Politehnica University of Timisoara
Politehnica University of Timisoara has been established in November 1920, through Royal Decree. Now, it has 10 faculties (covering all the technical fields), about 950 teaching staff, 900 administrative staff and 15,000 full-time students. It offers bachelor engineering degree studies, master degrees and doctoral studies. The university established a number of centres, such as: the Multimedia Centre, the Centre for Continuing Education and the eLearning Centre as well as its own TV studio TeleUniversity.
The eLearning Center has developed and is supporting the innovative open online environment ViCaDiS – a Virtual Campus for Digital Students, dedicated for international open courses, virtual mobilities and online training courses for industry.
The Multimedia Center has extensive expertise in multimedia technologies, development of web and mobile applications, of online environments and social software, Web 2.0, and of research in the area of image recognition, open data, augmented reality, smart cities.
The strong cooperation with industry (partners in the ICT Cluster, Automotive Cluster, the TehImpuls Technology Transfer Association) lead to the development of new and flexible education and in a constant support for young people. UPT cooperates with Timisoara StartUp Hub in encouraging young professionals to gain entrepreneurship skills and to develop their own small companies. These entities together with specialized academics are involved in this project.
All those entities are collaborating to provide one of the main targets of the university: adult education and training, involving informal learning recognition.