The development of international cooperation and the active participation at the academic community life represents an essential component of the strategy of the University of Bucharest. One of the main objectives the University pays great attention to is international academic cooperation. There are 200 agreements for bilateral inter-university and inter-departmental cooperation with universities from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, the Republic of Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Slovenia, the United Arab Emirates, USA, Sweden, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, etc. The University has 130 bilateral agreements for joint supervision doctoral studies and an intense collaboration within numerous community programs – ERASMUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI, and GRUNDTVIG. Its intense international activity makes the University of Bucharest increasingly more notorious in Europe and worldwide. The number of ERASMUS students who come to learn with us is close to 100 per year, and many choose to remain a second semester as well, because the learning environment seems favorable to them. The number of students coming from African and Asian countries has also risen. The University has programs in foreign languages that are offered on a yearly basis to the 1000 foreign students. The ERASMUS program is a component of the Community Education Program (Lifelong Learning Program – LLP), which sets out to help university mobility – both for undergraduate students / master students / doctoral students as well as teaching staff. Another ERASMUS objective is encouraging the cooperation between universities in Europe in the field of higher-education. The development of the European dimension of graduate and post-graduate studies is supported through ERASMUS, since the program covers all disciplines and study areas within the University of Bucharest.
The purpose of the ERASMUS program is to facilitate the creation of European unity and identity by means of study travel from one country to another. The European Union will lay the human foundations of a European identity through a means that is, at the same time, simple and inevitable: travel. Travel favors direct contact between people and cultures. Mobilities remove clichés through life experiences. They replace memories from books as well as personal memories. They reward you with friends. They offer you the opportunity of speaking another language, of tasting unknown dishes, of seeing new landscapes, of observing how the discipline you train for is studied in another country, with a different history, with other customs, with a different social structure. This is valuable in itself, and does not need other excuses or explanations. Within this program there are 286 agreements with European universities that offer opportunities for both students and professors to carry out study terms, teaching terms, take part in common projects to be implemented in curricula, intensive courses or activities in thematic networks dedicated to the development of a graduate domain. The mobility offered within this program is coordinated by the ERASMUS Office for Community Programs within UB.
The University is also a member in several European and international academic organizations – the European Universities Association (EUA), the University Agency for Francophony (AUF), the Association of Universities from European Capital Cities (UNICA), and the Black Sea University Network (BSUN). The University has established partnerships with other governmental or non-governmental organizations such as DAAD, USIA, the Humboldt Foundations, Volkswagen, Fulbright, Nippon, and Onassis.
Last updated at: March 16, 2011.