Rimantas Vaitkus

Dr Rimantas Vaitkus was born on 1 October 1957 in Plungė. Dr Vaitkus has been Vice-Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania since February 2013. Since February 2013 Dr Rimantas Vaitkus received his Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry, he had research grants at Uppsala University (Sweden) and Creighton University (Nebraska, USA). Previously, he was Vice-Rector of Vilnius University (2008-2013) and Vice-Rector of Mykolas Romeris University (2005-2008). He first joined the Ministry Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in 1997 as Head of Division of Higher Education and went on to become Vice-Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (2001-2004).