internationalisation complemented by several joint and double degree programmes, English-taught programmes and courses for degree and credit mobility students.
GOALS key staff
The key academic staff involved in the GOALS programme are professors and lecturers within the Institute of Management and Political Sciences. The courses dedicated to the GOALS programme are delivered within the Master in Sport Industry Management (created in 2013). The courses will be delivered by recognised academic experts and sport business practitioners.