The Politehnica University in Bucharest (UPB) launched a new project for the expansion of the student campus. Benefiting from the support of the government’s National Investment Company (CNI), the university will build a new student dorm, after signing the the building design and execution contract.
The dormitory, located on the campus in Regie, will provide 700 accommodation places for UPB students and will be completed within 24 months. It will also offer many multifunctional spaces and modern accommodation conditions.
The ten-story, 350-room building will be equipped on each floor with reading rooms, washers and dryers, kitchenettes and dining rooms. It will also have an underground car park. The building also offers accommodation to students with disabilities, in 20 specially designed rooms. The home will be equipped with solar panels for hot water and will have an energy efficient facade.
The total value of the investment stands at EUR 24.415.163 (VAT included).
“We’ve been receiving more and more requests for accommodation in recent years. 75% of the over 30,000 students in our university are from outside Bucharest. An increasing number of students, higher rents, and the degree of comfort in dorms motivated us to continuously attract funds for the construction of new accommodation spaces and the renovation of existing ones. Today’s project also falls within the concept of Smart City – energy efficient buildings & a digital environment, a concept under which we will integrate the entire campus, so that we rely on our own energy resources and digitize the administrative part of the relationship with students,” said Mihnea Costoiu, rector of UPB.
Among the investments carried out by UPB this year in the student campus is the R3 canteen with a capacity of 500 seats at a time, put into use in March, but also two dormitories (P1 and P19 partially) which are in the process of rehabilitation, work which will be ready in October 2023. The two investments are made from UPB’s own funds in the amount of 4 million euros.
Also this year, UPB completed the internet infrastructure of the student campuses, an investment worth 1,700,000 euros.
UPB also started, this year, the works for another new dormitory that will offer 334 accommodation places and which is to be put into use in October 2023. This investment amounts to 5 million euros.
Up to this moment, UPB has rehabilitated and equipped with new furniture and appliances three dormitories in the Regie and Leu student complexes.
Other investment projects dedicated to the student campus aim at the rehabilitation of the Aleu dormitory, the construction of a new dormitory, the construction of an own thermal power plant for the residences in Regie and the supply of water from own wells.
The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has 29 dormitories (26 in the Regie campus and 3 in the Leu campus) in its heritage, and in the academic year that will begin, it offers 12,000 places to stay.
The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, the largest technical university in the country, has approximately 30,000 students enrolled annually in all education cycles, 15 faculties and over 1,800 teaching staff and researchers.