Department of Public Communication

Today the Department of Public Communications at VMU is one of the leading journalism, media, and communication schools not only in the Baltic States, but also in the CEE region countries. The academic staff of the department engages over 30 faculty members (professors, lecturers, and PhD students) who are both active researchers and professionals in journalism and communications. The Department is also well known for its research and networking projects mainly supported through international (European) research initiatives such as European Commission 6th FP projects, COST program projects, Nordic Council projects, and other international, national, and local networking projects and initiatives. At present, three degree-programs are offered at the department. A study program in Public Communications (BA level) was introduced in 2010 as a result of VMU’s substantial experience in journalism and communications studies and research since 1998, when the Department of Journalism (today the Dept. of Public Communications) was established. In addition to these BA studies, two graduate programs are still offered by the department at present: Journalism and Media Analysis (started in 1998), and Integrated Communications (started in 2006). Both MA level programs are strongly focused on media research and comparative analysis, as well as practical skills training.

Communications Department has a broad partnerships network built through international academic exchange programs as well as with a wide range of professional associations, various institutions and media organisations in Lithuania and abroad.

Bachelor programme

  • Public Communication (taught in Lithuanian)

Master programmes

  • Journalism and Media Analysis (taught in Lithuanian)
  • Integrated Communication (taught in Lithuanian)

Department of Public Communication

  • V. Putvinskio str. 23 – 602, LT-44243 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Ph. (+370 37) 327891
  • E-mail:

Prof. dr. Kristina Juraite

Head of the department, professor


Ruta Vainauskaite

Administrator, assistant