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Faculty of Sciences and Letters
The traditions of the humanistic academic education in Tîrgu-Mureş began in 1960 when the Pedagogical College was founded. At the beginning, this college had two different departments and trained teachers in the following subjects: Romanian-History, Romanian-Hungarian, History-Geography, Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Music, Mathematics, and Physical Education; it also trained elementary school teachers. Although several years later the humanistic line of studies changed to technical education, the lecturers in the humanistic department continued their activity in educational and scientific fields.
To continue a well established academic tradition, the Faculty of Sciences and Letters was founded in 1993, as part of "Petru Maior" University of Tîrgu-Mureş, which also included at that time the Faculty of Engineering and the University College.
At present the Faculty of Sciences and Letters has a wide range of specializations, which greatly contribute to the existence of an environment favorable to developing a high standard for the didactic and scientific activities.
The Faculty of Sciences and Letters has a complex character and the courses it offers are closely related to the economic situation and needs of Romania. Both our students and teaching staff benefit from the latest economic, social, scientific and didactic advances. Due to the Communication Centre RoEduNet (Romanian Educational Network), all the faculty's laboratories are connected to the Internet, the main tide of information in our modern world. The mission of the Faculty of Sciences and Letters is to train specialists to get general and scientific knowledge. The students' training is mainly aimed at stimulating their creativity and innovative capacity and at encouraging them to make use of all their intellectual resources. Due to the way in which it is organized and to its good standards of scientific and didactic activity, the Faculty of Sciences and Letters is an important component of the Romanian educational environment.
The whole teaching activity is coordinated by the specialized departments of the faculty: the Mathematics-Computer Science Department, the Philology Department, the History and International Relations Department. The scientific research activity is coordinated in the following research departments: Mathematics, Computer Science, Romanian Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, History, International Relations. The laboratories in which research or teaching activities take place have all been equipped according to university standards and thus all our faculty's specializations use computers and the Internet on a regular basis. The specializations of the Faculty of Sciences and Letters have been either authorized or accredited by the National Centre for Academic Evaluation and Accreditation (CNEAA). The educational process is based on curricula created according to national and international university standards. The Transferable Credit System provides our students with the liberty to attend courses in other universities in our country or abroad. All students, irrespective of specialization have the possibility to attend the courses of the Department for Teacher Education, which enhances the graduates' opportunities to find jobs. Our university library provides students with a great number of didactic materials: courses, workbooks, research guides, educational sites and CDs.
Scientific research is an important part of the activities within the Faculty of Sciences and Letters. The research targets of the teaching staff and of students are: research papers achieved by organized groups within the departments, the achievement of research papers in mixed groups with the Socio-Humanistic Research Institute belonging to the Romanian Academy from Tîrgu-Mureş or the "Vatra" journal, in the fields of history, philology, sociology and pedagogy, and others; research contracts between our teaching staff and the National Council of Scientific Research for Higher Education (CNCS) - and yearly grants proposed to the national competition or beneficiaries from the economics field.
The general plan of the scientific activities of the Faculty of Sciences and Letters takes into account the following: obtaining research grants from the National Council of Scientific Research for Higher Education (CNCS); scientific collaboration with economic agents from the Mureş County and other geographical regions; disseminating the outcomes of the research activities in publications that are nationally and internationally recognized in order to make the Faculty of Sciences and Letters known better.
Every two years, the Faculty of Sciences and Letters organizes the international conference "European Integration - between Tradition and Modernity", as well as other conferences and symposiums in the fields of IT, history and philology.
The Faculty of Sciences and Letters also has two scientific research centres accredited by CNCS: Modernity and Post-Modernity in the Romanian Literature of the 20th Century, in the field of philology, and the Scientific Research Centre of Romanian Elites, in the field of history. Another evidence of the dynamics of our research activity is the ongoing research grant in history and the two journals indexed by CNCS, Studia Universitatis "Petru Maior". Series Philologia and Studia Universitatis "Petru Maior". Series Historia. At the same time, the Faculty of Sciences and Letters has envisaged the initiating of the procedures of accrediting a Training Centre for pre-university teachers (give exams and award degrees), in the fields of philology, mathematics, IT, and history.
The Faculty of Sciences and Letters is involved in an important number of projects based on international collaboration with universities of prestige from abroad. These relations can be seen in the scientific, didactic, and administrative cooperation of our university teaching staff and students. These ongoing projects, LLP-Erasmus, Jean Monnet, etc., have assured the possibility of cooperation with famous universities, such as IUFM Versailles-Universite Cergy-Pontoise, Haute Ecole Charlemagne, Universite de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Universita degli Studi di Perugia, University of Piraeus, Universita del Salento, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, University of Malaga, University Castilla-La Mancha, University of Miskolc, etc.
Among the projects based on international cooperation initiated by the Faculty of Sciences and Letters we can mention Distributed Data Processing of Education and Retraining in Data Transmission and Distributed Processing Networks: Romanian College in Computer Sciences and Engineering; Advanced Educational Technologies. An important number of students from the Faculty of Sciences and Letters have benefited from training periods at our partner universities from Europe. This enabled us to conceive compatible scientific and teaching materials used in the teaching process.
BA university studies, 3 years, daily courses
Post-Graduate, MA studies
MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCES AND LETTERS
THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS - COMPUTER SCIENCE
Conf. dr. HALLER Piroska - Head of department
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOLOGY
Conf. dr. Luminiţa CHIOREAN - Head of department
THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Conf.dr. Corina TEODOR - head of department
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHISICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT
Assist. Prof. STEFF Zakarias
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