On November 8 European Humanities University (EHU) President Prof. Anatoli Mikhailov and Acting Rector Jørgen Jørgensen paid a visit to the European Commission Representation in Lithuania and held a meeting the new Head of the Representation Arnoldas Pranckevičius.
During the meeting EHU leadership extended gratitude for the continuous political and financial support of the European Commission. Remaining EHU’s major donor, European Commission and its overwhelming support were essential during the early days of University’s re-opening in Vilnius.
Acting Rector J. Jørgensen presented the progress of ongoing processes of enhancing University’s operations in terms of budgetary and planning processes and also University’s preparation for the search of the new permanent Rector.
According to Mr Pranckevičius: “For many years European Commission maintains its support to EHU. By being University’s largest donor, annually European Commission allocates around 1 mln Euros for the needs of EHU. Hence, the success of University’s further vision and currently undertaken reforms, as well as EHU community’s commitment to academic freedom and critical thinking are crucial for us. We are ready to continue our successful cooperation and to maintain support for University’s mission”
EHU President Prof. A. Mikhailov highlighted University’s achievements of its 10 years of operations in Vilnius, including the established network of partnerships and a vibrant community of University graduates, who return back to Belarus after completing own successful academic degrees free of ideological oppression. Additionally the newly-developed Core Curriculum was presented to the Head of the European Commission Representation.
“Despite all existing challenges, EHU remains committed to its initial mission of promoting Humanities and Liberal arts education as means of transformation of post-totalitarian reality. We are utmostly grateful to our strong partner - European Commission - who recognizes the importance of critical thinking as an essential part of the teaching and learning experience and we put our best efforts to continuously increasing high academic quality of EHU” - says Prof. A. Mikhailov.