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University of Oradea
Faculty of Letters


Rector Professor Teodor Maghiar
Address 5 Armatei Romane Street
3700 - Oradea, Romania
Tel. No. +40 59 432 889
Fax No. +40 59 432 789
E-mail address
Faculties & Colleges
  • The Faculty of Letters
  • The Faculty of Social Humanistic Science
  • The Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Economics
  • The Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence
  • The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • The Faculty of Electrotechnics and Informatics
  • The Faculty of Management and Technological Engineering
  • The Faculty of Energy Engineering
  • The Faculty of Environmental Protection
  • The Faculty of Theology
  • The Faculty of Fine Arts
  • The Faculty of Music
  • The Faculty of Textiles and Leatherworks
  • The University College of Technology, Economics and Administration
  • The University Medical College
  • The University College of Schoolmasters - Foreign Languages - Oradea
  • The University College of Schoolmasters - Music - "Iosif Vulcan" - Oradea
  • The University College of Schoolmasters - Drawing "Nicolae Bolcas" - Beius
  • The Teacher Training Department
  • The Department of Distance Learning Education
  • The International Geothermal Training Center
  • Research Centers and Teams
  • Type of courses See individual faculties and colleges
    Length of courses See individual faculties and colleges
    Date of commencement 1st of October - the opening of the academic year
    Class size Class size for courses: minimum 60 students
    For seminars and laboratories activities classes are organized in groups and subgroups. A group can contain 25 - 30 students, subgroups contains 12 - 15 students.
    Accommodation Part of the students of our university are accommodated in places having this very destination. These include: 2 own hostels situated in the campus that offer 656 seats, 3 hostels situated in Oradea and Sânmartin (588 seats) and a hotel in Baile Felix Spa (300 seats). Moreover, it is stipulated the construction of 6 own hostels having 800 seats. Equipped according to the actual requirements, they are estimated to satisfy to a large extent the demand for the future students.

    Foreign students who are studying at our university can obtain accommodation and food in the campus facilities upon room availability. Students benefit from discounted transportation and room and board, subject to availability.

    Our campus, covering an area of 14300 square m., it is one of the cosiest university campuses in Romania. This aspect is given by the successful combination between the architecture of the buildings and the little dendrological park having species like: "Rododendron skocsky", "Fortitia suspeusa Catalpa", sp "Belula Verucosa", "Cerasus Aoium", "Sophora Japonica", "Salix Babylonica" etc., some of them being rarities.
    Fees Technical, Economic, Agronomy, Physical Education and Sports, University
    Full-time Higher Education - 320$ monthly
    Post-academic Education (Ph.D. with full-time attendance) - 340 $ monthly
    Ph.D. Dissertation Examination - 845 $

    Medical and Pharmaceutical
    Full-time Higher Education - 360$ monthly
    Post-academic Education (Ph.D. with full-time attendance) - 380 $ monthly
    Ph.D. Dissertation Examination - 995 $

    Music and Plastic Arts
    Full-time Higher Education - 470 $ monthly
    Post-academic Education (Ph.D. with full-time attendance) - 495 $ monthly
    Ph.D. Dissertation Examination - 1350 $

    Dramatic Arts, Theater and Film
    Full-time Higher Education - 760 $ monthly
    Post-academic Education (Ph.D. with full-time attendance) - 800 $ monthly
    Ph.D. Dissertation Examination - 1550 $

    Fees in the above table are for September 2001. Fees are subject to change without notice. Foreign citizens who are financing their own studies must pay for the vacation period (109 $/ monthly + free medical insurance). Foreigners who do not require a visa to stay in Romania and have medical insurance in their country valid for Romania are exempt.
    Admission requirements Foreign students who wish to study in Romania are invited to send the registration form directly to the education institution or to the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, Department of International Relations at the address: Str. G-ral Berthelot nr. 28 - 30, Bucuresti 70738, Romania, Phone: 40-1-3131013, fax: 40-1-3126614. Foreign students are accepted to study in Romania based on the approval of the Ministry of Education and Research. The entry visa to Romania (if required) can be obtained at the Romanian Embassy in your country.

    List of documents required for the application to study:
  • Application (registration) form;
  • Record of studies as proof of level of studies completed (High School Diploma or if the case is such, License Diploma);
  • Record of School transcripts for the completed years of studies, in the case of partial comparative studies or continuing post-academic studies.

  • These documents have to be presented in original, accompanied by certified translations into an international language (English, French or German, if the case is such) and validated as authentic by the Romanian Embassy and the Ministry of Education from your country.

