About UAB

About UAB

Rector’s Address


Every nuance of our institutional activity is related to the importance of the existence of the University in the very historical heart of Romania, a privileged space of the very idea of ​​nation. The fundamental mission of the University is precisely to contribute, through the specific ways of education, research, and creation of values, to the preservation and affirmation of national identity, to the unity in diversity of Romanian culture, to its active integration in the European and universal circuit of values.

The academic community of Alba Iulia is Student-centered and focuses on the quality of the education it offers, performance in professional training and the beauty of the student life. The values ​​we promote are aimed at maintaining a harmonious and fruitful relationship between all those involved in education: equality and diversity, openness, transparency and fairness, innovation and professionalism, competition, dynamism, and performance, sustaining excellence and respect for individual and collective. Our university wants to be a second family for students and continuously focuses on increasing the professional value of its graduates, by developing curricula and opportunities for internship, by continuously improving the material base and forms of support for the teaching and research activity, making effective use of the human, spiritual and material heritage at our disposal.

We assure all those who are our students or future students, friends, partners, supporters or collaborators of our institution that they will always find in Alba Iulia, in the heart of the Great Union Fortress, a beautiful academic family. To get to know it in its essence, we invite you to cross our threshold and become friends with whom we can sanctify the great truth once spoken by Nelson Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

So, enjoy a special student life, in a symbol University for Romania!


Rector of "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia


University today

“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia was established in 1991, as a public accredited higher education institution. The name of the institution is symbolic, closely linked to the historical importance of the city, Alba Iulia. The Grand National Assembly was held in Alba Iulia on 1 December 1918, which was the basis for the union of Transylvania and Banat with the Kingdom of Romania. In 1922, the official coronation ceremony of the kings of Greater Romania, Ferdinand I and Maria, took place in Alba Iulia, which enshrined the importance of the city in our nation's history.

 The headquarters of “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia is at 5, Gabriel Bethlen Street, postal code 510009, Alba Iulia, Romania, contact telephone numbers + 4-0258-806130, + 4- 0258-806273, fax + 4-0258-812630, e-mail cond@uab.ro, the official website is www.uab.ro, and the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uab.oficial.ro.


Since its establishement in 1991, “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia has defined its mission starting from the national significance of the municipality of Alba Iulia and the area, the educational ideal based on the valuable traditions of the Romanian higher education. For more than 30 years, the University has sought to contribute, through the specific ways of education, research, and the creation of values, to the preservation and affirmation of national identity, to the unity in diversity of Romanian culture, to its active integration into the European and universal circuit of values. Being a public higher education institution, the center of interest is given by the desire of the academic community to provide optimal conditions for students and teachers and the whole activity is directed towards increasing the professional value of graduates, which is why it strives to constantly improve the educational offer, the conditions of study and the services offered to students, effectively using the human, spiritual and material heritage at our disposal.

The institutional evaluations to which our University has been subjected in recent years have confirmed that it is a balanced university, with a step-by-step, cautious progress, without excesses and skids, an institution that has gained much in value and prestige and achieved a high level of performance. The international evaluation, carried out by the Association of European Universities (EUA) and the 2020 Assessment, carried out by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and completed by the award of the highest rating - "the High Degree of Confidence " - confirms this. The University of Alba Iulia is certified ISO 9001:2015 for educational and research activity. The purpose of certification was to adopt a process-based approach in designing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of the quality management system, in order to increase student satisfaction. The University shall apply system procedures and operational procedures governing the activity of all university structures and divisions, in accordance with the legal provisions in force.

“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia is currently organized into five faculties: FACULTY OF HISTORY AND PHILOLOGY, FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND FACULTY OF ORTODOX TEOLOGY. Within the 5 faculties of the institution 11 departments are set up, for carrying out teaching activities, scientific research, and continuous training. 4 doctoral schools are organized in the IOSUD-UAB in the fields of History, Philology, Accounting and Theology. In addition to doctoral studies, postgraduate advanced- postdoctoral research programs are set up within the doctoral schools from the 2019-2020 academic year.


“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia organizes a Preparatory year of Romanian language for foreign students, postgraduate programs or adult vocational training, as well as psycho-pedagogical training programs level I bachelor's degree, level II master’s, I and II postgraduate, teaching degrees I and II.


