The Service Delivery Chain of Youth Mental Health in Lithuania. Diagnostic I: School Context

The report overviews the main bottlenecks in the youth mental health service delivery chain and provides recommendations on directions for potential interventions and innovative solutions. The study focuses on preventive activities and mental health services available for the school students aged 14 to 19 and studying in grades 9 to 12 (or grades 1 to 4 in gymnasium nomenclature).

Review if the Lithuanian innovation ecosystem 2021

The Review of the Lithuanian Innovation Ecosystem discusses the main indicators reflecting the potential and progress of all three components of the ecosystem – the skills required for innovation, the creation of new knowledge and technology transfer, and the introduction of new products to the market.

OECD Skills Strategy Lithuania

Skills are the key to shaping a better future and central to the capacity of countries and people to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. Megatrends such as globalisation, technological advances, and demographic change are reshaping work and society, generating a growing demand for higher levels and new sets of skills. OECD Skills Strategy projects provide a strategic and comprehensive approach to assess countries’ skills challenges and opportunities and help them build more effective skills systems.

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe | EUROSTUDENT VII Synopsis of Indicators 2018–2021 

The Synopsis of Indicators is the main report of EUROSTUDENT project, incorporating the data of 25 countries participating in the current project round and giving an in-depth analytical overview of the following topics: characteristics of national student populations, socio-economic background of students, transition into and within higher education, types and modes of study, students’ time budget, students’ employment and internships, students’ resources, students’ expenses, housing situation and international student mobility.  

Intelligence Brief: To what extent does the recognition of prior work experience facilitate access to and progress within higher education for delayed transition students?


Using machine learning for detection of innovative companies in Lithuania (Technical report)

The report presents the progress of a study aimed at identifying innovative companies. A model of artificial intelligence - deep neural networks - was used to identify companies. The report describes in detail the technical solutions that were used to develop the neural network model.


Human Capital in Lithuania. Direction - Future Labor Market 

The review analyzes the situation of the Lithuanian population in the labor market. Special attention is paid to students, retired people and foreigners working in the country.


Vocational Education and Training in Lithuania 2019 

The review presents the information on vocational education and training (VET) developments in Lithuania in 2019. The analysis has been conducted by the following criteria: the success of VET for people, the success of VET in terms of lifelong learning, and the success of VET in implementing Lithuanian and European Union education policies. 

Review of the Lithuanian innovation ecosystem 2019 

The Review of the Lithuanian Innovation Ecosystem discusses the main indicators reflecting the potential and progress of all three components of the ecosystem – the skills required for innovation, the creation of new knowledge and technology transfer, and the introduction of new products to the market.


Summary | Human resources status report 2018

The report analyzes general situation and trends of human resources in Lithuania. A more detailed analysis is provided for each region. Also the integration of specialists into the labour market is examined, specifically the beginning of their career and the correspondence of higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) to the labour market needs. The second part is dedicated to this year's topic – the migration of human resources.

Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe 2016 - 2018. 

EUROSTUDENT focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, it also investigates temporary international mobility. The project strives to provide reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons. 

Thematic review | Combining studies and paid job

This thematic review provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of higher education students who engage in paid work alongside their studies. 

Comparative Expert Assessment of R&D Activities 2018

The objectives of Comparative expert assessment (CEA) of research and development in Lithuania were to provide the Lithuanian public, policy-makers and decision-makers and the academic community with the expert-based evaluation of the status and competitiveness of Lithuanian research in comparison to the national and international practice.

Biomedical Sciences

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Technological Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

Forecasting the teaching workforce in Lithuania

This report describes a pilot project set up to develop a teacher workforce planning system in Lithuania. It provides information on the proposed teacher planning cycle and its major elements. The framework of the forecasting model, the main methodological aspects and results are presented. Three different scenarios on short and midterm teacher needs are provided. Conclusions and recommendations for the further development of the system and for the teacher workforce size are provided.



Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) progress | First report (2017)

The first monitoring report of Lithuanian Smart Specialization Strategy (thereafter S3) is dedicated for policymakers, policy implementing agencies, researchers and related institutions, business representatives and the public. This report is intended to inform on progress of S3 and the prioritized fields of research, experimental development and innovation. 



