REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
LAW ON HIGHER EDUCATION
21 March 2000 No.VIII-1586
The objective of higher education is to develop an educated personality and society with an aptitude for learning, with knowledge of the latest technologies and cultural values, to create, accumulate and disseminate scientific knowledge and cultural values, and to foster a specific character of national culture. As an essential precondition of the State’s future spiritual and material prosperity, higher education shall promote the creation of new knowledge and cultural values through studies, research or artistic creation.
Article 2. Definitions of this Law
1. Higher education – education acquired after the completion of undergraduate or integrated studies in a higher education establishment of Lithuania, or equivalent studies in a foreign higher education establishment;
2. Higher education establishment – a higher education and science institution engaged in teaching leading to degrees or higher education qualifications in accordance with the procedure established by this law.
Article 10. Language of Instruction
The language of instruction at higher education establishments of the Republic of Lithuania shall be the Lithuanian language. Other languages shall be allowed to be used for instruction if:
I promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
|PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC||VALDAS ADAMKUS|
Source: Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Document Search