Introduction to Oradea University

Oradea University offers quality education for students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine. The English Medical Department was opened in 1991 and has since produced Medical Doctors from countries all around the world. The qualification is highly recognized and graduates write the same state licensing exams as the Romanian language Department.The Oradea International Medical University is non-profit and is owned by the state.

A Brief Overview of Oradea University

The traditions of higher education in Oradea and Romanian Medical faculties, metaphorically speaking, go back to time immemorial. This year there are 222 years since the inauguration of higher education in Oradea and 39 years of continuous higher education in Oradea.

In the illuminist atmosphere at the end of the 18th century, "a higher institution for philosophic teaching" was founded in Oradea in 1780, which was to become in 1788 the Faculty

The Law Academy of Oradea, together with the two theological academies, was to make another step forward by integrating a faculty of letters, thus achieving the old desideratum of creating in Oradea a University of Crisana. But in 1934, under unfavorable circumstances and after 150 years of longstanding activity, the Law Faculty - the academic nucleus of Oradea - is transferred to Cluj.

After a thirty-year break in the activity of the Law Academy of Oradea, on the 1st of October 1963, an order of the Ministry of Education established in Oradea a 3-year Pedagogic Institute meant to do away with the scarcity of teachers in secondary education. The new institution of higher education began its activity with two faculties: Philology and Mathematics-Physics, and a year later other two faculties (History-Geography and Physical Education) were added. One by one, the new sections obtained an academic statue until 1983, when due to a poor educational policy, the didactic and humanistic specializations diminished their activity, and from a prosperous institution of higher education, Oradea turned into an engineering college affiliated to the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

In May 1990 a decree of the Romanian government established the Technical University of Oradea, later called the University of Oradea, based on impressive traditions of academic life in the town. It was an act of scientific and cultural restoration long expected in the life of the Romanian society, a major gain of the people's Revolution of December 1989. This is how the dream of several generations of scholars came true, clearly expressed by a historian of Oradea: "As regarding the future, the desire of all well-meant Romanians is to establish in Oradea a complete university, the lights of which will shine across the entire western border of Romania".

Today, the University of Oradea is an integrated foreign medical school of higher education of this kind, comprising 15 faculties and 5 colleges with more than 30,000 students enrolled in short-term and long-term education, day courses, evening courses, reduced frequency courses or other forms of attendance.

Overall Assessment

Faculties 15
University Colleges 5
Institutions of Higher Education outside the country 4
Teacher Training Department
Long Distance Education Department
International Relations Department
Research Centers and Teams 11
International Geothermal Training Center
Headquarters of the "Stefan Odobleja" International Academy of Cybernetics
Ph.D. fields (Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Energy Engineering, Marketing, Medicine, Theology, Biology, History) 8
Number of confirmed Ph.D.s 88
Total number of employees 2003
Number of own teaching staff 1110
Number of associated teaching staff 533
International collaborating and partnership relations with 214 universities, institutes, companies in 31 countries
Number of students studying abroad, via programs of the European Union and Romanian Medical Universities (Socrates, Tempus etc.) 550
Number of teaching staff studying abroad, via programs of the European Union and Romanian Medical Universities (Socrates, Tempus etc.) 240

We all have to admit that there is no other financial or real estate investment more profitable for students. Education itself will always be the best long-term investment, as nothing is as precious as the knowledge gained during academic instruction.

Medical University Main Activities

The mission of the University of Oradea's foreign medical school is to train and educate on a large scale both the students and also the high education graduates, as well as to approaches certain domain of science and technology at high level. The structure of the Romanian Medical Universities contains academic education, postgraduate medical education , colleges and scientific research. The University has the right to grant the titles of graduate, licensee, master, doctor, honorary professor, visiting professor and associate professor.

The Romanian Medical Faculty of Oradea expanded itself by developing new faculties, colleges and research teams, as well as by developing certain specializations inside the existing faculties.

Inside the Romanian Medical School of Oradea the education and research activity is developing in the area of natural and physical sciences, as well as in the area of social and human sciences, covering (according with the UNESCO classification) the following: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Sciences of Life, Agricultural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Technological and Engineering Sciences, Economical Sciences, Geography, History, Juridical Sciences and Law, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Letters and Arts, Sociology, Philosophy. The educational process is based on the curricula for long term studies, short term studies, postgraduate's studies, master, doctoral studies and programs of continuous education and Distance Open Education in Romanian Medical Universities .

To create flexible education structures, according with the necessities and adapted to the labor market conditions, inside the University of Oradea was established a Department for Distance Open Education (Distance Learning Education). This form of training offers a great flexibility, liberating the students from the strains of time, space and rhythm of work, representing a special attraction for the working population.

The Medical University of Oradea adopted the European System of Transferable Credits, facilitating in this way the didactical process.

The scientific research activity is developing in research teams inside faculties and chairs, as well as in research centers without juridical personality from our University, such as the Medical Center of Research and the National Center of Geothermal Research, which will be accredited as excellence research center, as soon as possible. The research has both fundamental character and applicative, based on the following principal domains the exploitation of the geothermal potential, researches in microwave area, researches in the area of high frequency current, researches in the area of human physiology, specific researches for the existing chairs. Presently, in the University of Oradea, inside the research teams there are 146 employees, 80 having higher education, and 7 are scientific researchers.

Assistance /Research Programs with international organizations

The University of Oradea promotes good international cooperation.

The international agreements signed till now are, mainly, based on training programs and expansion of the databases, exchange of information, reciprocal exchanges of students and staff, common research programs. The University of Oradea participates at the following european programs:

  • Socrates
  • Framework Program 5
  • Tempus
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Eureka
  • CEEPUS
  • COST
  • Phare

The Medical University of Oradea has partnership agreements and collaborations with 214 universities, institutions and organizations from 31 countries.

Management Structure

The University of Oradea is led by the University Senate of Romanian Medical schools , presided by the Rector. Each faculty, college and department in the University's structure nominates representatives in the University Senate, Academic staff, researchers and students in compliance with the Law and the University's Charter. The executive leadership of the University is done by the Senate Office, consisting of the Rector as president, Vice-Rectors, Scientific Secretary, General Administrative Director, Faculties' Deans and one student representative or students' organization representative.

Councils manage the faculties and departments. Deans manage the faculties' councils and directors, the department councils. The faculty's council organizes and manages the entire activity of the faculty. The executive leadership of the faculty is provided by the Council Bureau or by the deans. The departments organize and coordinate the educational and scientific research activity in the academic and scientific field. The research groups of the faculty are sub-ordered to the faculties' councils.

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