As a public higher education institution, “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia is going through a new stage of its existence, a stage marked by the three principles underlying the current mandate of the University’s Management: performance, quality, and consistency. As a relatively young University - we are celebrating 28 years of existence in 2019 -, our University is fully aware of its purpose and role within the higher education system in Romania and constantly relates to the tradition of the Transylvanian educational system.
International Cooperation with Higher Education Institutions
The main tenets of the internationalization strategy of “1 Decembrie 1918” the University of Alba Iulia, developed in cooperation with and endorsed by the university management are construed along the following lines: extending the international dimension of research activities, and teaching/learning processes, raising intercultural and plurilingual awareness, and active involvement in social and corporate governance. We actively foster the mobility of teachers and students and we continuously extend our cooperation with institutions worldwide, either through bilateral agreements or collaborating in different types of networks (Association of Carpathian Regional Universities, Consortium in Humanities, European Network for Intercultural Education Activities, UNIRO - University Network of International Relations Offices, etc.). Our university has currently concluded more than 200 Erasmus+ agreements with higher education institutions for student and staff mobility. Each year we send abroad approximately 200 students for studies or placements and host more than 100 incoming students within the Erasmus+ mobility program. Our university is also implementing the International Credit Mobility action, as we have been awarded grants for mobility flows with Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, Russia, Colombia, and China (with China we have granted only for staff mobility). Besides mobility programs, we develop collaborative educational and research activities, such as co-organizing thematic conferences (GeoCAD, ICTAMI, BENA, etc.), co-publishing periodical volumes of conference proceedings, and peer-reviewed academic journals. We have already established successful joint Ph.D. programs, and we are looking into new vistas offered by ERA+ and Horizon 2020 Programs.
About Erasmus +
The implementation and organization of European and international mobility are carried out by the Erasmus+ Office, part of the Centre for International Relations. The Head of Office is the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator, supervising the activity of 2 full-time employees and that the Department Coordinators in charge of Erasmus academic issues for incoming and outgoing students. The Office also collaborates with the Legal Advisor, Financial Responsible, and Chief Accountant, with specific tasks included in the job description. Tasks are clearly divided according to the Internal Regulations approved by the Senate and according to the job description of each staff member. Communication and operations are run in accordance with specific procedures and regulations concerning international mobility activities. The Office is under the authority of the Erasmus management committee, named by the Rector, in charge of taking management decisions concerning the Erasmus+ Program.
Study in Alba Iulia
1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia
UAB is first and foremost an institution of learning and teaching, committed to serving the needs of society. Our campus community reflects and is a part of a society comprising all races, creeds, and social circumstances. The successful conduct of the university"s affairs requires that every member of the university community acknowledge and practice the following principles:
- We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. We will endeavor to foster mutual understanding among the many parts of our whole.
- We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
- We take pride in our various achievements, and we celebrate our differences.
- We will strive to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect.
Citizens from the EU, European Economic Association (Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland who apply for admission in the Romanian educational system have to meet the same conditions as Romanian citizens and the same tuition fees as Romanian students will apply in their case as well.
Study programs in English
The program focuses on attaining a formative, modern student who can be pragmatically oriented in the education system in accordance with the real needs of the Romanian school within the extended context of the European Union.
Alba Iulia, Alba County, Romania