About UAO

About UAO

Agora University of Oradea, established and accredited by Law 59/2012, identifies itself by the following elements: (From University’s Charter 2020 ( ):

1) Official name: Agora University; 2) Acronym: UAO; 3) Headquarter: Piața Tineretului no. 8, 410526, Oradea, Bihor, Romania; 4) Motto: Access to Success!; 5) The University’ Day: 17 March; 6) Website: http://univagora.ro; 7) Distinguished signs: the emblem (the sign in the header), the seal, the flag (the emblem of the University on white flag), ceremonial clothing: robe and toque.

"Access to Success!" (Motto UAO)

"The management team of Agora University of Oradea assumes transparency as an essential component of quality." (Mission assumed by the rector and his team)
Agora University of Oradea is a higher education institution of private law and public utility, founded in 2000 by Agora Foundation, accredited by ARACIS in 2010 and validated by the Romanian Parliament by Law 59/2012, as a part of national system of higher education in Romania. In 2017 Agora University has been re-accredited by ARACIS within confidence grade.

On 24.04.2012 I was elected rector by all teachers and students of the Agora University of Oradea, the legislature from 2012 to 2016, and in 2016 I was re-elected for the mandate 2016-2020.

Rector legally represents the Agora University of Oradea (UAO) in the National Council of Rectors in relations with the Ministry of National Education and its subordinate entities or advisory (ARACIS, CNATDCU, UEFISCDI etc.), with central and local government, educational institutions and national research and abroad, with domestic and international public bodies.

Although young and small, with two faculties (Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Law and Administration), Agora University of Oradea is extremely dynamic and active. Instead of a quantitative prefer qualitative development.

Without false modesty, Agora University of Oradea have some performance difficult to achieve even some old and larger academic institutions: 5 research centers (two international), a publishing house editing 5 international scientific journals in English language (one of which is indexed in ISI Web of Science), 5 international conferences in English, a computer laboratory, a forensic laboratory, three rooms with smart boards for videoconferencing courses, three lecture halls with over 100 seats, platform for e- functional learning, and 10 POS-DRU successfully projects.

UAO was characterized by EUA-IEP team (2014) as "an entrepreneurial university":

EUA-IEP Team about UAO ( PDF): "The team has enjoyed learning about the characteristics of Agora University and its role as an entrepreneurial providerof higher education in the fields of law, management and social science. It has been an interesting experience to discuss with staff, students, and external stakeholders the challenges faced by UAO and the university’s efforts to address constraints and to explore future opportunities. We believe the university has the potential to take successful steps in its next stage of development."

In the period 2012-2018, the Agora University of Oradea has performed a lot of international agreements with many universities from Europe, India and China. Starting the 2019-2020 academic year we intend to extend the internationalization and milestones of a smart university in a new world (with the digitization, digital transformation, AI, 4iR, M-learning etc.).


If you agree a higher quality education, through modern teaching technologies, in full transparency and legality, come with the greatest confidence to Agora University of Oradea.

Success to Access!

Prof.univ.dr.eng. Mișu-Jan Manolescu,

Rector of Agora University of Oradea

Brief History of UAO

Agora University Founders

Agora Foundation, established on 10.01.2000, decided to found a private university (the General Meeting of Founders of 17.03.2000): Universitatea Agora (Agora University)



Prof.univ.dr.eng. Mişu-Jan Manolescu

Founding Rector (2000-2012),
President of the Administration Council (since 2012),
Rector (2020-2024).

Prof.univ.dr. Adriana Manolescu

Founding Dean (2000-2010),
President of the Senate (2012-2020),
Vice-President of the Administration Council (since 2012).

UAO is a young institution of higher education (2015 celebrated 15 years of its foundation), with a brief but dense history, proud to have many collaborators famous worldwide.

Acad. D. Tufiș, Prof. I. Dzițac, Prof. L.A. Zadeh (SUA), Prof. M.-J. Manolescu, Acad. F.G. Filip

Prof. Y. Shi (China), Acad. F.G. Filip, Prof. P. Zarate (Franța), Prof. M-J. Manolescu, Prof. F. Aleskerov (Rusia), Prof. I. Dumitrache

Prof. I. Dzițac, Acad. F.G. Filip, Prof. G. Lefranc (Chile), Prof. R. Andonie (SUA), Prof. A. Manolescu, Prof. V. Olivares (Chile), Prof. C. Lagos (Chile), Prof. M.-J. Manolescu, Prof. F. Cordova (Chile)

Prof. J. Fodor (Ungaria), Prof. K. Hirota (Japonia), Acad. D. Tufiș, Prof. P. Filip, Prof. M.-J. Manolescu, Prof. I. Dzițac, Prof. A. Iorgulescu, Prof. A. Styliadis (Grecia)

Acad. F.G. Filip, Prof. A..Jain (Costa Rica), Prof. V. Madan (India), Prof. A. Manolescu, Prof. R. Singh (India), Prof. M.-J. Manolescu, Prof. I. Dzițac, Prof. S. Karamanchandani (India)

Prof. I. Dzitac, Mr. Chancellor K. Sridaran (India), Assoc. Prof. G. Bologa, Prof. M. Duțu, Prof. O. Predescu, Prof. E.A. Iancu


International Relations (a selection)

Southeastern University of Florida, USA

Beijing Jiatong University, China

Hoseo University, Asan, South Korea

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Kalasalingam University, India

Jaypee Institute of Technology (Deemed to be University), Delhi, India

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China



Video presentation of Agora University

Interviews of rector at Digi24 TV

    Doctor Honoris Causa for acad. Solomon Marcus -2015

    National Symposiun "Brainstorming in Agora Students' Circles" (BACStud2015)

    assoc. Prof. A.A. Manolescu, Prof. I. Dzitac, Acad. S. Marcus, Prof. I. Moisil


    Agora's Students at Summer School "Discover SWUFE", China

    From 2014, every two UAO students participating in the Summer School "Discover SWUFE" Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, China.


    UAO in Mass Media