On August 30, 2018, the 4th course students of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania, MARCIUSKAITE BRIGITA and ROMASKO SONATA visited the NUPh

The NUPh begins implementation of the academic mobility training program under the Erasmus + program for the first time in this academic year.

The LSMU students completed the 3rd course, successfully passed the competitive selection to receive this opportunity to continue their education during one semester together with English-speaking 3rd and 4th course students of the Faculty for Foreign Citizens’ Education.

The history of cooperation between the NUPh and the LSMU is quite long. The first agreement was concluded in 2006. It has all begun with production practice of the NUPh students in Lithuania at the invitation of the then Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Eduardas Tataseivicius.

Then there were student exchanges who are faculty members of the NUPh now. Since 2014, active cooperation in the field of scientific research has begun: faculty members, postgraduate and doctoral students can conduct experimental analytical studies on modern equipment in the LSMU purchased by the EU funds. In 2015, the NUPh together with the LSMU applied for participation in the Erasmus + program for the first time, and this application was confirmed.

So, academic exchange of faculty members and graduate students was started in the academic year 2016-2017. From February to June 2017, postgraduate student of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Artem Mihal studied at the LSMU; from September 1 to December 31, 2018, another postgraduate student of the NUPh Bezruk Ivan was sent to the Republic of Lithuania in order to carry out scientific research.

Training under the exchange program is an invaluable experience for every student; it is an opportunity not only to receive education, but also to study culture and traditions of another country.

We hope that this cooperation will be long-term and productive both for the NUPh and for foreign partners in the Erasmus + program, and geography of the countries participating in the academic mobility program will broaden.