Guide for foreign students

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International student’s guide

UN IV ERS IT Y OF PI TEȘ T I



www.upit.ro Str. Targul din Vale nr. 1 Pitești – 110040 Argeș county Romania Phone: 004-0348-453.100; Fax: 004-0348-453.123

International student’s guide

UN IV ERS IT Y OF PI TEȘ T I



U N I V E R S I T Y c

o n t e

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P I T E Ș T I s

Rector’s speech

5

Faculty of Orthodox Theology

38

Presentation of the University

6

Faculty of Economic Sciences

40

University Organisational Chart

8

Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences

42

Educational Offer

10

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

44

Erasmus

12

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

46

Foreign Students’ Department

16

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

48

Faculty of Educational Sciences

22

Research

50

Faculty of Sciences

30

About Romania

51

Faculty of Letters

32

Getting Here

53

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology

34

Useful Information

56

Faculty of Electronics, Communication and Computer Systems

36

Pitești

60



5 Rector’s Speech The University of Pitești has been a representative academic medium for forming Romanian and foreign students in its 50 years of activity. Every year hundreds of foreign students come to discover the secrets and achievements of the chosen study areas. Our university is an institution with tradition in teaching, both for teaching Romanian language to foreign students, and for the three cycle degree system for undergraduates (Bachelor’s Degree Programmes) and graduates (Master’s Degree Programmes and Doctoral Studies). For all these programmes, there are specific teaching materials and elite academic staff. The University of Pitești is a member of European academic organisations (EUA, AUF, BSUN, DRC) and cooperates with more than 80 universities in the Euro-Atlantic Zone. Through bilateral conventions, the students may apply for students’ mobilities, such as ERASMUS, for international Master’s Degree programmes and for the doctoral programmes. Research opportunities are placed at their disposal by the Research Institute, which was founded to create a unitary and coherent framework for all the scientific research and applicative activity. If you want to apply for any of the programmes we provide, we are happy to place ourselves at the disposal of education and science. Our university is your university! Rector Professor Dr. Ionel DIDEA


6 Presentation of the University

This year, the University of Piteşti celebrates 50 years of higher education, 50 years since its first professors and students sang “Gaudeamus igitur”. In the 50 years of activity, the University of Piteşti has taken it upon itself to contribute to the development of national knowledge and culture, aiming at creating cultural and scientific values. The University of Piteşti, a flexible and complex institution, called for to meet the cultural, social and economic needs of society, is now part of the European academic community, contributing to the world cultural heritage. The year 1962 was the year in which the University of Piteşti began its noble mission in the educational and professional development of generations of young people. The state higher education in Piteşti was established in 1962, under the name of the Pedagogical Institute of Pitești, with three faculties: Philology, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. In 1969, with the development of the car manufacturing industry in the Argeş county, the Assistant Engineer Institute was also established, subordinated to the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest. The two structures merged in 1974 and became the Institute of Higher Education of Pitești which, by the Order of the Ministry of Education no. 4.894/23.03.1991, was established as the University of Piteşti. Nowadays, the University of Piteşti provides a large range of educational opportunities through its 11 faculties, BA programmes, MA programmes and doctoral schools. Every year the institution organises an ample programme of endowments that allows our university to develop an educational system at the same level as any modern university in the world. For the approximately 14,000 students of the University of Piteşti, the programmes are organised by competent professors, according to international standards. Scientific research is one of the priorities of the University of Piteşti. It takes place in research centres and laboratories, being materialized in theoretical and


7 Presentation of the University

practical results, scientific papers published in specialised journals in our country and abroad, presentations in symposia, conferences, and national and international congresses. Year after year, the University of Piteşti organises numerous scientific manifestations, both national and international. Within the context of internationalisation, the University of Piteşti is a member of numerous educational forums of great academic value. Within these structures, the University of Piteşti is actively involved in making decisions and elaborating new educational policies. In the field of international relations and collaborations, the University of Piteşti organises a series of research-development activities in the educational domain, by means of projects financed by the European Commission: Erasmus, Comenius, Gruntvig, Leonardo da Vinci. Besides participating in competitions of projects financed by the European Union, the University of Piteşti has paid special attention to the mutual exchanges of students and academic staff. We should mention here the mutual exchanges with universities and professional training institutes in France, England, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Portugal or Germany. The competence and performance education promoted by the University of Piteşti is also supported by the existence of a modern university library, with an extensive supply of books, which assures a solid basis of documentation, development and research in all scientific domains.


8 University Organisational Chart

Rector of the University of Pitesti Prof. Ph.D IONEL DIDEA

DEANS

Associate Prof. Ph.D Benedict OPRESCU Faculty of Sciences

Associate Prof. Ph.D Nicu BIZON Faculty of Electronics, Communication and Computer Systems

Associate Prof. Ph.D Ştefan GĂITĂNARU Faculty of Letters

Lecturer Ph.D. Radu TASCOVICI Faculty of Orthodox Theology

AssociateProf.Ph.DDinel POPAFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology

Lecturer Ph.D. Daniela PÂRVU Faculty of Economic Sciences

Prof.ing.Ph.D Sebastian PÂRLAC coordinates the educational process quality.

Prof.ing. Ph.D. Marioara ABRUDEANU coordinates the scientific research and information technology.

VICE -


9 President of the Senat University of Pitesti Associate Prof. Ph.D. NICOLAE BRÂNZEA

University Organisational Chart

DEANS

Prof. Ph.D. Constantin DRĂGHICI coordinates the social, cultural-sporting students activities.

RECTORS

Associate Prof. Ph.D. Mihai BRĂSLAȘU coordinates the international relations and cooperation with the social-economic.

Prof. Ph.D. Marius Enachescu Director of C.S.U.D.

