Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science was founded in 1948 as part of Pedagogical Institute in Timișoara and initially it was a Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. In 1952 the Mathematics-Physics section was created, and in 1960 – the Geometry section.
In 16th October 1962 the Pedagogical Institute has been transformed in University of Timișoara. A Faculty of Mathematics-Mechanics was created within the University with the following specializations: Geometry, Mathematical Analysis and Mathematics-Physics. An important moment is the establishment of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics in 1971.
In 1974 the Faculty of Mathematics-Mechanics and the faculties of Physics, Biology and Physical Education were merged into a Faculty of Natural Sciences, which existed until 1990.
Mathematics and Computer Science are priority fields of study that have led to the extraordinary technical development of our civilisation.
Our faculty is committed to offering its students:
The academic community in our faculty is dedicated to strengthening the prestige of UVT and the Romanian university school.
In 1990 the Faculty of Natural Sciences was divided into the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Physics.
Since 2004 the Faculty of Mathematics has changed its name to Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Over the years, the following specialisations have operated within the faculty:
- Mathematics – since 1948
- Computer Science – since 1971
- Mathematics-Physics – between 1981 and 2004
- Evening computer science – between 1984 and 1992
- Applied mathematics – since 1992
- Pure Mathematics – between 1995 and 2001
- College of Computer Science (3 years) – from 1995 to 2004
- Office automation (3 years) – 1997-2002
- Mathematics-Computer Science – since 1998
- Computer Science taught in English – since 2004
- Applied Informatics – since 2007.
Since October 2005, according to the Bologna Convention, higher education has been organised in cycles (3 years cycle I – bachelor; 2 years cycle II – master; 3 years cycle III – doctorate). The ECTS has been in operation since 1997.