The Politehnica University of Timisoara and the Welding Association of Romania, under the aegis of the Romanian Technical University (ALUT), organized a meeting of metalworkers (design and execution) and welders. For the first time, the specialists in the two camps, "forced" to collaborate, sat down at the same table to harmonize the two areas and highlight the link between them. It also emphasized the importance of knowing certain notions in both areas, so that the resulting product is optimal (for example, in the design phase, the designer must have no welding technology concept to avoid problems during execution).

In Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Romania, specialists with international recognition in the field of metallic and welding construction, both in industry and in higher education, gathered at the Central Library of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, at a meeting opened by the UPT rector, Viorel-Aurel Serban. He stressed the existence of a long tradition of welding education in Timisoara, initiated by Academician Corneliu Mikloşi. The Department of Welding Technology, founded in 1953, was unique in our country until 1976, when similar chairs appear at other universities in our country.

In the guest speakers it was emphasized that the emergence of new efficient materials, innovative welding processes, the complexity of the new European welding standards, the high demands on the quality of the welded joints, while ensuring their safety in operation, the aesthetic forms more particularly, the pressure of short execution times leads to the need for a multidisciplinary approach to welding, as well as the re-evaluation of education in this direction. The collaboration between the architect, the welding metal designer and the welding specialist is now essential.

Discussions at the round table focused on the need to highlight the role of the welding specialist from the initial design phase, to harmonize the concept of design with welding technology, to promote welded joints in relation to bolt joints, the need to develop documentary materials related to new steel grades and new welding technologies, clear and simple recommendations for choice of materials according to European standards, designer's need to justify the choice of steel grade, the obligation of design and welding specialists to justify from the beginning the execution class, the need to continuously improve welding technologies to improve cyclic loading and corrosion behavior. Concerning research and development, has been highlighted the need for the development of innovative and more economical welding technologies, the wider use of modern technologies for welding limited welded steels, and the implementation of welding simulation programs.

An important role is assigned to the architect; currently, the appearance and shape of metallic constructions become - at the demand of society - more and more complicated for the printing of an emblematic character in many of the new executed constructions.

The meeting also proposed to draw up recommendations on welding education, ensuring appropriate welders' qualification, inclusion of welding structures in the execution teams of persons responsible for welding coordination, as well as persons responsible for welding inspection . Not least, has been raised the issue of implementing a harmonized international qualification system for welders.

The meeting has proposed to debate the raised problems and to establish general recommendations in the field of conception and execution of welded metal constructions, as well as of the welding education, a resolution in this regard was discussed, to be finalized and approved in the most shortly thereafter.





The 5th Anniversary Edition of the EENVIRO Conference was organized by the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest together with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. On the occasion of the EENVIRO Conference hosted by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, the Faculty of Motor Vehicles, Mechatronics and Mechanics, an exhibition was also held, entitled "Research in ARUT Universities" and dedicated to research at Romanian Technical Universities.

Within this exhibition - event were disseminated representative results from the research activity and exchanges of good practice through the representatives of the research structures from the five universities member of the Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities - ARUT.


Between the 4th  and 6th of  May 2017, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca hosted the meeting of the rectors of the largest technical universities in the country, gathered in the Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT). Founding members of this alliance are the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

The partnership between the Technical Universities in Romania and the National Institute of Applied Science in France (INSA) received the Jury Prize for the "Positive Impact on the Relationship between French and Romanian Companies and the University Environment".

The partnership was initiated by the Politehnica University of Bucharest, and the prize was awarded at the Gala organized by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania, to which over 400 representatives of public institutions, partners and CCIFER member companies attended.

 According to a press release sent to AGERPRES, the prize was awarded to the representative of the Romanian Technical University Alliance, Mihnea Costoiu, the rector of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

 "This award represents the acknowledgment of the value of the Romanian school and the international partnerships of ARUT given by the business community," said UPB Rector.

Between the 22nd and 23rd of February, 2018, the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest hosted the meeting of the rectors of the largest technical universities in the country, united in The Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT).

During this meeting, debates and proposals were made on the following:

  • Research grants;
  • Allocation Methodology of the tuition number by university domains for undergraduate, master, doctorate studies;
  • The MEN-ANC Program for the Common Engineering Trunk.

Another topic debated upon was the regulation on the mobility of university staff in the ARUT-Exchange programme and the student mobility within the ARUT-Exchange S. programme.

The following participated as guests: Minister of National Education - Valentin Popa, Minister of Research and Innovation - Nicolae Burnete, Minister of Energy - Anton Anton, President of CNFIS - Prof.univ.dr. Claudia Popescu, President ARACIS - Iordan PETRESCU as well as Prof.univ. Tiberiu Dobrescu - ANC president and Nicolae Postăvaru - Vice President of the ANC.