Let’s change the world with IIRPS VU!

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The Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University is glad to announce the development of a new bachelor’s programme in English, named “Politics of Global Challenges”.

Pandemics, migration, an aging population, rapid technological change, growing inequality, ecology, the crisis of democracy – we live in a rapidly changing global world. To solve this, it is no longer enough to work one by one, therefore, this programme aims to prepare professionals for future politics, who would not only be able to reach out to different groups (politicians, business representatives, non-governmental organizations, IT specialists, etc.) but also bring them together.

A new, innovative approach to a changing global world

The programme focuses on the most pressing issues currently affecting the development of states and societies. During the programme, you will examine practical dilemmas arising because of transformations and innovations in society, technology, politics, and other areas. Teams of different scientists and lecturers will introduce you to the basics of philosophy, political science, biochemistry, technology, public administration, and IT. This knowledge will be vastly applicable on your way to your dream career. During your studies, you will learn to work in a team, develop persuasive and argumentative public speaking skills, and improve your presentation and creative writing competencies in various workshops. You will have the opportunity to spend at least one semester at the most advanced foreign universities, where you will have the opportunity to study today’s challenges and meet the best foreign experts in their fields in an international environment.

What can you expect?

First of all – a rapidly evolving, competitive, and international community. In fact, IIRPS VU is one of the most prominent social sciences institutions in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region. The Institute is an academic institution specializing in social and political sciences. IIRPS holds faculty status at Vilnius University. The Institute has been educating a new generation of the intellectual elite in Lithuania for more than 25 years. The young generation that is curious, socially active, oriented towards universal education and possessing minds of wide scope. After the establishment in 1992, the Institute has quickly become one of the leading social sciences institutions and was one of the first in the Baltic region to develop a political science program. Soon after that, it grew into an active actor in the academia as well as the society – one of the reasons why students here have the opportunity to grow in an environment open to discussion and diversity of views.

At IIRPS VU, you can expect a synthesis of social and exact sciences and the possibility to master the most advanced social research methodologies and tools. In fact, studies are focused on personal responsibility and leadership, with the possibility of having at least one semester at the most advanced universities abroad – Europe and the rest of the world is open to you!

What about career opportunities?

Graduates of the Politics of Global Challenges programme will be able to fulfil themselves in innovative private businesses and public sector institutions in the fields of sustainability, innovation, ethics, risk management, environment, renewable resources, technology applications, as well as research companies, public relations agencies, and the media. Some graduates will be directly involved in national and international political decision-making and the implementation of political processes.

Graduates of this study programme will be able to continue their studies in various master’s study programmes in the fields of social sciences and humanities or in interdisciplinary studies and later will be able to pursue a scientific or pedagogical degree.

Take the lead to master the most important contemporary issues – develop your soft skills and address the most crucial problems in today’s complex world. Start this journey in the upcoming year with Vilnius university and IIRPS VU!

25 Mar 2022