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University Politehnica of Bucharest

4.1 out of 5 (42 ratings / 36 reviews) Bucharest, Romania
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 Lazăr, of the first higher technical school with teaching in Romanian, at the Saint Sava Abbey in Bucharest.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

On 3 August 1948, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest was founded, which initially included 4 faculties and in which, since 1950, have appeared most of the current faculties. Based on the resolution of the Senate of November 1992, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest became University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

Education

The University Politehnica of Bucharest consists of 15 faculties. The educational rooms are located both in the historic Polizu area, as well as in modern university campuses:The Noul Local and The Leu Campuses.

Research

University Politehnica of Bucharest has the mission to bring together education, training and scientific research. The role of this intersection is to increase knowledge and innovation, two key concepts of knowledge-based economy and society.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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 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

Evolved thinking at its best
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think that this university thought me how to think and how to solve any problems. Also here I discovered my passion for Arhitecture and Graphic design and i am really glad of all the things this university did to evolve my thinking and be the best in my work.

Life as a student
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

There’s a lot of support for students who need it and staff are always friendly and supportive so you’re never alone. Plenty of societies to get involved in an amazing social environment and make plenty of friends. For those interested in the night life, it’s super cheap and that all you need to know.

Unprepared teachers
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The teachers and assistants aren't very well prepared to explain the courses in English, neither in Romanian for some of them.

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