Languages open our minds, transform our lives and make us successful.

In accordance with the general strategy of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication is committed to support multilingualism and the EU linguistic policy for an effective and actual contribution to the training and education of internationally competitive and mobile students.

Multilingualism is one of the European Union’s values through which it recognizes the fact that languages are a positive factor for Europe. Multilingualism can favor competitiveness and labour force occupancy as it is embodied in the EU linguistic policy – each European citizen must know and use, apart from his/her mother tongue, two additional European languages. (Articles 3, 21, and 149 of the EC Treaty)

“Language is for each of us the most direct expression of our own culture. And by learning other languages, we discover other cultures, other values, beliefs and behaviours. We can discover, in Europe, the values that we share. This openness to dialogue is an essential part of our European citizenship, and a reason why languages are such a crucial element of it.

Languages are also crucial for our competitiveness in Europe. The ability to communicate in several languages is a formidable powerful asset for individuals, organisations and companies alike. (...) It is vital that we create a lifelong learning environment where every one of us can continue to develop these skills.

Leonard ORBAN,
European Commissioner responsible for Multilingualism (Jan. 2007 – Feb. 2013) ),
Multilingualism – fundamental value of the EU