Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Universitatea Technică din Cluj-Napoca
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.jpg
The Romanian logo of the university
(There is an English version)
Latin: Universitas Technica Napocensis
Former names
Cluj Mechanics Institute, Cluj Polytechnic Institute
Officer in charge
Mirela Boțan
RectorVasile Țopa
Academic staff
Students20,786 (2018)[1]
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
ColoursRed and Black         
AffiliationsEUA, AUDEM, BSUN, AUF
SportsBasketball, Waterpolo
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). Technical University of Cluj-Napoca is classified by the Ministry of Education as an advanced research and education university.[2] The University is a member of the Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities (ARUT).[3]


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.[4]

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.


The university has twelve 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
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Science


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.[5] 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.[6]


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 three student organisations: OSSIM (Organizatia Studentilor de la Stiinta si Ingineria Materialelor si Mediului ), the OSUT (Organizaţia Studenţilor din Universitatea Tehnică) and BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) and a couple smaller ones, Green Club, LSPV.[7]


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