A public higher education institution founded in 1991, UAB is committed to extend, modernize, and adapt 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.
The name of our institution “1 DECEMBRIE 1918” UNIVERSITY OF ALBA IULIA is related to the historical moment (1 December 1918) when the union of the three Romanian provinces was accomplished in Alba Iulia. In 2020, 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. The academic community of Alba Iulia focuses on students and the quality of their education and professional training. The values that we promote are orientated towards maintaining a harmonious and seminal relationship between the actors of the educational process: equality, diversity, sustainability and social responsibility, openness, transparency and fairness, innovation and professionalism, excellence, respect towards the individual and collective values, responsibility for the human and material patrimony.