,,Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi. Prestige, Innovation, Excellence


by Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi

,,Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi. Prestige, Innovation, Excellence

Established in October 1860, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi is the oldest university in our country. Its history follows the patterns of the Romanian nation. The University of Iaşi, as it was named at first, was founded in 1860, only one year after the establishment of the Romanian state, and it was both a result and a catalyst of the rise of the Romanian national spirit. Now, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi has the revelation of freedom of thought and action. We feel it in the quality of education and research, in the determination to achieve a work of excellence.


”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Ia[i is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 23.000 students and 750 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with 280 universities world-wide. ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations: the Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Association, Utrecht Network, International Association of Universities, University Agency of Francophony and the Network of Francophone Universities (RUFAC). These partnerships offer us the opportunity to experience changes, to have student and teacher mobilities and joint academic, research and strategy programmes.


”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University became the first student-centered university in Romania, once the Bologna Process was implemented. We believe in the power of individual choice and customized education. Thus, we became the first Romanian university to offer students the opportunity to choose both a major and a minor field of study, in a combination at their choice, that best suits their career goals.


Research at our university is top level. In 2008, for the third year in a row, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University was placed first in the national research ranking compiled on the basis of Shanghai criteria. Our teachers are involved in over 442 national and international research projects, with the logistic support of 24 research centres. Striving for excellence, the university takes unique initiatives to stimulate researchquality, to encourage dynamic and creative education and to involve its best students inacademic life.

University facts and figures

  • 23 516 students - Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Studies
  • 286 partnerships, 586 Erasmus bilateral agreements with 305 universities from 28 countries
  • 80 projects through Structural Funds 2007-2013 at ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University