    Foreign students are enrolled in the program without admission examination, above the set number of Romanian students approved. Generally, foreign students are enrolled in university and post-academic programs after completing the preparatory year of Romanian language study. During this year you also benefit of specific training for your future education. After completion of the preparatory year you will hold a test which confers a Certificate of Graduation of the Preparatory Year. For registration in faculties where teaching is held in a foreign language, you will have to pass a test in that specific language. Persons who are from a country having the official language the language of study and have taken courses previously in the same language, are exempted from the test. Applicants who studied in their country for a period of 4 years in Romanian language, are exempt from the language test and the preparatory year. Also, applicants who speak Romanian and are able to hold the language test without the preparatory year may do so.

    Foreign citizens who intend to study architecture, arts or sports must hold an aptitude test specific to their specialization, prior to enrollment.

    For Ph.D. programs, applicants must hold a pre-examination to determine their level of knowledge in the field. The exam can be held at the higher education institution chosen by the applicant. Foreign citizens can cover study expenses through Romanian Government scholarships or through their own financing.

    At the University of Oradea there operates an International Relationship Department since 1996. The coordinator is Ph.D. Prof. Ioan Horga, Phone No. +40 59 432 830 ext. 183, Fax: +40 59 467 642 or +40 59 432 789, E-mail:
    Contact for application Cornel ANTAL - Ph.D. Assoc.Prof. Eng.
    Scientific Secretary of the University of Oradea
    Webmaster of the University of Oradea


    Faculty of Letters

    General Presentation of the Faculty

    The Faculty of Letters was founded in 1963 within the Pedagogical Institute in Oradea. Since 1971, at the same time with the diversification and reorganizations of the national philological education there has been a pass from a specialization to double specialization, which led gradually to found new sections and specialization in Academic system ending the studies with an exam and degree diploma. After a 3 years break the Faculty of Philology has resumed its activity within the University of Oradea, founded after the Revolution in December 1989, by Government Decision issued the 2nd of May 1990.

    The Faculty was known an ascending development after 1989 at the same time with the rehabilitation of humanistic education, when, besides the already existing classical profiles, have created modern specialization, intensely asked by the new labour market. The faculty has a prevalent didactic aim, training teachers for all levels of education as well as farther professions, according to their specialization: translators, researchers, archivists, librarians, social assistants, mass-media workers etc. Graduation implies a degree examination, consisting irrespective of specialization, of an exam in fundamental subject and two exams in special subject, followed by the degree examination. Graduates of long term studies (4 years) obtain a degree diploma with the right involved by these certificates.

    Contact details

    Address: Str. Armatei Române nr. 5, 3700 Oradea, Bihor, România
    Phone: +40 59 414 732
    +40 59 432 830 ext. 178
    Fax: +40 59 412 226


    Undergraduate Programs

    · Romanian Language & Literature - A foreign Language & Literature (English, French, German, Russian) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · English Language & Literature - Romanian Language & Literature or A foreign Language & Literature (French, German) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · French Language & Literature - Romanian Language & Literature or A foreign Language & Literature (English, German) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · German Language & Literature - Romanian Language & Literature or A foreign Language & Literature (English, French, Italian, Russian) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · Librarianship (Bibliology and Biblioteconomy) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · Librarianship (Bibliology and Biblioteconomy) - Romanian Language & Literature or A foreign Language & Literature (English, French, German) - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    · Didactic Baptist Theology - Letters (Romanian Language & Literature or A foreign Language & Literature: English, French, German, Russian) - Long term education, 4 years /full-time - University Diploma

    · Didactic Baptist Theology - Social Attendance - Long term education, 4 years / full-time - University Diploma

    Postgraduate Programs

    · Romanian Literature in Universal Context - In depth studies, 1 year / full-time - In-Depth Studies Diploma

    · Special courses in Foreign Languages (English, French, German) - Perfecting post-graduate studies, 1 year / full-time - Graduation Certificate

    Research Activity

    The students and the members of our staff are involved in three main domains of research: linguistics, literature, artistic creation. The scientific papers and literary creations are turned to good account in magazines of the university or in specialty publications from our country. The members of our staff, the students, the young researchers take part with programs in the competitions and the grants organized in the internal and external finances system.

