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Composition

The Presidium of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences is headed by:

President
 

In today’s world, academies of sciences differ in their objectives and methods as well as in their importance for the system of research in their countries. However, the common mission of all academies of sciences is to bring together the most distinguished scientists and undertake projects that would enhance the prosperity of a country and contribute to its scientific, economic, social and cultural progress. The academies are also united by their traditional aims: to foster society’s critical and scientific thinking, to encourage high-level scientific research and to protect the independence and freedom of science.

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences fulfils its mission by a sustained and vigorous promotion of education and science. Themed conferences, meetings, seminars, and discussions are held not between the Academy members alone but between the Academy and other scientific and educational institutions both in this country and abroad. The promotion of education and science, which is essential for progress, is always of an international nature.

Academic discourse is effective when it involves the prominent as well as the young, creative, and innovative scientists of the country. For this reason, several aspects are important for the selection of the Academy members and their activities. The main criterion for selecting an Academy member is their scientific achievements. To engage the whole intellectual elite in the Academy’s activities, it is necessary to expand cooperation between Academy members and non-members – its regular reserve.

Another important sphere of activity is to encourage talented scientists and scientific research in every possible way. The time when the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences comprised numerous research institutes and supervised their activities is past history. The present-day Academy members conduct their research at autonomous universities and institutes; however, that does not mean that the Academy has no influence over the policies and evolution of Lithuanian science. Besides commemorative prizes and annual prizes awarded to young scientists and students, the Academy takes other actions to stimulate research. Since 2004, the Academy has coordinated the cooperation between Lithuanian scientists and the European Organization for Nuclear Research and supported the participation of young researchers at the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings. Since 2010, it has been awarding fifteen annual research grants to young scientists.

The third aspect of the Academy’s activities is related to its expert and advisory function. Though at first glance it seems to be its obvious and possibly basic function, it presents serious challenges to the independent and objective nature of science: it is essential that the balance between academic freedom and responsibility should never be disturbed. 

Prof. VALDEMARAS RAZUMAS
President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

 

 
Scientific divisions

Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Chair Prof. DOMAS KAUNAS

  • assesses the state and prospects for the humanities and social sciences
  • promotes ideas of harmonious development of Lithuanian studies, nationality and statehood
  • fosters the traditions and heritage of humanistic culture
  • upholds the values of law, justice and civic responsibility
  • determines priorities in Lithuania’s economic and social progress
  • provides expertise in developing tasks, projects, and strategies for the humanities
  • examines their state and exchanges with other cultures.

Division of Mathematical, Physical, and Chemical Sciences

Chair Prof. FELIKSAS IVANAUSKAS

This division undertakes and performs the following tasks: 

  • jointly with other national and foreign research and educational institutions, deals with the problems of probability theory, mathematical logic, semiconductor and laser physics, theoretical physics and astronomy, electrochemistry and chemical technology
  • maintains relations with business partners and specialists in other scientific areas
  • formulates research guidelines for exact sciences
  • presents proposals and takes an active part in solving the problems of the national knowledge-based economy.

Division of Biological, Medical, and Geosciences

Chair Prof. VYTAUTAS BASYS

Representing major branches of biological, biomedical, and geological sciences, members of this division

  • provide expertise
  • bring scientists together for closer cooperation
  • hold young scientists’ conferences in respective areas
  • share their knowledge with secondary school teachers at annual conferences
  • organize national and international scientific events jointly with public, science, and educational institutions.

Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences

Chair Prof. ZENONAS DABKEVIČIUS

In 1991, an independent Section of Agricultural Sciences was established within the Division of Biology, Medicine and Agriculture, and in 1995 it was reorganized into the Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences. It activities are conducted through five sections and four commissions.

Division of Technical Sciences

Chair Prof. GINTAUTAS ŽINTELIS

Representing various branches of technological sciences, the members of this division

  • carry out, analyze and assess research programmes and results in electronics, power engineering, computer science,  mechanics, materials science and construction
  • display their expertise in assessing the scientific research, projects, studies, innovations, competitive scientific developments and applications assigned and commissioned by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the ministries, the Research Council of Lithuania and other institutions,
  • provide consultations and make proposals
  • take an active part in devising high-tech strategies and projects
  • expand cooperation between scientific, educational and business institutions
  • stimulate the interest of young scientists in research
  • solve urgent issues of science and industry.

