The university was founded in 1990 to carry out researches in marine science and marine studies; encourage development of the western part of Lithuania and strengthen Lithuania’s position in formation of the Baltic sea region.
Today, it has 7 faculties including Health Science and is home to over 6000 students, 4000 independent auditors, 1300 staff incl. 500 professors. HEAL met a representative from the Faculty of Health Science, in 2013. The faculty of health sciences strongly supports HEAL’s vision, mission and strategic goals, prioritising public health as a key target.