Beyond legendary vampires and exquisite castles, Romania offers many and varied gifts to those interested. One is higher education. Yes, while like many European countries, its universities have been overshadowed by traditional choices. Nonetheless, there is so much potential to be tapped here. Gradually, international applicants showed interest in applying to Romanian universities. There has been an increase in the number of applications at its 49 public universities and 8 private universities and the popularity of science and arts courses. So, with time and the right direction, one can be sure that these universities should be able to perform better in international rankings.
As I said, there are over 50 universities here. However, there are a few that are first and foremost. We will limit ourselves to these top 5 which have established themselves as Romanian pride. If any of you want to pursue graduate studies here, then make these 5 a priority!
University of Bucharest
We will start with one of the oldest universities in the country, the University of Bucharest. Founded in 1864, it is a prestigious public university and a member of an elite group of Romanian universities. It is generally considered to be one of the top ranked Romanian universities. Currently, students can take courses in English as well as Romanian. Up to 19 faculties cover a wide range of programs; these faculties include those of history, geology, journalism and communication, letters, foreign languages and literature, and biology. In order to strengthen research aptitude and increase research results, a number of research units have been established, such as the UNESCO Department for Intercultural and Interfaith Exchange.
Loan Alexandru University of Cuza
Alexandru Loan Cuza University, or simply UAIC, is the oldest university in Romania and is considered a dream university for many Romanians. Its reputation has enabled it to associate with many revered associations such as the International Association of Universities, the Coimbra Group and the European Association of Universities. Its academic organization is made up of 15 faculties which include the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Catholic Theology. There is also a Center for European Studies founded in 2000.
When it comes to the number of registrations, Babes-Bolyai University leads the rankings. Named after the famous Victor Babeș, a scientist, and János Bolyai, a mathematician, this university has risen through the ranks and is among the top ranked universities in the country. It is a public university founded in 1919 and which has undergone many transformations to reach its current state. Its programs are offered in many languages such as Romanian, English, Japanese, Italian, French and German. Its faculties include mathematics and computer science, chemistry and chemical engineering, law, sociology and social work, and physical education and sports. It has also partnered with more than 200 universities around the world.
West University of Timișoara
The West University of Timișoara is a relatively young university having been founded in 1962. Very strongly research oriented, it has been classified as a research and education university. Currently there are 11 faculties in total; these faculties include the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Faculty of Music and Drama, the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Science of Communication. She is also a member of the Consortium Universitaria, a group of five prestigious Romanian universities.
Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Known for being one of the largest economic higher education institutions in Southeast Europe, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies is the destination for those interested in the field. It has been classified as an advanced research university and is a valued member of the Universitaria Consortium. Its research activities have been duly recognized and certified by the National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education. Here there are undergraduate and postgraduate courses that follow the guidelines of the Bologna Declaration. A doctorate is also awarded. You can choose your course from a range of economics related faculties such as Marketing, Management, Business, and Tourism.
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