Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Universitatea Technică din Cluj-Napoca
Sigla UTCN.jpg
The Romanian logo of the university
(There is an English version)
Latin: Universitas Technica Napocensis
Motto Romanian: Paradoxul ingineriei: pune teoria în practică
("The Paradox of Engineering: It Puts the Theory into Practice" unofficial)
Established 1920/1948
Type Public
Rector Aurel Vlaicu
Academic staff 789
Students 15,870 (2012-2013)[1]
Undergraduates 11,151
Postgraduates 4,719
Location Cluj-Napoca,  Romania
46°46′N 23°35′E / 46.767°N 23.583°E / 46.767; 23.583Coordinates: 46°46′N 23°35′E / 46.767°N 23.583°E / 46.767; 23.583
Campus Urban
Former names Cluj Mechanics Institute, Cluj Polytechnic Institute
Colours Red and Black         
Sports Basketball, Waterpolo
Nickname Poli
Affiliations EUA, AUDEM, BSUN, AUF
Steagul UTC-N.jpg
The flag of the university

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC-N short for Romanian: Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca) is a public university located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was founded in 1948, based on the older Industrial College (1920).


In 1948, under the provisions of the August 1948 law for the reform of education, the Cluj Mechanics Institute was founded. The Institute had a faculty with two departments: Thermotechnics and Machines. The increasing need of technical specialists helped the Mechanics Institute turn into the Cluj Polytechnic Institute in 1953.[2]

In 1992 the Polytechnic Institute was renamed to the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. In 2012, UTC-N absorbed the North University of Baia Mare.


Faculty of Electronics and Faculty of Electrical Engineering

In Cluj-Napoca, the university has nine faculties:

  • Faculty of Automation and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Building Services
  • Faculty of Mechanics
  • Faculty of Material Science and Engineering


The Senate meeting room

As in the case of all universities in Romania, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca is headed by an elected Senate (Romanian: Senat), representing the academic staff and the students. The Senate elects its Standing Bureau (Romanian: Birou Senat), consisting of the Rector, Prorectors and Chancellor. The following table presents the members of the Standing Bureau of the Senate of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romanian: Biroul Senatului Universităţii Tehnice din Cluj-Napoca) as of October 2009. The Senate has 67 members, including the Standing Bureau.[3]

The Senate also elects the Academic Council (Romanian: Consiliul Academic). As of 24 June 2008, it consisted of 20 members; the president of the council is Radu Munteanu, the Rector of the university.[4]


UTC-N is the second largest university in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The university buildings are spread across the city. The university has two student housing areas:

  • Complexul Studenţesc Observator
  • Complexul Studenţesc Mǎrǎşti

Student organisations[edit]

In the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca there are two student organisations: the OSUT (Organizaţia Studenţilor din Universitatea Tehnică) and BEST (Board of European Students of Technology).


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