The Faculty of Physics was established starting with the academic year 1962/1963 with a single Department of Physics and a 5-years Electroradiophysics specialization. A second specialization, namely Physics-Chemistry (4 years), has been established since 1965/1966. The Faculty functions with this structure until 1973. On that year, the entire University's scheme is reorganized by compressing sections and faculties. On this occasion the Faculty of Physics is embedded in the newly created Faculty of Natural Sciences (together with the Mathematics and Informatics Departments) and the Physics-Chemistry Department is susspended (the Physics specialization also has evening courses).
In 1990 the Faculty of Physics is separated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences with the traditional specializations, Physis and Physics-evening courses, and becomes the framework in which the Physics-Chemistry specialization was re-established in 1991. Since then, the Faculty of Physics becomes a distinct community, whose members operate in full autonomy and academic freedom in their own university space. The members of the community are teachers, students, PhD students, people engaged in postgraduate educational programs, and administrative and auxiliary staff employed by faculty.
Passing through successive transformations, the Faculty of Physics has formed its current paradigm, being an important center of education, science and culture. The main objective of the Faculty of Physics is to prepare Physics specialists (professors, researchers, physicists, physical engineers) and, after the creation of Physics-Chemistry and Physics-Informatics specializations, professionals with double specialization (Physics and Chemistry, Physics and Informatics, respectively). After a long experience both in academia and scientific research, the Faculty of Physics is able to provide future physicists, scientists and university teachers, a higher qualification, through its specialization directions and by PhD studies. The faculty aims to further modernize the educational process and become a powerful scientific research center in physics and interdisciplinary fields involving physics.
The current specializations within the Faculty of Physics are considered to be valuable specializations, corresponding to the current and future needs, for the educational process and the economic and research environment in which the faculty graduates can work.