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Studies

LBTA together with Lithuanian Society of Biochemists have analyzed the study programmes related to biochemistry and to biotechnology. It was indicated that currently there are 19 study programms which are related to biochemistry and biotechnology. Of these, nine study programmes are for the bachelor degree and ten programmes are for the master degree. These study programmes are implemented in the six Lithuanian universities. Vilnius University has three study programmes for both levels (bachelor and master) – biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology. Vytautas Magnus University holds four study programs - biochemistry (bachelor), biochemical analysis (master), biotechnology (bachelor and master), molecular biology and biotechnology (bachelor and master, respectively). Kaunas University of Technology implements one program of Industrial biotechnology at both levels of the study. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University holds two study programs - bioengineering (bachelor and master) and nanobiotechnology (master). The program of medical and veterinary biochemistry studies at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is only for the bachelor degree. A. Stulginskis University has two study programs - plant biotechnology (bachelor) and agrobiotechnology (master).

University Name of the study programme Level of the study
VU Biochemistr B M
Molecular biology B M
Microbiology and biotechnology B M
VDU Biochemistry B  
Analytical biochemistry   M
Biotechnology B M
Molecular biology and biotechnology   M
VGTU Bioengineering B M
Nanobiotechnology   M
KTU Industrial biotechnology B M
LMSU Medical and veterinary biochemistry B  
ASU Agrobiotechnology   M
Plant biotechnology B  
B – I level of the studies (bachelor‘s degree); M – II level of the studies (master‘s degree). In red – programmes initiated in the period of 2013-2017.

The analysis of programme studies revealed that currently there are 1420 students in the mentioned programmes: 1143 students seek to obtain the Ist level bachelor degree and 277 students seek to obtain the IInd level master degree. The total number of students studying in these programmes is slightly higher than 973, which was obtained by the analysis of the study in 2013. The number of postgraduate students remains almost unchanged: in 2014 – 91 students, in 2015 – 102 students and in 2016 – 92 students.

The overview of the study programmes related to biochemistry and biotechnology.

Name of the study programme It was established Level Current number of students
(2017 spring)
Qualification awarded
Vilnius University, Life Sciences Center and Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences
Molecular biology
612C71001
(Code ISCED – 51142)
1995 Bachelor 4 years I year – 33
II year –32
III year – 38
IV year – 36
Bachelor in Molecular biology
Molecular biology
621C71002
(Code ISCED – 51142)
2011 Master 1,5 years I year – 12
II year –14 (already finished)
Master in Molecular biology
Microbiology and biotechnology
612C50001
2013 Bachelor 4 years I year – 31
II year –29
III year – 24
IV year – 22
Bachelor in Microbiology
Microbiology and biotechnology
621C50001
2009 Master 2 years I year – 13
II year – 15
Master in Microbiology
Biochemistry
612C73001
(Code ISCED – 51142)
1961 Bachelor 4 years I year – 38
I year – 34
III year – 31
IV year – 30
Bachelor in Biochemistry
Biochemistry
621C73001
(Code ISCED – 51142)
1995 Master 2 years I year – 18
II year – 17
Master in Biochemistry
Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Nature Sciences
Biochemistry
612C73002
2010 Bachelor 4 years I year – 13
II year – 13
III year – 30
IV year – 15

With related specialization:
I year-1
II year – 2
III year – 5
IV year – 5
Bachelor in Biochemistry
Biochemical analysis
621C77001
2010 Master 2 years;
Extended studies for 2 or 3 years
I year – 8
II year – 9

Extended studies:
I year – 5
II year – 6
Master in Applied Biochemistry
Biotechnology
612J70002
(Code ISCED – 6450710)
2012 Bachelor 4 years I year – 56
II year – 63
III year – 60
IV year - 64
Bachelor in Biotechnology
Applied biotechnology
612J70002
(Code ISCED – 6450710)
2016 Master 2 years I year – 12 Master in Biotechnology
Molecular biology and biotechnology
6211DX012
1994 Master 2 years I year – 24
(from these13 foreigners, 13 from extended studies)
II year– 17
(from these 4 foreigners, 13 from extended studies)
Master in Molecular biology
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Faculty of Fundamental Sciences
Bioengineering
612J76001
1994 Bachelor 4 years I year – 72
II year – 62
III year – 39
IV year – 38
Bachelor in Technological sciences
Bioengineering
621J76001
1998 Master 2 years I year – 11
II year – 9
Master in Technological Sciences
Nanobiotechnology
621J70003
2011 Master 2 years I year – 9
II year – 8
Master in Technological Sciences
Kaunas University Of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology
Industrial biotechnology
612J70001
2011 Bachelor 4 years I year – 53
II year – 48
III year – 44
IV year – 42
Bachelor in Biotechnology
Industrial biotechnology
621J70004
2015 Master 2 years I year - 20
II year -5
Master in Biotechnology
A. Stulginskis University, Faculty of Agronomy
Plant biotechnology
6121FX009
2017 Bachelor 4 years   Bachelor in Biotechnology
Agrobiotechnology
6211FX014
2010 Master 2 years I year – 7
II year – 11
Master in Biotechnology
Lithuanian University Of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Medicine and veterinary biochemistry
612C741
2011 Bachelor 3,5 years I year – 21
II year – 22
III year – 10
Bachelor in Medicine and veterinary biochemistry

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