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University Politehnica of Bucharest

4.1 out of 5 (28 ratings / 18 reviews) Bucharest, Romania
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest assumes the mission to train specialists in different technical fields that are able to use valuable scientific, technical and cultural knowledge, to contribute to the technological, economic and social-cultural progress of the contemporary world. UPB ensures a performant education, developed and perfected through a complex research activity.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the oldest and most prestigious engineer school in Romania. Its traditions are related to the establishment, in 1818, by Gheorghe Lazar, of the first higher technical school with teaching in Romanian, at the Saint Sava Abbey in Bucharest. 

Education

The University Politehnica of Bucharest organizes, through its faculties:

  • Bachelor Degree studies, which cumulate 95 study programs in 17 scientific fields;
  • Master’s Degree studies, structured in 20 scientific fields and 176 master's degree programs respectively;
  • doctoral studies, organized in 14 scientific fields in 14 doctoral schools;
  • Continuous training.

Research

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.

Career

The mission statement of the Career Guidance and Counseling Center of UPB is to provide consultancy and counseling services to the university's candidates, students and graduates in order to help them to choose the appropriate educational stream according to the individual psychological profile, interests, abilities, and labor market requirements.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
763 -18
2019
745 -15
2018
730
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
1001
2019
-
2018
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
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2019
801
2018
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Services

Student services

DRI provides institutional and informational support to students, academic and administrative staff. The mission of the International Relations Department (DRI) is to support the internationalization activities within the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, aimed at achieving the strategic goals of the university as a national, regional, European and global education and research institution.

Housing services

  • The Regie Campus consists of 26 student hostels, a buttery, a laundry room, a health centre, a police station, several food stores, photocopying centres, restaurants and clubs.
  • The Leu Campus, located in 1 - 3, Iuliu Maniu Blvd district 6, Bucharest, consists of two student hostels (A LEU and C LEU), the Faculty of "Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology", a buttery, a bar room, a laundry room, a health centre, sports and fitness gyms, basketball and soccer fields.

Library services

The library is a solid structure of great complexity, which holds on its shelves not only the most important scientific works of all the protagonists of the Romanian polytechnical school, but also the most representative scientific works of world-wide engineering. Almost 1,5 million of library units structured in relation with the fundamental disciplines of the school support the didactic process.

Medical services

All students that are enrolled at UPB benefit from medical assistance. International students that are EU or EEA citizens should have a European health insurance card. 

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of the University Politehnica of Bucharest benefits from approximately 13,000 accommodation places, divided into two complexes: Regie Campus and Leu Campus.

The modernization of the Regie campus was spread over a period of 4 years, during which major repairs were carried out in all the residences. In order for students to benefit from suitable study spaces, reading rooms were set up in all the halls. Green spaces were another priority of UPB management, which ensured the planting of over 1,500 trees and shrubs. For leisure, students have at their disposal some clubs where they can listen to music and dance.

Sports facilities

Students living in the two campuses have sports facilities in the following locations:

  • The New Local sports hall – equipped with the latest and most modern sports accessories for team sports;
  • The Natural Grass Football Field at Leu Campus;
  • Soccer and basketball fields (synthetic surface) – next to the New Local sports hall;
  • Fitness gym in R2 residence at Regie campus;
  • Sports hall at Leu campus.

Student clubs

Being a student at UPB means enjoying various opportunities. Adding them means adding enthusiasm, willingness, and personal development goals, you can turn them all into memorable experiences. Being a member of a student organization can provide you with the context you need to develop your potential and prepare yourself for a future career.

The whole concept of student NGO is about volunteering. But your work is not without payment. You will receive the feeling of the well-done work, of the usefulness of your ideas and effort, and many positive emotions.

If you decide to be part of such an organization, we will help you with a list of the most important NGOs present at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

Accreditation

The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) awarded the EUR-ACE® Certification for 3 undergraduate study programs at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, ending with the engineer degree.

Student Reviews

Interesting only if interested
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Courses were only interesting if you searched the internet for what you can do with the theory. But yes, it was mostly theoretical and too much at times. I know it should have been my responsability to keep the interest up but I could not do it.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was very usefull for my future career

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Challenging,but worth it.

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