Scientific research is an inexhaustible source of knowledge, an important resource of society, while constituting an approach to university education as well.
The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, one of the 12 universities of “advanced research and education" in Romania, aims at engaging itself in producing outstanding scientific results and approaching interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subjects. Furthermore, it strives to integrate the research results in the exchange of national and international values, to increase its national and international visibility, and also attract and create highly skilled human resources.
Achieving these goals must strengthen its already established position as a university of "advanced research and education", and the recognition of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca as a center of excellence in scientific research with a high impact on the social and economic environment.
Scientific research, by its creative nature, represents one of the most important methods both in teacher or researcher training and in educating university students in the spirit of innovation, irrespective of study level.
In the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca basic and applied research, as well as innovation are promoted. The research topics cover the fields of engineering, science, and humanities.
Research is conducted at department level, predominantly in over 70 accredited research structures. The new research strategy aims at creating self-sustainable interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary structures capable of outstanding scientific achievements, integrated within a multidisciplinary research institute.
The coordination of the scientific research is performed by academic staff experienced in research, and especially by PhD advisors relying on the broad involvement of the faculty, the young researchers, and the students.
Research teams enjoy the freedom of choosing their research topics, but their activities are in line with the national and international policy comprised within the strategy of research - development – innovation.