Honorary Degrees


  • Vytautas Kavolis, USA, sociologist, literary critic, and culture historian
  • Vilius Pėteraitis, Canada, Chairman of the Foundation of Lithuania Minor
  • Alfredas Vėlius, USA, translator of the Bible into Lithuanian


  • Stasys Antanas Bačkis, Lithuanian diplomat, politician, scientist, and public figure
  • Alfonsas Žalys, initiator of the establishment of Klaipeda University


  • Vytautas Landsbergis, professor, Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Antanas Vaičius, Bishop of Telšiai
  • John W. Hiden, Great Britain, professor, Head of the Baltic Research Unit at Bradford University.
  • Algis Mickūnas, USA, professor, the Santara – Šviesa Federation activist
  • Bronislovas Lubys, President of KLASCO (Klaipėda Stevedoring Company)
  • Keijo Virtanen, Finland, professor, Rector of the University of Turku
  • Guido Michelini, Italy, Rector of the University of Parma
  • Valentinas Šernas, USA, professor of Rutgers University
  • Tomas Venclova, Lithuanian publicist, essayist, poet, and translator


  • Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania


  • Johhen D. Range, Germany, professor of the University of Greifswald
  • Andrey Klemeshev, Russia, professor, Rector of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University


  • Valdis Zatlers, President of the Republic of Latvia


  • Adam Michnik, Poland, public figure, journalist, essayist, and political publicist


  • Viktoras Vytautas Klemas, USA, professor emeritus of the University of Delaware
  • Vytautas Jakelaitis, Lithuanian cultural activist and public figure


  • Kyösti Urponen, Suomija, professor emeritus of the University of Lapland


  • Helena Leino-Lilpi, Suomija, professor of University of Turku


  • Tarmo Soomere, Estija, TelTech University Professor


  • Ingė Lukšaitė, Lithuania, cultural historian
  • Vytautas Čepas, Lithuania,  psychologist, policy and public figure of Lithuania and Klaipeda city


Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, Lithuania, a chemist, enzymologist, biotechnologist, doctor habilitated in a field of physical sciences, a pioneer in applying genetic engineering to the pharmaceutical industry in Lithuania

Affiliated Professors

Bela H. Buck, Germany. He is a well-known marine biologist and aquaculture expert. He made a significant contribution to the development of the marine innovation ecosystem, the Centre for Aquaculture Competence, and an experimental base in Klaipėda.

Thomas Lekscha, Germany. Since 2014, he has been a visiting professor at the Faculties of Health Sciences and of Marine Technology and Natural Sciences of Klaipėda University, participated in the Erasmus+ exchange programme, and contributed to the development of the study process and scientific research.

Volker Wittpahl, Germany. For a number of years, he has been representing KU in Germany and providing versatile support. He shares experience in the areas of innovation- technology transfer, energy use efficiency, mobile batteries, alternative energy, autonomous robotic systems, and data security.

Jonathan Daniel de Courcey Edward Minchin, Ireland. He has made a great  contribution to the development of marine sciences at KU and to strengthening the University's scientific potential in the international arena.

Emeritus Professors

Prof. habil. dr. Vytautas Smailys
Prof. Elvyra Acienė
Prof. habil. dr. Teodoras Bumblauskis
Prof. Kazys Kšanas
Prof. dr. Daiva Kšanienė
Pof. dr. Rūta Marija Andrikienė