1991: THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE
The Faculty of Public Administration began its activity within the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration as a Department of Administrative Science and a postgraduate studies provider, according to Government Ruling no. 183/20.03.191 concerning the establishment and structure of NUPSPA.
1995: THE FACULTY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
In 1995, the Faculty of Public Administration is established as a structure without legal personality subordinated to NUPSPA, according to government ruling.
Through Government Ruling no. 916/11.08.2005 concerning the structure of accredited or authorized for provisory functioning higher learning institutions and undergraduate specializations, The Faculty of Public Administration receives the legal recognition for continuing its educational activities.
NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ACCREDITATION
Presently, all the educational programmes offered by the Faculty of Public Administration are accredited, according to Government Ruling no. 916 and MECTS Order no. 5224/30.08.2011 concerning the endorsement of postgraduate educational programmes evaluated by ARACIS.
Starting in 2008, the undergraduate study programme offered by our Faculty is the only one recognized and accredited by The European Association for Public Administration Accreditation EAPAA, Holland). Later, in 2011, our postgraduate programme “Public sector Management” (available both in English and Romanian) was also accredited by EAPAA.
NUPSPA, A HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSITY
The “high confidence rating” is the highest rating that the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) can bestow upon a Romanian university. The monitoring and evaluation visits are scheduled regularly, once every four years and they concern, among other things, evaluating the organizational capacity and the teaching and research activity of universities (and the faculties that they comprise).
NUPSPA has received, form the beginning of the national accreditation process, the “high confidence” rating, certifying the quality of the educational programmes it offers. The last ARACIS visit to our university happened in December 2014 and, as a result, once again, NUSPSA was granted a “high confidence” rating. The documents regarding the ARACIS evaluation can be accessed here.