About the University


The European Humanities University was founded in Minsk in 1992. EHU was the first educational institution in Belarus, modeled on prestigious foreign colleges and universities and based on a fundamental study of the humanities and social sciences. The new independent University proclaimed its mission to revive European values in Belarus during the transition from totalitarianism to an open and free civil society. However, the University’s educational efforts for democratic transformation met with active opposition and repressive pressure from the regime. After the University’s closure in 2004, EHU continued its work in Vilnius, with broad support from the Lithuanian government, the European Commission, and international foundations and organizations.

Today, the European Humanities University is an international university with over 1,100 students from 13 countries. Our mission is to promote civil society development through Humanities and Liberal Arts.

EHU’s Liberal Arts model is an educational model that focuses on developing interdisciplinary

knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and intellectual flexibility rather than a narrow specialization.

The combination of fundamental liberal arts knowledge and practical skills, traditional academic and interactive learning formats makes studying at EHU a unique experience.

Updated 29 of June, 2023.

Research Journal


ISSN 1815-0047 / eISSN 2538-886X
Editor in Chief Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatiana Shchyttsova

The Journal for philosophy and cultural studies Topos is an academic peer-reviewed journal. Topos emerged in 2000. The publisher of Topos is European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Topos is included in the following databases:

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO-CEEAS (Central & Eastern European Academic Source)
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • Scopus

Topos is published 2 times a year in print and online versions. Topos is a non-commercial journal that provides open access to its contents, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. All papers submitted to the Editorial board are double-blind peer-reviewed.

Topos accepts materials in Russian, Belarusian and English (in particular cases publications in other languages of the region are admissible). Topos does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Topos uses CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (license URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0). Topos allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Topos also permits that authors post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.