Prof. Ph.D. Eugen CHELARU Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences

Prof. Ph.D. Corneliu UDREA Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Prof. Ph.D.Liliana MIHĂILESCU Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

Lecturer Ph.D. Constantin Augustus BARBULESCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Prof. Ph.D. Liliana EZECHIL Faculty of Educational Sciences


10 Educational Offer

University of Pitești

Founded in 1962

Address

Str. Targul din Vale nr. 1 Pitești – 110040 Argeș county Romania Phone: 004-0348-453.100; Fax: 004-0348-453.123 www.upit.ro

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and Master’s Degree Programmes

Sciences; Letters; Mechanical Engineering and Technology; Electronics, Communication and Computer Systems; Orthodox Theology; Economic Sciences; Law and Administrative Sciences; Physical Education and Sports; Mathematics and Computer Science; Humanities and Social Sciences; Educational Sciences

Doctoral Programmes

Engineering Sciences; Exact Sciences; Human Motility Sciences; Humanistic Sciences.


11 Educational Offer Faculty

Form/ duration of studies

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Full time/ 3 years

Faculty of Sciences

Full Time / 3 - 4 years

Faculty of Letters

Full time / 3 years

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Faculty of Electronics, Communication and Computer Systems

Full time / 4 years

Faculty of Orthodox Theology

Full Time / 3 - 4 years

Faculty of Economic Sciences

Full time - Part time / 3 years

Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences

Full time - Part time / 3 - 4 years

Full time / 4 years

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Full time/ 3 years Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full time/ 3 years Full time/ 3 years


12 Erasmus mobilities for students coming to University of Pitești Activity description The main activities related to organising the mobility of an Erasmus student at the University of Pitești are: - the existence of a valid bilateral agreement between the University of Pitești and the partner higher education institutions; - the nomination, respectively the acceptance of the Erasmus student by both higher education institutions; - the selected student must have completed at least the first year of study at his/ her home university; - the Erasmus student must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree Programme, Master’s Degree Programme or Doctoral Programme at the university of origin; - the mobility must be part of the students’ exchange proposed by the home university under an Erasmus bilateral agreement; - the study period or placement of an Erasmus student at the University of Pitesti cannot be less than three months and cannot exceed one academic year; - the period of study at the University of Pitesti is considered integral part of the study programme of his/ her home university; - the student receives academic recognition of the study period/ placement completed at the University of Pitesti; - the Erasmus student is exempted from payment of tuition fees at the University of Pitesti; - students with disabilities will be given special attention; - the Erasmus student must fill in an Application Form and a Learning Agreement/Training Agreement; - in the Learning Agreement the student must choose materials that are compatible and recognized by both universities.


13 Adress: Str. Targul din Vale nr. 1

Study and placement

- the person from the University of Pitești who is in charge with this type of mobility will ensure the supplying and the approval of the Learning Agreement/Training Agreement by the authorised staff in the university (Agreement Coordinator, Dean, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator); - the completed forms are sent both by fax and mail to the Community Programmes Office, within the University of Pitești, addressed to the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator; - the approval and signing of the Learning Agreement and the Training Agreement; these documents must be drawn up before the student’s arrival in Romania; - after receiving the Application Form and the Learning Agreement/the Training Agreement, the University of Pitești decides on the acceptance of the student and issues the Invitation Letter; - information on accommodation is sent to the student via e-mail, along with location details; - the Erasmus coordinator at the University of Pitești is required to keep direct electronic and telephone contact with the student throughout the mobility; - during the Erasmus period at the University of Pitești, the student is invited to take part in many extracurricular activities: social, cultural, sports and tourism; - the arrival of the Erasmus students at the University of Pitești will be communicated to the university of origin; - upon completion of the Erasmus internship, the student receives the transcript stipulating all the attended and promoted courses and the number of credit points in the ECTS system, as well as an Erasmus Certificate; - the students attending their internships in different firms will receive internship completion certificates issued by the company and, based on this document, the Community Programmes Office issues an Erasmus Certificate.


14 Erasmus mobilities for students coming to University of Pitești Necessary Documents a) Application form

The Erasmus institutional coordinator fills it in and submits it, both printed and electronically, to the Community Programmes Office.

b) Learning Agreement, Training Agreement

The document is signed and endorsed by the Dean of the Faculty and by the Institutional Coordinator to whom the student is assigned. The Learning Agreement stipulates the equivalence between disciplines and ensures the recognition of the obtained credit points. The Training Agreement sets out the schedule of the practical activities, the objectives and tasks, as well as the methods of assessment.

c) Invitation letter

Upon the acceptance of mobility, the Community Programmes Office at the University of Pitești issues an invitation letter to the student.


15 Study and placement

d) Transcript of records

At the end of the Erasmus mobility, the faculty issues the transcript of records which mentions all the attended and promoted courses and the ECTS credit points.

e) Erasmus Certificate

The Community Programmes Office issues to the student who completed the full Erasmus mobility programme, a completion certificate of the training period, both for study and placement. The certificate confirms the identity of the student and his or her performance during the Erasmus study/ placement mobility programme.


16 The Foreign Students Department

The Foreign Students Department was established in 1972 and it is one of the oldest departments in the country, now functioning within the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Piteşti. The department specialises in teaching Romanian as a foreign language to foreign students in the preparatory year. Up to now, students from Albany, Algeria, Irak, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Brazil, Turkmenistan, Peru, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, China, France, Turkey, Palestine, Angola have studied Romanian in the preparatory year at the University of Pitești.

