Why Study With Us?
The English programmes fit any young graduate of a European University and enable them to pursue their future professional career dreams. The curriculum of the programmes in English is designed to meet the requirements of European accreditation system and offers students the possibility of studying abroad for a semester or a year within the Erasmus mobility scheme. Due to its American soul, a considerable number of your courses will be taught by US professors visiting the campus or professors that obtained their teaching degree in the USA.
Great, Affordable Student Life
Romania is one of the most affordable European Union member countries to live in – average monthly costs including accommodation, meals, transportation is around the equivalent of 350 EUR; and this is in one of the most vibrant European capitals – Bucharest. Within the campus, a long list of activities organized by the students for the students takes place each week. You are guaranteed not to get bored during your studies at the Romanian-American University.
Romania is placed at the eastern border of the European Union with great links to Europe. Cities like Budapest, Vienna, Athens can be easily reached by train and there are also hundreds of cheap flights to anywhere else in Europe. Romania itself offers a vast variety of sights and scenery – mountains, sea, scenic rural areas, vibrant city-life, the Danube Delta and much more… Discover Romania here. The university is placed in the largest city, the capital, Bucharest, however, its localized campus offers great security and peace within one of the busiest cities in Eastern Europe.
The university offers its students an extensive array of facilities so that life on campus and during their studies is as pleasant as possible. The hotel offers clean, modern dorm rooms to live in, fresh and healthy food is served each day at the cafeteria, and students also have access to fitness facilities and lounge areas to relax. The university houses a Microsoft Development Center and other various fully equipped computer rooms and labs. Moreover, interactive classrooms make academics a lot more fun. The library is the quiet spot within the buildings of the campus where students can have peace of mind while studying for their exams.
In 1991, Professor Ion Smedescu, Ph.D., had the initiative of setting up the Romanian-American University. He was the founder and Rector of the University and also President of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of the Education and Culture, in the activities of which the University is integrated. The Romanian-American University was founded with the purpose of promoting the American progressive educational values combined with the rich internationally recognized academic traditions of the Romanian educational system. The founder succeded in bringing to Romania the US higher education principles that have as support the general model the American society:
- the efficient organization of the activity
- the perseverant sense of duty
- cultivation of the working spirit
- self-respect and respect for the others
- honest spirit of competition
- challenge the others and yourself
Conceived as an alternative and complementary form to the public higher education, the University has 6 Schools in its structure: 5 teaching Economics and one Law. Within the context of the university reform and of Romania's integration process in the European Union, the introduction of the European dimension, matching curricula, the compliance with the European standards, promotion of the academic performance internationally recognized criteria, the inter-university cooperation, academic mobility and the recognition of studies and diplomas are among the strategic objectives of the Romanian-American University. Due to the reform imposed by the Bologna Process, the University pursued the increasing compatibility of its educational offer with that of the European education and has also achieved, through its actions, the opening of an integrated education system (bachelor-master - Ph.D.). Through its accomplishments, the Romanian-American University has consolidated its position in the Romanian educational system, and its activity has achieved new standards, necessary in the context of a harsh competition on the highly qualified labor market of the European Union and all over the world. By pursuing its mission and goals, the university succeeded in developing and consolidating a good reputation among Romanian and international companies.
The Romanian-American University received the „High Confidence Rating" certification (the best of all possible distinctions) from the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), which is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and is registered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education - EQAR. The University and all our academic programs are fully accredited by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), and the degree granted is Internationally recognized. The Romanian-American University is "The Best Private University in Romania" according to the independent "University Ranking" survey by Kienbaum Management Consultants in collaboration with "Capital" business magazine.