The Faculty of European Studies began its activity as the School for Advanced Comparative European Studies, in the academic year 1993- 1994, and received its current official name in May 1995.
The faculty awards B.A. degrees in International Relations and European Studies – in the field of Political Science, European Administration – in the field of Public Administration and in Management – in the field of Economics.
The curricula of these specializations are internationally harmonized, aiming at providing a comprehensive knowledge of the political, social, cultural, economic and legal environment that conditions and affects the practice of international and European relations. The Faculty belongs to a European consortium, which includes Université Libre de Bruxelles, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Utrecht University, Università degli Studi di Pisa and University of Sussex.
With a constant focus on internatioanlizatin, the Faculty of European Studies signed a double degree agreement with one its numerous permanent partners, the prestigious Ottovon- Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, according to which the first and third years will be studied in Romania and the second year in Germany, the students having the opportunity of obtaining two diplomas upon graduation.
The same type of double-diploma agreement is in place with Universita degli studi di Padova in, Italy, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning
The offer of studies of the Faculty, includes, along with the bachelor’s degrees, a wide range of master’s and doctoral specializations. Several master’s programmes, such as those in Diplomacy and International Relations, Transatlantic Stuides, International Relations, Foreign Policy and Crisis Management or Etudes Politiques Européenes Comparées, are entirely available in foreign languages.
Starting with 2001, Romania became eligible for the Jean Monnet European Programme. In this context, the European Commission selected the Faculty of European Studies for a Jean Monnet Chair with the title European Construction Stages of Enlargement, for the period 2001-2004, and a Jean Monnet Module, with the title The European Business Environment, for the period 2003-2006.
Beginning with 2004, for a period of 5 years, Babeș-Bolyai University – Faculty of European Studies obtained, within the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme, the first Performance European Centre in Romania, focused on the history of European construction. Since 2008, the Representation of the European Commission in Romania has supported the activity of a dynamic European Documentation Centre.