|Latin: Universitas Saulensis|
|Rector||Prof Donatas Jurgaitis|
Šiauliai University was founded by a merger of the Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute and the Šiauliai Polytechnical Faculty of the Kaunas University of Technology. The latter had been a branch of the former Kaunas Polytechnical Institute branch since 1959.
The University has 9 departments and 2 institutes. The following institutes and departments were established after the reorganisation of University's divisions on 1 January 2018:
Continuing and Distance Studies Institute;
Department of Business and Public Management;
Department of Computer Science;
Department of Economics;
Department of Education;
Department of Engineering;
Department of Humanities;
Department of Music Education and Visual Arts;
Department of Social Welfare Studies and Physical Education;
Department of Special Education.
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