Petroleum-Gas University is the only public university in one the most prosperous and populated, highly industrialized counties of Romania, Prahova County. Its educational offer is very diverse (engineering, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, economics, administrative sciences, philology, education sciences).
PGU has five faculties: Faculty of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Faculty of Letters and Sciences.
The more than 7500 students come from a variety of cultures, the university becoming thus a meeting place of very diverse people with similar interests and expectations.
The university organizes educational programs at all levels, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and PhD. Most of the courses are full-time, but there is a fairly rich offer of part-time and distance courses.
The university has high prestige, especially in fields in which it also has a well-established tradition: petroleum and gas engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering in the field of oil and gas and petroleum refining and petrochemistry. More than 2000 graduates from 58 countries work as reputed specialists in Romania and in many countries of the Western and Eastern world.
Although set up more recently, programs in economics, philology, education and administrative sciences, computer science, mathematics or chemistry have constantly gained in reputation and their graduates are held in high esteem by companies and public institutions in Prahova County, in Romania or abroad.
The students benefit by the expertise of 279 teaching staff in all the fields in which the University organizes programs.
Our campus is small enough to represent a friendly environment and large enough to offer a comprehensive range of programs and activities. The campus is organized so as to offer both perfect learning opportunities and the best living conditions - 10 amphitheaters, 64 lecture and seminar rooms, 105 modern laboratories for teaching and applied research activity, library with over 286,000 volumes and and books and journals in most international databases, 7 dormitories and a Students' House. Living and learning in the Petroleum-Gas University means personal development, but also social interaction and entertainment outside the classroom.
Ploiesti is a modern industrial, yet beautiful city, whose center is less than twenty minutes away from the university by bus. Anyone living and learning in Ploiesti should not miss the Clock Museum, the National Oil Museum, the Statue of Liberty, the Central Market Place with its Clock Tower and its most picturesque Chestnut Tree Boulevard.
Ploiesti is also surrounded by wonderful sights worth seeing as part of Romania's natural and cultural heritage: the Carpathian Mountains, the Peles Castle in Sinaia, the Salt Mine in Slanic, or "Nicolae Iorga" Memorial House in Valenii de Munte, to mention just a few.