The Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT) aims to represent both a collaborative platform for the most prestigious technical universities in the country, as well as a common, strong voice, permanently involved in optimizing policies in education and research.
Large companies, as well as small and medium ones, all need well-prepared human resources to be able to perform in a competitive market – in this context, ARUT meets the recommendations of the European Council on the National Reform Program of Romania for 2015 by increasing the quality and the relevance of higher education in the technical field for the labour market and by strengthening applied research projects targeting the consumer market.
ARUT will also represent a framework for extensive projects devoted to the priority areas of the National Tertiary Education Strategy 2015-2020. Both the creation of funding sources for educational and research projects and the writing of projects to be funded from the European Social Fund will be central to the work of the Alliance, which will try to define a clearer and more transparent financial circuit for all relevant technical institutions in Romania.
Last but not least, ARUT – in its capacity as the largest technical consortium in the country - will actively participate in the smart development of education and research policies.
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
The structure of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca is complex and comprises 12 faculties distributed in the two university centers, Cluj-Napoca and Baia-Mare, plus the extensions in Alba-Iulia, Bistrița, Satu-Mare and Zalău. The educational offer, organized according to the Bologna system, includes bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, as well as continuous training programs.
Research is, along with education, the main priority of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. In all faculties of the university there are research structures, from collectives, groups and laboratories, to research centers and platforms. Performance anchored in the perspective of the socio-economic environment, international visibility and cooperation, as well as scientific innovation and interdisciplinarity are some of the characteristics of the research environment of the Technical University of Cluj - Napoca.
The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest
The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest has 7 faculties, 6 of which have programmes in Romanian and one in foreign languages (English or French). In addition, there is a department for the study of foreign languages. The six faculties with programmes in Romanian (Industrial and Agricultural Civil Engineering, Hydrotechnics, Railways, Roads and Bridges, Installations, Technological Equipment, Geodesy) offer university education both for the first four-year cycle of study, bachelor’s degree, resulting in a qualification as engineer, as well as for a second cycle, master’s degree (3 semesters). The Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages offers a 4-year university programme for engineers, and the Department of Foreign Languages and Communication offers a 3-year university programme in the field of applied modern languages (translators and interpreters). UTCB also offers 5-year evening classes for engineering studies at the Faculty of Installations and the Faculty of Technological Equipment.