The enrollment in the preparatory year Foreigners from both EU and non-EU countries may initiate attendance to courses at the University of Piteşti under the same conditions as the Romanian citizens, in accordance with Law no. 316/12.07.2006 and the Order of the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth no. 308/12.02.2007. They must have permission from the University of Piteşti to be registered. For pre-enrollment, the application forms (photocopies) must be sent by mail to the University of Piteşti. The official documents will be handed at the arrival in Romania. Previous to that, in order to obtain the visa, foreign students must submit the documents to the Romanian Embassy in their countries. Foreigners from both EU and non-EU countries can apply to study at the University of Piteşti without entrance examination, only by submitting the registration file. The documents required for the enrollment at the University of Piteşti must be translated into Romanian and legalised; diplomas should be recognised by the National Center for Academic Recognition and


17 Location: University of Piteşti, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Street Gh. Doaga, No.11, Piteşti, Argeş. http://www.facebook.com/EducationalSciencesPitesti

Measurement. (http://www.cnred.edu.ro).

Deadlines: June 14, 2013 submission of the application letter, for students attending a full academic year; July 15, 2013 the acceptance letter shall be sent by the University of Pitesti to students with approved application letters.

Pre-enrollment – necessary documents: 1. Application form (in duplicate); 2. Legalised copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma and University Diploma equivalent – for foreign citizens who apply for master and doctoral studies; 3. Academic transcript translated into Romanian, English, or French; 4. Legalised copy of the Birth Certificate; 5. Copy of the passport; 6. Medical certificate.


18 The Foreign Students Department

Admission to the University of PiteĹ&#x;ti is based on the selection of application files. Usually, international students learn Romanian during the preparatory year. These documents have to be accompanied by legalised translations into an international language (by case), certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania in the issuing country, or with the Apostille of Hague (for EU citizens). Before coming to Romania, the non-EU citizens should obtain a valid visa for studying in Romania from the Romanian embassies in their own countries. The quantum of tuition fees for foreign citizens from non-EU countries is provided by the Government Decision no. 22/29.08.2009. These fees are minimal and the final rates will be decided by the university. The fees should be paid in advance for a 9 (nine) months period, for full time courses. Tuition fee for EU citizens is identical with that of the Romanian students (2,500lei/university year).

SCHOLARSHIPS Foreign citizens may also be granted scholarships by Romania, unilaterally or based on bilateral agreements, through the competent authorities in their countries or on the basis of scholarships and grants offered by other states or by international organisations. There are student hostels situated in the university campus. Candidates will submit the Registration documents from the Application file, in original, the Letter of Acceptance and the passport with a valid visa for “study�.


19 Location: University of Piteşti, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Street Gh. Doaga, No.11, Piteşti, Argeş. http://www.facebook.com/EducationalSciencesPitesti

Preparatory-year fees (Fees established according to Law no.1/2010) Domain

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programmes (euro/month)

Doctoral programmes (euro/month)

Technology, Agronomy, Science, Mathematics, Sports

270

290

Architecture

350

-

Social Sudies, Psychology, Economy

220

240

Medicine

320

340

Music and Arts

420

440

Musical Interpretation, Theatre

750

790

Film

950

970


20 Foreign students department

The course of the Romanian language for the preparatory year addresses the foreign students who want to study in Romania: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Doctoral Studies. The aim of the course: • the development of reading, writing and conversation skills in Romanian. • foreign students must achieve a medium level which allows them to attend the university courses. • the achievement of basic Romanian specialized language - Mathematics, Physics, Economy, Chemistry, Biology, Management and Marketing, Technical Drawing, European Culture and Civilization for one the following modules: Philology, Medicine, Technique, Economy or Law. • the development of the communication skills in a certain field (discussions, argumentation, negotiation of information) The evaluation The evaluation at the end of the semester: written and oral examination will assess the skills of the Romanian language; written and oral examination at discipline specialty according to the teacher’s requirements. The Foreign students department involves the students in extra curricular activities like conferences, travelling, visit to museums and other places of interest. • The courses and the seminars take place in A 201, A202, A 207 and A 208 classrooms. Students can also access the Internet.


21 Location: University of Piteşti, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Street Gh. Doaga, No.11, Piteşti, Argeş. http://www.facebook.com/EducationalSciencesPitesti


22 Faculty of Educational Sciences CURRICULA 1st Semester Discipline No.

Name

Hours/Week Code

PC

Evaluation form

-

30

E

0

30

C

S

L

P

-

25

-

0

25

0

Obligatory disciplines (O) 1 Romanian language 3610.F.1.O.7.01 -practical course TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O) TOTAL hours per week

25


23 Domain: Philology – preparatory year Speciality: Romanian language as a foreign language Educational form: 1st year of study Philological domain No.

2nd Semester (2)

Discipline Name

Hours/Week Code

C

S

L

P

PC

Evaluation form

Obligatory disciplines (O) 1 Romanian language practical course

3610.F.2.O.7.01

-

10

-

-

15

E

2 Romanian Culture and Civilization

3610.S.2.O.7.02

-

5

-

-

5

C

3 Universal literature/ Euro3610.S.2.O.7.03 pean culture and civilization

-

5

-

-

5

C

4 Business English vocabulary, 3610.S.2.O.7.04 law vocabulary English/French language practical course

-

5

-

-

5

C

0

25

0

0

30

TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O) TOTAL hours per week

25


24 Faculty of Educational Sciences

Technical domain

2nd Semester (2)

Discipline

No.

Name

Hours/Week

PC

Evaluation form

-

10

E

-

-

10

C

4

-

-

5

C

-

2

-

-

5

C

0

25

0

0

30

Code

C

S

L

P

1 Romanian language -practical course

3610.F.2.O.7.01

-

10

-

2 Mathematics

3610.S.2.O.7.02

-

9

3 Physics

3610.S.2.O.7.03

-

4 Tehnical drawing

3610.S.2.O.7.04

TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O)

Obligatory disciplines (O)

TOTAL hours per week

25


25 Domain: Philology – preparatory year Speciality: Romanian language as a foreign language Educational form: 1st year of study Medical domain

No.

