Kaunas is a city in south-central Lithuania, located in the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. With almost 300,000 inhabitants it is one of the most significant cities of Lithuania. As an important historical and cultural centre, Kaunas boasts Gothic architecture, various museums, churches and defensive fortresses. It is not only a city of old traditions, but also a large centre of business and industry that has a friendly, open and creative space for partnerships and co-operation. It can also lay claim to be a city of young people with over 35,000 students (the largest number in Lithuania) studying at one of the seven universities here.