 
Members of the Academy

FULL MEMBERS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

  1. Antanas Andrijauskas
  2. Juozas Augutis
  3. Vilijandas Bagdonavičius
  4. Jūras Banys
  5. Vytautas Basys
  6. Vidmantas Bižokas
  7. Grasilda Blažienė
  8. Vilmantė Borutaitė
  9. Vincas Būda
  10. Vladas Algirdas Bumelis
  11. Eugenijus Butkus
  12. Zenonas Dabkevičius
  13. Darius Danusevičius
  14. Viktorija Daujotytė-Pakerienė
  15. Rūta Dubakienė
  16. Pavelas Duchovskis
  17. Gintautas Dzemyda
  18. Raimondas Čiegis
  19. Algimantas Fedaravičius
  20. Juozas Vidas Gražulevičius
  21. Feliksas Ivanauskas
  22. Vitalijus Janickis
  23. Rimantas Jankauskas
  24. Rūta Janonienė
  25. Eugenijus Arvydas Janulaitis
  26. Eugenijus Jovaiša
  27. Benediktas Juodka
  28. Rimantas Kačianauskas
  29. Artūras Kaklauskas
  30. Gintaris Kaklauskas
  31. Algirdas Kaliatka
  32. Vytautas Kaminskas
  33. Aivaras Kareiva
  34. Domas Kaunas
  35. Rymantas Jonas Kažys
  36. Kęstutis Kilkus
  37. Saulius Klimašauskas
  38. Arūnas Krotkus
  39. Vaidutis Kučinskas
  40. Zita Aušrelė Kučinskienė
  41. Juozas Kulys
  42. Genadijus Kulvietis
  43. Limas Kupčinskas
  44. Giedrius Antanas Kuprevičius
  45. Aleksandras Laucevičius
  46. Valdas Stanislovas Laurinavičius
  47. Antanas Laurinčikas
  48. Romas Lazutka
  49. Remigijus Leipus
  50. Ričardas Makuška
  51. Albertas Malinauskas
  52. Eugenijus Manstavičius
  53. Vytautas Martinkus
  54. Audrius Sigitas Maruška
  55. Arvydas Virgilijus Matulionis
  56. Jonas Mažeika
  57. Liudas Mažeika
  58. Valentinas Mikelėnas
  59. Robert Mokrik
  60. Gediminas Motuza Matuzevičius
  61. Algirdas Juozas Motuzas
  62. Jonas Remigijus Naujalis
  63. Evaldas Nekrašas
  64. Vytautas Nekrošius
  65. Gediminas Niaura
  66. Eugenijus Norkus
  67. Zenonas Norkus
  68. Sergej Olenin
  69. Vytautas Ostaševičius
  70. Rolandas Palekas
  71. Vygantas Paulauskas
  72. Rimvydas Petrauskas
  73. Konstantinas Pileckas
  74. Algis Petras Piskarskas
  75. Alfas Pliūra
  76. Povilas Poškas
  77. Arvydas Povilaitis
  78. Minvydas Kazys Ragulskis
  79. Algirdas Jonas Raila
  80. Rimantas Ramanauskas
  81. Arūnas Ramanavičius
  82. Daiva Rastenytė
  83. Valdemaras Razumas
  84. Vytautas Ruzgas
  85. Kęstutis Sasnauskas
  86. Antanas Sederevičius
  87. Jūratė Sprindytė
  88. Algirdas Petras Stabinis
  89. Jurgis Kazimieras Staniškis
  90. Vidmantas Stanys
  91. Kęstutis Strupas
  92. Bonifacas Stundžia
  93. Donatas Surgailis
  94. Raimundas Šiaučiūnas
  95. Virginijus Šikšnys
  96. Marijus Arvydas Šliogeris
  97. Vytas Antanas Tamošiūnas
  98. Gintautas Tamulaitis 
  99. Sigitas Tamulevičius
  100. Eugenijus Ušpuras
  101. Algirdas Vaclovas Valiulis
  102. Gediminas Valkiūnas
  103. Leonas Valkūnas
  104. Gintaras Valušis
  105. Česlovas Venclovas
  106. Pranas Viškelis
  107. Povilas Zakarevičius
  108. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
  109. Mečislovas Žalakevičius
  110. Remigijus Žaliūnas
  111. Antanas Žilinskas
  112. Henrikas Žilinskas
  113. Gintautas Žintelis
  114. Artūras Žukauskas
  115. Vladas Žulkus 

EMERITUS MEMBERS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

  1. Ramutis Bansevičius
  2. Jurgis Brėdikis
  3. Antanas Buračas
  4. Mykolas Daunys
  5. Vincentas Dienys
  6. Danielius Eidukas
  7. Algirdas Gaižutis
  8. Jonas Grigas
  9. Romualdas Grigas
  10. Algimantas Grigelis
  11. Edvardas Gudavičius
  12. Česlovas Jukna
  13. Vytautas Juodkazis
  14. Gytis Juška
  15. Leonardas Kairiūkštis
  16. Antanas Kairys
  17. Sofija Kanopkaitė
  18. Romualdas Karazija
  19. Stasys Karazija
  20. Zigmuntas Kiaupa
  21. Albinas Kusta
  22. Pranas Kūris
  23. Mykolas Lasinskas
  24. Jonas Mockus
  25. Antanas Praškevičius
  26. Kazimieras Ragulskis
  27. Vytautas Petras Rančelis
  28. Pranas Sadauskas
  29. Mifodijus Sapagovas
  30. Leonardas Sauka
  31. Vytautas Jonas Sirvydis
  32. Vytautas Konstantinas Sirvydis
  33. Algirdas Skirkevičius
  34. Algirdas Sliesaravičius
  35. Vytautas Pranciškus Straižys
  36. Lionginas Šepetys
  37. Algirdas Šileika
  38. Adolfas Laimutis Telksnys
  39. Antanas Tyla
  40. Giedrius Uždavinys
  41. Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus
  42. Veronika Vasiliauskienė
  43. Jurgis Vilemas
  44. Zigmas Zinkevičius

