West University of Timisoara
higher education institution in Romania.
West University of Timisoara - Description
The University was founded by the decree law no. 660 issued on 30 December 1944, which stipulates that a university must be created in western Romania. Its first faculties either were dissolved or became independent institutions. These independent higher education institutions became a sole university at the end of September 1962. That is why October the 1st is mentioned in the University Charter as University Day; it is not only the day when the academic year begins but also the day when the difficult process which had started on 30 December 1944 ended, when the efforts of creating the university were crowned with success. By 1968, our institution had become an independent university, with a prestigious academic staff in all traditional fields; this was the ideal for which many leading Romanian intellectuals, especially those from the Banat region, had fought. Unfortunately, there followed a difficult period for Humanities and Exact Sciences. Fields of study such as Music, Fine arts, History, Geography, Biology, and Chemistry disappeared one by one; Philology was considerably reduced. As a result, many of the faculties were transferred to other institutions. 1989, the year of the Romanian revolution, was a turning point in the evolution of our...