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The Babes-Bolyai University(www.ubbberlin.de)
The Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) is a public institution of higher education which is host to 105 specializations, 1,700 Faculty members, and 50,000 students, and currently offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees together with advanced Post-Graduate studies. Babes-Bolyai University, initially conceptualized as a Jesuit College founded by Prince Stephan Bathory in 1581, is the oldest academic institution in Romania which embodies the entire academic tradition of Transylvania. Officially coined Babes-Bolyai University in 1959, but with history dating back to the 16th Century, the Romanian University stems from a long evolution of attempts to establish a site for higher educational studies in Transylvania.
About the Babes-Bolyai UniversityThe Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) is a public institution of higher education which is host to 105 specializations, 1,700 Faculty members, and 50,000 students, and currently offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees together with advanced Post-Graduate studies. The BBU's mission is to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national, and international community, with these components being:
- an action-culture based on systematic and innovative knowledge (culture of scientific and technological competence, organizational competence and civil competence)
- a permanent and innovative learning culture
- multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue, and collaboration between different religions
- a culture for personal and moral development
- a culture for an active attitude and participation
- a culture for personal development
- a culture of integration and diversity, and for globalization, respecting identity and reciprocity
Multicultural Environment of BBUBabes-Bolyai University is in an ethnically diverse institution, which is well illustrated in its structure. Of the current 21 Faculties belonging to BBU, nineteen provide a Romanian curriculum, seventeen offer a Hungarian curriculum, nine present a German curriculum, and six curriculums are taught in English. Graduate schools also offer the same multilingual structure, and Hungarian and German minorities are proportionately represented in the Professors' Council and University Senate. Babes-Bolyai University draws from the cultural, scientific, and religious traditions of Transylvania, and has further developed a multicultural educational program according to the legislation in force in Romania and according to European values.
The system of multi-cultural organization set up by the Charter of Babes-Bolyai University in 1995 ensures complete education in Romanian, Hungarian, German, and Jewish studies at all levels of academia, including Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctorate, Distance Learning, and Adult Education programs. Through adequate regulations the system assures the autonomy of the Romanian, Hungarian, and German lines of study and the right to draw up and implement decisions regarding Human Resources, International Cooperation, Scientific Research, and the ability to publish in Romanian, Hungarian, or German.