Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences (IIRPS)


Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences, Vilnius University


Director: prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

EPIN Liaison officer:

assoc. prof. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė
Senior Scientific worker
Tel: (+370 5) 251 41 37
E-mail: dovile.jakniunaite(at)


The Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) of Vilnius University was established on 7 February 1992 by the agreement between Vilnius University and the Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania. Having commenced its activities with a two-year programme in international relations, at present IIRPS VU is a faculty-status holding core academic unit of Vilnius State University, wherein studies in political science on all three levels and scientific research are conducted.

Institute conducts all level (bachelor, master and PhD) studies to satisfy the needs of the state and society. It also conducts significant and perspective research in the area of domestic policy, governance, international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy of both Lithuania and other countries that meets demand of Lithuanian state, society and political science development.

Apart from highest quality studies, it offers valuable public events, varying from meeting with politicians and diplomats to rich academic discussions. IIRPS is actively involved in various international projects and programmes covering such topics as regional security and foreign policy, democratization in the transition period, the role of nationalism, etc.

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