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Erasmus Pitesti

Erasmus Pitesti

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The priorities of the University of Pitesti are directed towards the development of a high-quality scientific research activity, the training of the young people as future high specialists, able to find a proper job in the Romanian and European labour market, which becomes more and more saturated and demanding.

Among the priorities, we also mention the large international collaboration that our University developed through a series of partnerships, projects and programs financed by the European Community.
Our target is to develop in Pitesti a business-oriented university, a university deeply rooted in the everyday reality, a university that strongly interferes with the social-economic sector by offering its assistance in finding the correct solutions to the numerous problems this sector is facing at present.

Mission:
The University of Pitești is an education and research institution, with the purpose of training specialists in the fields of traditional university education, technical education, economic education, juridical and administrative education, theologic education, physical education and sports and also approaching some scientific research themes of a national or an international interest.
The University of Piteș ti develops its activities on the basis of university autonomy, according to the legal background established by the Constitution of Romania, the Education Law, the Status of the Teaching Staff, the Law regarding the accreditation of the superior education institutions, the Decisions of the Gouvernment, the Orders of the Minister, as well as its own reglementations, the University status and internal regulations approved by the University Senate.

The University of Pitești has the following mission:

a) In the field of education:
– Training specialists with the ability of integrating fast in the following fields: technical, scientific, humanistic, economical and administrative in accordance with the Bologna process, on the three cycles (levels): license university training, master university training and doctoral school;
– Forming an intellectual community with the standardized certification of the national and international quality agencies;
– Raising the professional qualifications and the professional reconversion of the staff by a continuous training or distant learning through the correct and rigorous application of the transferable credits system;
– The training of the young people from the whole European community through a training in accordance with the E.U. requirements.
– The international recognition of the diplomas;

b) In the field of research:
– Training specialists capable of research activities and also contributing through their innovating to the revival of the Romanian society;
– Solving some themes of a regional-national or an international interest by the research collectives and the excellence Centers of the university;

c) In the cultural field:
– The presence of a powerful university in this area of the country will contribute to raise the cultural and civilization level;
– Through publications, conferences, symposiums, discussions, and mass-media, the University of Pitești will gain respect as an active factor in promoting culture at all levels;
– Continuing exchanges between universities through the international programmes and the collaborations achieved with other European universities, will undoubtedly achieve with the awareness and the appreciation of the Romanian culture.
The University of Pitești is of an international size (we have students from different areas of the country) and it wishes to achieve a competitive education of the European level.
The layout and functioning of the university will be based on a social contract in which the obligations of the academic community, as a social partner, are clearly specified and, in the same time, the obligations and the responsibilities of the society towards the requirements of the university.

History:
The ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza visits Pitești on June 19, 1859, where a school for teachers in Romanian language already existed. In June 1866, by ministerial decree, under the reign of Carol I, the National College, which was later renamed I.C.Bratianu was founded.
And by the order of the same ruler, Carol I, in 1887 a preparatory pedagogical school for primary school teachers was founded in Bucharest. It operates in Câmpulung starting with 1896 and late, in parallels, in Pitesti, since 1919, by order of King Ferdinand. Under his regim, in 1992, in Gheorghe Doja street, 41, a building meant for the teaching school for boys was built. Later, the teaching school for girls moved for a while to Câmpulung. In this building, it is high school teaching that operates until September 1, 1962 when history marks the beginning of higher education in Pitești, by establishing the Pedagogical Institute with three faculties: of Mathemathics, Philology and Natural Sciences. The year 1971 comes with two new specialisations: Physical Education and Sports and Physics.
Shortly afterwards, in 1969 the Institute for Near-Engineers of Pitesti is established. It is subordinated to the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest with two specialisations: Automobiles and Cold Processing Technology. In 1974, the two institutes merge, with an autonomus status, having already 1324 students and 136 teachers. The Faculty of Pedagogical Education and the Faculty of tehnical Education are established within the Institute of Higher Education Pitești. In 1977 the first preparatory department of engineers, automotives is founded.
In 1984, a part of the technical education is taken over by the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and there appear new specializations for engineers and near-engineers at evening classes. It is a turing period for the higher education in Pitesti, but overcome in 1990, when by a ministerial order, the Institute of Higher Education of Pitești, with an autonomous status is restabilished.
Since 1991, the Institute becomes the University of Pitești, which meets some extraordinary dynamics, the number of faculties and specialisations growing in a spectacular way. The areas of education developed, modern buildings with special facilities for the Faculties of the University are raised, as well as spaces for the necessary social services, such a new hostels for accommodation and canteen restaurants.
Thus, a large campus is founded in Târgul din Vale Street No.1, where over the abandoned ruins of a construction projected by Ceaușescu regime for a municipal canteen after a Korean model … Rector headquarters, as well as the Central Library, the Faculties of Mechanics and Technology, Electronics, Social-Human ans Sciences were built here.
New buildings were bought. They were rearranged and in these buildings it is the Faculties of Economic Sciences and Juridical Sciences that develop their activity.
On the old site of Pedagogical Institute, there are the Faculties of Theology, Physical Education and Sports and Letters. In the building from Doaga Street it is the Faculty of Educational Sciences and the Engineering Center, near the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology that develop their activities.

Below you have the link towards the dedicated Erasmus section in the website:
 http://old.upit.ro/international/mobilitati-erasmus.html
–  http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-pitesti
–  http://www.studenterasmus.ro/uni.php?id=49

Contacts:
– E-mail: ramona.alecu@upit.ro
– Tel/Fax : +40 348 453 131

– elena.neagu@upit.ro
– +40348453131

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