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The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
(Romanian: Universitatea din București), commonly known after its abbreviation UB in Romania, is a public university founded in 1864 by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Alexandru Ioan Cuza
to convert the former Saint Sava
Saint Sava
Academy into the current University
University
of Bucharest, making it the second oldest modern university in Romania. It is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).[2] The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
offers study programmes in Romanian and English and is classified as an advanced research and education university by the Ministry of Education. In the 2012 QS World University
University
Rankings, it was included in the top 700 universities of the world, together with three other Romanian universities.[3]

Contents

1 Faculties and Departments 2 History 3 Post-1989 history 4 Ranking

4.1 Faculties 4.2 International Programs

5 Facilities

5.1 Buildings

6 Faculty, alumni and rectors 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Faculties and Departments[edit]

The Faculty of Law of The University
University
of Bucharest

University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
is divided in 20 faculties and 5 departments and they are : Faculties :

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science The Faculty of Business and Administration The Faculty of Biology The Faculty of Chemistry The Faculty of Law The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy The Faculty of Physics The Faculty of Geography The Faculty of History The Faculty of Geology and Geophysics The Faculty of Letters The Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures The Faculty of Orthodox Theology The Faculty of Baptist Theology The Faculty of Catholic Theology and Social Work The Faculty of Philosophy The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences The Faculty of Sociology and Social Work The Faculty of Political Science

Departments :

Technology Department Distance Learning Department UNESCO Department for intercultural and interreligious exchanges Department of Education Pedagogy Francophone Doctoral School of Social Sciences ( École Doctorale Francophone de l'Europe Centrale et de Sud-Est )

History[edit] In 1694 Constantin Brâncoveanu, ruler of Wallachia, had founded the Princely Academy of Saint Sava
Saint Sava
in Bucharest
Bucharest
with lectures delivered in Greek. In 1776, Alexander Ypsilantis, ruler of Wallachia, reformed the curriculum of the Saint Sava
Saint Sava
Academy, where courses of French, Italian and Latin
Latin
were now taught. In 1859, the Faculty of Law was created. In 1857, Carol Davila
Carol Davila
created the Carol Davila
Carol Davila
University
University
of Medicine and Pharmacy. In 1857, the foundation stone of the University
University
Palace in Bucharest
Bucharest
was laid.

The original 1857 project of the University
University
main building, by Alexandru Orăscu

On July 4/16 1864 Prince Alexander John Cuza created the University
University
of Bucharest, bringing together the Faculties of Law, Sciences and Letters as one single body. In the following years, new faculties were created: 1884 – the Faculty of Theology; 1906 – the Institute of Geology; 1913 – the Academic Institute for Electrotechnology; 1921 – the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 1923 – the Faculty of Pharmacy, 1924 – the Mina Minovici Institute of Forensic Medicine. In 1956, student leaders, mainly from this university, planned a peaceful protest against Romania's Communist regime but were forcibly prevented from carrying it out. (See Bucharest
Bucharest
student movement of 1956) For a while (1950s-early 1960s?), it was called the "C. I. Parhon University", after C. I. Parhon. Post-1989 history[edit] The area around the old University
University
building (the University
University
Square), adjacent to the C. A. Rosetti, Roman, Kogălniceanu, and Union Squares was the scene of many riots, protests and clashes with the security forces during the Romanian Revolution of 1989. During the months of April–June 1990, the University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
was the centre of anti-communist protests. In 1996, Emil Constantinescu, the then rector of the University
University
of Bucharest, was elected President of Romania, after defeating Ion Iliescu in national presidential elections. Ranking[edit] In the 2012 QS World University
University
Rankings University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
was included in the Top 601 + 701 universities of the world, together with three other Romanian universities, including Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, and Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Alexandru Ioan Cuza
University
University
in Iași[4][5] Faculties[edit]

Main building of the University

The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
has 20 faculties, covering fields such as natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and theology:

Faculty of Administration and Business Faculty of Biology Faculty of Chemistry Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures Faculty of Geography Faculty of Geology and Geophysics Faculty of History Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies Faculty of Law Faculty of Letters Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Philosophy Faculty of Physics Faculty of Political Science Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies Faculty of Sociology and Social Work Faculty of Baptist Theology Faculty of Orthodox Theology Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology and Social Work

The Central University
University
Library, housed in a rich neo-baroque structure

