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10 Facts About Vilnius University
The following year Walerian Protasewicz, the bishop of Vilnius University, purchased several buildings in the city center and established the Vilnian Academy.
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Vilnius University quickly recovered and gained international prestige, largely because of the presence of notable scientists such as Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz, Marian Zdziechowski, and Henryk Niewodniczanski.
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From 1940 until September 1944, under Lithuanian professor and activist Mykolas Birziska, the University of Vilnius was open for Lithuanian students under the supervision of the German occupation authorities.
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Vilnius University began to free itself from Soviet ideology in 1988, thanks to the policy of glasnost.
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Since 1991, Vilnius University has been a signatory to the Magna Charta of the European Universities.
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Vilnius University is ranked 423 among World top universities by 2021 QS World University Rankings.
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Vilnius University has signed more than 180 bilateral cooperation agreements with universities in 41 countries.
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