• To conduct anthropological research and to make research materials available for Masters’ in Social Anthropology students and other graduate students;
  • To contribute to academic and public debates on key issues for Lithuanian society;
  • To organize anthropology conferences, workshops, seminars, courses and summer schools and to prepare academic publications;
  • To maintain professional links with other academic and research institutions in the field of anthropology and related disciplines;
  • To contribute to visibility and development of the field of anthropology as a new discipline in the country and in the Eastern European region.


Since the beginning of the establishment of the Center for Social Anthropology, in the autumn and spring semesters of the academic academic year, the SAC seminars “Problems and Perspectives of Contemporary Anthropology” have become a tradition, during which Lithuanian and foreign colleagues give presentations and hold discussions on topical issues of social and cultural anthropology.