2nd Semester (2)

Discipline Name

Hours/Week Code

C

S

L

P

PC

Evaluation form

Obligatory disciplines (O) 1 Romanian language -practical course

3610.F.2.O.7.01

-

10

-

-

15

E

2 Biology

3610.S.2.O.7.02

-

6

-

-

6

C

3 Chemistry

3610.S.2.O.7.03

-

5

-

-

5

C

4 Physics

3610.S.2.O.7.04

-

4

-

-

4

C

0

25

0

0

30

TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O) TOTAL hours per week

25


26 Faculty of Educational Sciences

Economic domain

No.

2nd Semester (2)

Discipline Name

Hours/Weeks Code

C

S

L

P

PC

Evaluation form

Obligatory disciplines (O) 1 Romanian language -practical course

3610.F.2.O.7.01

-

10

-

-

15

E

2 Mathematics

3610.S.2.O.7.02

-

6

-

-

6

C

3 Management and marketing

3610.S.2.O.7.03

-

5

-

-

5

C

4 Business English vocabulary

3610.S.2.O.7.04

-

4

-

-

4

C

0

25

0

0

30

TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O) TOTAL hours per week

25


27 Domain: Philology – preparatory year Speciality: Romanian language as a foreign language Educational form: 1st year of study Law Domain

No.

2nd Semester (2)

Discipline Name

Hours/Weeks Code

C

S

L

P

PC

Evaluation form

Obligatory disciplines (O) 1 Romanian language -practical course

3610.F.2.O.7.01

-

10

-

-

15

E

2 Law elements

3610.S.2.O.7.02

-

6

-

-

6

C

3 Romanian/European 3610.S.2.O.7.03 culture and civilization

-

5

-

-

5

C

4 Specialized law vocabulary

-

4

-

-

4

C

0

25

0

0

30

3610.S.2.O.7.04

TOTAL obligatory disciplines(O) TOTAL hours per week

25


28 Faculty of Educational Sciences

The Faculty of Educational Sciences was founded in 2005, following the reorganization of the University College. The Faculty of Educational Sciences is the continuation of the 3rd year Pedagogic Institute, founded in 1962 and of the University College of Institutors, founded in 1999, in Pitesti, having the Psycho-Social Pedagogy field. The Faculty of the Educational Sciences currently administers two Bachelor’s degree programmes, four Master’s degree programmes, and has subsidiaries in Campulung, Ramnicu-Valcea, Alexandria and Slatina, with a total number of 1,161 students. The Faculty of Educational Sciences manages the activity of Foreign Students Department (preparatory year).


29 Str. Gh. Doaga, nr. 11, Piteşti – Argeş; Piteşti :0348 45 33 50;

Domain

Faculty form / Duration of studies

Educational Sciences Full time / 3 years

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

Primary and Pre-school pedagogy -A

Educational management

Primary and Pre-school pedagogy (Alexandria) - A

Foreign language teaching

Primary and Pre-school pedagogy (Câmpulung) - A

Preschool education

Primary and Pre-school pedagogy (Rm. Vâlcea) - A Primary and Pre-school pedagogy (Slatina) - A Administrative Sciences

Full time / 3 years

Managerial Assistance and Secretary- A

Mentoring for teaching career professionalization


30 Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences was founded in 1990, with four specialities (Biology, Chemistry –Physics, Mathematics and Philology. In the first decade of its activity, the faculty gains a wide recognition and a welldeserved reputation, as reflected in the dynamism of its evolution since 1999. Currently, the Faculty of Sciences manages nine Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, with a total number of 1,068 students.


31 Str.Târgul din Vale, nr.1, Piteşti – Argeş Tel: 0348453260

Domain Chemistry Biology

Faculty form / Duration of studies Full time / 3 years

Environmental Science Horticulture Full time / 4 years

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

Chemistry - A

Interdisciplinary applications in sciences

Biology - A

Medical biology

Ecology and şi Environmental Protection - A

Nature conservation and protection

Horticulture - A

Applications of biotechnologies in horticulture and environmental sciences

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering - AP

Plant protection

Applied Engineering Sciences

Physics Engineering - A

Materials and nuclear technologies

Health

General Medical Assistance - AP

Technologies for sustainable development


32 Faculty of Letters

The Faculty of Letters will give you the opportunity to be part of a flexible system, which is adapted to your needs and may open both research and the training perspectives for you. We focus on humanities disciplines such as language, literature and civilization. These will shape and enrich your knowledge, making you able to cope with the new socio-cultural context. The Faculty of Letters has two subdomains: Language and Literature and Applied Modern Languages and offers a varied selection of undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes that meet international standards in the fundamental field of Humanities. Currently the faculty manages four bachelor’s degree programmes and six master’s degree programmes, with a total of 652 students.


33 Str. Gh. Doja, nr. 41, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 33 00

Domain

Language and Literature

Applied Modern Languages

Faculty form / Duration of studies

Full time / 3 years

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

French Language and Literature – English Language and Literature - A

French literary studies

Romanian Language and Literature– Modern Language and Literature (French , English) - A

Modern languages and international communication (French-EnglishRomanian)

Romanian Language and Literature – English Language and Literature - A

Current structure of the Romanian language

Romanian Language and Literature – English Language and Literature – (Rm. Vâlcea) - A

Modern and contemporary Romanian language

Applied Modern Languages - A

Translation – English language Translation – French language

Doctoral programmes Humanities


34 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology

Founded in 1969, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology currently has 1,343 students and offers four bachelor’s degree programmes, nine master’s degree programmes and three doctoral programmes in the fundamental domain of Engineering Sciences. Our faculty have proved their competence by training several generations of specialists in the production and transmission of scientific knowledge and by contributing to the enrichment of knowledge assets. We are continuously interested in developing the performance of our teaching and research staff. In terms of curricula, our programmes combine the concepts of mechanical engineering with economics, taking into account the modular flexibility of the specializations within the same profile. Tangible facilities ensure the proper environment for scientific and professional training and research. Thus, the Faculty gives you the opportunity to further pursue your academic training through master’s degree and doctoral programmes.


