West University of Timișoara

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West University of Timișoara
Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara
Timisoara West University.jpg
Latin: Universitas Occidentalis Timisiensis
Type State University
Established 1962
Rector Marilen Pirtea
Students 15,727 (2014)[1]
Location Timișoara, Romania
Campus Urban
Colours yellow and blue
Website www.uvt.ro
West University of Timisoara logo banner.png

The West University of Timișoara (Romanian: Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara) 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, it is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).[2] In the 2016 QS World University Rankings, West University was included in the Top 700 universities of the world, together with three other Romanian universities.[3][4]


The West University of Timișoara was formally established by Decree-Law no. 660 / December 30, 1944, promulgated by King Michael I of Romania. 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 Mathematics and Physics. In 1956 the Faculty of Philology is added, with five specializations: Romanian, French, English, German and Russian.

In 1970 there were twelve faculties with twenty specializations. The structure of the institution was diversified by setting up new departments and specializations including history, geography, biology, chemistry, music and fine arts.

In 2016 the university owned seventeen amphitheaters, twenty-five classrooms and seventy-four laboratories.[5]


These are the 11 faculties in which the university is divided into:

  • Mathematics and Informatics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry, Biology, Geography
  • Letters, History and Theology
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • Economic Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences
  • Law and Administrative Sciences
    • Departments:
      • Civil Law
      • Public Law


University rankings
Times World[6] 801-1000

According to the QS World University Rankings West University of Timișoara ranked 59 in the EECA (Emerging Europe & Central Asia) University Rankings.[7] According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities , West University of Timișoara ranked 1456 in the World and 6 in the country.[8]

Faculty, alumni and rectors[edit]


  1. ^ Topul celor mai mari universităţi din România (in Romanian)
  2. ^ Consorțiul Universitaria s-a întrunit la Tulcea (in Romanian)
  3. ^ "West University of Timișoara". topuniversities.com. 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cele mai bune universităţi din lume. Patru universităţi româneşti sunt printre primele 700" (in Romanian). Adevarul. 11 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "University Education" (PDF). www.primariatm.ro (in Romanian). Timisoara City Hall. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  6. ^ World University Rankings 2018
  7. ^ "Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara / West University of Timișoara". 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  8. ^ Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

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Coordinates: 45°44′50″N 21°13′53″E / 45.747117°N 21.231505°E / 45.747117; 21.231505