Creative Society and Economy Institute (hereinafter the CSEI) was established in 2012. This is the youngest and biggest academic branch of the university uniting different scientific disciplines, from social sciences to the humanities, and offering undergraduate and graduate studies. Currently, it is managed by Dr. Mindaugas Kazlauskas.
The Institute’s staff analyzes creative changes in society leading to a significant increase in the economic value of Lithuania and the country’s international recognition and competitiveness. It rapidly performs international creative research in the fields of economy, creative and cultural industries, the fashion industry, media culture, technology and aesthetics, business sociology and political communication. The Institute scientists publicize their research findings at scientific conferences and, based on them, deliver lectures to students.
The Institute encourages bold ideas and their realization together with the academic community, students and social partners. In order for the Institute to become the most important interdisciplinary creative economy and the fashion industry research centers in the Baltic region, it rapidly develops international relations with foreign universities and scientists. Based on cooperation, in 2018 the institute plans to start offering the third cycle studies providing a doctoral degree in communication.
In collaboration with partners, the Institute organizes tele-bridges with globally famous science and art institutions. Based on international cooperation programs, open lectures for the university community and visitors are delivered by famous scientists from the US, Russia, Poland, Germany, Turkey and others.