social sciences

Architecture is an expression and documentation of human civilization. Balzac considers architecture to be “...at some level, the expression of civilization of a nation.”

Architecture represents the art and science of designing and constructing various structures, from buildings to monuments.

The Architecture collective is marked by the fact that it is dedicated to revitalization and restoration of historic constructions. Likewise, it is involved in studies and research related to creating an image for the historic architecture.

Research at the Faculty of Architecture applies also to the field of cultural heritage, in the context of promoting internationally a policy of preserving, protecting and utilizing historical spaces.

Students are trained at the primary stages of project-based research by participating in the activities of the Center for Research and Design of Architecture as well as the Center for Research and Design of Interior Architecture.

Applied research is carried out by mapping, generating blueprints and documenting, as part of the research programs related to the conservation and utilization of historical constructions. Through participation at research roundtables such as Applied and Technical Research (CAT), students are instructed and trained to access European funds by submitting applications, creating links with similar events at other universities (nationally and internationally), and the online launching of certain topics with the scope of identifying viable partnerships for national and European competitions.

Research themes:

  • traditional architecture as a model for contemporary ecological architecture
  • solar houses (an approach to alternative energy in dwelling design)
  • contemporary interior design (problems related to urban dwellings)
  • architectural phenomena (architecture as an urban demonstration)
  • solutions to rehabilitating exiting buildings
  • architectural details in using light and durable materials in isolating buildings


Utilizing the existing research and innovation experience in the area of musical creation, the collective at the Music specialization within the Faculty of Arts has focused on three directions: compositional, interpretative and musicological creation, as well as developing common programs for interdisciplinary research in the common-interest areas: architecture-music, geography-music, literature-music, sociology-music, education-music, etc.


“Theater is the poetry that unbinds itself from the book and becomes human” – Federico Garcia Lorca “Actors live on stage” – Peter Boyle

The collective at the Theater specialization within the Faculty of Arts promotes the following research values: professionalism in scientific research and artistic creation, ethics, and performance in research and artistic creation (measured in terms of the volume of staged plays, nationally-recognized publications, and participation at national conferences, as well as the involvement of member of the teaching staff in creative and interpretive activities billed at national and international theater and film festivals).

The research strategy of the Center for Research and Artistic Creation is based on the following directions:

  • research in theater and the field of actor’s art
  • trends in theatrical creation in Romania and Europe
  • modern methods for forming competencies in the artistic field
  • reinforcing the role and contribution of actors and directors in social change
  • conceptual and methodological studies in theatrical pedagogy and practice

In terms of creative expression, we refer to the roles interpreted by USH professors, graduates and students in various Romanian television series, films and the theatrical stages of Bucharest and around the country.

Spiru Haret University offers its Art students the possibility to get directly involved, from the first year of studies, in the creation of television programs transmitted by TVH2.0.

Professors participate alongside the best students in international workshops (e.g. the Sinaia workshop of UNESCO and ITI (International Theater Institute)), as well as the international congresses and workshops of theatrical schools worldwide (e.g. Tampico—Mexico 2004, Kychirklarely—Turkey 2005, Manila—Philippines 2006, etc.)

Researcher of the month - December

Maria Duda

Lecturer PhD. (UAUIM), arch. (AAM UNISI)
She teaches Urban experience, Contemporary technologies, Construction materials and Architectural design studio at Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Architecture.
She has 5 years of experience in organizing the Bucharest Urban Scenarios workshop www.scenariiurbane.ro , organizing conferences with foreign guests (V. Olgiati, E. Zenghelis, D. and U. Waelchli Brauen, G. Daneshgar, P . Gartmann) and exhibitions (Carturesti Teahouse, Night of the Museums, Street Delivery - Urban Scenarios Pavilion), publishing (Manifestos for Bucharest, articles in Arhitectura magazine, presentations at conferences and international workshops). In 2014 she publically presented the doctoral thesis Reality, expectations, offer. The present public space of Bucharest . Bucharest central squares.