Name of the Institution:

University of Craiova, Faculty of Orthodox Theology


Name of the representative:

Conf. Univ. Dr. Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu – Vice-Dean


Status in NELCEE: Observer


Contact details

Address: Str. A. I. Cuza nr 13

Tel.: 0040754201216


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Short description of the Institution: The University of Craiova was founded within the university center system in Romania in the second half of the 20th century, being, chronologically, the fifth university in the country, following the ones in Iasi, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, and Timisoara.  The open European spirit of the University of Craiova is promoted through the converging development of the foreign partnerships in the European Space of Higher Education and through the affiliation to the LMD system, according to the Bologna Declaration. The integration in the European academic structure is carried out through cooperation programs, such as SOCRATES II, LEONARDO DA VINCI II, ALPINE, MSU –AUF, RISU –AUF, PECO. The University of Craiova is also affiliated to prestigious international academic association: EUA – European University Association, IAU –International Association of Universities, IAUP – International Association of University Presidents, AEUA – Arab-European University Association, AUF – Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, and BSUN – Black Sea University Network. The foreign lecture offices – French, English, Bulgarian, Spanish and Italian – have an active presence within the university and contribute to an adequate climate for developing the international academic collaboration.

The academic community of our university met a growing evolution during its six decades of existence, offering the young generation training conditions for 131 fields, among which 62 were university studies, 49 master fields, and 20 doctoral studies, covering a wide range. The student number registered a permanent increase, from 24,872 in the academic year 2001/2002 to 32,294 in the academic year 2005/2006. In order to improve the education process, a special interest was laid upon the reformation of the higher education in accordance with the European Union regulations and the development of the cooperation and collaboration with other academic institutions in the country and abroad, within the European and extra-European area.