Founding President

“To me, the Romanian-American University means everything: my home, my family, my profession and my spare time. In this edifice of education and science I find myself and my decades-worth work, my soul living for posterity, my bold ideal for the rebirth of the concept of work materialized.”


“The Romanian-American University is part of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture, having as a purpose the promotion of the educational values of American and European higher education against the background of the internationally-acknowledged rich traditions of the Romanian one.

In the context of the university reform and of Romania’s integration process in the European Union, the introduction of the European dimension, the matching of the curricula, the compliance with European standards, the promotion of the internationally-recognized academic performance criteria, the cooperation among universities, the academic mobility and the recognition of the studies and diplomas are among the strategic objectives of the Romanian-American University.

The Romanian-American University considers it to be its duty of honor to meet the requirements of all those interested to complete their professional education and offer its support to those who decide to attend the BA or MA courses of one of its 7 schools.

We have taken important steps that have allowed us to present a different type of educational offer on the market of educational services, by adopting a system based on two levels: bachelor studies and master studies.

I want all our students and teaching staff to be proud of being part of the academic community of the Romanian-American University, and our graduates to contribute, through integrity and professional competence, to the development of the prestige of our institution in our country and abroad.


Ion SMEDESCU, Ph.D. Professor

Founding President and

Rector of the Romanian-American University (1991 – 2008)