Vytautas Landsbergis, Chairman of the Supreme Council (Restoration Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania, signed Decree No. 1-640 of the SC on the establishment of Klaipėda University from 1 January 1991. Klaipėda University started its academic activity with three faculties (those of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Marine Engineering, and Pedagogy) and about 3,000 students.
The first KU Senate was elected, and assoc. prof. Aleksandras Žalys became its first Chairman.
Prof. Donatas Švitra was elected Rector of Klaipėda University.
Klaipėda University students and faculty began their first academic year.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Humanities was re-organised into two faculties: the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities.
The second KU Senate was elected, and prof. Vytautas Smailys became its Chairman. In Klaipėda Drama Theatre, VU professor Stasys Vaitekūnas was inauguarated as the Rector of Klaipėda University.
For the development of Klaipėda University and its academic progress, the cantonment with its structures (an area of 23,6 ha) were transferred to the University.
For the first time, the New Year was celebrated in the new University campus (the former cantonment).
The first edition of the newspaper Klaipėdos Universitetas was published.
The fifth Faculty, that of Social Sciences, was established.
The KU Student Union was established.
The inauguration of the KU Honorary Doctors :prof. Vilius Pėteraitis (Chairman of the Foundation of Lithuania Minor, Canada), prof. Vytautas Kavolis (philosopher, professor, USA), and Alfredas Vėlius (translator of the Bible into Lithuanian, USA).
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania resolved to merge the Institute of Music and Theatre Pedagogy of the Lithuanian Music Academy into Klaipėda University.
The Lithuanian Heraldry Commission under the President of the Republic of Lithuania approved the Klaipėda University‘s coat of arms.
On the resolution of the KU Senate, the Institute of Music and Theatre Pedagogy of the Lithuanian Music Academy was integrated into Klaipėda University.
On the basis of the Centre of Professional Development, the Institute of Professional Development was established (currently renamed Institute of Continuous Studies.
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania approved the first Statute of Klaipėda University.
The flag of Klaipėda University was concecrated at the Mary Queen of Peace Church in Klaipėda.
The 5th anniversary celebration of Klaipėda University took place in the Musical Theatre. The building of the KU Faculty of Natural Sciences was opened. New KU Honorary Doctors, Stasys Antanas Bačkis and Alfonsas Žalys, were inaugurated.
The Maritime Institute of Klaipėda University was established.
The inauguration of Honorary Doctors of Klaipėda University – prof. dr. habil. Vytautas Landsbergis (Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania), Antanas Vaičius (Bishop of Telšiai and Apostolic Administrator of Klaipėda), and prof. dr. John Hiden (Head of the Baltic Research Unit at Bradford University, Great Britain) – took place.
The third Senate of Klaipėda University was elected, and prof. Audronė Kaukienė became its Chair.
The restoration of the Rector‘s Office building was completed, and it housed the offices of the Rector and Vice-Rectors and administrative departments.
On the Resolution of the KU Senate, the Faculty of Health Sciences was established.
The sculpture Bird of Longing by Algirdas Bosas was unveiled, dedicated to the memory of Drąsutis Gudelis, emigrant from Lithuania.
In the meeting of the KU Senate, prof. Vytautas Smailys was elected Chairman of the Senate.
President of the Republic of Lithuania V. Adamkus awarded 4th Class Orders of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas to prof. S. Idzeevičienė and assoc. prof. R. Idzelevičius, leaders of the KU dance sport club Žuvėdra. The dancers of the club were awarded 5th class Orders of Gediminas.
On the resolution of the KU Senate, the Faculty of Natural Sciences was renamed the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
The building of Evangelical Theology was opened, which housed the Department of Theology of the Faculty of Humanities, the Centre for Evangelical Theology, and the Directorate of Finance and Economy.
The 10th anniversary of Klaipėda University was celebrated. New KU Honorary Doctors – dr. Bronislovas Lubys (Republic of Lithuania), prof. Guido Michelini (Italy), prof. Algis Mickūnas (USA), prof. Valentinas Šernas (USA), prof. Keijo Virtanen (Finland) – were inauguarated.
The opening of the Evangelical Chapel of the Centre for Theology, the Faculty of Humanities, Klaipėda University took place.
The fourth Senate of Klaipėda University was elected. Prof. Stasys Vaitekūnas was approved as its Chairman.
After the restoration, the building of the Faculties of Humanities and Health Sciences of Klaipėda University was opened.
On the initiative of Klaipėda University and the Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Economy, the Klaipėda Science and Technology Park was established as a bridge between science and business both in the Western Region of, and throughout, Lithuania.
In a ceremonial meeting of the Klaipėda University Council and Senate, prof. Vladas Žulkus was inaugurated as the Rector of Klaipėda University.
The fifth restored building was opened, to house the KU Senate, the Klaipėda University Press, the Directorate of Economy, the Department of International Relations, the Internal Audit Service, the Department of Field Traineeships and Expeditions, and the University bookstore.
The Klaipėda Science and Technology Park was opened in the Klaipėda University campus.
