Polytechnic University of Timişoara

1001+
World University Rankings 2020
Piata Victoriei Nr. 2, Timisoara, Jud. Timis, 300006, Romania

About Polytechnic University of Timişoara

Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara is located in Timisoara, one of the designated European Capital of Culture for 2021. The university will just have completed its centenary celebrationsin 2020 when the cultural events get underway.

The decree for its foundation was issued by King Ferdinand I, who also gave UPT its motto when he said in 1923 that "It is not the walls that make a school, but the spirits living inside".

After several name changes, including more than 20 years bearing the name of aviation pioneer Traian Vuia, it took its current title in 1995 and since 2011 has been rated as an advanced research and technical university by the national Ministry of Education and Technology, the only university in Western Romania to be classified among the 12 in the whole country.

Notable buildings on campus include the Rectorate’s Lloyd Palace and the Central Library, which was inaugurated in 2014 by a chain of 1,000 students passing the last 100 books from the old library building into the new building. There are also two three-star hotels.

The university started off with the faculty of mechanical engineering and has since grown to 10 faculties representing different disciplines of engineering, including one satellite operation in Hunedoara. Of 3,300 students admitted in 2019, the largest intakes were in automotive and computer science (690) and mechanics (615). The 12 journals published by the university include the Nonconventional Technologies Review.

Centenary plans include the modernisation of 100 laboratories and the creation of 10 new ones, the creation of 100 master's grants, 100 PhD scholarships, 10 new language study programmes and 100 agreements with companies and research institutions.

Explore rankings data for Polytechnic University of Timişoara

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Compare universities on their key stats

Key statistics

  • 20.4
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 37 : 63
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 12,646
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

Where we are