Vasile Goldiș Western University of Arad

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"Vasile Goldiș" Western University of Arad
Universitatea de Vest "Vasile Goldiș" din Arad
Vasile Goldiş West University of Arad (emblem).jpg
Seal of the "Vasile Goldiș" Western University of Arad
Motto The university of your future!
Type Private
Established 1990
Endowment [1]
Chairman Sorin A. Bașchir
Chancellor Corneliu Maior
President Aurel Ardelean
Vice-president Marțian Iovan
Rector Coralia Cotoraci
Academic staff
Students 6,000 (2015-2016)[3]
Location Arad, Arad, Romania
Campus The new Vasile Goldiș Campus, The Medical Faculty Campus, others scattered in the city of Arad
Colours White and Blue          

European University Association,[4] Association of the Carpathian Region Universities, Association of Romanian Private Accredited Universities,

Danube Rectors' Conference[5]
Sports Women's Basketball, volleyball, table tennis

„Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad (Romanian: Universitatea de Vest "Vasile Goldiș") is a private university located in Arad, Romania.

The spiritual patron of the university is Vasile Goldiș, a prominent Romanian politician, pedagogue, publicist, member of the Romanian Academy and a key figure of the Union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918. Subsequent to the union he was a member of the Ion I. C. Brătianu, Artur Văitoianu and Alexandru Averescu cabinets and a deputy in the Romanian Parliament. After his withdrawal from politics he dedicated himself to educational and cultural activities. Between 1923-1932 he was the president of the ASTRA society.


Main building of the university

The Vasile Goldiș Western University was founded in 1990 with only two faculties at the time: Law and Marketing, Management and Computer Sciences. Subsequently, to the development of the university new faculties appeared completing the initial two. So in 1991 appeared the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Medicine in 1992, and the Faculty of Physical Training and Sport in 1993. Nowadays the University has branches in Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Zalău, Deva, Marghita, Bistrița, Alba Iulia.[6]

In 2016, the University had an approximate number of 6,000 students,[3] enrolled in the classic 3 level programs of undergraduate (180, 240, 300, 360 ECTS credits), master (90, 120 ECTS credits) and doctoral degrees.

The University is a signatory of the 1999 Bologna Process Charter.


Structure of the VGWU

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics, Information Technology and Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
    • Institute of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Humanities, Physical Education and Sport
    • Macea University Botanical Garden

VGWU establishes itself on a yearly programme separated in two semesters, fall and spring.


The University is organized in 6 faculties and 2 departments incorporated into the faculty structure. Auxiliary to the academic structure, the university developed a system of supporting structures for research and innovation.


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Coordinates: 46°22′19″N 22°07′49″E / 46.37194°N 22.13028°E / 46.37194; 22.13028