Rector of Vilnius University
prof. Benediktas Juodka

Dear participants, organizers, colleagues, honourable guests,

It is a great honor to host 10th European Union Science Olympiad – the biggest international contest of natural sciences ever held in Lithuania. It is our pleasure to welcome most talented European Union science students to compete in Vilnius University.

Established in the 1579, today Vilnius University is the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. Herewith, along with its history, it not only remains an integral part of European culture and science, but is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities. Scientific development and the expanding relations with other universities and research centers have contributed to the variety of research and studies at modern-day Vilnius University.

EUSO is an exceptional Olympiad, it shows us that interdisciplinary collaboration is essential in task solving. Therefore being a good scientist is not only being a good experimentator or having great ideas, it also means having great team-working skills. I hope this Olympiad will be a great start for your careers as scientists in the future. I wish you a memorable stay in Vilnius and warmly welcome you to choose our Alma Mater for your studies or future scientific collaboration.

With best regards,
Benediktas Juodka,
Rector of Vilnius University