University of Oradea

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University of Oradea
University of Oradea.png
Established 1990
Type Public
Rector Constantin BUNGAU
Academic staff 1080
Students 21,000
Location Oradea, Romania
Website www.uoradea.ro

The University of Oradea (Romanian: Universitatea din Oradea) is a public University, located in Oradea, in North-Western Romania.

With its 15 faculties, has a total of 123 fields of study for undergraduates and 151 post-graduate specialisation degrees. The University employs 1600 people, of which 1,080 are teaching personnel, and over 21,000 students (including part-time students and those engaging in distance learning).

International Relations[edit]

The University of Oradea is collaborating with 214 universities, institutes and companies from 31 countries.[citation needed] It is integrated in the European Union's Socrates and Erasmus programs. There are over 800 international students enrolled in various Faculties.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The University of Oradea has three lecture halls, each with 640 seats, 22 amphitheatres with a total of 1940 seats, as well as 60 lecture and seminar rooms. The facilities of the university in addition have a 200-seat dining hall and two dormitories for boarding students. The new library is still under construction which, when completed, will be one of the largest in Romania.[citation needed] The university has an additional facility at Stâna de Vale, in the Apuseni mountains of Bihor county, which includes accommodations as well as educational and recreational facilities.

Faculties[edit]

The university has 15 faculties:

  • Faculty of Architecture and Constructions
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (formerly Faculty of Electrotechnics and Information Technology)
  • Faculty of Energy Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Geography, Tourism and Sport
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Management and Technological Engineering; http://www.imt.uoradea.ro
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Orthodox Theology
  • Faculty of History, Political and Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Humanistic Sciences

Faculty of Architecture[edit]

The Faculty of Architecture was founded in 2002, is located in Barbu Stefanescu Delavrancea 4. It has two sections, one for the Romanian and one for the international students. Both sections give the ability to students, to study Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Protection, Cadastral Survey, Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Constructions as well as Architecture, in Romanian as well as the English language.

The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture is Professor Aurora-Carmen Marcia.

Faculty of Law[edit]

The Faculty of Law which was founded in 1874 is located in General Magheru 26. It has two sections, one for the Romanian and one for the international students. Both sections offer the courses of Roman Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Commercial and Cambia Law, Financial Law as well as Common and Canon Law.

Since the introduction of Romania into the European Union, the Faculty of Law has modified its curriculum offering courses on the European Law.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law is Professor Valentin Mirisan Ph.D. .

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Oradea.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, which was founded in 1991, is located in Piata 1 Decembrie 10. It has two sections, one for the Romanian and one for the international students. The international section which has over 500 students from all over the world gives the ability to foreign students to study medicine, in courses taught entirely in the English language. The Faculty has a 6 years curriculum, and the languages of instruction are Romanian and English.

The Faculty of Dentistry, located in the building of Piata Creanga 2, has one of the most modern Dentistry laboratories, with all the latest technology equipment. A second section of the Faculty, is located in the building of Piata 1 Decembrie 10. The Faculty has a 6 years curriculum and the language of instruction is Romanian.

The Faculty of Pharmacy, which was founded in 1992, is located in Strada Castanilor 2. The Faculty has a 5 years curriculum and the language of instruction is Romanian.

The clinical courses are taking place in the Bihor County Hospital, the Municipality Hospital and the Pelican Hospital.

After an initiative of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Professor Dr. Gheorghe Bumbu, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea is following the educational method which was first applied by Leiden University, in which medical students are given the ability to present the topics of their lectures, supervised by their professors.

Medicine in Romania[edit]

Romania has a long standing tradition in the medical field. The Romanian health care system, has been in existence since 1700.

George Emil Palade, the Nobel Prize winner of 1974 in Physiology or Medicine, was born in Iași, in North-Eastern Romania, while Nicolae Paulescu, the discoverer of insulin, was born in Bucharest, Romania.

Notable is, that during the 1828 plague in Bucharest, 21 out of the 26 doctors, lost their lives while administering treatment for the disease.

Conferences[edit]

A cZmo2010 logo.
Medical Days of Oradea 2010
Medical Days of Oradea[edit]

Medical Days of Oradea (Romanian: Zilele Medicale Oradene) is the annual congress organised by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Oradea. During the Medical Days of Oradea, doctors and medical students from all over the country, have the opportunity to present the outcomes of their research.

Search and Rescue[edit]

Search and Rescue, is the annual conference of Emergency Medicine and Rescuing in Special Situations, organised by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, S.A.R.T.I.S.S., S.M.U.R.D. and Salvamont Rescue Team.

Seminars[edit]

Since the Academic Year 2010 - 2011, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, is organising various training seminars, such as the Emergency Medicine Club and Trauma Suturing Skills.

Research[edit]

Biobaza, the newly founded research center of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is located in the center of the city.

Publications[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, is publishing the Oradea Medical Journal. Oradea Medical Journal, is an interdisciplinary, medical journal focusing in the continuing education of primary health care providers all around the world. Its main aim, is to assist the practising physicians to improve their diagnostic abilities in their day to day practise, by providing them the access to quality review articles, as well as original research papers.

Activities[edit]

Various activities are part of the Academic Curriculum. A Freshmans Party which is organised annually by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is the traditional event welcoming the new students.

The International Evening, organised by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is one of the most spectacular events of the Academic Year. During the event, students from all over the world offer a traditional dinner, while giving the opportunity to their guests, to have a small impression of their cultures and traditions through presentations and musical shows.

The Spring Barbeque, taking place on the first Friday of May, is occurring in parallel with a medical books market, as well as various other competitions.

Summer Camping[edit]

Medical Adventure School on Holidays (MASH), is an annual summer training camping for medical students that started in 2001. It is offering courses of First Aid, trainings for rescuing in special situations, as well as various competitions and team tasks, to medical students from all over Europe.

MASH is organised by S.A.R.T.I.S.S. and the Association of Medical Students of the University of Oradea. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, Salvamont Rescue Team, the Romanian Red Cross and S.M.U.R.D. of Bihor County, are some of the co-organizers.

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Coordinates: 47°02′44″N 21°55′12″E / 47.04556°N 21.92000°E / 47.04556; 21.92000