About the University


"1 DECEMBRIE 1918" UNIVERSITY OF ALBA IULIA was set up as a public higher education and research institution founded pursuant to the Romanian Government Decision no. 474/09.07.1991. Its name is related to the historical moment (1918) when the union of the three Romanian provinces was accomplished in Alba Iulia. In 2009, following the institutional assessment carried out by the Executive Bureau of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education - ARACIS, "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia was awarded a HIGH CONFIDENCE RATING, the highest qualification for Romanian universities.

The aim of the university is to constantly develop an academic community, able to increase the value of the archaeological, social, economic and cultural heritage of our region, and committed to creating, preserving and disseminating knowledge, enhancing the academic community's excellence, developing students' skills and competences, through promoting a culture of values, morality, inquiry, research, and life-long learning.

Our University is also committed to continuing the process of extending, modernising and adapting its research and education facilities, and to developing a complex - both theoretical and practical - academic training system for all those who are willing to become highly qualified specialists in different fields of activity, adequately prepared for the ever more demanding and challenging national and international labour market. Therefore, we are permanently improving our undergraduate BA and BSc programmes, as well as post-graduate studies (Master and Ph.D. programmes). The academic programmes are completely aligned with the Bologna system.

"1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia has collaboration agreements with more than 120 research, educational and cultural institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Serbia, UK, Ukraine, etc. Most of the agreements are focused on the exchange of students and staff (teaching staff, researchers and administrative staff), exchange of publications, journals and teaching materials, co-organisation of conferences and other academic events, and participation in research and educational projects.

Our university consists of 4 faculties (7 teaching departments), 17 research centres and 7 administrative centres.


Faculty of History and Philology

The Faculty of History and Philology brings together the undergraduate academic programmes in Humanities of our University. The Faculty of History and Philology consists of two large departments: the Department of History, Archaeology and Museology, and the Department of Philology.

 The Faculty of History and Philology boasts leading edge facilities for a top-quality educational process: libraries (University Library, Batthyaneum Library, Library of the National Union Museum, National Archives - Alba County), access to databases (e.g. ProQuest, JSTOR, Emerald, Science Direct, Thompson ISI Web of Knowledge, etc.), state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, archaeological and restoration sites.

 The Faculty has also established partnerships with national and international institutions of higher education. As a result, our students can take part in study and work placement mobility with partner universities in France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain, Hungary, China, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Turkey, Malta, etc.


Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences was established in 1995, on the basis of Government Decision no. 568/1995, published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 185/1995. The Faculty of Sciences organizes study programmes in various fields that are relevant for nowadays development of the national and European economy and society.


Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences was set up in 2003 (by Government Decision no. 1082/11.09.2003 published in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, no. 687/30/09.2003). At present, the Faculty offers academic programmes in law, sociology, social work, public administration, occupational therapy and physical education.


Faculty of Orthodox Theology

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology was founded in 1990, after the fall of the atheistic totalitarian regime in Romania. It is co-founder of the "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, together with the Faculty of History and Philology.

Student Services

Residence Halls

The University has 4 modern Student Residence Halls, with a total capacity of 948 places. The standard facilities and appliances in each Residence Hall include triple bed rooms with modern furniture, bathroom, refrigerator, TV, Internet connection, a launderette, a multifunctional hall, study rooms and kitchens with gas stoves and electric hoods.

The cost of accommodation in the Student Residence Halls is 130 lei (approx. 30 Euro)/person/month. The Centre for International Relations and the Student Services office at "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia will help you apply for accommodation.


The University Restaurant

Students can have lunch at the University Restaurant located on campus with the following facilities: a lunch room with 200 seats, 2 cocktail rooms for special occasions (social events, conferences, and official meetings) with 39 seats; an automatic line for preparing food with modern kitchen appliances. The Restaurant also offers lunch à la carte. The University has a snack bar with an open-air terrace (during summer time), as well as outdoor recreational areas within the historical grounds of Alba Iulia Fortress.

 The University Library

The University Library is a modern, computerised library with a stock of over 100,000 volumes (together with the Archbishopric Library) that cover almost all fields of interest.

The library includes four reading rooms with free access to the shelves, located on the first floor of the building, where readers can make photocopies; there is also a loan section, a reading room and the acquisitions and archiving department on the ground floor; a multimedia room is located in the attic of the Library building equipped with 50 computers, where students can check the electronic databases to which the University is a subscribed user. There are digitised teaching/learning materials which students can also purchase.


Students' Health Service

The Students' Health Service aims to provide a positive and unique health care experience for students of "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia. The Practice, located on campus, offers a range of free health service treatment and also additional medical services specifically for student patients. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Students' Sports Centre

 Sports facilities

There are two gyms owned by the University available to its students, which are suitable for different sports activities such as: fitness, body-building, football, volleyball, table tennis, basketball, and handball.

CSU Alba Iulia is the University's International Women's Basketball Team playing in the First Division of Romanian Women's Basketball Competitions.

The Students' Union and Cultural Centre

Students can benefit from the cultural, artistic and entertainment facilities and services provided by the Students' Cultural Centre, one of the partner institutions of our University, which hosts and organises cultural events and artistic performances for students and the general public.














Universitatea ,,1 Decembrie 1918" din Alba Iulia
Alba Iulia, Judetul Alba