    Leadership of the Faculty

    Dean: Ph.D. Univ. Prof. Ioan DERSIDAN
    Area of competence: Romanian Literature and the Methodology of Teaching Romanian Language and Literature

    Vice-Dean: Ph.D. Univ. Reader Ioan SIMUT
    Area of competence: Romanian and World Literature

    Scientific Secretary: Ph.D. Univ. Professor Valentin CHIFOR
    Area of competence: Romanian Literature

    About the University

    Short history

    The traditions of higher education in Oradea, metaphorically speaking, go back to time immemorial. This year there are 222 years since the inauguration of higher education in Oradea and 39 years of continuous higher education in Oradea.

    In the illuminist atmosphere at the end of the 18th century, "a higher institution for philosophic teaching" was founded in Oradea in 1780, which was to become in 1788 the Faculty of Law, the oldest faculty not only within the Romanian borders but also in a vast region of Eastern Europe. After 1921, all the courses at the Law Faculty were taught in Romanian. In 1923, the foundation of two theological academies gave new dimensions to the academic life in Oradea.

    The Law Academy of Oradea, together with the two theological academies, was to make another step forward by integrating a faculty of letters, thus achieving the old desideratum of creating in Oradea a University of Crisana. But in 1934, under unfavourable circumstances and after 150 years of longstanding activity, the Law Faculty - the academic nucleus of Oradea - is transferred to Cluj.

    After a thirty-year break in the activity of the Law Academy of Oradea, on the 1st of October 1963, an order of the Ministry of Education established in Oradea a 3-year Pedagogic Institute meant to do away with the scarcity of teachers in secondary education. The new institution of higher education began its activity with two faculties: Philology and Mathematics-Physics, and a year later other two faculties (History-Geography and Physical Education) were added. One by one, the new sections obtained an academic statue until 1983, when due to a poor educational policy, the didactic and humanistic specializations diminished their activity, and from a prosperous institution of higher education, Oradea turned into an engineering college affiliated to the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

    In May 1990 a decree of the Romanian government established the Technical University of Oradea, later called the University of Oradea, based on impressive traditions of academic life in the town. It was an act of scientific and cultural restoration long expected in the life of the Romanian society, a major gain of the people's Revolution of December 1989. This is how the dream of several generations of scholars came true, clearly expressed by a historian of Oradea: "As regarding the future, the desire of all well-meant Romanians is to establish in Oradea a complete university, the lights of which will shine across the entire western border of Romania".

    Today, the University of Oradea is an integrated institution of higher education of this kind, comprising 15 faculties and 5 colleges with more than 30,000 students enrolled in short-term and long-term education, day courses, evening courses, reduced frequency courses or other forms of attendance.

  • Faculties 15
  • University Colleges 5
  • Institutions of Higher Education outside the country 4
  • Teacher Training Department
  • Long Distance Education Department
  • International Relations Department
  • Research Centers and Teams 11
  • International Geothermal Training Center
  • Headquarters of the "Stefan Odobleja" International Academy of Cybernetics
  • Ph.D. fields (Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Energy Engineering, Marketing, Medicine, Theology, Biology, History) 8
  • Number of people undergoing part-time Ph.D. programmes 269 (out of which 5 foreigners)
  • Number of people undergoing full-time Ph.D. programmes 30
  • Number of confirmed Ph.D.s 88
  • Total number of employees 2003
  • Number of own teaching staff 1110
  • Number of associated teaching staff 533
  • International collaborating and partnership relations with 214 universities, institutes, companies in 31 countries
  • Number of students studying abroad, via programmes of the European Union (Socrates, Tempus etc.) 550
  • Number of teaching staff studying abroad, via programmes of the European Union (Socrates, Tempus etc.) 240

  • We all have to admit that there is no other financial or real estate investment more profitable for students. Education itself will always be the best long-term investment, as nothing is as precious as the knowledge gained during academic instruction.

    Main activities

    The mission of the University of Oradea is to train and educate on a large scale both the students and also the high education graduates, as well as to approaches certain domain of science and technology at high level. The structure of the University contains academic education, postgraduate education, colleges and scientific research. The University has the right to grant the titles of graduate, licensee, master, doctor, honorary professor, visiting professor and associate professor.

    The University of Oradea expanded itself by developing new faculties, colleges and research teams, as well as by developing certain specializations inside the existing faculties.

    Inside the University of Oradea the education and research activity is developing in the area of natural and physical sciences, as well as in the area of social and human sciences, covering (according with the UNESCO classification) the following: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Sciences of Life, Agricultural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Technological and Engineering Sciences, Economical Sciences, Geography, History, Juridical Sciences and Law, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Letters and Arts, Sociology, Philosophy. The educational process is based on the curricula for long term studies, short term studies, postgraduate's studies, master, doctoral studies and programs of continuous education and Distance Open Education.

