The University was formed in January 1991 on the basis of branches of the largest universities of the Lithuanian SSR, previously operated in Klaipeda. The first enrollment was 1.8 thousand students at three faculties: natural sciences, humanities, marine and pedagogical. In 2014, the university has 5.3 thousand students and 630 employees (2013), the university offers a bachelor's degree in 37 disciplines, a specialist in 3, a master's degree in 37 disciplines, a doctorate in 11 disciplines. Basically the training is conducted in Lithuanian. In 1995, a student union was formed at the university. Since 2010, a Master's Program in European Studies has been opened, where teaching can be done in English. Since 2015, a bachelor's degree in Public Administration in Russian and English is being conducted. The University encourages student mobility, so the cooperation agreements under the Erasmus + program have been signed with universities in countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, United Kingdom, Estonia, Spain, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Portugal Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, Germany. Each year, about 80 international students study at the university. About 120 university students go to study or practice abroad for one or two semesters. Universities around the world are celebrated and celebrated by the dance team of Javedra (Seagull), which has repeatedly ranked first in world and European championships in Latin American dances.