The University
University
also has a publishing house, different research institutes and research groups (such as the Institute for Political Research, the Institute for Mathematics, the Center for Byzantine Studies, the Vasile Pârvan Archeology Seminary, the Center for Nuclear Research, etc.), master and doctorate programmes, and a number of lifelong learning facilities and programmes. It has partnership agreements with over 50 universities in 40 countries, and participates in European programmes such as ERASMUS, Lingua, Naric, Leonardo da Vinci, UNICA, AMOS, TEMPUS, TEMPRA. It is an accredited Cisco Academy, has Microsoft
Microsoft
curriculum, and is accredited by Red
Red
Hat for its academic programme. The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
has been awarded the 2000 National Academic Excellence Diploma, and the 2004 National Academic Excellence Medal. All of the degrees and diplomas awarded by the university are internationally recognised. International Programs[edit] The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
is a member of international organisations including: - The Association of Universities in European Capitals (UNICA) - The Network of South-East European Universities - The European University
University
Association (EUA) - Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) - Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) - Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) - European Inter- University
University
Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) - Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS) - SEE GRID - South-East Europe GRID - 2005 - Central European Exchange Program for University
University
Studies (CEEPUS) - ERASMUS NETWORK EUE-NET - Educational Structutre in Europe, Phase IV (TUNING) - European Physics Education Network (EUPEN) - Stakeholders Tune European Physics Studies (STEPS) As part of on-going ERASMUS programme, the University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
has approximately 225 Erasmus agreements with European partner universities. Facilities[edit] Buildings[edit] The University
University
of Bucharest
Bucharest
has a number of buildings throughout Bucharest, so in that respect it does not have a single campus. Its two main buildings are:

The Old Building, in the University
University
Square (practically right in the center of the city), housing the Faculties of Mathematics and Computer Science, History, Chemistry, Geography, Letters and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The Kogălniceanu Building, near the Opera House, housing the Administrative section and the Faculty of Law.

Other faculties have their own buildings and research facilities, scattered throughout the city, such as:

The Departments of Germanic, Slavic and Oriental Languages and Literatures, on Pitar Moş Street. The Faculty of Physics, in the small town of Măgurele, situated 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Bucharest. The Faculty of Political Science, on Sfântu Ştefan Street. The Faculty of Orthodox Theology, in the Unirii Square The Faculty of Medicine Carol Davila
Carol Davila
in Eroilor Sanitari

The University
University
prints a yearly guide for freshmen. Faculty, alumni and rectors[edit]

Past and present faculty

Eugène Ionesco
Eugène Ionesco
Romanian-French playwright widely considered as the most important of the 20th century Ion Barbu, also known as Dan Barbilian
Dan Barbilian
- mathematician and poet; Silviu Brucan - political analyst and author George Călinescu
George Călinescu
- writer and literary critic Mircea Cărtărescu
Mircea Cărtărescu
- Postmodern writer Emil Constantinescu
Emil Constantinescu
- former President of Romania Petru Creţia - philologist Neagu Djuvara
Neagu Djuvara
- historian Alexandru Graur - linguist Aristide Halanay - mathematician, disciple of Viktor Vladimirovich Nemytskii Spiru Haret
Spiru Haret
- mathematician, astronomer and politician Iorgu Iordan - linguist Nicolae Iorga
Nicolae Iorga
- historian, literary critic and politician Traian Lalescu
Traian Lalescu
- mathematician Gabriel Liiceanu
Gabriel Liiceanu
- philosopher Titu Maiorescu
Titu Maiorescu
- literary critic Nicolae Manolescu-literary critic Solomon Marcus
Solomon Marcus
- mathematician Adrian Năstase
Adrian Năstase
- politician Miron Nicolescu
Miron Nicolescu
- mathematician Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
- writer and philologist Dimitrie Pompeiu - mathematician Alexandru Rosetti - linguist Ion Th. Simionescu Simion Stoilow
Simion Stoilow
- mathematician Nicolae Titulescu
Nicolae Titulescu
- politician Tudor Vianu
Tudor Vianu
- literary critic, philosopher Dan-Virgil Voiculescu
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu
- mathematician Gheorghe Vrânceanu - mathematician

