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Vilnius University Cherishes the Tradition of Patronage

Vilnius University Library opened the exhibition “Hinc itur ad astra” which leads us along the path of the notable patrons of the Vilnius University. Throughout the centuries Vilnius University has served as a cradle of Lithuanian intellectuals – generations of scientists, poets, prominent cultural and political figures.

250 years has past since Elzbieta Oginska-Puzynina donated her generous grant to the University, which paved the way to the birth of the famous Vilnius University Observatory.

The traditions of patronage last until the present days. The decision of a group of positive minded people to establish the Vilnius University Endowment is the best testimonial of this deep-rooted tradition.