This year's national exam session is distinguished from others because of the doubled numbers of the people who got full marks, said National Examination Centre. This year's session was different from others in two ways - the common Lithuanian language and literature exam was conducted for both native speakers and foreign language learners as well as the criteria based assessment.

High school graduates who will start university are aiming for medicine - the unprecedented popularity is reported. The entrance competition is likely to be extremely competitive.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday 4 of July opened an international TEPSA conference dedicated to Lithuania's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Graduates of Yale University (USA), one of the best universities in the world, are in Lithuania this week to conduct a workshop on developing and strengthening alumni networks. Yale University is known worldwide for the strength of its alumni community and its global initiatives. These include the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) whose members will lead the workshop.

Figures released today reveal that more than 3 million students have benefitted from EU Erasmus grants since the exchange scheme's launch in 1987. The statistics, covering the 2011-2012 academic year, also show that the programme enabled more than 250 000 Erasmus students – a new record – to spend part of their higher education studies abroad or to take up a job placement with a foreign company to boost their employability.

A study conducted by TNS agency by the order of the European Commission suggests that Lithuanian youth is politically knowledgeable, however, is only passively involved in the democratic process when compared to other members of the EU.

Belarusian youth is allured by the possibility of getting an internationally recognized degree in Lithuania.

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