University of Craiova
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|University of Craiova|
|Universitatea din Craiova|
|Rector||Dan Claudiu Dănișor|
|Location||Craiova, Dolj, Romania|
|University of Craiova|
The University of Craiova (Universitatea din Craiova in Romanian) is a university located in Craiova, Romania. The university comprises 17 faculties and two colleges, offering Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral and Teaching degrees. It is ranked as the 10th best university in Romania. 
In the 18th century, Bishop Damaschin of the Ramnic Archdiocese suggested the establishment "a higher school to serve the region of Oltenia", an idea which was to be incorporated into the revolutionary “Declaration of Islaz” in 1848. Such an institution was not to be established until 1947, with the founding of the Faculty of Agronomy, which became the Agronomic Institute of Craiova in the following year.
In 1959, the foundation of the Pedagogical Institute of Craiova established four teaching faculties: Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics-Chemistry, and of Natural Sciences.
In September 1966, the University of Craiova was officially open with seven faculties: the Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Philology, the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Electrotechnics, the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Horticulture.
The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1970 and later separated, in 1998, to form the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova). It has been ranked one of the best universities for a medicine degree in Romania. It has gained popularity amongst international students because the program is only six years long. Admission to the school of medicine is based purely on the application file and it does not require an entrance exam. In 1974, by the union of Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, the Faculty of Natural Sciences was founded. The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics was founded in 1991 by the union of the Department of Mathematics and Department of Informatics of the former Faculty of Natural Sciences.
As of 1991, the university has consisted of two campuses: one in Craiova and the other in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. The Craiova campus is home to four specializations: Technology, Economics, Informatics and Secretarial work; whilst the Drobeta-Turnu Severin campus is host to two specializations: Administration and Informatics.
The University of Craiova comprises sixteen faculties:
- Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
- Faculty of Physics
- Faculty of Economy and Business Administration
- Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences
- Faculty of Orthodox Theology
- Faculty of History, Philosophy and Geography
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering
- Faculty of Engineering in Electromechanics, Environment and Industrial Informatics
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Horticulture
- Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
- Faculty of Chemistry
- Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems
- University Centre Drobeta-Turnu Severin
- University College of Craiova
- University College of Drobeta Turnu-Severin
- Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
- Institution of Electrical and Electronics Technician Engineers (IEETE) Research Center
- Multimedia Research/Development Center
Annals of the University of Craiova:
- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Series
- Mathematics and Computer Science Series
- Physics AUC
- Economic Sciences Series
- Electrical Engineering Series
- Automation, Computers, Electronics and Mechatronics Series
- Theology Series
- Medical Sciences Series
- Philology, English Series
- Geographies Series
- ELSE Software
- The Young Economists Journal
University Craiova Football Club was created in 1948. The team name was subsequently changed to CSU Craiova (1950), Stiinta Craiova (1950) and finally Universitatea Craiova in 1966.
- Ranking Web of World Universities, July 2012, http://www.webometrics.info/en/search/Rankings/craiova%20type%3Apais. Downloaded 14 February 2014.
- University Web Ranking 2012, http://www.4icu.org/ro/ Downloaded 14 February 2014.
- The Monograph of the University of Craiova, 2008, Universitaria Publishing House, Beladi Publishing House, coordinated by:VLADIMIRESCU, ION; OTOVESCU, DUMITRU
- 1947-1965 History (Romanian)
- 1990-2013 History (Romanian)
- University Of Craiova
- University of Craiova Website (Romanian) (English) (French)