Mission and aims

Mission and Aims

The name of our institution “1 DECEMBRIE 1918” UNIVERSITY OF ALBA IULIA is related to the historical moment (1 December 1918) when the union of the three Romanian provinces was accomplished in Alba Iulia. In 2015, following the institutional assessment carried out by the Executive Bureau of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – ARACIS, “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia was awarded a HIGH CONFIDENCE RATING, the highest qualification for Romanian universities.

The aim of the university is to constantly develop an academic community, able to increase the value of the archaeological, social, economic and cultural heritage of our region, and committed to creating, preserving and disseminating knowledge, enhancing the academic community’s excellence, developing students’ skills and competences, through promoting a culture of values, morality, inquiry, research, and life-long learning.

Our University is also committed to continuing the process of extending, modernising and adapting its research and education facilities, and to developing a complex – both theoretical and practical – academic training system for all those who are willing to become highly qualified specialists in different fields of activity, adequately prepared for the ever more demanding and challenging national and international labour market. Therefore, we are permanently improving our undergraduate BA and BSc programmes, as well as post-graduate studies (Master and Ph.D. programmes). The academic programmes are completely aligned with the Bologna system.

“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia has collaboration agreements with more than 200 research, educational and cultural institutions from Australia, Balkan Countries, China, Colombia, Kazahstan, Montenegro, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and all the EU countries, etc. Most of the agreements are focused on the exchange of students and staff (teaching staff, researchers and administrative staff), exchange of publications, journals and teaching materials, co-organisation of conferences and other academic events, and participation in research and educational projects.