World Association for Medical Law



The academic host and main local organiser of the 29th WAML Congress in Vilnius will be Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). MRU’s vision is focused on becoming a sustainable, green university that benefits both Lithuanian society and the international community at large.

MRU fosters a culture of research and innovation within the framework of its interdisciplinary priority area of research: Social Innovations for Global Growth, which includes five research programmes:

• Justice, Security and Human Rights

• Social Technologies

• Sustainable Growth in the Context of Globalisation

• Improving the Quality of Life and Advancing Employment Opportunities

• Continuity and Change of Values in Global Society

MRU annually:

  •       Publishes about 1,000 publications (giving priority to journals indexed in the Clarivate Analytics and/or Scopus databases);
  •       Organises / hosts around 30 international conferences;
  •       Implements upwards of 50 projects funded by national or European/international agencies (H2020, Erasmus+, NordPlus, the Research Council of Lithuania, EU Structural and Investment funds, and others).

MRU is Lithuania’s leading university in developing research and studies in the field of medical law. For over a decade, this area has been the main research interest for a number of MRU researchers and PhD students. This scientific activity has a high social impact on healthcare policy and law making.

MRU was also the only university in the region that introduced the Bio Law master studies programme focussed on various issues of contemporary bioethics and health law. Today, the alumni of this master’s programme serve as high-level specialists with background degrees in medicine and additional master’s degrees in law. Ultimately, the programme allows these students to combine two different but increasingly related areas of expertise, and prepares them to address contemporary healthcare sector issues. In 2019, MRU renewed this Bio Law master’s programme by adapting it to contemporary challenges of health law and renaming it the Health Law programme. In the near future, the university plans to launch this programme in English and offer students the opportunity to study Health Law at MRU for the benefit of international society, focusing mostly on the Baltics, as well as the Central and Eastern Europe region.

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