“People in History of the University and the State”
This expositions aims to tell the University’s history via its most prominent personalities: Founder of the Higher Courses Prof. Zigmas Žemaitis, Rectors Prof. Vincas Čepinskis and Prof. Mykolas Romeris, who defended the University’s autonomy during the interwar period, Rectors prof. Antanas Purėnas and Julijonas Gravrogkas, who protected students and lecturers from repressions at the time of occupation, Prof. Kazimieras Baršauskas, who worked to protect the occupied Lithuania from russification.
Exposition also perpetuates the University’s lecturers and graduates, who made direct contributions to the development of the state: signatories of the Acts of Independence of 16 February and 11 March, presidents, prime ministers and ministers: assoc. prof. Antanas Smetona, prof. Augustinas Voldemaras, prof. Pranas Dovydaitis, Kazimieras Šaulys, Mykolas Biržiška, Steponas Kairys, assoc. prof. Leonas Bistras, Antanas Tumėnas, prof. Petras Leonas, Vladas Jurgutis, prof. Vytautas Paliūnas, assoc. prof. Antanas Karoblis, assoc. prof. Povilas Varanauskas and lecturer Algirdas Patackas, KTU Honorary Doctors assoc. prof. Bronislovas Lubys and Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas. Exposition reveals their values and thoughts, their approach to the state, nation, language and science.
You can visit this exposition free of charge at KTU Administrative Building (K. Donelaičio St. 73) on working days 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.