FOREIGN MEMBERS OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

  1. Hojatas Adeli (Hojjat Adeli)
  2. Žoresas Alfiorovas (Žores Alferov)
  3. Aleksandras Alimovas (Aleksandr Alimov)
  4. Kazys Kęstutis Almenas
  5. Makoto Asašima (Makoto Asashima)
  6. Algirdas Avižienis
  7. Petras Avižonis
  8. Aleksejus Bogdanovas (Aleksej Bogdanov)
  9. Deividas Bridžesas (David Bridges)
  10. A. G. Deivisas Filipas (A. G. Davis Philip)
  11. Endriu Bušas (Andrew Bush)
  12. Pietras Umbertas Dinis (Pietro Umberto Dini)
  13. Vinfrydas Drochneris (Winfried Drochner)
  14. Robertas Nilas Džounsas (Robert Neil Jones)
  15. Svenas Ekdalis (Sven Ekdahl)
  16. Hansas Jurgenas Foitas (Hans Jürgen Voigt)
  17. Hansas Forsbergas (Hans Forsberg)
  18. Šarlotė Friozė Fišer (Charlotte Froese Fischer)
  19. Maiklas Fulenas (Michael Fullen)
  20. Rivneras Ganijevas (Rivner Ganiev)
  21. Frydrichas Gėcė (Friedrich Gőtze)
  22. Jurijus Gleba (Jurij Gleba)
  23. Janas Harfas (Jan Harff)
  24. Sergejus Inge-Večtomovas (Sergej Inge-Večtomov)
  25. Stivenas Helfordas (Stephen E. Halford)
  26. Rynkas van Hrondelė (Rienk van Grondelle)
  27. Viačeslavas Ivanovas (Viačeslav Ivanov)
  28. Haincas Jerochas (Heinz Jeroch)
  29. Janas Jurkevičius (Jan Jurkiewicz)
  30. Tomas Justelis (Thomas Jüstel)
  31. Romualdas Kašuba
  32. Zdislavas Kaveckis (Zdisław Kawecki)
  33. Vytautas (Victor) Klemas
  34. Emilijus Knystautas
  35. Ivanas Karlas Erikas Magnusonas (Ivan Karl-Eric Magnusson)
  36. Pėteris Malfertaineris (Peter Malfertheiner)
  37. Algis Mickūnas
  38. Gvidas Mikelinis (Guido Michelini)
  39. Zenonas Mruzas (Zenon Mróz)
  40. Stenas Nilsonas (Sten Nilsson)
  41. Panas M. Pardalas (Panos M. Pardalos)
  42. Filipas Patsalis (Philippos C. Patsalis)
  43. Dmitrijus Pavlovas (Dmitrij Pavlov)
  44. Hansas Hartmutas Pėteris (Hans Hartmut Peter)
  45. Andrė Priumo (André Preumont)
  46. Kaliampudis Radhakrišna Rao (Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao)
  47. Baiba Rivža
  48. Migelis Sanchuanas (Miguel A. F. Sanjuan)
  49. Eva Marija Severinson (Eva Maria Severinson)
  50. Bal Radžas Sėgalis (Bal Raj Sehgal)
  51. Karlas Skirnisonas (Karl Skirnisson)
  52. Kenvėjus Montgomeris Smitas (Kenway Montgomery Smith)
  53. Viktoras Algirdas Sniečkus
  54. Janas Erikas Solheimas (Jan Erik Solheim)
  55. Ojaras Sparytis (Ojārs Spārītis)
  56. Janis Stradinis (Jānis Stradiņš)
  57. Voldemaras Strykis (Voldemārs Strīķis)
  58. Rolandas Sune Svanbergas (Roland Sune Svanberg)
  59. Viljamas Rygelis Šmolstygas (William Riegel Schmalstieg)
  60. Frydrichas Šolcas (Friedrich Scholz)
  61. Michailas Šuras (Michael Shur)
  62. Viktoras Trajkovskis (Viktor Trajkovski)
  63. Rimas Vaičaitis
  64. Rimvydas Vasaitis
  65. Dyteris Verneris (Dieter Werner)
  66. Richardas Vilemsas (Richard Villems)
  67. Romualdas Viskanta
  68. Antoninas Zikikis (Antonino Zichichi)