The University in Bucharest is one of the most important universities in Romania and in the South-East of Europe. During its 148 years of existence, the University of Bucharest has gained solid national and international prestige, being the first Romanian academic institution in the top 600 universities in the world.
The University of Bucharest covers the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences. UB offers numerous study programs, for all cycles and forms of organized university training, as well as numerous other higher postgraduate programmes, and programmes for professional re-conversion and enhancement. The international programmes such as ERASMUS, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and the, 300 constant partnerships have contributed to constant growing of educational standards and to many FP7 projects and ‘Life Long Learning’. All programs are accredited or authorized. The degrees granted by the University of Bucharest are recognized in most countries in the world.
Since the 1990s, the University of Bucharest has undergone a complex process of revival, setting up new faculties, reorganizing the higher education field, redefining priorities for the institutional development, both at a national level and at an international one. In 2000, the University of Bucharest comprised 18 faculties and over 20,000 students. Currently, the University of Bucharest comprises 19 faculties and 2 autonomous departments and over 30,000 students of which approximately 35% are enrolled in the master's and doctoral programs. The University of Bucharest is one of the most important research centers in the country, currently comprising over 50 institutes, departments, research centers, and 5 research platforms.
In 2000, the University of Bucharest was awarded the Diploma of Excellence by the Ministry of Education. In 2007, the survey conducted by the newspaper "The Times Higher Education Supplement" placed the University of Bucharest in its TOP 500, the UB being the only university in the country included in this classification.
The ranking process of the universities generated, in the next stage, the ranking of the study programs. The main study fields at the University of Bucharest were ranked in 2011 as follows:
• Category A: Business Administration, Social Care, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Law, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, Geology, Geological Engineering, Computer Acience, History, Mathematics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Education Sciences, Communication Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Theology;
• Category B: Administrative Sciences, Psychology, Marketing.
In the University Charter, approved in July 2011, the University of Bucharest is declaired an advanced research and education institution, whose mission of training, research and social development defines the institutional functionality within a national and European context. The mission of the UB will be analyzed along its components: education, scientific research, management, administration and infrastructure, social development programs.