The Hyperion University of Bucharest is the first private higher education institution founded in Romania, in 1990, at the same time with the Hyperion University Foundation, as a cultural-scientific, non-governmental and apolitical association. It was accredited through Law No. 275, from May 15th, 2002.
The University comprises 17 undergraduate accredited programs and 16 MA accredited programs, with a wide range of areas and specializations in keeping with the demands of the labor market.
The Hyperion University of Bucharest benefits from the didactic activity of important specialists and scientists in the fields of computing and engineering, economics, law, social sciences, politics, journalism and communication, psychology and education sciences, humanities and the arts (theater, cinematography, media).
The entire educational process is based on modern curricula, in compliance with the international standards in the area and with the demands of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
The modern premises of the University, situated in the center of Bucharest, benefit from up-to-date didactic and high-tech research laboratories, a newsroom for the school online newspaper (Hyperflash – edited by the Faculty of Journalism), a Press Office, HD and ultra HD TV studios, a radio studio (RadioFxNet), a theatre hall and a Conference Room which allows for live broadcasting, online streaming, a student hostel, a sport room.
Hyperion University has its own television channel – HypTV, where students can apply their knowledge, producing video materials to promote the most important cultural and scientific university events. They also work in partnerships with the Cotroceni Museum, the Village Museum, the Museum of Literature, the Museum of History, with cultural institutes (the Romanian Cultural Institute – ICR, the Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Institute, the French Institute, the Polish Institute), the Institute of Psychology, the National Military Circle, the Royal House of Romania, theaters (Masca, Metropolis, the Jewish State Theatre, Notara, etc), with multinational companies, with the Bucharest Townhall, the Sector 3 Townhall, the AMPT (Administration of Monuments and the Touristic Patrimony), the National Library, televisions, publishing houses, etc.
The students of the Hyperion University of Bucharest are sent to study in Japan and Italy, they are active part of specialized competitions in Romania and abroad, and are involved in European projects, private companies or the Hyperion Research and Development Institute.
National and international conferences are organized annually and broadcasted by means of the latest facilities produced by the Departments of Engineering, Informatics, Journalism, Movie Directing and TV.
Each faculty holds annual scientific sessions which also involve students. Papers are then published in “Comunicarile Hyperion” or in “Analele Universitatii Hyperion”, which have appeared annually since 1991.
The first International Conference in Econophysics, New Economy and Complexity took place in 2008, and has been re-organized each year, in May, under the name of ENEC. The papers presented here are published in the Conference Proceedings, enjoying wide international appreciation. Other faculties organized international conferences afterward, and edited volumes based on these conferences.
Hyperion University and the Hyperion University Foundation publish manuals and university treatises, The Hyperion Scientific Journal, The Hyperion International Journal of Econophysics and New Economy, HyperCultura (online academic journal of the Department of Letters and Foreign Languages), Revista de Studii Media (The Journal of Media Studies – Faculty of Journalism), Hyperflash (online school newspaper – Faculty of Journalism), the annual volumes of each faculty’s scientific manifestations.
The VICTOR and HYPERION XXI publishing houses have published over 250 titles so far, authored by the didactic and scholarly staff of Hyperion University, thus meeting their students needs.
The Hyperion University of Bucharest has among its partnerships: the Hirosaki University (Japan), “La Sapienza” (Italy), Universita Degli Studi di Reggio Calabria, University of Salerno, the University of Milan, Waseda University (Japan), the University of Science &Technology from Tokyo, the Sichuan University of China, the SIAM University from Bangkok (Thailand), the HTMI (Hotel and Tourism Institute of Management in Switzerland), the National Academy of Telecommunications in Odessa (ONAT) Ukraine.
The Hyperion University of Bucharest is founding member of the Forum of European Universities, with its headquarters at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome, founding member of the Europe-Asia University Network, member of Réseau universités sans frontières (Paris), member of the International Staff Academy (Kiev), Ukraine, under the aegis of the European Council and UNESCO, member of the Presidents Club in Europe (CRE).
In 2018, Hyperion University obtained the Eramus + Charter of Higher Education (ECHE) and as of 2019 has started partnerships with others universities from the European Union (KA103 Projects, for the Key Action 1 type of activity).