Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi 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 26.000 students and 800 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with over 250 universities world-wide. 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 400 national and international research projects, with the logistic support of 24 research centers. Striving for excellence, the university takes unique initiatives to stimulate research quality, to encourage dynamic and creative education and to involve its best students in academic life.
Stylish, cosy and richly rewarding, Iasi is brimming with history and art. The impressive number of interacting scientific and cultural institutions (six universities, over sixty schools and high schools, a branch of the Romanian Academy with several research institutes, two theatres, an opera house, a philharmonic, dozens of museums and art galleries, libraries, several publishing houses, many radio and TV stations, cultural centres of several European countries, all in a 500,000-inhabitant town) explain why Iasi is considered to be “the cultural capital of Romania”, as it was named for the first time at the inauguration of our University in 1860.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, Geography and Geology, History, Law, Letters, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Education and Sports, Physics, Psychology and Education Sciences, Theology, and European Sciences
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English:
Business Administration, Economics and Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, English Language and Literature, American Studies, Translation and Interpreting
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, Geography and Geology, History, Law, Letters, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Education and Sports, Physics, Psychology and Education Sciences, Theology, European Studies