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West University of Timișoara
Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara
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Latin: Universitas Occidentalis Timisiensis[1]
Motto Promovăm cariere, creăm caractere!
Motto in English
We promote careers, we create characters!
Type State university
Established September 1962
Budget 152,837,424 lei (2017)[2]
Rector Marilen-Gabriel Pirtea
Academic staff
1,241 (2017)[2]
Undergraduates 10,151 (2017)[2]
Postgraduates 3,148 (2017)[2]
544 (2017)[2]
Address 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard, Timișoara
45°44′49.62″N 21°13′53.42″E / 45.7471167°N 21.2315056°E / 45.7471167; 21.2315056Coordinates: 45°44′49.62″N 21°13′53.42″E / 45.7471167°N 21.2315056°E / 45.7471167; 21.2315056
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and yellow          
Website www.uvt.ro

The West University of Timișoara (Romanian: Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara; abbreviated UVT) is a university located in Timișoara, Romania. Established in 1962, it is organized in 11 faculties. Classified as a research and education university by the Ministry of Education,[3] it is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).[4] The West University is an institution of the National System of Research, Development and Innovation in its capacity as an accredited higher education institution.


The West University of Timișoara was formally established by Decree-Law no. 660/30 December 1944, promulgated by King Michael I.[5] Implementation of the Decree-Law was abandoned, except for the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. In 1948 it was inaugurated the Pedagogical Institute, through the Faculty of MathematicsPhysics, in 1956 the Faculty of Philology is added, with five specializations (Romanian, French, English, German and Russian), and from the academic year 1959–1960 the three-year pedagogical faculties (historygeography, biology, chemistry, music, plastic arts and physical education).[5]

Only by the Council of Ministers Decision no. 999/27 September 1962, the five-year Pedagogical Institute (Faculties of Mathematics–Physics and Philology) becomes the University of Timișoara.[5] In 1967–1968 the Faculty of Economics is added, newly established, then the faculties of the three-year Pedagogical Institute.[5] In 1970 there were 12 faculties with 20 specializations.[5] By Order of the Ministry of Education no. 9874/9 October 1994, the University of Timișoara acquires its current name, West University of Timișoara.[6] The structure of the institution was diversified by setting up new faculties, sections and specializations.

From two classrooms in 1948, the university owned in 2016 17 amphitheatres, 25 classrooms and 74 seminar rooms and laboratories.[5]



UVT structure on faculties on 1 October 2017 by the total number of students[2]

  Arts and Design (5.13%)
  Chemistry, Biology, Geography (5.71%)
  Law (8.6%)
  Economics and Business Administration (26.52%)
  Physical Education and Sport (6.05%)
  Physics (1.38%)
  Letters, History and Theology (11.33%)
  Mathematics and Informatics (10.64%)
  Music and Theatre (2.59%)
  Sociology and Psychology (14.59%)
  Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences (7.45%)
Faculty[7] Address Specializations Seats
Budget Tax
Faculty of Arts and Design 4 Oituz Street
Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography 16A Pestalozzi Street
Faculty of Law 9A Heroes Boulevard
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration 16 Pestalozzi Street
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard
Faculty of Physics 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard
Faculty of Music and Theatre 1 Liberty Square
Faculty of Sociology and Psychology 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard
Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences 4 Vasile Pârvan Boulevard


University rankings
Times World[9] 801–1000
QS World[8] 801–1000

According to the QS World University Rankings, West University of Timișoara ranked 71 in the EECA (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) University Rankings.[8] According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, West University of Timișoara ranked 1448 in the world and 5 in the country.[10]

From the Scimago perspective, the UVT profile is synthesized as such:[11]

Comparison with other prestigious Romanian universities
Research 35th 59th 59th 68th
Innovation 68th 71st 86th 95th
Societal 12th 51st 53rd 29th
Overall 46th 68th 75th 82nd

Alumni and rectors[edit]


  1. ^ "Capitolul I". Carta Universității de Vest din Timișoara (in Romanian). 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Marilen Gabriel Pirtea (2018). "Raportul Rectorului". Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara. Timișoara. 
  3. ^ "Clasificarea universităților din România: Care sunt cele mai bune instituții de învățământ superior". Mediafax (in Romanian). 6 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Stejărel Ionescu (3 November 2017). "Consorțiul „Universitaria" reunește la Timișoara rectorii celor mai bune universități". Banatul Azi (in Romanian). 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Învățământ universitar". Primăria Municipiului Timișoara (in Romanian). 
  6. ^ "I. Scurtă descriere a Universității de Vest din Timișoara" (PDF). Departamentul pentru Managementul Calității (in Romanian). Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara. December 2012. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "Facultăți". Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (in Romanian). 
  8. ^ a b "Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara / West University of Timisoara". Top Universities. 
  9. ^ "World University Rankings 2018". Times Higher Education. 
  10. ^ "Romania". Ranking Web of Universities. 
  11. ^ "West University of Timisoara". Scimago Institutions Rankings. 

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