Hostinger Joins Vilnius University as a Business and Educational Partner

Hostinger Joins Vilnius University as a Business and Educational Partner

As one of the most successful I.T. companies in the European Union, Hostinger was invited to Vilnius University to discuss the Information Technology industry in Lithuania, and join the university as a business and educational partner.  

Despite its modest population of just under three million people, Lithuania has slowly gained a reputation as an emerging European IT and fintech hub.

Lithuania as an I.T. and Fintech Hub of the Future

Since 2009, Barclays, Revolut, Swedbank, and have joined the growing ranks of internationally-operating businesses from Lithuania thanks to the country’s young, tech-savvy population, favorable business climate, and strong transportation links between Western and Eastern Europe.

The Bank of Lithuania (BoL) is confident that this trajectory will continue in the forthcoming years. BoL board member told Business Insider that he “could not deny” that Lithuania is aiming to attract companies registered in the United Kingdom to set up EU-based subsidiaries if and when the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

Hostinger’s Position in the Lithuanian Business Ecosystem

Hostinger is also an example of Lithuania’s position as a developing business hub in the Baltic-Nordic region.

Founded in 2004, Hostinger has blossomed into an internationally-operating company with 1.2 million international customers, and over 250 members of staff in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In recent years, it has emerged as one of the world’s most competitive web hosting providers, thanks to its customer-centric approach to business, an outstanding level of performance, and highly competitive prices.

Hostinger, BitDegree, and Vilnius University

As a homegrown Lithuanian success story, Hostinger and its subsidiary company, BitDegree, were chosen by Vilnius University to be business partners and co-creators of its new “Marketing Technology” Bachelor Programme.

Hostinger’s Head of Marketing, Daugirdas Jankus, headed to Vilnius University to discuss the “booming” I.T. industry and take questions from the Marketing Technology course auditors.

“It’s absolutely brilliant that Hostinger and BitDegree have been chosen as business and educational partners to Vilnius University,” he said.” This shows that Hostinger’s mission to help people succeed with their online projects is really working. Not only our customers are insanely happy and successful with our products, but our work has also been recognized by educational institutions and also in the Lithuanian employment market. We have shown that despite Lithuania’s relatively small population, a business can do great things with the right people, and together they can bring widely recognized changes to any area the business operates in.”

BitDegree’s Business Development Associate, Julija Sabaliauskaitė added: “BitDegree believes that every student should have access to current and relevant education. Every minute spent studying should correlate to an actual skill being developed. Our goal is to have universities update their curriculum to stay relevant in 2018, meaning that new areas of study need to be explored.”

Lithuania has been a European Union member state since 2004, and changed its long-term currency, Litas, for the Euro in January 2015.

The author

Daugirdas J.

Daugirdas is the Chief Marketing Officer at Hostinger. With plenty of experience scaling business operations around the world, he loves the fast-paced startup environment and is always looking for new opportunities to drive Hostinger’s growth. Daugirdas values effectiveness, brevity, and honesty – they guide his approach to business as much as his love for rock & roll.