About University

Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), founded in 1934, is a specialised public higher education institution that has developed its unique traditions in sport, leisure and health sciences.

Recognised as a leader in sport and health studies, research and innovation in the Baltic Sea Region.

Unlocking and actuating human potential through sport and health studies, science, innovation and leadership for societal well-being.
Curiosity, proactivity, integrity, unity.

With its mission to contribute to the sustainable development of society through international-level research and academic excellence, LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

The LSU offers 18 degree study programmes at all three study cycles (6 undergraduate, 10 Master’s and 2 PhD), mainly in sport science, where studies, research and practice are closely interconnected. Among the LSU graduates, there are many distinguished scientists, world-renowned coaches, famous athletes, and prominent public figures.

A great number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships, among them are the twice European boxing champion Algirdas Šocikas, the winner of the Olympic gold medal and world basketball champion Modestas Paulauskas, the winners of the Olympic gold medals discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. and basketball players Voldemaras Chomičius and Rimantas Kurtinaitis.

In the latest Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments, the Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) took a high and so far the best – 123rd place. According to the current Shanghai ranking, LSU is ahead of famous sports schools in the United States, China, Brazil, Sweden, Austria, Great Britain, Croatia and other countries around the world.

Sports coaching study program is not only the most popular at LSU, but also one of the most attractive in Lithuania – according to LAMA BPO data, this study program ranks seventh among the most popular study programs in the country.