Transilvania University of Brașov
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|Transilvania University of Brașov|
|President||Ioan Vasile Abrudan|
Transilvania University of Brașov (UTBv) is a public institution of higher education in Brașov, Romania. It has sixteen faculties, a total of 25,000 students and 800 teachers. The University offers 103 days license areas, 12 areas for Distance Education, and 5 areas for higher reduced frequency, as well as 17 graduate programs and 14 doctoral programs.
University level education came to be and evolved through the city of Brașov's strong cultural tradition and climate. Early notable cultural nuclei include the First Romanian School, the first printing press (introduced by Deacon Coresi), the Johannes Honterus High School, the activity centered around the newspaper 'Gazeta de Transilvania' (founded by George Barițiu), and many others.
The first higher education school in Brașov was founded in 1940 in the form of the 'Academy of Commercial and Industrial Studies', followed by the 'Institute of Forestry' and the 'Institute of Mechanics' in 1948 and 49 respectively. Following 1953, these merge into the 'Polytechnic Institute of Brașov', while 1960 sees the establishment of another institute, with departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, followed by the founding of a department of Music in 1969.
In 1971 the 'University of Brașov' is founded by the merger of all higher education institutes through the Counil of Ministers' Decision no. 1285/15 October. There were eight departments at the time: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Wood Industry, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physics–Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science and the Faculty of Music.
Following the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the university changed its name to that of today, the '"Transilvania" University of Brașov'.
Since then, a number of other departments have been set up: Electrical Engineering, Economics (both in 1990), Medicine (1991), Psychology & Methodology (1995). In 1995, the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering was split into the Faculty of Technologic Engineering and the Faculty of the Science and Engineering of Materials. Two colleges were also founded that year, that of Forestry and that of 'Economics and Computer Science'.
In 2001, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering expanded its array of specializations; thus it had its name changed to the 'Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science'.
In 2008 Transilvania University celebrated 60 years of existence, crowned with a spot at the top of the Romanian academic space.
Starting with the academic year 2005-2006, courses are organized to correspond with the Bologna Process.
According to the Scimago Lab, based on data collected between 2007 and 2011, Transilvania University of Brașov ranked 1710 in the World, 113 regionally and 11 in the country by publication output. 
The University provides courses of study in the following Faculties :
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Technological Engineering
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Faculty of Food and Tourism
- Faculty of Wood Processing
- Faculty of Forestry
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Faculty of Music
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Sociology and Communication
- Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of Product Design and Environment
- Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
Research Departments (Pro- DD)
- Renewable energy and recycling systems
- High Tech Products for cars
- Sustainable management of forest resources and ecological reconstruction
- High precision mechanical products and mechatronic systems
- Technologies and advanced manufacturing systems
- Eco-Biotechnology and equipment in agriculture
- Advanced Electrical Systems
- Technologies and advanced materials, metal, ceramic and composite MMC
- Process control systems
- Virtual Industrial Informatics and Robotics
- Eco-furniture design, restoration and certification in IL
- Eco-tech welding
- Electronic processing and data transmission
- Innovative technologies and advanced products in Wood
- Mathematical modeling and software
- Economic and financial analysis, management and marketing
- Quality of life and human performance
- Quality Management
- Communication Promotion and Public Relations
- Formation of highly qualified resources
- Legislation and intellectual property
- Sergiu T. Chiriacescu, Member of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, President of the Transilvania University (1990-2004), Romanian politician
- Martha Eva Salcudean Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia, Canada's first female head of a university engineering department 
- Official Website (English)