National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

National School of Political Science and Public Administration

Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative din Bucureşti

Established: 1991
Type: Public
City: Bucharest
Country: Romania

The National School of Political Science and Public Administration (Romanian: Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative din Bucureşti, SNSPA) is a public University in Bucharest, Romania, founded in 1991.

SNSPA is a public institution of higher education and research (University) which was established in 1991 as a postgraduate teaching institution, incorporating in its structure the former Faculty of High Political Studies of the University of Bucharest. In 1995, SNSPA obtained the right to organize undergraduate level training in political science and public administration and communication and public relations. SNSPA is currently a public institution of higher education subordinated to the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation.

It is organised into four faculties (Public Administration, Communication and Public Relations, Political Science, Management) and one department (International Relations and European Integration).[1]

In September 2012 the University of Sheffield and SNSPA launched a new master programme in Marketing, Advertising and PR, which offers its graduetes a double diploma issued by both institutions.[2]

In December 2012, the rector of the School, Remus Pricopie, was appointed minister of education of Romania.

SNSPA is terminating the construction of a new building started in February 2009 in the proximity of the Romexpo exhibition complex in Bucharest.[3]


From its origins, in practical terms, SNSPA can be considered to be a continuation of the Ştefan Gheorghiu Academy, which provided training for the leadership of the Romanian Communist Party before the 1989 Revolution. The former party secretary from the Ştefan Gheorghiu Academy, Vasile Secares, creates in January 1990 the School of High Political Studies. Later, in spring of that year, he founds the Faculty of High Political Studies at the University of Bucharest, which in 1991 is transformed in SNSPA. Vasile Secares would be the rector of the institution from its creation in 1991 to 2004.[4]


  4. 'Salarii de nabab, la SNSPA: Conducerea de la fosta Academie "Ştefan Gheorghiu" beneficiază de venituri mai mari decât cele ale rectorilor celor mai mari universităţi din România', Ziua News, 21 October 2012,

Coordinates: 44°26′59″N 26°05′38″E / 44.449835°N 26.093988°E / 44.449835; 26.093988

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