Why Lithuania’s international university is unique
Keywords:Maria Gimbutas, Jurgis Gimbutas, Zivile Gimbutas, Antanas Salys, Alfred Senn, William Schmalstieg, Alfred Erich Senn, Thomas Broden, Algirdas Julius Greimas, Algirdas Avizienis
On October 27–29, 2022, Vytautas Magnus University held a World Lithuanian University Symposium, one event of which consisted of panel discussions highlighting VMU’s contributions to scholarship world-wide. Here we publish a report by Mykolas Drunga on five globally recognized scholars closely associated with VMU. They are the archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, the linguist Alfred Senn, the historian Alfred Erich Senn, the semanticist Algirdas Julius Greimas, and the computer scientist Algirdas Avižienis, all whom made a substantial intellectual impact on their discipline, often changing the direction of a whole field of study.