Lithuania in the News
22nd July, 2006
|Vilnius University Graces Mini Europe Park in Brussels|
Among the official guests during the unveiling of Vilnius University
model - Lithuania’s Dalia Grybauskaitë, EU Commissioner
for Budget and Financial Planning, and the Rector of Vilnius
University, Benediktas Juodka (third and fourth from left, front row).
The Vilnius Astronomical Observatory Courtyard
Vilnius University was founded in 1579, making it the oldest university in North Eastern Europe and the leading and most important educational institution in the region over many centuries. The ensemble of university buildings in the park represents 6 of the 13 Courtyards of the University, accurately reproducing the beautiful Lithuanian baroque style. The University’s Astronomical Observatory was founded in 1753 and is the fourth oldest in Europe.
Photos: courtesy Vilnius University website www.vu.lt
Further information: www.vu.lt, www.delfi.lt, www.minieurope.com