Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania)

The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo, mokslo ir sporto ministerija) is a government department of the Republic of Lithuania. Its operations are authorized by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, decrees issued by the President and Prime Minister, and laws passed by the Seimas (Parliament). Its mission is to prosecute state administration functions and realize state policy in education, science, studies branches.[3]

Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
Švietimo, mokslo ir sporto ministerija
(in Lithuanian)
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Ministry overview
Formed17 January 1990; 31 years ago (1990-01-17)
JurisdictionFlag of Lithuania.svg Republic of Lithuania
HeadquartersA. Volano 2/7, Senamiestis,
01118 Vilnius
Employees257 permanent employees
(January 2021)[1]
Annual budget€1.691 billion (2021)[2]
Minister responsible
Parent departmentGovernment of Lithuania
Websitesmm.lt
Map
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MinistersEdit

  Christian Democratic Party   Democratic Labour Party   Homeland Union   Labour Party   Liberal Movement   New Union   Social Democratic Party   Independent

Ministry of Culture and Education
Term Minister Party Cabinet Office
Start date End date Time in office
1 Vytautas Knašys
(born 1937)
Homeland Union Prunskienė 17 January 1990 10 January 1991 358 days
2 Darius Kuolys
(born 1962)
Independent Šimėnas 10 January 1991 13 January 1991 3 days
3 Darius Kuolys
(born 1962)
Independent Vagnorius 13 January 1991 21 July 1992 1 year, 190 days
4 Darius Kuolys
(born 1962)
Independent Abišala 21 July 1992 17 December 1992 149 days
5 Dainius Trinkūnas
(1931-1996)
Democratic Labour Party Lubys 17 December 1992 31 March 1993 104 days
Ministry of Education and Science
Term Minister Party Cabinet Office
Start date End date Time in office
6 Vladislavas Domarkas
(1939-2016)
Independent Šleževičius 31 March 1993 19 March 1996 2 years, 354 days
7 Vladislavas Domarkas
(1939-2016)
Independent Stankevičius 19 March 1996 10 December 1996 266 days
8 Zigmas Zinkevičius
(1925-2018)
Christian Democratic Party Vagnorius 10 December 1996 1 May 1998 1 year, 142 days
9 Kornelijus Platelis
(born 1951)
Homeland Union 1 May 1998 10 June 1999 1 year, 40 days
10 Kornelijus Platelis
(born 1951)
Homeland Union Paksas 10 June 1999 11 November 1999 154 days
11 Kornelijus Platelis
(born 1951)
Homeland Union Kubilius 11 November 1999 9 November 2000 364 days
12 Algirdas Monkevičius
(born 1956)
New Union Paksas 9 November 2000 12 July 2001 245 days
13 Algirdas Monkevičius
(born 1956)
New Union Brazauskas 12 July 2001 14 December 2004 3 years, 155 days
14 Remigijus Motuzas
(born 1956)
Social Democratic Party Brazauskas 14 December 2004 18 July 2006 1 year, 216 days
15 Roma Žakaitienė
(born 1956)
Social Democratic Party Kirkilas 18 July 2006 27 May 2008 1 year, 314 days
16 Algirdas Monkevičius
(born 1956)
New Union 27 May 2008 9 December 2008 196 days
17 Gintaras Steponavičius
(born 1967)
Liberal Movement Kubilius 9 December 2008 13 December 2012 4 years, 4 days
18 Dainius Pavalkis
(born 1960)
Labour Party Butkevičius 13 December 2012 11 May 2015 2 years, 149 days
19 Audronė Pitrėnienė
(born 1958)
Labour Party 2 June 2015 13 December 2016 1 year, 194 days
Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
Term Minister Party Cabinet Office
Start date End date Time in office
20 Jurgita Petrauskienė
(born 1975)
Independent Skvernelis 13 December 2016 7 December 2018 1 year, 359 days
21 Algirdas Monkevičius
(born 1956)
Independent 15 January 2019 11 December 2020 1 year, 331 days
22 Jurgita Šiugždinienė
(born 1972)
Homeland Union Šimonytė 11 December 2020 Incumbent 222 days

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