Who We Are
About Marijampole City
Marijampole University of Applied Sciences is the only higher education institution in Sūduva region established in 2001. Marijampole University of Applied Sciences celebrated its 20 years of anniversary last year, but the beginning was 100 years ago as Teachers Seminary was established then as the roots of our institution.
Currently the University of Applied Sciences consists of 2 faculties. The Faculty of Education Studies and Social Work has two departments – Law, Management and Communication as well as Pedagogy, Arts and Social Work. The Faculty of Business and Technology consists of Departments of Technology as well as Business and Economics. There are about 600 students here and more than 100 teachers.
The University trains specialists of various fields not only for Marijampole Municipality but also for the whole Southern region of Lithuania. Growth, improvement and innovation are important factors for the higher school community. Active cooperation with social partners and business companies is essential while implementing the programmes. Marijampole University of Applied Sciences cooperates with more than 40 foreign higher education institutions; therefore it can offer the students flexible and interesting studies and internships abroad. We help students complete all the necessary formalities and prepare for one of the most exciting life experiences with ERASMUS + student exchange programme.
Marijampole is the seventh largest city in Lithuania, located next to the international Via Baltica highway connecting Prague and Helsinki. There are about 20 large foreign and local companies in Marijampole region (IKEA, STEVILA, CIE LT FORGE, ARVI, MANTINGA). For six years MALONNY symposium in Marijampolė has attracted attention of Lithuania (MA – Marijampole, LON – London, NY – New York). The curator and developer of the symposium is Ray Bartkus, a famous Lithuanian artist living and creating in New York. In this project US, British and Lithuanian architects, designers, painters work together. They have decorated the town walls with 22 drawings.
Marijampole Football Club SŪDUVA are the champions for the last 3 years. The club also plays in UEFA European League qualifiers and has a big fan base not only in Marijampole. Due to the constantly managed infrastructure, which is adapted to youth and active recreation, Marijampole has become a particularly attractive city for young people to live.
Mission: to implement higher and short-term studies that meet the needs of the region and international standards, based on professional practice and scientific applied research, create conditions for students to obtain a professional bachelor’s degree, ensure a modern study environment, various opportunities for lifelong learning and career development, coherence of international and social partnership
Vision: The University is an open, innovative, energetic, constantly changing, socially responsible higher education institution of the South-West Lithuanian region, implementing high-quality and high value-added studies, conducting scientific applied research, developing international and social partnerships, diversifying project activities and harmoniously combining the training of promising specialists with the regional labor market needs.