Erasmus - a program for the academic community within National University of Arts, Bucharest

[EuRopean Community ActionS for the Mobility of University Students] is a component of the LIFELONG LEARNING Program and addresses higher education through which it continues - in a revised and extended shape - the action program of the European Community for student mobility and the SOCRATES program.

ERASMUS was launched in 1987 as a program destined to support students in carrying out periods of study in another European country, with the advantage of having that period spent within a partner institution formally recognized. Starting with 1995, ERASMUS became a component of the Socrates program of the European Union. The general idea and objectives of the new program have evolved so that the mobility represents at the present moment just one of the aspects involving students and the teaching personnel. Participation in the activities of the LLP (Lifelong Learning Program) aims to develop the specific academic activities (education, research and innovation) through international cooperation programs. The new European program, proposed under the name Erasmus for all (2014-2020), aims to include a wide range of activities of the EU in higher, secondary, professional and adult education, with respect to the policies within the field of youth and sports for all.

ERASMUS University Charter

The Erasmus University Charter (EUC) represents the essential element in each activity of European cooperation that an university can carry out within the ERASMUS program.

Approved by the European Commission, the Charter establishes the fundamental principles and the minimal requirements, making obvious the ERASMUS activities that each university should follow.

In 2007, the European Commission granted the National University of Arts in Bucharest the Extended Erasmus University Charter no. 229142-IC-1-2007-1-RO-ERASMUS-EUCX-1 UNIVERSITATEA NATIONALA DE ARTE (U.N.A.) RO BUCURES29. This charter confers our university the rights to participate in the activities of the Lifelong Learning Program, to apply to the National Agency for Communitary Programs for Education and Professional Development for funding for decentralized activities (SMS, SMP, STA, STT and OM), as well as to the European Commission for the funding of centralized activities.

Actions which may be accomplished within the Erasmus University Charter:

  • Student mobilities (SMS);
  • Student placement (SMP);
  • Teaching mobilities for the teaching personnel in higher education institutions (STA);
  • Training of the teaching and non-teaching personnel in higher education institutions (STT);
  • Intensive programs (IP);
  • Intensive language courses (EILC);
  • Organizing mobilities (OM);
  • Developing study programs (CD);
  • Cooperation between universities and enterprises;
  • Modernizing higher education;
  • Virtual campuses;
  • Thematic networks;
  • Complementary measures.

The Office for Communitary Educational Programs / Lifelong Learning Program (LLP)

The National University of Arts in Bucharest has as medium- and long-term objectives the development of cooperation in the field of artistic education and scientific research applied in the field of arts and design. In order to broaden the educational dialogue with institutions of artistic higher education in Europe, NUA Bucharest has carried out the Erasmus program for six years, developing the study mobilities for students and the teaching and training mobilities for the teaching personnel and the administrative staff, respectively. During the academic year 2011-2012, 31 study mobilities and 4 teaching mobilities were accomplished. The Erasmus program has been beneficial to the educational process within and the European recognition of the National University of Arts in Bucharest between 2007-2013.

Objectives specific to the internationalization and integration within the European quality standards in artistic higher education


  • Intensifying contacts with HEI in the member states of the European Union in order to identify new possible partners for mobilities and educational projects through Bilateral Agreements;
  • Consolidating the internal strategies for increasing access, mobilities, promotion and support by means of convergent funding for individual actions and Erasmus networks in artistic education;
  • Increasing the number of incoming and outgoing mobilities with a minimum of 20% / year until 2020;
  • Intensifying certain actions to find potential partners for consortia and institutions of production and culture in the field of visual artistic creation and design, which may become hosts for postgraduate placement (MA and Doctorate);
  • Initiating / participating in Erasmus Intensive Programs starting with the academic year 2014-2015.


Location: National University of Arts in Bucharest
Office for Educational Communitary Programs (I.E.P.O.)
Address: Calea Grivitei 28, Sector 1, 010702, Bucharest, Romania
Phone +4074 517 8920, +4072 882 0337, Phone/Fax.+ 4021 529 6602

Structure for 2013:
Erasmus Institutional Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Viorica Ioana Sladescu Ph.D.
Accounting: p/t - Niculina Lupu
Secretary / Logistic: p/t - arch. Claudia Constantinescu

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