Department of Classical Philology and Modern Greek
Prof. Ana Cristina Halichias, PhD – Director
Department of Russian and Slavic Philology
Prof. Octavia Nedelcu, PhD – Director
Department of Hungarology, Jewish Studies and Rromani
Prof. Madeea Axinciuc, PhD – Director
Associate Prof. Cornel Octavian Roske, PhD – Director
Department of French Language and Literature
Associate Prof. Lidia Cotea, PhD – Director
Department of Modern Languages
Associate Prof. Diana Ioniță, PhD – Director
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Associate Prof. Horațiu Gabriel Decuble, PhD – Director
Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures
Prof. Luminița Munteanu, PhD – Director
Department of Romance Linguistics, Ibero-Romanian and Italian Languages and Literatures
Prof. dr. Mianda Cioba, PhD- Director
The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, one of the biggest and most important faculties within the University of Bucharest, has a rich tradition when it comes to teaching foreign languages and literatures.
The 150 years of history of the University of Bucharest also represent an upward history of teaching foreign languages and literatures. The beginning was naturally marked by ancient Greek and Latin, which have been taught from the very establishment of the University, in 1864. They were then followed by French in 1877. Ten years later, in 1874, with the well-known B. P. Haşdeu, who begins his course in Comparative Indo-European Philology, the University becomes part of the great and absolute circle of European values. One after the other, new philological specializations were established: Italian (1878), Slavic languages (1891), German (1905), Spanish (1930), Russian (1934), English (1936).
The last half of the century until today has brought the largest development of foreign language education for the University of Bucharest. As it went through various organizational structures, the teaching of foreign languages has become a major preoccupation within the University, an essential condition for young people to assert themselves. An inventory of all languages that have been taught in various ranks and periods raises the total number to an impressive 42 languages. Today, only 33 languages are taught, among which we can find neo-Greek, Turkish, Catalan, Rromani, Slovene, Macedonian, Armenian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Korean and Swedish, which are not present in the portfolios of other study programmes of other faculties.
The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures qualifies specialists in the philological fields, who study either two foreign modern languages and literatures, one foreign language and literature as their A specialization and the Romanian language and literature as their B specialization or classical philology (the Latin language and literature and the Greek language and literature).
Also, students who wish to study modern languages can follow translation and interpretation courses or modern applied languages (MAL).
The faculty partakes into activities which are included in the agreements made by the University of Bucharest and various institutions, foreign systems, universities and foundations the Camőes Institute, Generalitat de Catalunya, the Universities of Amsterdam, Anvers, Padua, Hamburg, Vienna, Berlin (Humboldt, Freie Universität), Lyon II, Grenoble, Duke (USA) etc.
The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures schools students for three separate Bachelor’s degree domains (philology, cultural studies, translation and interpretation and modern applied languages), 17 Master’s programmes and two doctoral schools.
You can find more information about this year’s admission exams at http://lls.unibuc.ro/.
The career opportunities for the graduates are varied: professors in the pre-university and university fields, researchers, editors in publishing houses and in the written press, creators in the audio-visual fields, translations and terminologists, conference interpreters, specialist referees etc.