The University of Bucharest is rich in history and has been actively contributing to the development and modernisation of Romanian higher education, science and culture since 1864. The University of Bucharest is one of the leading higher education institutions in Romania and South-East Europe by actively contributing through research and teaching to the development and use of knowledge. The University‘s main objective is to offer high-quality academic programmes and research facilities, and becoming a forefront of research and teaching.
The University of Bucharest offers numerous study programmes, from Bachelor degrees to Postdoctoral programmes, as well as lifelong learning programmes and Erasmus programmes. All the University‘s programmes are accredited or authorized. Enhancing international cooperation, the University of Bucharest has defined partnerships and strategic collaborations with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries.
The University of Bucharest offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in social sciences and humanities, and natural sciences. The University consists of nineteen Faculties, each specialised in an academic field. This structure gives the students and academic staff a strong sense of community. The Faculties offer high-standard academic pro- grammes and in return they demand excellence from their students. The University‘s graduates and alumni effectively contribute to public agenda setting and decision-making processes, and contribute to international research in all aca- demic fields.
The University of Bucharest constantly reaffirms its commitment to sustainable development by embarking on various social responsibility campaigns. The University’s latest endeavour regarding this is the development of a Green Office. The Green Office’s main objective is to promote amongst students, professors and the administrative staff green be- haviour by initiating and promoting sustainable development projects within the University. The University of Bucharest is be the first Romanian University to develop such a strategy, thus consolidating its status as a leader in developing sustainable development strategies in higher education institutions. The Green Office is an integrated academic structu- re that responsible for carrying out lifelong learning educational programmes for academic and non-academic staff; it will develop an institutional management strategy by the end of 2015 and it will initiate interdisciplinary research pro- grammes concerning sustainability.