Into the restored turret of building 6 (Herkaus Manto Street 84), a stainless stell capsule was bricked with a letter to future generations, signed by the Klaipėda University Rector prof. Vladas Žulkus and the Chairman of the Senate prof. Stasys Vaitekūnas.
The 15th anniversary of Klaipėda University was celebrated. In the KU Senate meeting hall, the mural The Construction of the University by J. Vosylius was unveiled. A ceremonial meeting of the Senate and the Council took place in the Concert Hall of the KU Faculty of Arts (K. Donelaičio Str. 4).
During the academic year opening ceremony in the Klaipėda University campus, a monument to Ernestas Galvanauskas, the first Rector of the pre-war Institute of Economics in Klaipėda, an outstanding political figure of the state of Lithuania and its Prime Minister, was unveiled.
The new building of Klaipėda University housing classrooms and a conference hall was opened (Herkaus Manto Str. 84).
One of the largest sailboats in Lithuania, a scientific research and training schooner Brabander, was acquired for student traineeships and marine expeditions.
The fifth KU Senate was elected, and prof. Daiva Kšanienė was approved as its Chair.
In the ceremonial meeting of the Senate and the Council of Klaipėda University, prof. dr. habil. Vladas Žulkus, re-elected Rector for the second term of office, was inaugurated.
The Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the Valley programme; during its implementation, a contemporary infrastructure for the common needs of the Lithuanian maritime sector research, studies, and technological development was to be built, the research outcomes were to be more actively applied in production and business, conditions for a closer interaction of the maritime science, studies, and business were to be provided, and the competitiveness of Lithuanian maritime science and technologies in the international market was to be boosted.
In a ceremonial meeting of the KU Senate, His Excellency Valdas Adamkus was inaugurated as an Honorary Doctor of Klaipėda University.
In the University campus, a sculpture A Wave was unveiled, dedicated to the memory of Martynas Reisgys, an outstanding activist of the Klaipėda Region. The sculpture was funded by the Reisgys family.
The Klaipėda University Alumni Club KU Alumni was set up.
In a ceremonial meeting of the KU Senate, new Honorary Doctors of Klaipėda University were inaugurated: prof. dr. Andrej P. Klemešev (the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University) and prof. dr. Jochen D. Range (the University of Greifswald).
The project Development of the Marine Valley Nucleus and Renewal of the Study Infrastructure (JŪRA) of an integrated research, studies, and business centre (valley) for the development of the Lithuanian maritime sector was launched.
On 4 January 2011, Klaipėda University changed its status from a state budgetary institution into a public institution.
A ceremonial celebration of the 20th anniversary of Klaipėda University took place in the Klaipėda Concert Hall (Šaulių Str. 36, Klaipėda). His Excellency Valdis Zatlers, President of the Republic of Latvia, was inaugurated as an Honorary Doctor of Klaipėda University.
KU Council elected prof. dr. Vaidutis Laurėnas as Rector of Klaipėda University.
The sixth KU Senate was elected, and prof. Kęstutis Dučinskas was approved as its Chairman.
In Austria, the dancesport formation team Žuvėdra won the European championship for the 8th time.
Klaipėda University was accredited for 6 years.
Two Honorary Doctors, prof. Tomas Venclova and Adam Michnik, were inauguarated.
In Germany, the dancesport formation team Žuvėdra won the world vice-champion title.
An agreement with the UAB Kvalitetas on the development of the quality management system and its implementation at Klaipėda University was signed.
Two Honorary Doctors, prof. dr. Vytautas Jakelaitis and prof. dr. Viktoras Vytautas Klemas, were inaugurated.
The keel of the KU research vessel was laid.
The newspaper of Klaipėda University celebrated its 20th anniversary.
A ceremony to mark the start of construction work on a Business Incubator took place.
The name MINTIS for a new Klaipėda University research vessel was chosen.
Prof. habil. dr. Eimutis Juzeliūnas was elected the fifth Rector of Klaipėda University.
Klaipėda University received Quality Management Certificates, witnessing the compliance with the requirements for standards ISO 9001, ISO 1401, OHSAS 18001, and SA 8000.
Ceremonial opening of the reconstructed square of the Klaipėda University campus.
A KU research vessel Mintis launching ceremony took place.
The Klaipėda University research vessel was officially given the name Mintis. Its Godmother was Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania.
At Klaipėda University, the start of the construction of the first dormitory was officially announced.
The KU magazine MENS LIBERA was first published.
On 1 January, prof. dr. habil. Eimutis Juzeliūnas was inauguarated as the Rector of Klaipėda University.
Živilė Krikštaponytė was elected a new President of the Klaipėda University Student Union.
On 4 May, KU hosted a forum Marine Valley: Successful Cases of Business and Science Partnerships, with the participation of the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.
On 27 May, Klaipėda University was visited by Amir Maimon, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Lithuania.
Klaipėda University celebrates its 25th anniversary.
On 25 September, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences hosted the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Klaipėda University.
On 5 October, the establishment of Klaipėda University was commemorated in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
On 9 October, the vessel Mintis was visited by the Swedish Royal Family.
On 27 November, a festive evening of Research and Business Partnerships was held at Klaipėda University.
On 29 January, a festive evening of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Klaipėda University took place in the Klaipėda Concert Hall.