In 1998 the faculty has been accredited by the National Council for Academic Evaluation and Accreditation.
Starting with the academic year 2001-2002, the faculty offers open distance learning courses for monarchs, priests and theological college graduates.
The students and the teaching staff have at their disposal over 4.000 volumes of theological documentation in the library of the faculty and over 26.000 theological volumes in the library of the Bishopric of Arad.
The Faculty of Orthodox Theology functions within the “Aurel Vlaicu” University since 1991, when, after four decades of interruption, the tradition of theological education has been reestablished, as the theological education in Arad had been functioning uninterrupted from 1822 to 1948.
The Theological Institute from Arad was established during the Enlightenment cultural reform initiated by the Habsburg Empire. In 1822 the foundation of clerical schools in Arad, Timisoara and Vrset was decided, and from 1825 the institute from Arad has became the Theological Academy which has been functioning till 1948, when it was abusively closed by the communist regime.
Dean: Prof. Cristinel Ioja PhD
- 9 Academia Teologica, St. 310096 Arad
- Tel./ Fax:+40.257.285.855
- Website (RO): http://www.teologiearad.ro/
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