University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania.
The tradition of the institution, developed in over 190 years through the effort of the most important nation's schoolmasters and of the generations of students, is not the only convincing reason. Today, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is undergoing a continuous modernization process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great universities in Europe and all over the world.
The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest wants to be present among the universities in Europe able to design and optimize processes that lead to a knowledge-based society, to reaching the goals of the sustainable economic growth, to better jobs, to stronger economic and social cohesion, in compliance with the provisions of the 2002 European Council in Lisbon and European Council in Barcelona in the same year.
The engineering profession has continuously transformed and adapted itself to the new demands of the society, but being an engineer, viz. a person who knows and is able to make life more comfortable, has remained unchanged.
At present the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is formed by 15 different faculties:
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering
- Faculty of Power Engineering
- Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
- Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
- Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems
- Faculty of Biotechnical Systems Engineering
- Faculty of Transports
- Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
- Faculty of Material Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science
- Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
- Faculty of Applied Sciences
- Faculty of Medical Engineering
- Faculty of Entrepreuneurship, Business Engineering and Management
The university is a full member in several academic organisations, the main ones being Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), International Association of Universities (IAU), European University Association (EUA), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) etc. However, UPB paid a special attention to bilateral cooperation agreements (around 200 accords in 2010) with similar universities, mainly from Europe, Japan, or the United States of America.
UPB participates in many scholarly EUROPEAN programs such as LIFELONG LEARNING (ERASMUS or LEONARDO) based on the approved ERASMUS University Charter 2007 – 2013.
Also, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is an active participant to projects such as COPERNICUS, PECO, 7th FRAME; the World Bank has funded many research projects and development plans for new facilities in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.
The scientific research in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - UPB is traditionally one of the most important components of its activities, offering national and international visibility and professional recognition. In connection with the modern concepts of “knowledge society” and “knowledge economy”, UPB defined certain strategic orientations of the scientific research, derived from the competencies of our human resources and relied to our research infrastructure, available in our research centers, departments and laboratories.
These orientations are well harmonized with our fields and domains of the university present and perspective education process.
Accordingly to the R&D National Strategy 2007-2013, UPB settled certain oriorities, such as:
a) identification and development of some top scientific fields of research, with high interdisciplinary characteristics, developed in cooperation, inside our university and with other universities/research institutes/ companies from Romania and abroad;
b) promoting scientific excellency and highly professional recognition for basic research done in UPB, also sustaining the economical and social valorization of the results obtained in the R&D activities
c) supporting and encouraging young skilled researchers to embrace a professional career in our university.
Accordingly to the Lisbon Strategy, one important priority is to orient the R&D activities for creating innovative products/technologies/services and to transfer them, in the benefit of social and economical environment, espectively to license the right for application of the patents obtained in UPB. (www.upb.ro)