Established in 1920, shortly after the union of Romanian territories, in a European context marked by the redefinition of states and by the aftermath of World War I, the Polytechnic School in Timisoara – as was originally called - was the answer to one of the requirements of the Romanian society of the time, namely the formation of engineers.
Politehnica University Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools and is recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics.
According to tradition, the mission of Politehnica University of Timisoara resides in meeting the competence requirements of the societal environment by providing superior training at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Bearing fundamental values, the university mission reflects at the same time concern for the future of society, by tracing its development at local, regional, national, and international levels.
The structure of Politehnica University of Timisoara includes faculties, departments, chairs, institutes and research centers, laboratories, libraries, hostels, canteens, sports facilities, technical and administrative services, a publishing house and a printing center, and a student medical center. The 10 faculties of the university provide education programs to approximately 13,500 students. Within the 25 departments of the university work nearly 700 teachers and the auxiliary and administrative personnel amount to 500 staff.
Politehnica University of Timisoara is recognized as an outstanding actor on the research stage both nationally and internationally. The existence and operation of an important number of research centers (25), in which research teams successfully put into practice the research strategy of the institution, offer the university its international prestige and at the same time, provide funding sources for its development. The materialization of the research results in scientific papers, patents or products constitutes a guarantee of the institutional competence, thoroughness and professionalism.