Research Centres

The Faculty of Humanities is an academic unit that organises studies and research work in the field of humanities. It consists of seven Departments, six Research Centres and one Institute. In the spirit of Artes liberales, the mission of the Faculty is to cherish humanistic and humanitarian culture and values, to research the uniqueness of Lithuanian culture and to promote it on an international scale, to nurture civic, national and European self-awareness and to foster Lithuanian studies and multilingual research.

Centre for Asian Studies

The Centre for Asian Studies is one of the research centres of the University constructed on the basis of multidisciplinary regional knowledge. Therefore, the Centre’s main object is Asia, from the perspectives of humanities and social sciences, with the emphasis on the modern trends of Asian politics, economy, society and culture. Presently we are concentrated on East Asia region (Japan, Korea and China), but there are plans to expand our interests to Southwest, Central, South and Southeast Asia regions in the future.

Centre of Francophone Countries

The center focuses on promotion of French language learning and its application, political analyses of Francophone countries and the spread of cultural diversity in the international context. Research and cooperation with organizations and national, international institutions, are part of the activities in the institute. The director of the center is Prof. Dr. Aurelija Leonavičienė.

  • AddressV. Putvinskio st. 23-319, LT-44243 Kaunas
  • Phone +370 37 327837
  • Website
  • Centre for Research on Culture

  • It analyses the phenomena of contemporary urban culture in Lithuania, examines the activities and features of various subcultural communities, and looks at the formation of a virtual culture with the help of computer technology. The director of the centre is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Egidija Kiškina.

  • AddressV. Putvinskio st. 23-402, LT-44243 Kaunas
  • Phone +370 37 327996
  • Website

Centre of Kaunas History

It conducts research into the history of Kaunas city and its region, organizes fact finding expeditions and other projects as well as gathers the bibliography of the history of Kaunas. The director of the centre is Prof. Dr. Jonas Vaičenonis.

Centre of Letonics

It organizes comparative and interdisciplinary investigations of Baltic Studies, participates in various projects, plans scholarly conferences and seminars, runs events popularizing Latvian culture, prepares and publishes scientific, methodical, and educational materials. The director of the centre is Dr. Kristina Vaisvalavičienė.

Centre of Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication

It analyses the prominent aspects of languages and of their usage as well as the changes in language systems and executes the analysis of a multicultural environment. The director of the centre is Prof. Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė.