University of Pitești

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University of Piteşti
Universitatea din Pitești
Established1991 (1991)
RectorProf. Dr. Eng. Dumitru Chutney
Academic staff
388 (2018)[1]
Administrative staff
133 (2018)
Students9,087 (2017–2018)
109 (2017–2018)

The University of Piteşti (Romanian: Universitatea din Pitești, abbreviated UPIT) is a public university in Piteşti, Romania, founded in 1991.


The first higher education institution in Piteşti was founded in 1962 and was called "The 3-year Pedagogical Institute" with pedagogical specializations in Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Philology and Physical Education and Sports.[2] The opening of the technical specializations followed, leading to the establishment of the Institute of Sub Engineers (1969), united in 1974 under the name of the Institute of Higher Education. Subsequently, there were various other forms of organization, in a period under the subordination of the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, reaching 1991, when, after three decades of accumulations in this intellectual segment, it became autonomous and received the name "University of Pitești". Starting from the beginning, the University of Pitești has polarized the interest of many young people in the region for the programs of study, quality of the education provided by the academic staff, but also for the students from all over the world, since Pitești is renowned for the largest Romanian Language Training Center for Foreign Students.


University of Pitești is organized into six faculties, comprising 16 departments:

Coordinates: 44°52′11″N 24°51′37″E / 44.86972°N 24.86028°E / 44.86972; 24.86028


  1. ^ University of Pitești Rector's Report 2018
  2. ^ "About the University". University of Pitești's website. Retrieved 16 November 2018.