Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
Traditionally, October signals our coming together, a fact that has deep roots with UAV. This university has been built through our common efforts and has been transformed into a prestigious institution of higher education; it has always been based on a fundamental aspiration to achieve a local, prestigious university. Today, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad disposes of an impressive material basis of over 45.900 square meters spread across various locations in addition to a highly professional academic staff.
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad is a public institution of higher education that continues the local tradition of academic education started with the:
- Institute of Theology (1822),
- The Faculty of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine (1947),
- The Institute of Engineering (1972).
Aurel Vlaicu University has developed new study programmes year after year by establishing new faculties which all meet the highest quality standards. For instance, the 2010/2011 academic year marks the establishment of the Faculty of Design as well as of the following study programmes: Psychology, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Fashion and Fashion Design.
Presently, the dynamics of study programmes demand, combined with our institutional capabilities, lead to 32 Bachelor study programmes, 23 Master study programmes and a PhD study programme in Orthodox Theology.
Scientific research is a fundamental dimension in higher education. During the 2008/2009 academic year the scientific research output has grown considerably in comparison with previous years. It is noteworthy that in 2008 AVU has submitted 9 international research projects and 7 national research projects; out of which it won 8 international projects and 5 national projects.
Brief description of Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
Established: 1972 (institute)/ 1990 (university)
Rector: Prof. Ramona Lile PhD.
Total number of students: 6700
Teaching staff: 195
Number of faculties: 9 (with 33 bachelor study programmes, 22 master study programmes and 2 doctoral fields);
Number of departments: 19
Number of institutes: 4
Educational spaces: 47 903 m2
Address: B-dul Revoluţiei no. 77, 310130 Arad, Romania, P. O. BOX 2/158 AR
Tel: 0040-257-283010; Fax 0040-257-280070
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad is a distinct academic community functioning under the provisions of the Romanian Constitution and of the laws and regulations pertaining to the educational system. UAV abides by and promotes European conventions regarding higher education. The University benefits from a highly trained academic staff as well as from high quality facilities dedicated to didactic and scientific activities. Since 1999, each academic curriculum across the university is in accord with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) so that the setup of the academic year as well as every Diploma issued may be recognized all over the EU. Through Erasmus+ programmes students can attend, for up to two semesters in total, courses with another Erasmus+ partner university. The University guarantees full academic recognition for all Erasmus+ students that partake in the mobility programme.
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Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad is highly involved in scientific research, development and innovation. This fact represents a strategic priority for our university through which the foundation of a quality higher education is laid; one that benefits from an efficient, dynamic and flexible management adding institutional value in the context of national and international exposure. Scientific research is paramount for development; hence, we believe, that all responsible higher education institutions must focus on it.
Knowledge is a fundamental condition for progress in every scientific area. Additionally fundamental research affords fundament for applied research. The availability of international cooperation programmes, the increasing number of teaching and research staff participating in mobility programmes, easy access to large foreign research infrastructures as well as research journals, are all highly beneficial for research.
Under the general guidelines of the 2015-2020 Research, Development and Innovation Plan III, in addition to the National Research Strategy for 2014-2020, AVU`s mission regarding scientific research could be summarized by:
- Developing highly relevant interdisciplinary, fundamental and applied scientific research
- Involving the university’s staff in research: teaching staff, PhD, MA and undergraduate students alike
- Promoting research-development-innovation centers at university and faculty levels alike in order to: centralize efforts in obtaining valuable research results, highlighting the institutional ability to cooperate with the scientific and socio-economic environment, the development of a functional partnership with national and international research institutes.