Department for Doctoral Studies
Doctoral studies – as the third level of studies in the higher education system according to the Bologna Process (1999) – represents a priority for the Romanian higher education.
Doctoral studies are regulated by the Education Law no. 84/1995, art. 14 of Act no. 288/2004 regarding the organization of academic studies and the Government Decision no. 567/2005 regarding the organization of doctoral studies.
As of 1990 Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu has been authorized to deliver doctoral study programmes in 6 main areas: humanities, engineering, economics, law, medicine and theology, thus continuing a long tradition of higher education in Sibiu.
LBUS has become a prestigious higher education institution due to the excellence in the field of graduate and doctoral studies, competitive study programmes and the quality of the educational process. Ever since this centre for doctoral studies was set up, it has awarded 300 doctoral degrees in 14 main fields of study: i.e. philology, history, theology, law, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, material science and engineering, computer science, economics, management, finances, cybernetics and economic statistics and medicine.
The academic environment at LBUS encourages dialogue and diversity of opinions thus providing access to European doctoral programmes for current and potential doctoral students as well as opportunities to cooperate with renowned research centre under the guidance of 2 doctoral advisors, professors of national and international prestige for their teaching and research activity.
LBUS pays special attention to the international dimension of doctoral studies by allowing foreign students to have access to doctoral study programmes, by initiating co-advisorship partnerships with prestigious universities from Europe and the USA, and in the near future it aims to diversify its educational offer: i.e. socio-political sciences, exact sciences, agriculture and forestry, arts.