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The Opening of Academic Year 2022-2023: StartUPT – Welcome to the Politehnica Universe!

 
 
The Opening of Academic Year 2022-2023: StartUPT – Welcome to the Politehnica Universe!

The Opening of Academic Year 2022-2023: StartUPT – Welcome to the Politehnica Universe!

24 September 2022

 

 

 

 

 

After two years of pandemic, with most of the classes online and minimal interaction between students and teaching staff, Politehnica University Timisoara wanted to give its students, and especially to the freshmen, a memorable experience at their first meeting with the university representatives. The opening ceremony of the 2022-2023 academic year was held in the September 23-25, 2022 weekend and comprised several events under the motto “StartUPT – Welcome to the Politehnica Universe!”.

The event started Friday afternoon, on Știința Stadium, with the UPT anthem composed by Horea Crișovan, and was attended by students, professors, UPT management and the partners from the economic sector and the administration.

The rector of Politehnica University Timisoara, assoc. prof. dr. eng. Florin Drăgan, Ph.D., spoke to the students about what Politehnica university, the oldest higher education in the western region of the country, meant for the growth of the city, the region, and the country, of the Timisoara university center, also mentioning the 140.000 graduates who spread UPT’s fame and prestige all over the world. He also talked about the partnership with the economic sector, which is probably the closest in the country since the university was established, a proof being the company representatives present at the event. Welcoming them in the “Politehnica Family”, the rector urged the students to adopt the university’s values – integrity, honesty, ambition – and to build the future they dream of.

Speaking about the facilities and benefits the students of Politehnica University Timisoara have, assoc. prof. dr. eng. Alina Dumitrel, Ph.D., vice-rector for the teaching process, student issues and quality assurance, ensured the freshmen that the professors are not on the other side of the line, but they all walk together on the same path.

On behalf of the economic sector, the general director of Continental Romania, Christian von Albrichsfeld, congratulated the first-year students for choosing Politehnica and Timisoara, a continuously-developing and multicultural city which offers many opportunities; Sabin Totorean, Country Senior Officer at Nokia Romania, reminisced about his expectations as a student, highlighting the much better perspectives students have today to build a successful career; Alin Cuc, director of Hella, spoke to the students about courage and attitude, emphasizing that the current generation of the students have everything at their disposal to make their dreams reality; Alin Șerban, CEO Tazz, urged the students to keep dreaming, to study to make their dreams a reality and, at the same time, not to forget to have fun.

Given that in 2023, Timisoara will be the European Culture Capital, Anca Nistor, Communication & Content Design Expert at the “Timisoara – European Cultural Capital 2023” Project Center, declared that 2023 is a good year to be a student in Timisoara, especially since Politehnica also has a number of projects that combine science and technology with arts and culture.

Alex Luca, the student representative in the UPT Administration Board, expressed his hope that the students will build a community, encouraged them to join the student organizations in their faculties and to be active participants to student life.

Among the speakers at the event was also former Formula 1 pilot Nick Heifeld, currently a Formula E pilot, who, alongside representatives from the company ZF, have presented in national premiere a fully-electric single-seater of Formula E team Mahindra Racing at Politehnica University Timisoara.

The event continued on Friday with a Rareș Mariș concert, the winner of the first season of HBO Max’s One True Singer, movie nights held by the student organizations and a TikTok After Party with a DJ, on Știința Stadium.

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the festivities continued with the presentation of the Formula E single-seater and demonstrative races on Vasile Pârvan Boulevard as part of the “The Drive to Win” event organized by UPT and ZF, and with a series of “Welcome to Poli” activities organized on the Știința Stadium. There, the student organizations each had a stand, the Career Guidance and Counseling Center presented their projects to the students, the International Relations Department talked to the students about participating to Erasmus programs, UPT Racing Team presented the two single-seaters they use for Formula Student, the Department for Training Teaching Staff presented how one can become a professor, SAS UPT talked to the students about entrepreneurship and how UPT supports and encourages it, the UPT Library, the most modern in the country, presented the services it provides for students, the Sports Club presented its sections and the strategic partners in the economic sector also had their own stands.

On Saturday, there were also guided tours – UPT Creativ – for students, to help them discover the cultural spaces in the University Campus, and the winners of the Freshmen Raffle were drawn.

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, there were several sports and entertainment activities organized by student organizations from Politehnica University Timisoara and the Career Guidance and Counseling Center at the UPT Sports Center 2.

The new academic year starts on Monday, September 26 and the ten faculties of Politehnica University Timisoara will organize opening ceremonies. The Career Guidance and Counseling Center and the student organizations will start the “Freshmen Weeks” campaign, during which they will launch a new Student’s Guide which will answer the questions the first-year students might have about being a UPT student, from what the exam session is to information about the sports center, the benefits, rights and obligations of students.

 
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
Deschiderea anului universitar 2022-2023
 
 
 
 
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