University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

PROFILE

Status:
Associate member
Abbreviation:
UPB
Country:
Romania
City:
Bucharest
Total number of students:
30.000
Number of students in engineering:
30.000
Year of creation:
1818
Website address:
https://www.upb.ro
Address alumnis website:
https://upbcomunitatealumni.com/
T.I.M.E. Coordinator:
Dr. Ilona COSTEA
ilona.costea@upb.ro
Head of Institution:
Mr. Mihnea COSTOIU
Facts:
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) was founded in 1818 and it is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Romania. Over 200 years of existence, UPB has managed to invest in human capital and to create a qualitative profile that promotes excellence in technical education and research. UPB conducts educational activities in the technical fields – it comprises 15 faculties, and 14 doctoral schools, over 170 master’s programs and well over 30,000 students throughout all the years of study – 1,700 PhD candidates, 1344 teachers (as in 2016). UPB research activities are amongst the top priorities of the university with two of the newest and most important research hubs in the region – CAMPUS and PRECIS. In terms of research, we are also almost always positioned in the top Romanian research institutions (regardless of the ranking authority). The Research Center for Advanced Materials, Products, and Processes (CAMPUS) covers an area of 8600 m2, comprising seven floors and the ground floor. The 41 research laboratories support a significant corpus of research projects in the following fields: micro- and nano-materials; food safety; electronics and telecommunications; computers; information technology; electrical engineering; energetics and mechanics. The Research Center for Intelligent Products, Processes, and Services – PRECIS – has a total area of 8300 m2. With the construction of 28 new research and development laboratories, the research process at UPB has been significantly upgraded. The new facilities support the University’s goal of creating more space to develop teaching and research activities, particularly within the field of intelligent services for energy management. Our education and research principles and the two centuries of experience vitalize curriculum design in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and introduce the students to the latest thinking in their chosen fields. With outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses, we are highly respected across the region as a center of teaching excellence.