The Partium Christian University continues the centuries-old tradition of the Transylvanian Hungarian university education. It is the first independent, accredited university of Transylvanian Hungarians since the changes in 1989.
The Partium Christian University – accredited in 2008 – assumes and continues the good traditions of the “Sulyok István” Reformed College, founded by the Királyhágómellék Church District (Piatra Craiului) in 1990. It undertakes all those purposes that the founders – recognizing their duties and responsibilities for the Hungarian community in Transylvania and in the Partium – stated, when they established the college, and later the university. Accordingly, the Charter of the University declares that the basis on which a modern, internationally competent university can be laid is to be found in the Christian values, in the Hungarian intellectuality, and in the centuries-old Hungarian university education.
The final accreditation of the Partium Christian University was stated by law no. 196/21.10.2008 adopted by the Parliament of Romania. According to this law, the Partium Christian University is an autonomous Hungarian higher education institution, and an independent legal entity of public benefit with private status.
The Partium Christian University is a major part of the European Region of Higher Education and of the Transylvanian Hungarian higher education network. From the beginning of its history, the university recognized the importance of a mother-tongue based, independent university in service of the Transylvanian Hungarian minority, as well as the building of a mother-tongue based system of public educational institutions. Accordingly, besides the educational and scientific challenges, the university has a strategic role in terms of national politics as well. Its purpose is to assure the equal educational opportunities for the Hungarian community in Partium and in Transylvania, and to educate well-trained and internationally competitive experts, according to the most excellent educational and research requirements. By forming intellectuals, the university also fulfils a cultural mission: it educates new professionals who will transmit and further develop the Hungarian culture.
In this mission, our university aims to fulfil the following principles: to assert the Christian and general human values; to preserve and develop the national identity of our community; to educate experts and provide further training for the Partium region; to ensure competitive and quality education and research; to ensure the perspicuous and coherent functioning of the university; to assert the professional and academic mentality; to build extensive institutional connections; and to practice all those rights that are ensured by the law of the university’s autonomy.
Our purpose is to form an academic community, in which Christian love, rightfulness, solidarity, the values of a good mannered behaviour are enforced and excelled.