Presentation of the Faculty

The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology has asserted and developed its personality at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca since 1990.

Currently, the educational offer, which is attended by more than 1,800 students, includes the complete academic cycle necessary for a successful professional career: Undergraduate studies (4 years), Master (2 years) and Doctoral studies (3 years). The Faculty forms specialists in the fields of "Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications and Information Technologies" (Undergraduate and Master's programs), "Engineering and Management" (Undergraduate program), and "Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications and Information Technologies" (Doctoral program). In addition to the study programs in Romanian, the faculty also offers study programs in foreign languages (English and French).

All the prerequisites for the achievement of a modern and competitive higher education (education and research) are fully met: ARACIS accreditation of all the study programs evaluated with the higher rating; student-centred education; collaborations of students, teaching professionals and researchers with universities and prestigious companies in the country and abroad; Erasmus mobilities, student internships in renowned national and international companies; fundamental and applicative research activities; human and material resources of the best performing.

The mission of the faculty is to contribute through advanced research to the development of knowledge in the fields of electronics, telecommunication and information technology, as well as to prepare specialists to develop, design, implement and exploit electronic and communications systems with applications in the most diverse areas of industry and everyday life.

The faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology has around 100 staff members (teaching staff and supporting academic staff) as well as external collaborators covering the whole spectrum of didactic activities, research, technological transfer as well as administrative and institutional development.

Monitoring and quality assurance is a permanent concern at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. As the main beneficiaries of the educational process are the students, special importance is given to the development and implementation of student-centred education, so that each student can find himself fully in the whole of the activities under the educational process and can design and realise a personalised professional path.

A substantial component in the functioning of the faculty consists in all the activities related to research, development, innovation and technological transfer, among which the most representative activities are: elaboration and defence of doctoral theses (including co-tutelage with European universities and researchers from renowned companies); elaboration and defence of habilitation theses; publication of scientific articles in ISI and BDI indexed speciality journals, including articles placed in red (Q1) and yellow (Q2) zones, according to UEFISCDI classification; publishing innovation patents and participating in events dedicated to innovation (and receiving awards); publishing specialized books and attending prestigious international conferences; review of scientific papers published in specialized journals and international conferences; obtaining and conducting national and international research/consultancy/ technical assistance / institutional development contracts; publication of a scientific journal; organizing international conferences; organizing sessions and scientific contests for students; developing and modernizing research laboratories.

Continuous education and collaboration with the socio-economic environment have a particular attention in the faculty through a multitude of activities: faculty members act as coordinators and/or lecturers in continuous education programs offered through the DECIDFR department; organizing internships for students at local, regional, national and international companies; transfer of knowledge and technology through the equipment of laboratories, research / consulting contracts, organizing courses for students held by specialists from the industrial field; presenting opportunities for collaboration between the university and companies; granting student scholarships from companies; approaching research / development / implementation themes from the industrial field in the PhD thesis; visits of teaching professionals and students to representative companies; support activities from companies for organizing student competitions; developing development and research contracts with the economic environment; the existence of contracts and collaboration relations with the most important companies in the fields of activity specific to the faculty, as well as in related fields.

Last but not least, internationalisation is a permanent concern at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. The faculty has three study programs taught in foreign languages: two in English and one in French (with a double degree). These study programs are continuously promoted abroad within the various promoting activities attended by the university, as well as through specialised websites. The faculty actively participates in Erasmus mobility programs for both students and teaching professionals (Erasmus Mundus CARIBU), the faculty being an EU partner in the Erasmus Mundus CARIBU cooperation project with countries in the African, Caribbean, Pacific area. The faculty has established and develops fruitful collaborative relationships with over 45 universities throughout the European area, as well as universities around the world. Several teachers from these universities are invited professors for the students of our faculty and are invited each year to carry out lectures. The prestige of the faculty is recognised internationally, including through world-renowned personalities who have been awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca at the faculty's proposal.

History

1896 - 30th of September - The cornerstone of the building in which the faculties with majors in the electrical field are currently functioning (address: str. Gh. Bariţiu nr. 26-28);

1899 - 26th of March - The festive inauguration of the building above;

1964 - Under the aegis of the times and through the pursuit of visionary personalities, the "Polytechnic Institute" developed, including three faculties: Constructions, Mechanics, Electrotechnics;

1990 - New faculties are detached from the initial nucleus, so that the structure of the Institute includes: the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science; the Faculty of Civil Engineering, with the Architecture Department; the Faculty of Machine Building; the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunication; the Faculty of Electrotechnics; the Faculty of Mechanics; the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering.

1992 - The Institute receives the current name, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca;

2005 - The Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications changes its name (Government Decision no. 916 of 11th of August, 2005) according to the specifics of the education it provides for the graduates, thus becoming the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology;

 

1990 is the official birth year for the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, a continuation of the academic traditions which have been cultivated since 1977 at the Faculty of Electrotechnics through the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. After 15 years of development, the year 2005 brings the new name of the faculty: the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.

The first university specialisations offered were those of Applied Electronics and Communications, both in Romanian. The future years to bring to the faculty a permanent evolution, marked by a continuous adaptation to the national and international context.

 

In 2015, a quarter of a century of existence and continuous evolution of the faculty was celebrated by organising the event "Happy Birthday, ETTI!".

 

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