    To create flexible education structures, according with the necessities and adapted to the labour market conditions, inside the University of Oradea was established a Department for Distance Open Education (Distance Learning Education). This form of training offers a great flexibility, liberating the students from the strains of time, space and rhythm of work, representing a special attraction for the working population.

    The University of Oradea adopted the European System of Transferable Credits, facilitating in this way the didactical process.

    The scientific research activity is developing in research teams inside faculties and chairs, as well as in research centers without juridical personality from our University, such as the Medical Center of Research and the National Center of Geothermal Research, which will be accredited as excellence research center, as soon as possible. The research has both fundamental character and applicative, based on the following principal domains the exploitation of the geothermal potential, researches in microwave area, researches in the area of high frequency current, researches in the area of human physiology, specific researches for the existing chairs. Presently, in the University of Oradea, inside the research teams there are 146 employees, 80 having higher education, and 7 are scientific researchers.

    For further details please resort to our web site on the following address:

    Oradea is one of the main cities in the western part of Romania. Stretching on the both banks of the Crisul Repede river and situated just a few kilometres from the Romanian - Hungarian border, the city developed as a cultural and economic center, a trade link between South-Eastern Europe and the Occident. All the visitors that are coming to our city are delighted by the unique architecture of the city's old main street, also known as "the Corso". The XIXth century buildings present some of the best moments of the Wien Seccession style and are giving the charm of the Oradea.

    The city has now over 240000 inhabitants, a diverse economy, in a continual process of development, and lately it is also known in Romania and abroad as a very important university center. As a cosmopolit city, Oradea knows a long tradition of peaceful living between romanians, hungarians, jewish, germans or slovacians, working together for the common wealth.

    Placed at only 12 km from the border on E60 European road, Oradea is a true entry gate to Romania, including for railway traffic. Access by plane is available; Oradea has an airport with direct links to Bucharest - the capital. International airports in Budapest and Timisoara are about 3 hours of drive away.

    Assistance /Research Programmes with international organizations

    The University of Oradea promotes good international cooperation.

    The international agreements signed till now are, mainly, based on training programs and expansion of the databases, exchange of information, reciprocal exchanges of students and staff, common research programs. The University of Oradea participates at the following european programs:

    ¨ Socrates
    ¨ Framework Program 5
    ¨ Tempus
    ¨ Leonardo da Vinci
    ¨ Eureka
    ¨ CEEPUS
    ¨ COST
    ¨ Phare

    The University of Oradea has partnership agreements and colaborations with 214 universities, institutions and organisations from 31 countries.

    Management Structure

    The University of Oradea is led by the University Senate, presided by the Rector. Each faculty, college and department in the University's structure nominates representatives in the University Senate, Academic staff, researchers and students in compliance with the Law and the University's Charter. The executive leadership of the University is done by the Senate Office, consisting of the Rector as president, Vice-Rectors, Scientific Secretary, General Administrative Director, Faculties' Deans and one student representative or students' organization representative.

    Councils manage the faculties and departments. Deans manage the faculties' councils and directors, the department councils. The faculty's council organizes and manages the entire activity of the faculty. The executive leadership of the faculty is provided by the Council Bureau or by the deans. The departments organize and coordinate the educational and scientific research activity in the academic and scientific field. The research groups of the faculty are sub-ordered to the faculties' councils.

    Rector: Ph.D. Professor Eng. Teodor MAGHIAR
    Area of competence: New sources of energy. Microwaves. Electrical Technology. Electrical Power Use. Utilization of low enthalpy geothermal resources. Construction, production and development of microwave equipment. Super-conductivity and fusion at room temperature. Inductive heating.

    Vice-Rectors: Ph.D. Professor Paul MAGHERU
    Area of competence: World and Comparative Literature. Stylistics. Theory of Literature.

    Ph.D. Professor Nicolae JOSAN
    Area of competence: Geography - Geomorphology

    Ph.D. Associate Professor Eng. Ioan MANG
    Area of competence: Computers. Data Security. Programming Languages. Software Engineering.

    Ph.D. Professor Ioan PUSCAS
    Area of competence: Internal Medicine. Gastro-enterology.

    Scientific Secretary: Ph.D. Associate Professor Eng. Cornel ANTAL
    Area of competence: Thermodinamics and Heat Machines. Utilization of low enthalpy geothermal resources.

    University Chief Secretary: Eng. Maria DURGAU
    E-mail: and


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