Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with population of 560.190 as of 2010. The biggest and well known Lithuanian universities are situated in Vilnius. The city was first mentioned in written sources in 1323. The most laidback of the Baltic capitals has managed to retain its easygoing provincial charm. Vilnius is a cosmopolitan city with diverse architecture. There are 65 churches in Vilnius. Like most medieval towns, Vilnius was developed around its Town Hall. Vilnius’ huge, UNESCO-protected Old Town has been patched up, it’s amazing baroque and gothic architecture restored. A fresh set of shiny skyscrapers marks out the new business district. Vilnius has a well-deserved reputation as one of the safest and friendliest cities in Europe.
Vilnius is a city of the old churches towers and a fresh view
The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius University (IMI) is a state scientific institute – a budgetary scientific research institution, set up to pursue important long-term research for the economy of Lithuania and international cooperation. The main activities of the Institute are scientific research and experimental development, with research trends approved by the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. The scientific activity of the Institute is concentrated in 5 departments of the Mathematical trend and 6 departments of Informatics and Informatics Engineering. There are 123 employees at the Institute, 76 researchers are working in the scientific departments, 69 doctoral students. Lifelong learning is performed at the intensive courses of the latest information technologies and multimedia applied to Lithuanian culture and language at the UNESCO Chair Informatics for the Humanities. The courses are not permanent but organized according the adult educational needs in the humanities.