This week European Humanities University (EHU) leadership was received by Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Neris Germanas for a discussion regarding the progress and further perspectives of University’s development.
Chairman of the General Assembly of Part-Owners (GAPO) of EHU and President of the Eurasia Foundation Horton Beebe-Center, EHU President Prof. Anatoli Mikhailov, and EHU Acting Rector Jørgen Jørgensen attended a meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and held a discussion with Vice-Minister N. Germanas.
On behalf of EHU’s highest decision-making body GAPO Chairman H. Beebe-Center expressed sincere gratitude to the Government of Lithuania for the continuous financial, organizational, and political support of EHU’s operations in Vilnius: “With the tremendous support of Lithuania, EHU was able to reestablish its operations in Vilnius 10 years ago. In 2017, as EHU approaches its 25th anniversary we are committed more than ever to our initial mission and Belarusian roots. Critical thinking, free inquiry, and personal responsibility are the core values of EHU’s academic environment, values that are reflected in University study programs, and embraced by EHU’s Transatlantic partners”.
Vice-Minister N. Germanas shared his warm impressions about attending the Academic Year 2016/17 Opening Ceremony at EHU and stressed: “Lithuania remains committed to ensuring the success story of EHU in Vilnius. We are looking forward to the smooth finalization of University’s management systems and believe in the relevance of EHU’s mission to the future of Belarus. Lithuania encourages international donors to join the family of supporters of EHU”.
During the meeting University leadership presented a status of managerial enhancement of EHU’s operations, namely, processes of the renewal of Governing Board’s membership, international search for the permanent Rector of EHU, optimization of University’s operations, upcoming Donors’ Conference, and planned relocation of EHU Campus to the former Augustinian monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vilnius Old Town,