Transilvania University of Brasov, an accredited public higher education institution with a tradition of over half a century, has the mission of providing and developing the resources and tools for high quality teaching and scientific research, such as to ensure its competitiveness in the European Higher Education Area.
The university evolves within the dynamics of today's knowledge-based society, relying on its dedicated teaching staff who coordinate numerous multi-disciplinary national and international projects, both scientific and educational, and organize high-class international conferences and forums.
The university's associated values are: transparency, performance, team spirit, equity, acknowledgement of merits, ethics, openness towards the community.
Its history began in 1948, when the Forestry Institute was set up in Brasov. Since then, the university has continuously developed, currently being the largest and the best reputed higher education institution in the region, consisting of 18 faculties, around 20,000 students and over 1,000 academic staff. The faculties offer academic degree programs in a wide range of fields (engineering, science, humanities, medicine, music), develop scientific research and provide lifelong learning programs based on the societal request. The educational process follows the Bologna principles: at the 1st and 2nd cycles (bachelor and master) it is organized as full-time, part-time and long distance programs; the activities of the 3rd cycle (doctoral studies) as well as the post doctoral research, are managed by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School.
Brasov is a multicultural and multiethnic city, located in Transilvania (center of Romania), in a mountainous region, with historical and cultural sites, recognized all over the world. The current structure of
the local economy is balanced, including industry, trade, construction, and services. The foreign
investors and entrepreneurs choose to locate their business in Brasov
due to the wide offer for highly qualified human resources, provided by Transilvania University. Nowadays, the city represents a region
under development with better job opportunities than other parts of Romania.
Due to its gradual development, the University's academic buildings are dispersed across the city. However, most of them are concentrated on Colina Campus. A new university research campus, GENIUS- Green, Energy Independent University Campus, including the University Reserch & Development Institute, is operational since 2013.
Every year, Transilvania University is the chosen destination of hundreds of students and teachers participating in academic and research exchange programs, coming from EU and other partner countries, all over the world.