Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași University

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași University
founding 1860
place Iași , Romania
Rector Tudorel toader
Students 24,166 (WS 2014-2015)
Employee > 1,000 (2006)
including professors 776 (WS 2014-2015)
Networks Coimbra Group , IAU
Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași University
Old building

The University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iași ( Romanian Universitatea "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iași ) is the oldest university in Romania. It is located in the Romanian city ​​of Iași and was named after its founder, the first Romanian prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza .


The university opened on October 26, 1860. Initially there were only three faculties : law, philosophy and theology. The theological faculty was closed between 1864 and 1933.

According to an Education Act of December 5, 1864, the university was restructured: there was the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, from which the Polytechnic School Iași developed in 1937 , the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine, which has actually been since Operated in 1879, but was spun off as an independent institute in 1948.

International cooperation

There is a partnership with the University of Augsburg and the University of Konstanz .


There are the following faculties:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Economics and business administration
  • Geography and geology
  • history
  • Jurisprudence
  • Literary studies
  • mathematics
  • Orthodox theology
  • Philosophy and Social and Political Science
  • Physical education and sport
  • physics
  • Psychology and Education
  • Catholic theology
  • Center for European Studies

Prominent graduates and faculty

The historian Gheorghe Brătianu first studied at the University of Iași and later lectured there.

See also

Web links

Commons : Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași University  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cuvantul Rectorului. Retrieved August 17, 2019 .
  2. ^ List of IAU Members. In: International Association of Universities, accessed August 13, 2019 .
  3. ^ Faculties - Universitatea "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iași. In: Universitatea "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iași. Retrieved November 22, 2015 (American English).

Coordinates: 47 ° 10 ′ 27.2 ″  N , 27 ° 34 ′ 18.1 ″  E