The scientific research in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - UPB is traditionally one of the most important components of its activities, offering national and international visibility and professional recognition. In connection with the modern concepts of “knowledge society” and “knowledge economy”, UPB defined certain strategic orientations of the scientific research, derived from the competencies of our human resources and relied to our research infrastructure, available in our research centers, departments and laboratories.
These orientations are well harmonized with our fields and domains of the university present and perspective education process.
Accordingly to the R&D National Strategy 2007-2013, UPB settled certain oriorities, such as:
a) identification and development of some top scientific fields of research, with high interdisciplinary characteristics, developed in cooperation, inside our university and with other universities / research institutes / companies from Romania and abroad;
b) promoting scientific excellency and highly professional recognition for basic research done in UPB, also sustaining the economical and social valorization of the results obtained in the R&D activities
c) supporting and encouraging young skilled researchers to embrace a professional career in our university.
The general objective, contained in the long term strategies of the Senate and Councils of faculties from UPB, relies on a significant contribution to the progress of the scientific, technological and innovation processes in Romania, accompanied by an efficient continuous education program – life long learning concept.
Accordingly to the Lisbon Strategy, one important priority is to orient our R&D activities for creating innovative products / technologies / services and to transfer them, in the benefit of social and economical environment, espectively to license the right for application of the patents obtained in UPB.
The research reports presented nnually in front of the Senate of UPB and the qualitative indicator IC6 reports transmitted to National Universities Research Council - NURC, in the time period 2007-2009, highlight the quality and relevance of the results btained in our university concerning the R&D activities.