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4 Romanian universities included in the QS World University Rankings

Four Romanian universities are among the best ones included in the one of the most renowned international charts in the world.

“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iaşi, “Babeş-Bolyai” from Cluj, West University from Timişoara and University of Bucharest, ranked among the higher education institutions shortlisted in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings this year. The four Romanian universities ranked in the 701+ series, where they were ranking also during the past years.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. Released annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. Click on a subject below to explore the interactive tables.

The first on the list of the Romanian universities included in the renowned chart is the University in Bucharest.It is one of the most important universities in Romania and in the South-East of Europe. During its 148 years of existence, the higher education institution of Bucharest has gained solid national and international prestige, being the first Romanian academic institution in the top 600 universities in the world. It covers the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences. UB offers numerous study programs, for all cycles and forms of organized university training, as well as numerous other higher postgraduate programmes, and programmes for professional re- conversion and enhancement.

The Babes Bolyai academic institution in Cluj was founded through prolonged efforts and repeated attempts to establish an institution for higher education studies in Transylvania, which was an attractive area for the Western Europeans and an arena of religious and, later on, political fights, in the context of the history of our continent. With more than 41,000 students in 2014, it is the largest university in the country. It offers study programmes in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, and French. It was named after two prominent scientists from Transylvania, the Romanian bacteriologist Victor Babes and the Hungarian mathematician Janos Bolyai.

According to QS World University Rankings,  in 2016 the university of Cluj was ranked on the position 101-150+ on Modern Languages.

The West University of Timișoara was established in 1962, it is organized in 11 Faculties. According to the QS World University Rankings,  the academic institution of Timișoara ranked 59 in the EECA (Emerging Europe & Central Asia) Rankings.

The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is located in Iasi, eastern Romania. Founded one year after the establishment of the Romanian state, by an 1860 decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, the University of Iași, as it was named at first, is the oldest university of Romania, and one of its advanced research and education institutions.

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