Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Year of foundation: 1581
Approx. number of students: 49,600
Period of study: Early October-Mid February; End February- End June
MCI partner since: 2013

The City

Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg in German) is with over 300,000 inhabitants the second most populous city in Romania.Located in the Someşul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania. Cluj-Napoca is an important economic centre in Romania. Famous local brands that have become well-known at a national, and to some extent even international level, include: Banca Transilvania, Farmec, Jolidon, and Ursus breweries.

The University

The Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB—Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai) offers 105 specialisations; 105 are available in Romanian, and also 67 of them in Hungarian, 17 in German and 5 in English. The university was named after prominent scientists from Transylvania: the Romanian bacteriologist Victor Babeș and the Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai. The main campus is located in the city of Cluj-Napoca, with the university buildings spread across the city. The university has several student housing areas, most notable being Haşdeu with more than 20 dormitories buildings. The Lucian Blaga University Library is located in the city centre. The university also has several colleges located in 18 cities spread across Transylvania.
Nationally, the Babes-Bolyai University was ranked, as concerning research, as the first in Romania (2002-2011), based on article influence score (Web of Science), by Ad-Astra Association of Romanian Scientists , followed by Bucharest University. In a 2009 ranking regarding the impact of universities on professional market (i.e., credibility and attractiveness), the University was ranked number 1 in Romania in 2009 by the German company Kienbaum Management Consultants and Capital magazine, with the University of Bucharest the second.