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Romanian universities face a variety of problems, of which, obviously, the financial ones occupy a major role. In this regard, the concerted efforts of universities and their associations (CNR, ARUT, Consortium Universitaria, Academica Plus) are known to require the responsible actors - the Parliament, the Government - the gradual increase of the budget allocated to education and research. At the same time, the allocation of significant additional funding, taking into account performance criteria, "based on an objective, transparent methodology to whose development representatives of all academic associations should also be involved" (see ARUT Communication of 28.10.16) must further support the increase of educational and research performances and, last but not least, the improvement of the international visibility and image of the Romanian universities. The realization of the "University National Metaranking Exercise - 2016" can therefore be seen in these coordinates.


The members of the Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities - ARUT, which comprises the most important technical universities in Romania officially represented by the rectors and competent pro-rectors, met during the period 04-06 May 2017 in a working meeting at the Technical University of Cluj - Napoca. Representatives of the Ministry of National Education and ARACIS were also invited as guest speakers. There were analyzed topics related to the technical higher education system in view of the elaboration of a new "National Education Law", the research in technical universities, the implementation of the new "ARACIS Standards", the positioning of the technical universities towards the possible criteria / methodologies for classifying the universities and the internationalization of ARUT.

Funds worth 1,277,764,611.54 RON (about 284 million euros) were allocated to universities through the Sectoral Operational Program Increase of Economic Competitiveness (POSCCE). Three of the ARUT universities are placed at the top of higher education institutions when it comes attracting funds in the Annual Report of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR): Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Polytechnic University Timisoara and Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi.

Bucharest, 22-23 February 2018

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The members of The Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities – ARUT officially represented by the rectors of the universities, have met between 22-23 February 2018 in a working reunion at the The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (URCB). In this working reunion, part of the guests’ list that honoured the event with their attendances were: The Minister of National Education - Valentin Popa, The Minister of Innovation and Research – Nicoale Brunete, The Minister of Energy – Anton Anton president of A.R.A.C.I.S – Iordan Petrescu, president of C.N.F.I.S – prof.univ.dr. Claudia Popescu and president of ANC – Tiberiu Dobrescu.

This year is the 200-year anniversary technical higher education in Bucharest, from when  the illuminist and patriot Gheorghe Lazăr founded, in Bucharest, at the monastery Sfântu Sava, “an academy of science, in his mother’s language” where the first engineers used to be trained. The assembly of The Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT) at the The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (URCB) is part of the series of events marking the double centenary of the technical universities of Bucharest: Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB) and The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB).

IAŞI, 05-07 July 2017

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Between 5th and the 7th of July 2017, the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University in Iasi hosted the meeting of the technical university leaders in the country, within  the Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT).
The Minister of Research and Innovation - Lucian GEORGESCU, President of A.R.A.C.I. - Iordan PETRESCU and President of C.N.F.I.S. - Prof.univ.dr. Claudia POPESCU attended the meeting as guests.