Integration of Non EU National Scholars in Lithuanian Universities

  • Irmina Matonyte ISM University of Management and Economics
  • Ana Klementjeviene Lithuanian Social Research Centre
Keywords: third countries nationals’ integration, multi-culturalism, knowledge economy, scholars


The paper analyzes integration experience of foreign researchers (non EU nationals) in Lithuanian universities. The paper assesses openness and engagement of Lithuanian public institutions and universities towards highly skilled foreign specialists. The analytical framework distinguishes three levels of factors which contribute to the success of integration: macro level (state) factors such as social structure, institutional design and regulations, cultural attitudes and traditions; mezzo level (university) factors such as infra-structure, competences, organizational visions and expectations of the leadership and the staff and micro level (individual) factors such as personality traits, professional experience and family circumstances of the immigrant scholars.

Management of Higher Education