Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city of the Baltic States. Because of the city’s Jewish influence until the 20th century, Vilnius was often described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania". Universities in Vilnius participate in international research and academic activities and are known for preparing specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community. Local higher educational institutions create research-based innovations that focus on scientific progress. International students coming to Vilnius will find no shortage of activities, such as exploring the many cultural and historical sites, churches, cathedrals, castles, art districts, museums, as well as excellent restaurants and cafes. No wonder in the past years the city has been named the European Capital of Culture.
Vilnius is the major economic centre of Lithuania and one of the largest financial centres of the Baltic States. The main industries supporting the local economy are: health care, real estate, technology manufacturing, construction and renewable energy production.
The biggest employers in Vilnius include: Arginta, Precizika, Baltic Solar, high-performance lasers manufacturers: Ekspla, Eksma, Sicor Biotech, Shell, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, IBM, ABB, Philip Morris, Minolta, Hansabank Group, Olivetti, Motorola.
Vilnius is a Baroque style Baltic city, combining the old and the new, as you can see old churches, remains of medieval castles along with skyscrapers.
Important landmarks in Vilnius are:
Take promenades in the Vingis Park, or climb the Hill of Three Crosses which offers great views of the city. Go to the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre whenever you want to hear opera music or watch a ballet performance.
Sports fans can enjoy matches of the basketball, football, baseball, and rugby teams that are based in Vilnius.
Vilnius has quite a vibrant and rich nightlife, you can find mostly pubs rather than clubs. In terms of restaurants, you can taste authentic Lithuanian dishes, as well as many ethnic dishes from all over the world.
Vilnius is the most ethnically diverse city in Lithuania, having especially many Poles, Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians living here.
Vilnius attracts large foreign investments, specifically in the production and manufacturing markets due to the relatively low operational costs. The major investments in Vilnius, were from companies and businesses that are based in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Latvia.
Vilnius has four seasons, with moderate cold winters and pleasantly warm and sometimes hot summers. In the coldest month, January, the average temperature is -5 °C (23 °F), and in the summer months of July and August, the average temperature is around 17.0 °C (63 °F), although the highest temperatures could go above 30 °C (86 °F) throughout the day.
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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a leading higher education institution situated inVilnius the capital of Lithuania.Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.
Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.
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