The tradition of our institution, developed in 200 years through the effort of the most important nation’s schoolmasters and of the generations of students, is not the only convincing reason. Today, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is undergoing a continuous modernization process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great universities all over the world.
The mission of the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy. Creating knowledge mainly by scientific research, disseminating it through education and professional training, information technologies, as well as the use of technological innovation are elements that define the university distinctive profile.
The POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest wants to be present among the universities in Europe able to design and optimize processes that lead to a knowledge-based society, to reaching the goals of the sustainable economic growth, to better jobs, to stronger economic and social cohesion, in compliance with the provisions of the 2002 European Council in Lisbon and European Council in Barcelona in the same year.
Consistent to the fundamental role played by universities and student organizations in the development of European higher education, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest commits itself to increasing the quality of the higher education at European level, reorganizing the studies by adopting a system based on cycles whose implementation started in 2005, supporting the students and teaching staff mobility abroad, signing partnerships with students in view of decision making, and turning the continuous education into a reality.
In order to face these complex challenges, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is planning a sound educational and research-development policy with the participation of the entire community.
Our professors and students’ mobility to universities in the European Union, the research programs involving our university, doctoral theses jointly supervised by our university professors and those from European universities, Erasmus (Socrates) and Leonardo da Vinci programmes that our institution takes part in, master studies organized together with European universities, visiting professors represent some of the facts proving the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest integration in the European system of education.
Seriousness, the depth of the approach and the quality of the academic programmes have also led, year after year, to the acknowledgment of our professors’ and students’ performances abroad, in addition to the recognition of the engineer diploma issued by the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest.
The heritage left by our predecessors determines the present academic community to get involved in many scientific research programmes and projects that bestow not only appreciation and professional reputation, but also the quality of the educational process and the premise of its participation in accomplishing an information society within the higher education European space through knowledge creation.
The engineering profession has continuously transformed and adapted itself to the new demands of the society, but being an engineer, aka a person who knows and is able to make life more comfortable, has remained unchanged.
A dwelling, food, the goods in our home, medicines and cosmetics, water, electric and thermal power, machines and equipment, communication means, cars or airplanes, the whole material conception is the work and result of an engineer’s thinking.