The beginnings of higher education in Târgovişte date back to the Romanian Middle Ages, when, between 1672 and 1678, the city hosted the first Law School of Wallachia.
Higher education resumed its mission in an official establishment after the 1989 Revolution, when, in 1991, the Technical and Economic University College opened its gates.
Higher education continued its mission in an official establishment after the 1989 Revolution, when, in 1991, the Technical and Economic University College opened its gates. Later on, following the Romanian Government Decision no. 288 / 01.06.1992, Valahia University of Târgoviște was created. The creation of this university naturally belongs to the concept of development of regional universities, a common practice in the main European and North-American States.
While at its creation the Valahia University of Târgoviște was made up of 2 faculties, a university college, 14 higher education specializations and about 700 students, during this academic year its structure has diversified harmoniously in agreement to the socioeconomic needs, to the demands of the labor market, so that, today, Valahia University Târgoviște includes 8 faculties (Bachelor Degree - 3 or 4 years), 31 higher education specializations, master and doctoral studies, a teacher pre-service and in-service training sector and a distance learning department. Right now, 10,000 students receive tuition at the Valahia University of Târgovişte, being competently guided by over 400 academics in adequately equipped departments.
Besides its scientific training and research, Valahia University of Târgoviște includes continuing education centers in agreement with the demands of the present socio-economic environment.
Our institution provides adequate social conditions (hostels, canteen, club, sports facilities, etc.) and at present the new university campus, part of the university’s patrimony, is being completed. The main concern of the Valahia University of Târgoviște is the optimal accomplishment of its mission: high-quality scientific training and research, excellent study and living conditions for its students, professional integration at the national level, and European and international academic relations.
The Valahia University of Târgovişte assumes the mission of generating, hoarding, and transferring knowledge to society through:
- Organization of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and postgraduate study programs for the training of specialists with higher education, highly qualified, for education, science, technology, economics, public administration, theology, socio-cultural and legal activities and through continuing education of adults, for the purpose of personal development, of the professional insertion of the individual and of satisfying the competence need of the socio-economic and cultural environment;
- Scientific research, development, innovation, and technological transfer, through individual and collective creation in the fields of education, law, theology, science, economics and administrative sciences, engineering sciences, arts, letters, by ensuring performance and physical and sports development, as well as by capitalizing on and disseminating their results in order to increase the competitiveness of the south-eastern part of the country and to improve living conditions;
- Active involvement in sustainable local, regional, national, and European development, from a social, economic, and cultural point of view by promoting universal cultural values, in accordance with the requirements of a knowledge-based society.
Valahia University of Targoviste has been awarded repeatedly the High Confidence Rating by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (such as in 2011 for 2011-2016, in 2016 for 2016-2021) and is now in the process of reevaluation seeking to renew the High Confidence Rating. The monitoring of quality assurance processes and policies is achieved by an international review committee acting under the aegis of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and the performances of the University demonstrate the high quality of educational, research and administrative performances. Recently, the University started to be ranked by international organizations such as U-Multirank assumed by the European Union and Times Higher Education.