The traditions of higher education
metaphorically speaking, go back to time immemorial. This year (2008)
there are 228 years since the inauguration of higher education in Oradea
and 44 years of continuous higher education in Oradea
At the end of the 18th century, "a higher institution for philosophic
teaching" is founded in Oradea
in 1780, which was to become in 1788 the Faculty of Law, the oldest
faculty not only within the Romanian borders but also in a vast region
of Eastern Europe.
In May 1990 a decree of the Romanian Government established the
, later called the University of Oradea
and 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, one of the greatest Romanian achievements in Crisana
after the Great Union on 1 December 1918. 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 institution of higher
education of this kind, comprising 18 faculties.
The mission of the University of Oradea
is to train
and educate on a large scale both the students and also the high
education graduates, as well as to approache certain domains of science
and technology at high level.
The structure of the University contains academic education,
postgraduate education and scientific research.
expanded itself by developing new faculties and
research teams, as well as by developing certain specializations inside
the existing faculties.
Education will always be the best long-term investment, as nothing is
as precious as the knowledge gained during academic instruction.