The University of Bucharest is a comprehensive university, oriented towards natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The number of faculties is almost equal on each of these domains. There are naturally differences between faculties. Faculties of sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology and Geophysics) generally have fewer students but produce a large number of ISI publications and manage research contracts that bring them an important amount of financial resources. Social sciences faculties (Business and Administration, Law, History, Sociology, Psychology and Education Sciences, Political Sciences) have considerable students’ effectives and contribute to public agenda setting and decision-making. Humanities (Philosophy, Journalism, Letters, Foreign Languages, Orthodox, Roman-Catholic, and Baptist Theology) sought by many students, help to the social and the cultural development of the country. The objective of the University management has been to strengthen the unity of institution, despite divergent interests of scientific domains, to recognize the contribution of each faculty to the University’s success, to encourage the contribution of the students, and of the individual researchers to the improvement of the academic life.
The entire structure of the curricula has been made compatible with the Bologna process. This restructuring has involved a considerable effort of readjustment on the part of all of the University’s faculties. The University of Bucharest currently offers thirty-eight graduate domains with approximately 100 majors in all three forms of education: day courses, minimal-attendance, and distance learning. The educational offer at the level of masters’ studies is extremely diversified, the current offer amounting to 180 programmes. This has allowed for the continuous increase in requests for masters’ programmes, from graduates of other faculties, as well as requests for professional re-conversion. The University of Bucharest has the necessary human resources for developing masters’ programmes at an adequate level of quality. The system of doctoral schools has been generalized in all faculties, ensuring a much more consistent training of the PhD students. The doctoral schools are currently financed by structural funds within three-year projects.
In 2010, the University of Bucharest has launched a post-PhD program, both for Romanian and foreign students. The University of Bucharest develops its own set of policies regarding PhD formation learning from other universities. It will be an important occasion to compare the thinking on doctoral studies in various domains University of Bucharest forms students and the international state of art. At the end of this project, the doctoral schools from our university will acquire a specific shape and aspect that is freely chosen, but also clearly defined through institutional regulations.
Last updated at April 08, 2011.