Only 21 years after the founding of an engineering school in Vienna (1797), Gheorghe Lazăr founds the Şcoala de Ingineri Hotarnici (1818), at the Royal Academy of St. Sava. The school organized by Gheorghe Lazăr prepared engineers and topometrists. The revolution of Tudor Vladimirescu closes the school in 1821.

GHEORGHE LAZAR (1779-1823)

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the oldest and most prestigious engineer school in Romania. Its traditions are related to the establishment, in 1818, by Gheorghe Lazăr, of the first higher technical school with teaching in Romanian, at the Saint Sava Abbey in Bucharest. In 1832, it was reorganized into the St. Sava College.

On 1 October 1864, The School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture was established, which becomes, on 30 October 1867, The School of Bridges, Roads and Mines, with a duration of 5 years. Under the leadership of Gheorghe Duca, on 1 April 1881, the institution acquires a new structure, under the name of The National School of Bridges and Roads; on 10 June 1920, the Politehnica School of Bucharest was founded, with four departments: Electromechanics, Civil Engineering, Mines and Metallurgy, Industrial Section.

From November 1920 the name changes to POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

On 3 August 1948, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest was founded, which initially included 4 faculties and in which, since 1950, have appeared most of the current faculties. Based on the resolution of the Senate of November 1992, the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest became University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

1818

Gheorghe Lazăr is authorized to form a school of engineers at the St. Sava Abbey

1864

The decree of Al. I. Cuza - establishing the School of Bridges and Highways, Mines and Architecture

1881

The Polytechnic Society was established

1920

The decree of King Ferdinand to set up the Polytechnic School

1948

A new change of name in the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

1992

The name changes to the current one - University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

1832

The appointment of Petrache Poenaru as the school headmaster by Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei

1867

The decree of King Carol I - School of Bridges, Roads and Mines

1886

The completion of Polizu building and its inauguration by King Carol I

1938

Change of name in Politehnica of Bucharest

1970

Inauguration of the current campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

2013

The Royal House of Romania grants the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest the Order Nihil Sine Deo

2018
1950

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest trains those without whom the society, as we know it today, could not be possible – the engineers. We are a people with inherited technical abilities, with native engineering inclination, and many times Romanian engineers have added their name to the pantheon of world science.

PETRACHE POENARU

Having studied in Vienna and Paris, he obtained in 1827 (Paris) the first patent for the invention of the pen, under the name “the endless pen that fills itself with ink”.

GHEORGHE I. DUCA

In 1874, he was named director of Iaşi-Ungheni rail line. Between 1876 – 1881, he worked for the Guilloux company, at the Ploieşti - Predeal railway.

ANGHEL SALIGNY

He was a remarkable engineer, creator of multiple inventions and unique solutions in the design and construction of bridges and industrial structures.

SPIRU HARET

Spiru Haret was, for 29 years, university professor of trigonometry, descriptive, analytic and plane geometry, at the School of Bridges and Roads.

GEORGE CONSTANTINESCU

He was among the first to use reinforced concrete in the construction of buildings in Romania (the casino in Constanţa, the Water Tower in Periş, the Palace of the Patriarchate, Athénée Palace Hotel).

ION AGÂRBICEANU

In 1960, he created a laser with active medium a synthetic ruby crystal, and in 1963, the first laser with gas discharge in Romania.