Functionally, the university has developed supporting structures of educational, scientific research and quality assurance activities, through Functional-Administrative Centers fully-staffed: Center for Scientific Research, Center for Technology Transfer, Center for Project Management, Center for International Relations, Center for Image and Marketing, Center for Information, Counselling and Career Guidance, Center for Quality Management and Institutional Strategy, as well as Center for distance and part time learning and continuing vocational training. The institution has administrative support structures coordinated by the General Administrative Directorate: Administration, Property and supply Office, Technical and investment Office, Security service, Social service, Personnel-payrol office, IT office. The Legal Office and the Internal Audit Office are institutional support structures that are directly subordinated to the Rector.


UAB Publishing House, Aeternitas Publishing House, is a structure meant to disseminate the results of the scientific creation and research carried out by the teaching and research staff from UAB or from other higher education and research institutions in the country and abroad. A student medical dispensary operates in the university, staffed by specialized medical personnel, which provides medical services for students. In order to defend the rights of employees, the staff union of UAB operates in the institution.

Currently, the endowment of the University, the teaching and research laboratories, as well as the entire university campus is comparable to that of other developed universities in Europe. Lecture halls are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, multifunctional computer and multimedia laboratories build to support quality education and research processes, while systematic investment efforts provided for by different strategic development plans ensured the expansion and modernization of educational, research, social and cultural services for students and teaching staff, so that the University owns or manages 16 buildings (many of them national heritage buildings), 10 of which are for learning and research activities (16 lecture halls with a total capacity of 1602 seats, 22 seminar offices with a capacity of 632 seats, 42 specialized laboratories with a capacity of 828 seats).


UAB students benefit from accommodation in four STUDENT RESIDENCE HALLS equipped to European standards (three in UAB’s patrimony and a fourth for rent), with a total accommodation capacity of over 800 places; the standard arrangements and endowments of each residence hall: 3 bed rooms, ultramodern furniture, bathroom, refrigerator, TV; launderette, multifunctional hall, study rooms, and kitchens equipped with stove and electric hoods; INTERNET connection in each room). There is an ongoing investment process for the construction of new education and research spaces (University H Building, totaling 24,391,855.22 lei), but also a new student residence hall (with a capacity of 123 rooms; the investment amounts to almost 20,000,000 lei).


The UNIVERSITY LIBRARY operates in a modern building, which has a computerized system, the database can be consulted both in the internal network - on computers made available to users (OPAC) - and online. In addition to the home loan, the Library has five specialized reading rooms with free access and a Multimedia Room of the Library, equipped with 50 computers, with specific equipment and materials. Readers also benefit from other services: on-request bibliographies, selection and listing / copying on magnetic media of the titles from the online catalog, copying of selected documents. The library has a book fund of over 120,000 volumes and a collection of periodicals of over 90 subscriptions. In addition to the Central Library, the University's library system includes the Library of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology and the Archdiocese, which also has a book collection of over 36,000 volumes, 16,000 periodicals and two reading rooms with 25 seats each.


UAB has a Student restaurant, a guest house, 2 modern Sports facilities that provide essential and diverse services to students as well as staff, ensuring basic access to a quality on-campus life.

UAB offers a wide range of scholarships, within the national framework, and through institutional revenues: Scientific Performance Scholarships, Performance Scholarships; Scholarships of Merit; Welfare grants, as well as European funded grants that encourange abroad studies, fostering mobility and an easy access to international education, training and intercultural experiences. In order to offer all these opportunities, the University has concluded more than 220 general Erasmus+ collaboration agreements and partnerships with institutions worldwide, from Australia to South America, Asia and throughout Europe. Our institution is part of the European University Association (EUA) since October 2019,  AUDEM (Alliance of Universities for Democracy), ACRU (Association of Carpathian Region Universities) and CODCR (Council of Danube Cities and Regions). Since 2011, the University has been organizing an accredited program (Preparatory year) for learning Romanian as a foreign language for international students who want to follow a study program in Romania. Currently, our university hosts international students from countries such as Palestine, Jordan, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Ukraine, Tunisia, etc.

There are 3 Student Associations that function at UAB: The Student Union of “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia (L.S.U.A.), the Association of Orthodox Christian Students of Romania (A.S.C.O.R.), the Alba Iulia branch, as well as the local section of the Erasmus Student Newtork (E.S.N), organizations that carry out a wide range of extracurricular activities both for local and international students.

As a higher education and research institution, we assumed the regional role of promoter of innovation, technology transfer, suistainable development and cultural and values based European integration, as such we encouraged efficient partnerships with local authorities in Alba Iulia, as well as surrounding County councils and a wide range of organizations that are involved in public education, cultural activities and promotion of our multicultural identity.

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