Alumni

Albert-László Barabási
Albert-László Barabási
- physicist Gheorghe I. Cantacuzino - archeologist Zoia Ceauşescu
Zoia Ceauşescu
- mathematician, daughter of Nicolae Ceauşescu George Ciucu - mathematician Iosif Constantin Drăgan - businessman, writer and historian Paul Timitriu - polititician and publicist Mircea Eliade
Mircea Eliade
- historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University
University
of Chicago Mircea Cărtărescu
Mircea Cărtărescu
- postmodern writer Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
- economist Eugen Filotti
Eugen Filotti
- diplomat Horia Hulubei
Horia Hulubei
- physicist Traian Lalescu
Traian Lalescu
- mathematician Gheorghe Mihoc - mathematician Grigore Moisil
Grigore Moisil
- mathematician and computer scientist Miron Nicolescu
Miron Nicolescu
- mathematician Grigore Iunian - politician Clifford Kettemborough - international business leader and academic professional Ştefan Odobleja
Ştefan Odobleja
- scientist, one of the precursors of cybernetics Octav Onicescu
Octav Onicescu
- mathematician George Emil Palade
George Emil Palade
- cell biologist, 1974 Nobel Prize laureate Nicolae Paulescu
Nicolae Paulescu
- Romanian physiologist, professor of medicine, missed the Nobel Prize 1923 for discovering insulin Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos - Nuclear Physicist and AIDS denialists Andrei Pleşu
Andrei Pleşu
- philosopher, essayist, journalist, literary and art critic, and politician Dorin N Poenaru - Nuclear Physicist Valentin Poénaru
Valentin Poénaru
- mathematician Victor Ponta
Victor Ponta
- Romanian Prime-Minister[6] Constantin Rădulescu-Motru
Constantin Rădulescu-Motru
- psychologist and sociologist Mircea Rusu - physicist Irina M. Russu - biophysicist Mihail Sadoveanu
Mihail Sadoveanu
- writer E.M. Cioran
E.M. Cioran
- essayst Gheorghe Taşcă
Gheorghe Taşcă
- economist Șerban Țițeica
Șerban Țițeica
- physicist Radu Vasile
Radu Vasile
- politician and poet Dan-Virgil Voiculescu
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu
- mathematician

Rectors

Gheorghe Costaforu (1864-1871) Vasile Boerescu
Vasile Boerescu
(1871) Ioan Zalomit (1871-1885) Alexandru Orăscu (1885-1892) Titu Maiorescu
Titu Maiorescu
(1892-1897) Grigoriu Ștefănescu (1897-1898) Constantin Dimitrescu- Iași
Iași
(1898-1911) Ermil Pangrati (1911-1912) Ioan Bogdan (1912) Thoma Ionescu (1912-1915) Ioan Athanasiu (1915-1920) Mihail Vlădescu (1920-1923) Ermil Pangrati (1923-1929) Nicolae Iorga
Nicolae Iorga
(1929-1932) Nicolae Gheorghiu (1932-1936) Constantin C. Stoicescu (1936-1940) Petre P. Panaitescu
Petre P. Panaitescu
(1940-1941) Alexandru Otetelișanu (1941) Horia Hulubei
Horia Hulubei
(1941-1944) Daniel Danielopolu
Daniel Danielopolu
(1944) Simion Stoilow
Simion Stoilow
(1944-1946) Alexandru Rosetti (1946-1949) Ilie G. Murgulescu (1949-1950) Constantin Balmuș (1950-1952) Avram Bunaciu
Avram Bunaciu
(1952-1954) Nicolae Sălăgeanu (1954-1957) Iorgu Iordan (1957-1958) Jean Livescu (1959-1963) Gheorghe Mihoc (1963-1968) Jean Livescu (1968-1972) George Ciucu (1972-1981) Ioan-Ioviț Popescu
Ioan-Ioviț Popescu
(1981-1988) Ion Dodu Bălan (1989) Nicolaie D. Cristescu (1990-1992) Emil Constantinescu
Emil Constantinescu
(1992-1996) Ioan Mihăilescu (1996-2005) Ioan Pânzaru (2005-2012) Mircea Dumitru (2012-)

See also[edit]

List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)

References[edit]

^ Culture and Discovery ^ Consorțiul Universitaria s-a întrunit la Tulcea (in Romanian) ^ Institutii de invatamant superior clasificate ca universitati de cercetare avansata si educatie ^ " University
University
of Bucharest". topuniversities.com. 7 December 2012.  ^ "Cele mai bune universităţi din lume. Patru universităţi româneşti sunt printre primele 700" (in Romanian). Adevarul. 11 September 2012.  ^ Found guilty by the Commission of Ethics of this university of plagiarizing his PhD thesis in law, see Quirin Schiermeier Conflicting verdicts on Romanian prime minister's plagiarism. Victor Ponta
Victor Ponta
cleared of misconduct by government ethics board, but charges reaffirmed by university. Nature, 20 July 2012.

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