Vilnius University

Vilnius University, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. In addition to preserving cultural and scientific traditions, and playing a significant part in the cultural life not only of Lithuania, but the neighboring countries as well, Vilnius University has also featured active social daily life. One of its newest achievements is 'Vilnius University Summer Challenge' that was nominated among 3 most innovative academic sport projects in Europe in 2016. After a great success, this year the project turned into 'University Summer Challenge', and 12 more universities have accepted Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre invitation to challenge their communities for an active Summer. Let it be great!



"University Summer Challenge 2018" - nearly two million active minutes

03, Sep 2018

During this summer Vilnius University Health & Sport Centre for the third time in a row organised an international project "University Summer Challenge 2018". More than one and a half thousand of students, professors, administrative staff and other employees from five different countries competed in this summer's Project. Participants from eighteen universities recorded their physical activity in the Project's platform, and by doing this, gained points for their universities.


Project's home country Lithuania was represented by eleven universities: Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied SciencesVilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilnius UniversitetyVytautas Magnus UniversitetyŠiauliai UniversityMykolas Romeris UniversityKlaipėda UniversityLithuanian Sports UniversityLithuanian University of Health SciencesKauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and Kaunas University of Technology.


This year, seven foreign higher education institutions also joined the Project: Kiel University University and Berlin University University (Germany), Keele University and Middlesex University (Great Britain), University of Lisbon and University of Porto(Portugal), and The Academic College at Wingate (Israel).


From June 1st to August 31st, almost two million active minutes have been registered in the platform! Lithuanian Sports University, like in 2017, became this years winner and the most active community of all the participants.


The Academic College at Wingate, which participated in the Project for the first time, took the second place, enthusiastically participating in the Project and gaining active minutes from the beginning of June.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University got the third place this year, giving its 2nd place in 2017 for Project's newbies.


Results of "University Summer Challenge 2018"

 1. Lithuanian Sports University

2. The Academic College at Wingate

3. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

4. Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

5. Šiauliai University

6. Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

7. Vilnius Universitety

8. University of Lisbon

9. Mykolas Romeris University

10. Middlesex University

11. Kiel University

12. Keele University

13. Kaunas University of Technology

14. Vytautas Magnus Universitety

15. Berlin University

16. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

17. University of Porto

18. Klaipėda University

"University Summer Challenge" is a lively Project, which aims to increase physical activity within academic communities in universities by challenging them into associating academic world with active lifestyle, and physical activity with fun.

Results of the Project are pleasing - the participants registered an average of 33 minutes of physically active time per day - this corresponds to the recommendations of World Health Organisation to be physically active for at least 30 minutes each day. "University Summer Challenge" will take place again next summer - we invite every university and its community to join and become more active!



Moments from VU Health Laboratory

24, May 2018

On the 23rd of May Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre invited VU community to evaluate their bodies and its physical abilities before the University Summer Challenge begins. Some pics from the Health Laboratory!


Accept the „University Summer Challenge 2018“!

11, May 2018



On the 1st of June - 31st of August  Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre invites academic community –  students, lecturers, professors, scientists, administration and other employees – to accept the challenge and try yourself in international, interdisciplinary project „University Summer Challenge 2018“.


Exercises at Your Office Desk

23, May 2017

5 minutes of exercising will make your day at work so much better!



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