Vilnius University, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. Today, VU has over 22,000 students and over 1,830 teaching and research staff. The university has 14 faculties, five institutes, three university hospitals and four study and research centres. It has one of the richest libraries in Europe, an astronomical observatory, a botanical garden and the cherished Church of St. Johns’.
Vilnius University research team taking part in CHANCE projects is formed of researches from different divisions: the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the Institute of Public Health (the Faculty of Medicine); the Department of Computer Science II and the Department of Mathematical Statistics (the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics).
Assoc. Professor Dr. Vaiva Hendrixson at Vilnius University is coordinating the work package 'Identification of population groups". Vilnius University is leading the task to identify and develop a strategy to facilitate healthy diets. The activities will result in a web-based database of all data collected in which will then be used to run statistical analysis.