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86 foreign lecturers to teach at Lithuanian higher education institutions

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 12.07.2012.Print version
In the upcoming school year, students at 20 Lithuanian institutions of higher education will listen to lectures by 86 highly qualified lecturer from foreign countries, as Minister of Science and Education Gintaras Steponavicius has signed a decree on state support to foreign lecturers' visits in 2012.

This is the first initiative of the ministry to encourage Lithuanian higher education institutions to be more active in international "brain circulation".

 "Invitation of foreign teachers is not only an opportunity for Lithuanian students to familiarise themselves with a different kind of academic traditions and worldview. It is also an incentive for Lithuanian higher education institutions to actively join international education and studying processes and initiate contacts with foreign counterparts," said Minister Steponavicius.

 The geography of visiting lecturers is very wide as they come from 27 different countries. The majority of lecturers -17- will come from the United States, 6 from Portugal, by fives from Finland, Spain and Germany. It is interesting that among the visiting lecturers 6 of them will be Lithuanians living abroad, reported ELTA/LETA.






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