Vilnius, 9 November 2011—The European Humanities University (EHU) marked the opening of its 20th anniversary academic year—the seventh since relocation to Vilnius – with the launch of a joint PhD Program in Philosophy. The program is conducted jointly with Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas) and the Lithuanian Institute for Cultural Studies (Vilnius).
The opening ceremony featured remarks by EHU Rector Professor Anatoli Mikhailov, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Aliaksandr Kalbaska, Dean of EHU's Graduate School Dr. Alla Sokolova, and Dean of the Undergraduate School Dr. Ryhor Miniankou, who emphasized the importance of studying philosophy. Three students are enrolled in the program this year.
Dmitry Boichenko, PhD student and former EHU graduate, remarked: “Now while visiting other universities, we can talk about EHU not in the past tense, but in the present, since we are still here.”
EHU is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the university has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. It serves nearly 2,000 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences.