Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

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The Babeș-Bolyai University (Romanian: Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Hungarian: Babeș-Bolyai Tudományegyetem, German: Babeș-Bolyai Universität), commonly known by its abbreviation, UBB, is a public university in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. UBB (1) has the longest academic tradition among the Romanian universities (starting as Academia/Universitas Claudiopolitana in 1581), (2) is the largest Romanian university (with about 45,000 students in 2020 and an academic community of almost 50000 people), and (3) occupies the first position among the Romanian universities in the University Metaranking (2016/2017/2018/2019/2020) initiated by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research in 2016 (combining all the major international ranking of universities – e.g., QS, THE, ARWU).The Babeș-Bolyai University offers study programmes in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, and French (and some programs in Italian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). The university was named after two prominent scientists from Transylvania, the Romanian bacteriologist Victor Babeș and the Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai. It is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).
UBB is affiliated, inter alia, to the International Association of Universities, the Santander Group, the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie and the European University Association. Likewise, UBB signed the Magna Charta Universitatum and concluded partnerships with 210 universities in 50 countries, and it is widely considered as one of the most prestigious in Eastern Europe. The Babeș-Bolyai University is classified as an advanced research and education university by the Ministry of Education.
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  • I went for a conference and I was bowled over not only by the structure, but also by the depth of wisdom and width of learning. This is the biggest university in Romania and all the campuses are...  more »
  • I just visited, i was not a student, but the halls and the outskirts are just beautiful! Next to the university you have the animated part of Piezisa, with lots of places where you can eat and drink!  more »
  • Probably one of the best universities from Romania, with a large amount of positive recommendations and great impressions! Lot of specialties, amazing dedicated and serious teachers, high qualitative standards, awesome endowment, lots of meetings, campaigns, events, etc. and couple thousands of gratified and joyful students! They also have a very impressive history - the university was founded in 1581- can you believe? So their didactic and pedagogical experience has more than four hundred years - this is something very rare in this part of Europe, no doubt - it is more than impressive!
  • The most important cultural, historical institution of high education in Romania.
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