Klaipėda University today enters into third decade of existence. It is the only structurally full-rate university in a large part of Western Lithuania, where a perspective industrial and commercial potential is rallied, where marine complex is developed and distinctive cultural traditions are cherished. It was established for realization of scientific researches and studies in marine topics. Dominant in the University are trends in scientific researches, artistic activity and academic activities, which are not cultivated by other Lithuanian universities. It develops as an autonomous and modern scientific and study centre. Rapidly growing University today is home for over 6000 students, 4000 independent auditors, 1,300 staff, including 500 professors, associate professors and lecturers, including 5 national award winners in science, culture and art, for 7 faculties (Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Humanities, Marine Engineering, Arts, Pedagogy, Social sciences, Health sciences), 1 study institute (Continuing studies), 1 scientific research institute (Baltic Region History and Archaeology) as scientific research and study centre, Marine Science and Technology Center, library with about 0,5 million books of different topics, Botanical garden, Publishing office and Career centre.