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Baptist Theological Institute, Bucharest (BTI), Romania

Romania is located in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by the Ukraine, Moldova, the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Hungary. The country's capital is Bucharest. Romania has a population of around 21,000,000 people, consisting of mainly Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Turks and Serbians. In December 1989, a revolution replaced the communist regime with a democracy. The Baptist union of Romania has two key schools ­ one in Oradea that is essentially a small university and the other in Bucharest. The Bucharest program has two divisions, which are the traditional Bible College that prepares pastors for leadership in Baptist congregations throughout Romania and the "faculty of theology" at the University of Bucharest, one of three theology faculties at the university that provide academic training in theology for those on an academic track (i.e. not oriented towards pastoral or ordained ministry). The program takes place on two campuses these are the central and main campus and are within walking distance of the university. This is a strong and vibrant program, with a qualified faculty, strong links to the academic community in Romania, and fully accredited. BTI at Glance 140 students (full-time). 70 are in the main campus at the institute and 70 are part of the "faculty of theology" at the university (taking their courses through BTI). 14 Full-time Faculty. President ­ Dr. Vasile Talpos 16 Board members. Dean Dr. Oti Ioan Bunaciu Accredited by the Government of Romania as a private Baptist University Over 1000 graduates, it's since founding in 1921. Approximately 95% of graduates are known to be in full-time ministry in the following countries: Romania, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Germany, Israel, France, Canada, Australia, USA, China, India, Macedonia and Peru Degrees offered include: Ph.D. program; Pastoral Theology; Mission & Teaching; and Master in Theology. Library contains approximately 19,350 volumes as well as 15 journals.

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