The University is committed to ensuring the quality of research, studies, clinical and other activities. The mission of the University is based on the principle of the unity of research, studies and clinical practice and is carried out in the national and international context. The mission is based on the University’s core values—respect for life; community; academic principles; openness; professionalism; fairness—to achieve the highest quality of studies, research and development activities, and human and animal healthcare.
The University ensures that documents regulating all activities are drafted in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Lithuania and are oriented towards the implementation of the principles of the European Higher Education Area.
The University’s research activities are based on the general principles of research professionalism and ethics: academic freedom, reliability, integrity, respect, responsibility, and accountability. European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity is being applied to research in all scientific fields. The University has an internal quality assurance system for research, which provides ways and means of ensuring the quality of research. Research and experimental development are carried out in compliance with the principles and procedures of academic ethics, social and environmental responsibility, and impartial access to scientific literature and data. Researchers’ statements are based only on objective research results and evidence.
The model of the quality assurance for studies is based on the provisions of the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) and is implemented using the continuous improvement cycle model. It supports the principles of academic freedom and contribute to academic integrity. More on quality assurance for studies here.
The management and administration of the University is based on the provisions defined in the Code of Good Governance. The management and administration process takes into account the implementation of quality objectives oriented towards the University’s academic community, social partners, and society. Quality assurance system is coordinated by Quality and Strategy Monitoring Department.