Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU), founded in 2003, is an accredited private higher education institution functioning in Vilnius and Klaipėda.

The studies cover major areas of Social Sciences – Business and Management, Public Administration, Law, Communication, Political Sciences. The University offers 11 Bachelor’s, 5 Master’s and 1 Integrated programmes, as well as life-long learning studies and courses.

Facts in brief

Studies in Vilnius and Klaipėda

13 Bachelor’s programmes

6 Master's programmes

1 Integrated programme
(Bachelor + Master)

More than 100 international partners

More than 600 students

More than 100 professors

The vision of the University

The most advanced private research and higher education institution in Lithuania founded on the principles of academic freedom and harmony, developing the principal research and study areas on the international level with due consideration to global challenges, seeking to create and to provide students with global knowledge and value-based attitudes that would allow the University to become the centre of shaping the future of the state and the society, and that would allow students to be actively involved in creating the future, be able to positively influence their own development and the development of the state and the world.

We offer

Career-oriented education

In collaboration with local and international businesses, we have developed study programmes, which prepare students for career success in their chosen fields of study. The University promotes three qualities that are vital for a young person to succeed.

Entrepreneurship. The study programmes at KSU place a strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial values and skills. The University supports student’s start-up ideas and encourages them to create new businesses.

Innovation. Lecturers at KSU use innovative teaching methods. Students are encouraged to use the latest modern technologies during studies and project work.

Creativity. Opportunities abound for creativity and self-expression in all KSU programmes: in all the study programmes students are taught to integrate scientific knowledge, technological innovation and art. The University also supports students’ participation in entrepreneurial contest and projects, engages social partners in the study process, providing opportunities for students to solve real-life problems. 

Attention and support

Small study groups ensure that every student gets personalized attention. First-year students could get personal mentors and tutors. Students throughout the studies have regular consultations on their career prospects and they can enroll in the Career Path programme, which helps them master practical and personalized skills and prepare themselves for a career path.

International cooperation

The University has student exchange agreements with over 100 universities all over the world. KSU offers multiple opportunities for students and academics to participate in foreign professional trainings and educational projects. Each semester there are compulsory and optional courses, which are taught by foreign academics from all over the world.

Brief history

2003 – 2011 University functioned as the Vilnius Academy of Business Law

2004 Klaipėda branch was opened

2012 Kazimieras Simonavičius University changed its name and management, and stepped into a new phase of activities

2012 Merged with Business Management Academy

2012 Accredited 6 new undergraduate programmes (International Business Law, Creative and Cultural Industries, Entertainment and Tourism Industries, Entrepreneurship and Management, Marketing and Advertising, Business Management) and 3 new Master’s degree programmes (Organizational Innovation And Management, Geopolitical Strategy, Foresight and Strategic Management)

2012 The university has become a member of the Erasmus exchange programme

2013 The university received a LST EN ISO 9001:2008 quality certificate

2013 Accredited 7 new Bachelor’s degree programmes (Aviation Management, Law and Economic Security, Fashion Industry, Political Communication and Journalism, Business Management, Sociology, Internet Engineering) and 2 new Master’s degree programmes (Integrated Creativity Communication, Creativity Economy)

2016 Received institutional accreditation of a maximum of 6 years

2016 Accredited 2 new  LL.M (Master of Laws) programmes: LL.M In European union law in global challenges environment, LL.M In International trade and business law, MBA (Master of Business Administration) which is taught in Russian and English.

Quality system


In 2013 the University carried out the project “Improvement of Study Efficiency at Kazimieras Simonavicius University” and was awarded study quality management standard ISO 9001:2008. The project was financed by EU Structural Funds under the 2007-2013 Operational Program for the Development of Human Resources Priority 2 “Lifelong Learning“ Measure “Improvement of Study System Efficiency“.

On 11th October 2013, Certificate of quality management system ISO 9001:2008 (LST EN 9001:2008) was handed over to the Rector of Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis by Vytautas Pijoras, the Director General of the company UAB „TUV UOLEKTIS“ that is a subdivision of the German TUV CERT certification enterprise „TÜV Thüringen e. V.“ in Lithuania.)

Membership in international consortia

Kazimieras Simonavičius University is a member of three international consortia:

  • BUSINET (Global Business Education Network) – a network with more than 100 higher education institutions from 27 countries for sharing best practices, scientific resources, development of the exchanges of the faculty and students, development of inter-institutional relations.
  • Compostela Group of Universities is an organization that brings together 67 universities from around the world. Members of the Compostela group of Universities carry out joint projects, organize training and ensure academic professional development, exchange of best practices and actively expand its network of partners around the world. Membership in Compostela group of Universities is yet another step of KSU in increasing its international awareness and expanding learning opportunities.
  • KSU together with Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz (Poland), the Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan) and Romanian-German University of Sibiu signed the quadripartite cooperation agreement to share didactic experiences, to cooperate in business, culture and sports, to raise quality and efficiency of studies, to strengthen the competitiveness of universities and ensure the interaction of education, business and innovation.