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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Universitatea Technică din Cluj-Napoca
The Romanian logo of the university
(There is an English version)
Latin: Universitas Technica Napocensis
Former names
Cluj Mechanics Institute, Cluj Polytechnic Institute
Motto Romanian: Paradoxul ingineriei: pune teoria în practică
("The Paradox of Engineering: It Puts the Theory into Practice" unofficial)
Established 1920/1948
Type Public
Rector Aurel Vlaicu
Academic staff
Students 19,190 (2013)[1]
Undergraduates 14,642
Postgraduates 4,548
Location Cluj-Napoca,  Romania
Campus Urban
Colours Red and Black         
Sports Basketball, Waterpolo
Nickname Poli
Affiliations EUA, AUDEM, BSUN, AUF

The flag of the university

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC-N short for Romanian: Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca) is a public university located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It was founded in 1948, based on the older Industrial College (1920).


  • History 1
  • Faculties 2
  • Leadership 3
  • Facilities 4
  • Student organisations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


In 1948, under the provisions of the August 1948 law for the reform of education, the Cluj Mechanics Institute was founded. The Institute had a faculty with two departments: Thermotechnics and Machines. The increasing need of technical specialists helped the Mechanics Institute turn into the Cluj Polytechnic Institute in 1953.[2]

In 1992 the Polytechnic Institute was renamed to the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. In 2012, UTC-N absorbed the North University of Baia Mare.


Faculty of Electronics and Faculty of Electrical Engineering

In Cluj-Napoca, the university has nine faculties:

  • Faculty of Automation and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Building Services
  • Faculty of Mechanics
  • Faculty of Material Science and Engineering


The Senate meeting room

As in the case of all universities in Romania, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca is headed by an elected Senate (Romanian: Senat), representing the academic staff and the students. The Senate elects its Standing Bureau (Romanian: Birou Senat), consisting of the Rector, Prorectors and Chancellor. The following table presents the members of the Standing Bureau of the Senate of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romanian: Biroul Senatului Universităţii Tehnice din Cluj-Napoca) as of October 2009. The Senate has 67 members, including the Standing Bureau.[3]

The Senate also elects the Academic Council (Romanian: Consiliul Academic). As of 24 June 2008, it consisted of 20 members; the president of the council is Radu Munteanu, the Rector of the university.[4]


UTC-N is the second largest university in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The university buildings are spread across the city. The university has two student housing areas:

  • Complexul Studenţesc Observator
  • Complexul Studenţesc Mǎrǎşti

Student organisations

In the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca there are two student organisations: the OSUT (Organizaţia Studenţilor din Universitatea Tehnică) and BEST (Board of European Students of Technology).


  1. ^
  2. ^ About Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  3. ^ Leadership structure
  4. ^ Academic.doc Academic Council membership

External links

  • The official web-site, in Romanian and English
  • OSUT official site
  • BEST Cluj-Napoca official site
  • BEST official site
  • Live images from Cluj-Napoca, from the top of a UTC-N building
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