Ștefan Gheorghiu Academy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Ștefan Gheorghiu Academy (Romanian: Academia Ștefan Gheorghiu, in full: Academia de învăţămînt social-politic Ștefan Gheorghiu de pe lîngă CC al PCR - approx. Ștefan Gheorghiu Academy for Socio-Political Education in Relation to the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party) was a university created and used by the Romanian Communist Party (PCR) for training its cadres for executive and agitprop-related functions.[1][2]


It was established as Universitatea Muncitorească a PCR (PCR Workers' University) and began functioning on March 21, 1945, in Bucharest, apparently on Ana Pauker's initiative. Its first leaders were rector Barbu Lăzăreanu, a literature professor, and secretary Constantin Ionescu-Gulian, a Stalinist philosopher. The name Ștefan Gheorghiu was added on February 10, 1946, in memory of an early 20th-century Romanian social-democrat.

Another school with much the same purpose, Școala Superioară de Știinţe Sociale A. A. Jdanov (A. A. Jdanov Upper School of Social Sciences), was created separately; the two eventually merged.

The Ștefan Gheorghiu Academy was dissolved after the Romanian Revolution of 1989.


  1. ^ Directory of officials of the Socialist Republic of Romania. United States. Central Intelligence Agency, National Foreign Assessment Center (U.S.), United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence
  2. ^ (in Romanian) Paula Mihailov Chiciuc, "Universitatea PCR", Jurnalul Naţional, 6 September 2006; accessed April 1, 2012

Coordinates: 44°26′03″N 26°03′26″E / 44.434037°N 26.057285°E / 44.434037; 26.057285