Become Your Best at the West University of Timișoara



With more than 75 years of tradition, West University of Timișoara (WUT) is a family of 15.000 members, the widest from Western Romania, with a strong identity and a time-consolidated image.

Founded in 1944 through Royal Decree, WUT is the fourth comprehensive university from Romania. Regional leader on the educational market, with constantly increasing connections to the international academic community, West University of Timișoara owns the unique local performance of being ranked, in 2018, on the 29th place in Times Higher Education New Europe.

As a large academic centre, designed for 21st century students, WUT has a strong focus on employability and career preparation. Providing innovative teaching methods, a student-centred approach to learning and study programmes with an international outlook, West University of Timișoara provides a very wide range of fields and specializations, from vocational areas, social, economic, philological to science, in 11 faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Music and Theatre
  • Faculty of Sociology and Psychology
  • Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences

Inter-disciplinarity and cross-disciplinarity is a new concept of education adopted at WUT, allowing the students to choose courses from a different study programme than their major, with the objective of enhancing the university’s input in their personal and professional development for a more and more international life and globalized labour market.

Prof. Univ. Dr. Marilen Gabriel Pirtea, Rector of WUT, rewarding Simona Halep, Romanian tennis star, with Doctor Honoris Causa title

Study programmes in foreign languages



  • Computer Science (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Finance and Banking (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)


  • Management (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)


  • Accounting and Business Information Systems (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)
  • Acting (Faculty of Music and Theatre)
  • International Relations and European Studies (Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences)

Modern Languages and Literatures (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Croatian)

Applied Modern Languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Croatian)



  • American Studies (Faculty of Letters, History and Theology)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Computing (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Astrophysics, elementary particles and computational physics (Faculty of Physics)
  • Big data – Data science, Analytics and Technologies (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • European Union Law (Faculty of Law)
  • Innovation-based Integrated Design (Faculty of Arts and Design)
  • Image morphology and visual art experiment (Faculty of Arts and Design)
  • International Corporate Finance (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)
  • International Development and Management of Global Affairs (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)
  • Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology (Faculty of Sociology and Psychology)
  • Philosophical Counselling and Consultancy (Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences)
  • Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials (Faculty of Physics)
  • The Theory and Practice of Translation (Faculty of Letters, History and Theology)


  • Business Management in European Context (Faculty of Economic and Business Administration)
  • The Theory and Practice of Translation (Faculty of Letters, History and Theology)


  • German Language in European Context – Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Studies (Faculty of Letters, History and Theology)


WUT in the Romanian academic space

As a member of the greatest Romanian academic consortium, ”Universitaria” Consortium (the common project of the five most prestigious universities from the country), WUT co-operates to increase the standards of scientific research and teaching activity, to improve the legal frame of the higher education system and of the academic scientific research, as well as to set out, in a unitary way, the academic programmes and their relevant minimum standards.

Within the National Council of Rectors, which is the only official body promoting the interests of Romanian higher education institutions, West University of Timișoara contributes to the research, analysis and prospecting activity that it constantly performs, thus enabling academic autonomy.



Scientific research and innovation

Research lies at the heart of WUT’s activity and is essential in order to guarantee the quality of teaching. The recent years classifications at international level are positioning WUT in the main five Romanian universities, but first in terms of international collaborations and impact of the research activity:

  • Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings: 72/2018
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject: 251-300/2018 (Modern Languages)
  • Best Global Universities by Subject: 287/2018 (Physics)
  • Times Higher Education New Europe: 29/2018


An international university

With nearly 800 international students (6%) and over 400 Erasmus+ outgoing mobilities addressed to WUT students, academic and administrative staff, the WUT activities are strongly focused on internationalization. WUT has had 10 Fulbright lecturers since 2017, the Fulbright Ambassador in Romania being one of the WUT professors. The frequent visits of high diplomats and ambassadors from countries like UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Croatia, France or Mexico set the perfect frame for international partnerships and collaboration. Last but not least, its community of famous alumni (Herta Müller, Chester Williams, Aura Twarovska, Silviu Oravitzan etc.) consolidate WUT’s position as a global university.

West University of Timișoara offers an effervescent intellectual environment, which stimulates individual achievements, teamwork, interdisciplinarity and research. Highly confident in the students’ potential, we communicate them the idea of constantly becoming better within WUT, providing them the support and the opportunity to discover themselves, so that at the end of their studies, they would become their best.




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