Effectiveness of Higher Education – Overview and Recommendations

This Policy Brief presents main ideas about effectiveness and efficiency in higher education and summarises recent assessment on returns on HE in Lithuania putting it in a wider context of reforming the HE system. It is important to understand that HE cannot be reformed just changing one component in the system – making a shift in the mechanism involving thousands of people and having long-term benefits need careful analyses and an holistic approach. Calculating returns on HE is the first step towards further improvements in the system. However, as also indicated in recommendations, it is expected to not rush with policy changes, but rather shift the system step by step. 

Reports of Research Assessment Exercise

Research Assessment Exercise in Lithuania took place from April 2014 until April 2015. The exercise was run by the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) in consultation with the Research Council of Lithuania and following the methodology prepared by Technopolis Group. Read more about the process. Main findings: glance at overall results.

Presentations: Agriculture; Biomedicine 1Biomedicine 2; HumanitiesPhysical Sciences; Social SciencesTechnological Sciences 1Technological Sciences 2

Social and Economic Return on Investment in Research and Development

This policy brief presents the results of a pilot study that sought to assess the impact and return on investment of two R&D programmes: The High-tech development programme and Intelektas LT. The pilot study was carried out throughout 2014-2015 and sought to test the methodology, tools and instruments developed for an evaluation of the Smart Specialisation programme for 2014-20201 . The first section of the policy brief outlines the context of the pilot study: challenges in measuring the return on R&D investments, scope of methodology and a planned evaluation of the Smart Specialisation programme. The second section discusses the results of the pilot study. 


Research Potential in Lithuania

The objective of this study is to provide evidence base for the assessment of research potential in Lithuania. The study was carried out within the context of broader exercise of setting up research and innovation strategies for smart specializations (RIS3). According to recently published guide the analysis of the national/regional context and potential for innovation is one of the first steps in developing RIS3. 

Global Trends and Drivers as Challenges for Lithuanian Research and Innovation Policy

This report is the result of a ‘rapid’ horizon scan of trends and challenges that may affect the Lithuanian economy and society in the coming decade. Horizon Scanning (HS) is a structured activity aimed at monitoring, analysing and positioning ‘frontier issues’ that are relevant for policy, research and strategic agendas. The types of issues mapped by a HS include current or new/emerging: trends, policies, products, services, stakeholders, technologies, practices, behaviours, attitudes, ‘surprises’ (wild cards) and ‘seeds of change’ (weak signals).

Current Strengths and Future Growth Potential in Lithuania's Economy

The overall objective of this paper is to provide evidence base for the discussions on current strengths and future growth potential in Lithuania’s economy. The future seems highly uncertain, hence, attempts to pick “national champions” are risky. Instead this paper seeks to group economic sectors according to their strengths and challenges that could hinder future development. Such approach could facilitate design of tailor-made public interventions aimed at meeting inherently diverse needs of sectors of economy.

Proposals for Priorities of Smart Specialisation in Lithuania

This report sets out proposals for the priorities of Smart Specialisation in Lithuania. The priorities have been proposed by the representatives of research, businesses, non-governmental sector and the Government who worked in six expert teams. The discussions were based on: proposals received during broad consultation with the research and business communities; results of the survey of research, development and innovation valleys; thematic reports on future challenges, trends and technologies (6 reports for each priority area) and analysis of existing RDI strengths (6 reports for each priority area). The proposals were verified during six surveys that included research and business communities. 


Long Term National Challenges Facing Lithuania's Economy and Society

This paper presents the most significant national challenges that could influence Lithuania’s long term development. The analysis was carried out on the basis of review of over 70 studies, expert reports, and national policy documents, in order to identify key national challenges before 2030 and the potential response. The national challenges that are important for Lithuania are divided into ten clusters. Each cluster’s name is a common denominator for interlinked and interactive trends and challenges. The focus is on long term trends and current problems as the latter are the most frequently addressed by the policy documents and previous studies. Trends are also identified where the data was available in the documents. 


A Contribution to Priority Setting for Future Research, Studies and Innovation in Lithuania

This paper summarises the work of an expert group reporting to the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania. The paper is based on a background report, ‘Lithuanian R&D, studies and innovation status analysis 2012’, prepared by MOSTA. Based on this background analysis, the expert group was asked ‘to identify priority development directions for Lithuanian R&D, studies and innovation according to R&D and economical activity sectors’.