Pro Universitate Partium Foundation

The Pro Universitate Partium Foundation (PUPA) is the founder of Partium Christian University. Its establishment was justified by the fact that the Law on Education, published on July 1, 1999, allowed Hungarian higher education institutions in Romania to function only in the framework of foundations. Therefore, the Sulyok István Reformed College, founded by the Reformed Church District of Királyhágómellék in 1990, had to be registered as a foundation operated university.

On 20 September 1999, the Bihor County Court, in its final order 118/N/1999, declared the Pro Universitate Foundation to be a legal person.

On 1 October 1999, the General Assembly of PUPA declared the founding of Partium Christian University and ordered that the necessary steps should be taken in order to obtain authorization and accreditation for the university.

The Foundation Board of Trustees was formed at the same meeting, with the following participants:

László Tőkés – President, Dr. Béla Kovács – Vice President, István Tolnay, Eszenyeiné Dr. Mária Széles, József Pálfi, István Szűcs, Zsolt Szilágyi – members.

According to Article 7 of the PUPA Statute, “The purpose of the Foundation is to contribute to the dissemination and development of the unique culture, education and science of the Hungarian community in Romania through the establishment of the Partium Christian University, as well as, to create an intellectual, material, financial and social framework that provides diverse training in the established higher education institution”.