Vilnius University, established in 1579, is the oldest and largest institution of scientific research and academic studies in Lithuania. Since its establishment, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept – a classical university and the unity of studies and research. It has 12 faculties, 7 institutes, and 4 centers.
Faculty of Philosophy was founded in 1579, closed by Soviet Regime and re-established in 1989. It has aimed at further pursuing the European cultural and scientific traditions. It is the oldest faculty of Vilnius University at the same time remains open and modern. It is a wide-spectrum institution of science and education that offers study programmes in philosophy, educology, psychology, social work, social policy and sociology as well as organizes scientific research in those areas. By their research, creative effort and educational activity, the lecturers and researchers of the Faculty strive to provide a wide-spectrum tertiary humanitarian and social academic education, to build professional competence as well as to develop creative, daring, responsible and free people.