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Politehnica University Timisoara

Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools and is recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics.



Established in 1920, shortly after the union of Romanian territories, in a European context marked by the redefinition of states and by the aftermath of World War I, the Polytechnic School in Timisoara - as was originally called - was the answer to one of the requirements of the Romanian society of the time, namely the formation of engineers.


The didactic activity of Politehnica University Timisoara is organized in line with the Bologna paradigm; the study programs correspond to three cycles, BACHELOR, MASTER and DOCTORAL STUDIES. Interested in responding to the labor market demands and to the need for long-life training and development required by the complex challenges of the modern society, Politehnica University Timisoara organizes POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS, whose main objective is to update / develop / improve numerous academic qualifications.


Politehnica University Timisoara has an infrastructure which ensures best conditions for teaching and research. The excellent spaces and equipment which the university offers are a consequence of the last decade’s modernization and investing concerns.

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Housing services

Student residences with twin rooms. Each level features two common bathrooms, a kitchen and a laundry room. Each student residence has a study hall. Room facilities: Internet, cable TV, furniture purchased in 2007, sink and refrigerator. Student residences are protected by video surveillance systems.

Library services

The library provides users with access to the resources and documentary services needed for the education and research process, using specific modern means, for the purpose of professional training and the completion of the human personality. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was an increasing need for a university institution with a technical profile in the western part of Romania.

Medical services

The Student Polyclinic (“Policlinica studenteasca”) is located in the Student Campus, on Aleea Studentilor nr. 1, and provides free of charge medical checks and treatments in the following areas: general medicine, internal medicine and echography, dermatology, family planning, gynaecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology.

Student Life

Campus life

The university`s campus includes 16 student hostels offering approximately 6500 beds, a student cafeteria, a student medical center and two modern sports centers.

Sports facilities

All international students have access to the sports facilities of Politehnica University of Timisoara in the same conditions as local students.There are two sports centers:

  • Sports Center 1 (fitness hall, football field, running track, covered mini-football fields) located in the area between the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Library and the 2MV student residence.
  • Sports Center 2 (indoor and outdoor swimming pools with sauna and fitness equipment; basketball and volleyball courts; football fields; bitumen and tartan tennis fields; multipurpose buildings) located behind the Dan Paltinisanu Stadium on str. Podeanu.

Student clubs

  • ID/IFR and e-Learning Center 
  • Interlingua Center
  • Geogebra Institute of UPT 
  • Center for Life Long Learning

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I learned more things about arhitecture than Interior Design

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It is one of the best technology related universities from Romania. It is placed in Timisoara, the biggest city from the west part. There are a lot of big companies that offer a lot of different jobs.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is one of the best universities in Romania. Professors are involved in teaching and helping students achieve their goals. It offers great opportunities to find a job, as well as summer internships. Because of the geographical place, it can be easy to travel too.

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