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Lithuania’s Higher Education Reforms: The Lithuanian government is undergoing reforms in higher education to create a more diversified and efficient institutional landscape. The focus is on allowing universities and colleges to refine their profiles according to their strengths and the needs of the student populations and communities they serve. Particular emphasis is placed on the lessons of the COvid19 pandemic and digital literacy skills.

The reform process involves institutional profiling, accompanied by new agreements between higher education institutions (HEIs) and the central government. These agreements are part of a comprehensive higher education reform package.

Lithuania’s higher education system faces challenges, including a decline in the traditional student population entering higher education. To address this, HEIs must adapt by serving more diverse student populations, including adult learners. The reform is particularly crucial for professionally oriented colleges facing a significant decline in enrollment.