35 Str.Târgul din Vale, nr.1, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 31 50

Domain

Faculty form Bachelor’s degree / Duration of programme / (A- accredited, studies AT – temporarily authorised

Automotive Engineering

Automotive- A

Master’s Degree Programmes

Doctoral programmes

Automotive engineering for a sustainable mobility (English)

Engineering Sciences

Quality Management in the automotive industry (MCIA)

Full time / 4 years

Road traffic and vehicle accident assessment (TREAC) Computer-aided engineering for the automotive industry (IAA) Car design concept and management (CMPA) Advanced mechanical systems with applications in the automotive industry (SMAAIA) Industrial Engineering

Machine Building Technology- A

Materials science and technology (STM) –I.N.P. Tolouse diploma (French)

Engineering and management

Industrial Economic Engineering - A

Product management engineering and manufacturing (IMFP)

Transport Engineering

Transports and Traffic Engineering- AP

Rehabilitation and assistive technology equipments Logistics management (ML)


36 Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers Systems

The Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers Systems (FECC) was founded in 1999 as the Faculty of Electronics and Electro-mechanics. In 2005 it acquires its current name. The Faculty has 4 bachelor’s degree programmes, 7 master’s degree programs and a doctoral school in the field of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications, with a number of 841 students.


37 Str.Târgul din Vale, nr.1, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 32 00

Domain

Faculty form / Duration of studies

Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

Doctoral programmes

Applied Electronics - A

Electronic engineering and intelligent systems

Engineering Sciences

Telecommunication Networks and software - AP

Electronic systems in the industrial process management Electronic systems of parallel and distributed processing Electronic systems for telemeasuring and telecontrol

Full time / 4 years

Electronics for autonomous electricity sources Computer Systems and Information Technology

Computer Systems- A

Modelling, simulation and electronic systems design

Electrical Engineering

Electromechanics - A

Energy conversion systems


38 Faculty of Orthodox Theology

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology was founded in 1991/1992 with 2 specialisations: Romanian Language and Literature - Theology and Social Assistance - Theology. It was affiliated as a part of the Faculty of Science. The Theology-Letters specialisation was introduced (English-French Language and Literature) in the next year, 1992/1993, followed by the Pastoral-Theology specialisation in 1993/1994. On the 6th of January 1994, the Senate of the University of Pitești approved the formation of a new Faculty which included all the theological specializations, called the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Holy Martyr Filofteea. Currently, the Faculty manages six bachelor’s degree programmes and six master’s degree programmes and it has approximately 689 students.


39 Str. Gh. Doja, nr. 41, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 33 10

Domain

Faculty form/ duration of studies

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes/ A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised)

Master’s degree programmes Systematic and practical theology

Pastoral Orthodox Theology - A Theology Full time / 3 years

Orthodox Theology Teaching - A

Ecumenism Apologetics and spirituality Mission and service through sign language

Social Assistance Theology - A Sacred Art - A

Music

Music Pedagogy - AP

Contemporary music education

Social Assistance

Social Assistance - A

Health and social services management


40 Faculty of Economic Sciences

Public higher education with economics profile in Pitești was founded in 1996 with the specialisations: Accounting and Management, Information Systems and Company Management, incorporated in the Faculty of Science of our University. In 1998, the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences was founded by GD, comprising 4 specialisations. Other specialisations were added in later years. The Faculty of Economic Sciences has been functioning since September 2007 and it manages eight bachelor’s degree programmes and seven master’s degree programmes, currently with nearly 2,086 students.


41 B-dul Republicii, nr. 71, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 33 70 Domain

Faculty form/ duration of studies

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes/ A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised)

Business Administration

Full time / 3 years

Business Administration - A

Finances

Economy, Trade, Tourism and Services - A/- A

Business administration in trade, tourism and hospitality services

Finances and Banking – A/- A

European banking systems Economy and European finances

Full time / 3 years Accountancy

Part time / 3 years

Master’s degree programmes

Accountancy and Administration Informatics –A/ - A

Accountancy management and administration informatics Management accounting and audit accounting

Management

Management – A/- A

Marketing

Marketing - A

Economics Economics and International Business

Full time / 3 years

Food and Environmental Economics- AP Economics and International Business- AP

Business development management in the context of globalization Strategic human resources management


42 Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences

Public higher education in the legal and administrative field was established in Pitești at the Faculty of Economics, Law and Administrative Sciences. Subsequently, pursuant to Government Decision no. 916/11.08.2005, the Faculty of Law and Administration Sciences separates itself and assumes the mission to train specialists with a wide range of legal and administrative skills, able to apply the acquired knowledge in practice and specialize in master’s degree programmes. The Faculty of Law and Administration Sciences promotes a modern education, according to the European standards and adapted to the Romanian realities, supporting exchange programmes between universities. Currently, it manages bachelor’s degree programmes and master’s degree programmes in the fields of Law and Public Administration, with about 1,184 students.


