About us

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree master study program which is co-organized by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU, Kaunas, Lithuania), Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU, Mainz, Germany), Stockholm University (Sweden), and the University of Tartu (Estonia).



Vytautas Magnus University, established in 1922, is among the TOP 700 universities in the world and one of the most open-minded and modern universities in Lithuania, which has a liberal studies policy and constantly establishes successful international relations with other universities worldwide. It is an open university where traditions and innovations meet and complement each other.

The University is proud of its creative and enthusiastic community – students and academics who feel free to communicate as equals, cooperating and not only sharing what they know but also generating new knowledge. Graduates have a broad humanistic orientation which allows them to focus on the national and global issues of research, culture, education and economy. Academic freedom is one of VMU's most important principles.












With about 37,000 students from about 130 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz is one of the ten largest universities in Germany. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is a globally renowned research institution of national and international recognition. The university's good positions in national and international rankings and the award of numerous research prizes are further confirmation of the importance and success of the research being conducted by JGU-based academics. 

JGU lives the notion of a civic university being an integral part of society and collaborating with the community it is part of. This means that it also provides lifelong learning programs and promotes timely and comprehensive knowledge and technology transfer.







Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterized by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. Here more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.







University of Tartu is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education.

As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that it is the only Baltic university that has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.