On August 9th, 2017, Klaipeda faculty of the Vilnius Academy of Arts signed a partnership agreement with Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.
The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University was established on October 13, 2010 by an order of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
A most innovative university, the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University strives to maintain and spread academic and research traditions of its predecessor – the Albertina University of Königsberg.
The Albertina, one of the oldest universities in Europe, has a 460-year history. Lithuanian professors Abraomas Kulvietis and Stanislovas Rapolionis participated in its foundation. S. Rapolionis also became the first head of the Faculty of Theology at the new university.I. Kant, J. Hamann, J. Herder, F.W. Bessel, K. Jacobi, F. Linderman, А. Gurvits, D. Hilbert and H. Helmholtz taught at the Albertina University. К. Donelaitis, the founder of Lithuanian literature, studied theology there. E.T.A. Hoffman, the famous writer and composer, attended lectures in philosophy at Albertina.
The University's greatest professor is Immanuel Kant, the world-famous philosopher, who was a Russian citizen for some time. The name of I. Kant forever linked the city of Königsberg and the Albertina University with the global history of culture and became the ‘trademark’ of the region.
In the partnership agreement signed between Klaipeda faculty of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, joint education, cultural and art projects, lecturer internships, letctures, workshops and joint student projects are planned.