Bucharest University is one of the most important research centers in the country.
It is also one of the oldest and one of the leading higher education institutions in Romania and South-East Europe.
It offers inclusively PhD and Erasmus programs and constantly collaborates with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries.
The degrees granted by Bucharest University are recognized in most countries in the world.
Many of their graduates have become public figures.
Some are writers, professors and researchers in great universities around the world, members of the Romanian Academy or academies abroad.
Others are politicians: members of Parliament, ministers, prime-ministers, presidents, diplomats, etc.
History and architecture
University Palace history begins in 1694, when Constantin Brancoveanu, Prince of Wallachia, founded the Saint Sava Princely Academy in Bucharest.
They were delivering the lectures here in Greek.
Only in 1864, Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza converted the Princely Academy into the University of Bucharest.
A Romanian architect designed the 6-storied Neoclassic palace constructed between 1857-1869.
Karl Storck created the exterior decoration of the palace.
A high basement serves as base for the palace with the ground floor built in bossage.
Circle arch windows decorate the first floor and its Doric pillars extend on the second floor too.
The last 2 floors in the attic have decorated skylights.
The central frontage of the palace used to have a classical style relief made of Rusciuc stone.
It represented Minerva crowning the arts and sciences, but the 1944 bombings destroyed it only 80 years after its construction.
The palace have round corners plated in Doric columns covered by domes.
Initially it hosted not only the Faculties of Bucharest University.
Fine Arts School, Natural History and Antiquities Museum and other educational institutions were also here.
During the First World War (1916-1918) the University closed its gates due to the German occupation.
But it bloomed during the inter-war period when the teaching staff included some of the most prestigious Romanian intellectuals.
In 1948 they carefully restructured the University according to the Soviet model.
By 1960 it had 8 faculties and only 6 in 1989 due the censoring regime that prevented its international development.
The number of students, international contacts and co-operation projects considerably increased 30 years later, after its radical reorganization.
Thus, in 2010 it comprised 19 faculties, over 30,000 full-time students (of whom 1,000 foreign students) and 3,000 teaching positions.
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