Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Founded in 1581, Babes-Bolyai University (UBB) is the oldest university in Romania and has a long history of education, research and serving the local and international community. It was named after two prominent Transylvanian scientists: the Romanian biologist Victor Babes and the Hungarian mathematician Janos Bolyai.
Currently, UBB is the largest university in the country, bringing together more than 38.000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students enrolled in more than 500 programmes in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and French. The university was ranked no.1 university in Romania in 2016. Reflecting the history of the region, UBB has become a model of multiculturalism. UBB enables a traditional model and an innovative structure at the same time.
UBB has 21 Faculties:
- Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Faculty of Physics
- Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- Faculty of Biology and Geology
- Faculty of Geography
- Faculty of Environmental Science
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of History and Philosophy
- Faculty of Sociology and Social Work
- Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
- Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
- Faculty of European Studies
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences
- Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
- Faculty of Orthodox Theology
- Faculty of Greek Catholic Theology
- Faculty of Reformed Theology
- Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology
- Faculty of Theatre and Television
The university’s largest assets consist in a number of modern buildings, equipped with laboratories at high technical standards, libraries, sports and leisure facilities. Each faculty, cultural centre and research institute has its own library, all being coordinated by the Central Library, the largest in the country with almost 5 mil. titles. Also UBB provides with 6 museums ( The Academic museum, Mineralogical Museum, Zoological Museum, University Memorial Park, Museum of Paleontology and Stratigraphy), 20 cultural centres, language centres and other facilities such as the Botanical Garden or the Sports Park.
Why study at UBB
Since 1989, the community of Cluj has opened up to international, intercultural events, either taking part in or organizing them. As a great academic forum, Babes-Bolyai University also got involved in such events, Days of Cluj, Parade of Multiculturalism, etc.
Cluj-Napoca provides both students and other standing residents a wide variety of museums (History, Art, Ethnography, Pharmacy, Linguistics), Romanian National Opera House and Hungarian Opera House, Puppet Theatre, leisure parks, movie theatres and movie complexes, malls and shopping centers. Annually, the city hosts international and European film festivals (Transylvania Film Festival, Night of the Theatres, etc), thus uniting people from different parts of the world in one sole multi-ethnic and multicultural gathering.