The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA, Romanian abbreviation: SNSPA, Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative), established in 1991 as a school of governance and training of professionals for essential social areas, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting.
In its over two decades of existence, SNSPA has trained professionals who due to their level of knowledge contribute to the drawing up and management of public policies in state institutions, to the development of the country’s international affairs, to the organisation and management of business in private companies, to the improvement of communication and to the process of nation or company branding.
SNSPA is a state institution of higher education, scientific research and professional academic training of high level both nationally and internationally, which includes all the three education levels: undergraduate, master’s degree and doctoral studies. SNSPA has proved to be a successful project, being one of the most popular institutions with high school graduates or professionals in different domains who wish to study further.
SNSPA trains and develops professional competencies in Political Sciences, Sociology, Administrative Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Psychology, Management, Human Resources, thus contributing to change at national and international level, a change based on democratic values and principles.
In response to a social necessity that was felt in Romania after 1989, SNSPA was established as a post-graduate programme, following the model of the schools of governance in France, Belgium, Great Britain and USA. Its setting up was determined by the situation Romania was confronted with in the early 90s in terms of the initial/in-service training of specialists in administrative and political sciences, by the need to create expertise in these areas, to train professionals for the public area, while the country was undergoing a restructuring process and acceding to/ under a project of reforming and access to the European and Euro-Atlantic structures.
SNSPA stands out because of its educational commitment with the purpose of finding answers to contemporary issues, at national as well as at regional and global levels.
SNSPA offers numerous study programmes, at all levels and types of academic education, accredited or licensed, the entire structure of the study programmes being compatible with the Bologna Process.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL STUDIES AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – STUDY ORGANISATION
3 years – 180 ECTS
2 years – 120 ECTS
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Trained in a competitive environment which offers them a basis for professional development, students are at the core of the academic activity and contribute to a great extent to creating the image of the National University of Political and Administrative Studies.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL STUDIES AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – CURRENT NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Total number of students
SNSPA is a university where the teaching and learning process is student- and result- oriented. SNSPA encourages and supports the development of specific skills in order to enable the students’ access to the labour market, the permanent dialogue with the students, the students’ involvement in projects, in administrative activities and in solving the problems of the academic community. SNSPA awards prizes to first-class students and organises cultural activities for the students.
The teaching staff of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, a source of prestige for the institution, includes nationally and internationally acknowledged experts, state-of-the-art researchers, dedicated teachers, professionals that make learning challenging, useful and highly rewarding.
The SNSPA professors’ voices are listened to and respected in the public space, being recognised for their objective attitude which relies on experience and professionalism. Reputed intellectuals, the SNSPA professors stand out in the public area as diplomats, ministers, state secretaries, lawyers, political scientists and sociologists, experts in public relations and communication, managers. Throughout time professors such as the following have taught at SNSPA: Mugur Isărescu, Eugen Dijmărescu, Adrian Năstase, Teodor Meleșcanu, Adrian Severin, Petre Roman, Theodor Stolojan, Ioan Alexandru, Ioan Vida, Mircea Geoană, George Cristian Maior, Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu.
SNSPA is continuously developing and, through its activities in domains related to governance sciences, it intends to become one of the leading research centres in Romania, while also increasing the visibility of the research conducted in this institution at European and international level.
The scientific research activity in SNSPA contributes to the development of the necessary knowledge and skills to put theory into practice and to find solutions to issues beyond the academic interest. It is concerned with the social, economic and political environment, it stimulates external colaboration and attracts funding sources.