43 B-dul Republicii, nr. 71, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 34 00

Domain

Faculty form/ duration of studies

Administrative Sciences

Full time / 3 years

Law

Full time / 4 years Part time / 4 years

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes/ A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised) Public Administration - A

Master’s degree programmes Public administration in the context of European integration Legal assistance for companies

Law – A/- A

Legal community and international institutions Law and language- legal terminology and translations


44 Faculty of Physical Education And Sports

Higher education in the field of Physical Education and Sports has existed at the University of Pitești for over 40 years. Throughout this period, remarkable results have been achieved in the initial and continuous training of specialists. During this period there have been significant advances in a number of specific directions, such as: human resources, training of teaching staff, institutional development for bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes as well as for doctoral programmes; improving teaching methodology and technology for specific learning; development and modernization of teaching materials; performing scientific research rooted in the realities of modern society. The Faculty of Physical Education and Sports manages two bachelor’s degree programmes, three master’s degree programmes and doctoral schools accredited by ARACIS. The Faculty currently has 571 students.


45 Str. Gh. Doja, nr. 41, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 33 20

Domain

Physical Education and Sports

Faculty form / Duration of studies

Full time / 3 years

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

Doctoral programmes

Physical and Sports Education - A

Curricular and extracurricular motile activities

Human motility Sciences

Sports and Motric Performance- AP

Performance in sports

Kinesiotherapy and Special Motility - A

Sports,tourism and free time activities Kinesiotherapy for people with disabilities


46 Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics was founded in 2002 and offers accredited academic programmes in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science, for all the three academic levels: bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and doctoral programmes. Today this faculty prepares 329 students. Its teaching and research missions are: - training performance specialists able to ensure the development of Information Technology Society in Romania in the context of the European Community competition; - preparing both highly qualified specialists in the fields of computer science and mathematics and mathematics and computer science teaching staff to meet European standards.


47 Str.Târgul din Vale, nr.1, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 32 40

Domain Mathematics

Faculty form / Duration of studies

Bachelor’s degree programme / (A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised

Master’s Degree Programmes

Doctoral programmes

Full time / 3 years

Mathematics - A

Applied mathematics

Exact Sciences

Teaching mathematics Computer Science

Computer Science - A

Modeling, design and management of software systems Advanced processing methodologies (English)

Computer Science (Rm. Vâlcea) - AP


48 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanistic Social Sciences was founded in 2002, and has almost 624 students. It manages six bachelor’s degree programmes and four master’s degree programmes, adapted to the current labour market. Because of its interdisciplinary structure, the faculty encourages co-operation between specific bachelor’s fields. As such, the graduates of this faculty enter the labour market with the ability to solve complex problems through organisation and cooperation. As a response to personal and professional development needs expressed by students, the faculty has created and operates a Counseling and Guidance Center, which is a component of the Applied Research Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Training (accredited by CNCS), a center that brings together specialists from all the bachelor’s programmes within the faculty.


49 Str.Târgul din Vale, nr.1, Piteşti – Argeş; Tel/Fax: 0348 45 32 90

Domain

Faculty form/ duration of studies

History

Philosophy

Full time / 3 years

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes/ A- accredited, AT – temporarily authorised)

Master’s degree programmes

History - A

The history of Romania and Romanians in the European context (14-20 centuries)

Philosophy - A

Ethics of public policies

Psychology

Psychology - A

Administrative Sciences

Local Police - AP

Communication Sciences

Journalism - A

International Relations and European Studies

International Relations and European Studies- AP

Psychology

Occupational Therapy - AP

Organisational communication

Clinical psychologyevaluation and intervention


46 50 Research

The Research Institute, University of Pitesti (ICUPit) is set up to create a unified, harmonious collaboration within the framework of university for scientific and applied research taking place in each specific fields of the research center. Thus, it will ensure effective management of human resources, material resources and logistics research for the University of Pitesti to grow and develop itself nationally and internationally. RIUPit Research Institute will promote interdisciplinary scientific co-operation in the academic community. RIUPit main activity of the Research Institute is the organisation and development of the highest scientific research, technological development and technology transfer, moving towards priority fields of scientific research. The University of Pitesti is enabled with national strategies (developed through the national governmental policies), aiming at topical issues nationally and internationally, with the purpose of linking them to national research strategy (Romanian research field), which is subject to the European Research Field (ERF).


51 About Romania Romania lies in the central South-Eastern part of the European continent. With a surface of approximately 238,000 km2 and a population of 21,5 million inhabitants, it is one of the medium-sized countries of Europe and the 7th country in the EU. Romania’s neighbours are Moldavia, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Black Sea Coast. Romania, a semi-presidential republic, with a bicameral Parliament, joined the European Union in 2007. The geographical position and the historical evolution of this territory imposed it as an archetype of mixtures between relatively different cultures: Western-European, East-European and Balkan. This historical reality has been materialized into a special type of general behaviour that manifests itself through the people’s tolerance, hospitality and communication easiness. The peculiarities of the physical space come from the relatively circular disposition and from the roughly equal proportion of each major form of relief: mountains, hills and plains that cover each 1/3 of the surface. Besides, we can add the presence of the navigable Danube, which ensures the direct link with the Northern Sea through the Rhine-Danube canal. The Danube Delta is one of the natural reserves under international protection due to its unique flora and fauna, which are among the richest in Europe. Romania is 2 hours ahead of GMT. The average annual temperatures vary between 22-24 Celsius degrees during summer and between -3 and -5 Celsius degrees in winter. While the average annual temperatures are about 11 Celsius degrees in the southern part of Romania, in north there are about 8 Celsius degrees, the variations being caused by the distribution of the relief in latitude and altitude.


