University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) was founded in 1818 and it is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Romania. Over its 200 years of existence, UPB has managed to invest in human capital and to create a qualitative profile that promotes excellence in technical education and research. In the present, UPB conducts educational activities in the technical fields – it comprises 15 faculties, and 14 doctoral schools, 95 bachelor’s programs, 184 master’s programs and well over 30,000 students throughout all the years of study – 1,700 PhD candidates, overs 1300 teachers. UPB research activities are amongst the top priorities of the university with two of the most important research hubs in the region – The Research Center for Advanced Materials, Products, and Processes - CAMPUS and the Research Center for Intelligent Products, Processes and Services - PRECIS. With regards to the international dimensions, our university is part of over 20 larger academic associations: The Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Top International Managers in Engineering (T.I.M.E.), European University Association (EUA) etc., we have over 300 signed inter-university mobility agreements and well over 180 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU’s) with universities across the world. Aside from our students – which we promote in the international environment – our university receives over 800 foreign students every year. One of the strategic dimensions of our activity is the interaction with the private sector. We take pride in being synchronized with the needs and wants of an important part of the engineering and IT firms in Romania. In this sense, we are the most important nationwide provider of IT and engineering specialists. In order to maintain such responsibility and educational quality standards, UPB must collaborate constantly with the private sector and – moreover – develop initiatives and projects alongside the great IT and engineering firms.Learn more!