Politehnica University Timisoara

The message of the rector


Dear teachers, dear students,

We are opening, for the 100th time, the school year of the Timisoara Polytechnic. I welcome you in the academic year 2019-2020, a year full of challenges. On November 11, 2019 we are entering the year 100 of our existence, and 2020, when we celebrate the Centenary, was declared the year of Politehnica Timisoara.

The city was elevated to the rank of Civitas Academica with the signing by King Ferdinand, on November 11, 1920, of the Decree establishing the Polytechnic School, Politehnica University Timisoara today, which became, over time, one of the largest and renowned universities in Central and Eastern Europe. The transformation of Timisoara into a university city has had the direct effect of increasing the attractiveness for investments of all types, keeping the young and innovative spirit, promoting the avant-garde image of Romanian and European science.

If at the beginning - as the rector of the time, Victor Valcovici, declared at the institution's 10th anniversary - "Politehnica was like a new born baby... almost everything was missing", now, Politehnica University Timisoara, the oldest institution of higher education in the western part of the country, it is included in the category of the most valuable institutions of higher education, that of the universities of advanced research and education.

The management of Politehnica University Timisoara has always been concerned with ensuring the best conditions for its students. This summer alone, we invested over one million euros in repairs, renovations, capital repairs and other works to open the academic year.            

Areas of education are generous with lecture upgraded with dozens of modern laboratories for research or implementation of concepts theoretical learned, homes upgraded for all students to canteens and restaurants student most modern university library in the country, sports as it has no university in Romania. And all the facilities are made available free of charge to the students. Moreover, Politehnica University Timisoara rewards academic performance, offering among the largest scholarships in the country, both from public funds and from its own incomes, for students who are noted for their performance in education, research, volunteering or teaching. representation of the university at different scientific, cultural or sporting events and competitions.

The prestige enjoyed by our university is reflected and through agreements with nearly 400 universities worldwide, which facilitates mobility programs for students, graduates, doctoral students and teachers, carrying out joint research projects, participation in events scientific and supporting diplomas at the helm.

I would like to thank the "freshmen" from the first year for choosing us and I welcome them to the great family of Politehnica. It follows several years of work, the teaching, but also for fun. For you, a period full of events will follow. In 2020 it is the Centenary of Politehnica, and in 2021 Timisoara will be the European Cultural Capital. I invite you to join student organizations where your older colleagues will share their experience to guide you during the adjustment and to engage in activities which they organize. You came to our university each with his dreams about the future. We will help you materialize them and build the career you want. The future is yours!

I welcome back the students of higher years, who were concerned about improving their training, which represented the university with honor in professional, scientific and sports competitions, but also in the companies in which they practice. And in this chapter, Politehnica University Timisoara excels. It has over 200 economic partners with whom it has concluded collaboration contracts. Thus, the professional insertion of graduates is fast and close to the maximum limit. Large companies from Timisoara, but not only, to whom we thank, have come and continue to come to Politehnica, supporting the didactic activity, on the one hand by arranging laboratories, and on the other hand by supporting the adaptation of the study programs to the new realities of labor market. In this regard, the Steering Committee of Politehnica University Timisoara was established seven years ago, which advises the management of the institution regarding the reform measures of the study programs.

Dear colleagues, teachers and administrative staff, I am happy to see you again in the new academic year. Thank you for the activity carried out so far, both in teaching and research, which led the Polytechnic of Timisoara on the podium of the universities of Romania regarding the total production of scientific papers. We have even and above, if it would relate to the number of teachers. Through professionalism and academic performance, you are a worthy example for our students.

As always, we are starting a new academic year with confidence and hope that together, as a true family, we will carry on the prestige of this school and build a better future for everyone.

I wish you a university year full of achievements, professional achievements and the power to succeed in everything you do!



Prof. Eng. Viorel-Aurel Serban, PhD
Rector of Politehnica University Timisoara

Ultima actualizare: 2019-11-07
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