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.