46 52 About Romania

The Romanians have an old and rich history. The ancient name of this territory was Dacia. It was inhabited by the Getic and Dacian populations. After the wars against Rome, between 101-102 and 105-106, Dacia became a Roman province providing the basis for the creation of both the Romanian people and language. During the Middle Ages, the Romanians lived in three provinces, namely Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. These got united during the 19th and 20th centuries, forming the modern Romania. The population is made up to a large extent of Romanians, who represent 90% of the total number of inhabitants, to which Hungarians (around 7%), Gypsies, Germans, Ukrainians, Turks, Tartars, etc. can be added. Of the total number of population, 55% live in towns and cities and the rest of 45% live in rural areas. The capital of the country is Bucharest, founded in 1459, which has now a population of over 2 million inhabitants. The official language of the state is Romanian, belonging to the Romance family of languages; within the local public administration, where the percentage of inhabitants belonging to another ethnic populations is over 20%, their language can also be used. The national currency is the Leu. Source: http://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/pdf/Guide_en.pdf9


53 Getting Here

You can travel to Romania by plane, train or car. The easiest way is to travel by plane. The closest airports to Pitesti are the two busiest international airports in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, which is about 100 km away from Pitești: • HENRI COANDĂ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is located 16 km away from Bucharest City Centre, being linked to all Europe’s major hubs. Currently, the airport has one terminal divided into three halls (sometimes referred to as distinct terminals) (International Departures Hall, International Arrivals Hall and the Domestic Flights Hall - at the ground level of the Arrivals Hall). Then, you can take a taxi to the North Railway Station and from there you can travel to Pitești by train. In Pitești you can travel by taxi to the campus of the University of Pitești. The distances are accessible and the fares are not high. If you arrive between 8.00 a.m. and 4 p.m. you can go directly to the Foreign Students’ Office. Outside working hours you can call the contact person mentioned in the “Addresses’’ section.


54 Getting Here

Public transport in the city – The public transport is provided by city circuits, with an accessible schedule. The transport to the shopping centers situated outside the town is provided by the respective companies. Public transport outside the city – Trains represent the most convenient choice when you have to travel from one city to another. Taxis are an alternative, being a safe and comfortable system. Take only officially registered taxis from taxi stations. Do not accept offers of transportation from unauthorised people.


R - Rector’s Office R- Academica Restaurant A – Faculty of Educational Sciences A – Research Institute B – Faculty of Theology B – Faculty of Letters B – Faculty of Physical Education and Sport B – Sports Complex B – Hostels 1, 2 and Surgery B – Canteen C – Faculty of Economic Sciences C – Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences C – Business Incubator and Technological Transfer

C – Muntenia Training Institute D – Classrooms and Surgery CR – Razboieni Hostel CU – Academica Restaurant I – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences I – University Central Library S – Faculty of Sciences S – Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science T – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technology T – Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Systems.


56 Useful Information

STUDENT HOSTEL AND CAFETERIA If you decide to apply for one or more of our educational programmes, you need to be informed about the student hostel and cafeteria. Student Hostel – The student hostel offers accommodation for about 1000 students. Besides the student hostel, there are a number of accommodation options to suit different lifestyles and budgets. Student Cafeteria – The student cafeteria can provide three meals a day for 200 people. It serves a wide selection of items that appeal to every taste, regardless of culture, gastronomic or culinary preferences. If it fails to do so, you can go to any restaurant in town. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES If you need linen cleaning services, you can call the Student hostel laundry or any other laundry in town. Prices are reasonable and services are of very good quality. INTERNET All the university buildings provide wireless connections.


57 Useful information

MEDICAL SERVICES For any medical emergency you may CALL 112. Medical services are provided by the County Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Infectious Diseases Hospital and private clinics for all branches of medicine. MEDICAL INSURANCE The students from the EU countries, who benefit from Erasmus mobility grants or non EU students, have the insurance conditions stipulated in the application study documents. They can also provide additional dental care, cosmetic surgery, etc. Any detail about their health (allergies, intolerances, phobias, etc.) is of major importance in a possible emergency intervention. PHARMACIES – You may find pharmacies with a large variety of pharmaceutical and beauty products all over the town. They are open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm Monday to Saturday. In hypermarkets, pharmacies are also open on Sundays.


58 Useful information

SPORTS & LEISURE The University of Pitești offers various sports facilities. You can spend your free time practising a lot of sports, from tennis, handball, football and volleyball to swimming and modern dances. The University of Pitești also offers special facilities at the Olympic Swimming Pool. The skating rinks, the football and the tennis courts, Nicolae Dobrin Stadium, Polyvalent Hall, the Weightlifting Center and Bascov Nautical Complex, The Argeș Sports Museum are also worth mentioning. As an alternative to all these, there are places which entice you to spend your free time in the open air. These include parks and gardens (Trivale Forest, Expo Park, Strand Park, and Youth Park), a zoo, fitness parks and fountains all over the town (including the musical fountain right in front of the Town Hall), two outdoor swimming pools, carting track, and other public places and equipped beaches. A number of leisure activities can be performed at the Student’s House, where you can choose from various sports such as training gym, dance, karate, judo, etc. You can also participate in shows organized by students from the Student’s House Clubs. You can spend your leisure time in a pleasant way going to the theatre, the cinema, the museum, enjoying programmes offered by Pitești Cultural Center, concerts organized by the House of Culture and the City Municipality.


59 Useful information

FINANCE There are banks all over the town that can exchange any currency. Beware! Do not exchange your money in the street! The best places to exchange your money are banks. If you have national currency cards, you can easily access the ATM anywhere in the town or on campus.


