In August 2020, Lithuanian University of Health Science (LSMU) joined Lithuanian biotechnology association. LSMU is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. Students of medicine, odontology, and nursing gain their practical skills at the LSMU Hospital Kauno Klinikos, which is the largest medical institution in the Baltic States. More than 2,200 physicians and residents shoulder to shoulder with 2,400 members of the nursing staff take care of over 90,000 patients at the LSMU Hospital each year.
LSMU collaborates with more than 140 European, American and Asian universities for study and research purposes. The University is a member of numerous international organisations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc. LSMU is also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), where it fulfils the role of a collaboration centre for research and training in epidemiology as well as for prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases.
HEALTH community (EIT HEALTH) of The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) chose the LSMU as the Healthcare Innovation Coordinator in Lithuania (EIT HEALTH HUB) in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology. LSMU encourages students, researchers and other researchers to take advantage of EIT HEALTH’s opportunities for financing and developing ideas, networking and other activities. The aim is to make healthcare innovations made in Lithuania become known internationally and attract foreign investment to develop them.