The Babeș-Bolyai University (BBU) is an academic educational public institution aiming to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community. The Babeș-Bolyai University is today the oldest, the largest and, in many ways, the most prestigious university in Romania, with 21 faculties, as it follows:
The linguistic and cultural diversity are defining elements of BBU, representing the specific which distinguishes not only among Romanian universities, but also within the European context. The heritage and multicultural community in Transylvania are a state of affairs, that BBU recognizes and takes responsibility for both being a social environment, as well as the object of its action.
Through this policy, BBU reflects simultaneous on its administrative organization, the multicultural structure of Transylvania and the unity in diversity of the European Union. The multicultural dimension does not represent a goal itself, but an option assumed by the institutional development, whereby BBU creates an auspicious environment for the educational and research eminence, for generating a vision and solutions designed for local communities and society as a whole.
In the confined family of multilingual and multicultural universities in Europe, Babeș-Bolyai University becomes specific through the fact that in its Carta, has set up lines of study in Romanian, Hungarian and German and they have their own representation and autonomy of decision at any level (department, college, university). Thus, BBU ensures and guarantees the linguistic and cultural specificity not only in carrying out the educational act, but also in the way they coordinate it.
From a linguistic point of view, BBU has one of the most complex systems in Europe: each student can freely choose the language in which one will study (English, Hungarian, German or other international languages), and the study programs may be followed in full in the chosen language. The multicultural development is institutional guaranteed by the fact that the university's structure is organized according to the three major lines of study (English, Hungarian, and German).
Within each faculty of the existing 21 from the Babeș-Bolyai University (with the exception of four faculties where there is no line of study in Hungarian and German and two faculties where there is no line of study in Romanian), a deputy dean belongs to, as applicable, the German or Hungarian minority, being responsible and having the obligation of coordinating the activities of those study lines..
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BBU website: www.BBUcluj.ro/en
Teodora FARCAS - teodora,farcas [-@-] econ.BBUcluj,ro
Adriana TIRON TUDOR - adriana,tiron [-@-] econ.BBUcluj,ro