60 Pitești

Country: Romania County: Argeș County Government: Mayor Tudor Pendiuc (Social Democratic Party) Area: 40.7 km (15.7 m2) Population (2002): 168,458 Density: 4,136 inhaitants/km (10,712.2/ m2) Website: http://www.primariapitesti.ro/ Welcome to Argeș - the place where the most beautiful legend of the enduring monastery of the craftsman Manole was worded, the place where the Romanian people and feudal states were founded, where some of the most famous Wallachian lords settled their courts, from where historians and scholars took their wings. Argeș ranks the second in the country in terms of forested area in the north of the county where the highest mountain range in Romania lies (the Făgăraș massif), separated by the Rucăr-Bran corridor. Economy of Argeș: the county with the highest growth even during the economic crisis, ranks the fourth place with 9,207 euros/per inhabitant, estimated after Bucharest, Ilfov and Timiș.


61 Pitești

Historical Argeș: Golești Museum Complex, Liviu Rebreanu Memorial House, Perticari – Davilla family mansion, Bălăceanu-Stolnici family mansion, Poienari and Oratia citadels, Jidava Roman camp, Glavacioc feudal assembly, Negru-Vodă feudal assembly. Spiritual Argeș: Royal Church and Monasteryof Argeș, Stone Ravens Monastery, Nămăiești Monastery, Robaia Monastery, Brădet Hermitage, the wooden church in Jupânești. Argeș-nature and relaxation: Piatra Craiului National Park, Dâmbovicioara Keys, Dâmbovicioara Cave, Bâlea Lac Ice Hotel, Brusturet Keys, Vâlsan Keys, Învârtita Lake – the only lake in the country formed on gypsum strata, Bădești and Brădet Balneary and Climatic Resorts, Mateiaș Mausoleum. Entertainment in Argeș: Bâlea Lake mountain complex with ski and snowdoarding slopes, dozens of clubs and cosy terraces in the City of Tulips, leisure opportunities and outdoor activities, a dynamic and lively district. Pitești – Tradition and Modernity: Attested by documents on the 20th of May 1388, in a title deed on behalf of the prince Mircea the Old, the merchant town of Pitești developed trades, handcrafts and agriculture. The history of every nation is marked by true family dynasties that changed its decisive course. Early modern era is connected to Tudor Vladimirescu’s name and Pitești due to its strategic position in PiteștiCâmpulung-Muscel-Târgoviște triangle was considered a presumptive center of revolutionary resistance.


62 Pitești

Golești (Dinicu, Alexander, Nicholas) and Brătianu (John, Vintilă, Dinu, George) names and facts dedicated to public services are bound together in the history of this region. Important cultural vestiges were traced nearby St George’s Church built up in 1656 – as the first multi-storey arched-brick architectural composition, and near Trivale Hermitage – built by Varlaam, the Metropolitan scholar.

Country : Romania

When the :regnant prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza visited Pitești on the 19th of June 1859, the townspeople County Argeş County presented him a:Mayor four-colour chart of the city. At that time, in Pitești there were 1,400 houses, 7,000 inhabGovernment Tudor Pendiuc (Social Democratic Party) itants, Romanian teacher training college, two private schools providing tuition in German and Greek, Area a:40.7 km (15.7 sq mi) a Population boarding school for :168,458 girls who studied French and German. At the same time, the city had 10 Orthodox (2002) churches, an Armenian one, a synagogue and a 30-bed hospital.

Density: 4,136/km (10,712.2/sq mi) Website : http://www.primariapitesti.ro/ During the interwar period, the writers Vlad Mușatescu and Ion Săliște were born in Pitești. It is here where

Liviu Rebreanu, the writer, Ion Pillat, the poet, Mihail Sorbul, the playwright, George Vâlsan, the geograWellcome toUdrescu, Argeş, the place where it was conceived most beautiful legend of the building without pher, Dumitru the folklorist carried out their lifelongthe activities.

death - that of Master Manole, the place where the Romanian people and the Romanian feudal state were

founded, where most famous aWallachian rulers resided and from where of history Pitești embodies thethe Tulip Symphony, floriculture exhibition and symbolic festival of people the city which gath-and culture ers each yearwings. officialsArgeş and public from all the country well of as diplomats and service rose their ranksservants the second in over the country in as terms forest area inforeign the north of the county officers other countries. whereofthe highest mountains in Romania (Făgăraş group) are, separated by Rucăr-Bran corridor. Economic Argeş: the county with the highest growth and productivity, even during the economic crisis, ranks the fourth place with 9,207 euros / inhabitant estimated after Bucureşti, Ilfov şi Timiş.


63 Pitești

Pitești – a cultural city Pitești Philharmonic Orchestra, the district Museum and the first digital planetarium in Romania for virtual astronomy education, Argeș County Library, the Cultural Centre, Brătianu Cultural Centre, Pitești House of Culture, Pitești School of Arts and Crafts, Alexandru Davilla Theatre, Pitești Military Circle, Art Gallery, County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture in Argeș, Student’s House, Palace of Children and Students, Ars Nova Chamber Choir, Dorul Folk Dance Group. Pitești - city of sports performances The Olympic Swimming Pool, Nicolae Dobrin Stadium, Swimming, skating, tennis and football complex, Polyvalent Hall, Weighlifting Complex and Nautical Complex at Bascov, the karting track, Argeș Sports Museum. Sports performance is achieved through Municipal Sports Club (MSC), FC Argeș footbal teams, Pitești and FC international Pitești basketball teams (BCMUS Pitești and BCA Pitești), women volleyball team. Pitești – city of nature Parks and gardens (Trivale Forest, Expo Park, Ștrand Park, Tineretului Park), the Zoo, fitness parks and the fountains in all city district (including the Musical Fountain in the City Hall Square) the two outdoor swimming pools. Pitești – city of events The Tulip Symphony, Golden Tulip International Festival, Zavaidoc Old Fiddle Music National Festival, the Autumn Fair, Gheorghe Iliescu-Călinești International Sculpture Festival.