Welcome

MRU Rector

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honour for me to invite you to the Lithuanian EU Presidency’s Conference “Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities” that will be held at Mykolas Romeris University on September 23-24th, 2013.

The rapidly growing service sector globally calls forth research and university graduates having profound knowledge and understanding of individuals and societies, their motives, actions and interactions. The humanizing role of knowledge on individuals and societies supplemented by technological innovations leads to expanded employment opportunities, sustainable communities and increased quality of life. As social sciences and humanities generate and disseminate this knowledge, the future of our societies highly depends on them.

Aiming to work towards better visibility, integration, and implementation of social sciences and humanities into science and research policies, the event will act as a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas, examination of the common grounds and bridges of social sciences and humanities with technological, natural and other fields of science, and discussion on the opportunities offered by “Horizon 2020” to European researchers.

The Conference will bring together researchers, university leaders, policy makers, business people, representatives from non-governmental organisations, civil society groups, and media from all around Europe.

We hope that the Conference will provide you with thought-provoking discussions, opportunities for partnership and a pleasant stay in Vilnius.

On behalf of the academic community of Mykolas Romeris University I warmly welcome each and every one of you.

Prof. dr. Alvydas Pumputis

Rector, Mykolas Romeris University