Prestige, Innovation, Excellence
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 24.000 students and 717 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with 504 universities world-wide. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations: the Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Association, Utrecht Network, International Association of Universities, University Agency of Francophony and the Network of Francophone Universities (RUFAC). These partnerships offer us the opportunity to experience changes, to have student and teacher mobilities and joint academic, research and strategy programmes.
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University became the first student-centered university in Romania, once the Bologna Process was implemented. We believe in the power of individual choice and customized education. Thus, we became the first Romanian university to offer students the opportunity to choose both a major and a minor field of study, in a combination at their choice, that best suits their career goals.
Research at our university is top level. In 2008, for the third year in a row, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University was placed first in the national research ranking compiled on the basis of Shanghai criteria. Our teachers are involved in over 187 national and international research projects. Striving for excellence, the university takes unique initiatives to stimulate research quality, to encourage dynamic and creative education and to involve its best students in academic life.
University facts and figures
Academic Year 2019-2020
Total number of students: 24 047:
- Bachelor studies (full time and distance learning): 17 551
- Master studies (full time and distance learning): 5 600
- Doctoral studies (full time and distance learning): 896
Total number of students, distributed on faculties:
- Biology: 778
- Chemistry: 294
- Law and Center for European Studies: 1 934
- Economy and Business Administration: 7 541
- Sports: 912
- Philosophy: 2 326
- Physics: 371
- Geography and Geology: 1 316
- Computer Science: 1 541
- History: 634
- Letters: 2 085
- Mathematics: 555
- Psychology and Education Sciences: 2 659
- Orthodox Theology: 964
- Roman-Catholic Theology: 137
Teaching staff: 717
Academic year 2018-2019
- Bilateral agreements Erasmus with 504 universities from 57 countries
- Foreign Erasmus Students: 186
- Romanian Erasmus students: 265
- Romanian Erasmus trainees: 341
- Romanian teaching staff: 189
- Romanian staff trainees: 103
RESEARCH PROJECTS 2019-2020
- Competitiveness Operational Program (POC), AP1, Action 1.2.3 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: 1 project, PRIVATESKY for short
- Nationally funded research projects
II.a) Research – Development and Innovation National Plan for 2015-2020 – PNCDI III:
P1. Development of the national R&D system
1.1 SUBPROGRAM – Human Resources – 103 projects
1.2 SUBPROGRAM – Institutional Performance – 6 projects
P3. European and international cooperation – Romania-France bi-lateral projects (Brâncuși Program for integrated actions): 5 projects
P4. Fundamental and border research – 16 projects
P5. Research in areas of strategic interest
5.2 SUBPROGRAM – Participation to international research programs and units in relation to atomic and subatomic fields EURATOM-RO FUSION and CERN –RO (3 projects)
5.3 SUBPROGRAM – Research, development and innovation program for space technology and advanced research – STAR, 2 RDI projects
II.b) FDI 2019 Institutional Development Fund, Area 6: Supporting excellence of research within universities – 1 project
II.c) Ministry of Labour and Social Justice: research and development sectoral plan (2018 – 2020) 2 projects
3. Internationally funded projects
European Commission Programs
Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation programme: 7 projects, where 3 in progress.
Programme COST -European Cooperation in Science and Technology: 21 actions
DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Social Affairs: 1 project
DG Justice and Consumers: 1 project
Other international programs:
Cooperation projects between IUCN Dubna, Russia and Romanian institutes: 6 research topics
Cooperation projects between Romania and Belarus (under AR): 2 projects
Cooperation projects between Romania and Korea: 2 projects
4. Subsidiary contract for the implementation of the project „National electronic access to scientific literature to support research and education system in Romania – ANELIS PLUS 2020”.
5. UAIC Grants – 10 grants
6. Third party contracts – 3 contracts
Total number of projects for which funding have been obtained under Romanian Secondary Education Project (ROSE) counts 23 (2017-2019), where:
- Non-competitiveness Grant Scheme for universities (SGNU): 13 projects where 3 in 2017 (round 1) and 10 in 2019 (round 2).
- Competitiveness Grant Scheme for universities – Summer programmes (SGCU-PV): 9 projects where 1 in 2017 (round 1) and 8 in 2019 (round 2).
- Competitiveness Grant Scheme for universities – Learning Centres (SGCU-CI): 1 project in 2017 (round 2).
Total amount for projects funded under Romanian Secondary Education Project (ROSE) counts 11.485.867 RON.
Total number of projects for which funding have been obtained under Institutional Development Fund (IDF) counts 6 projects (in 2019), where:
- Domain 1: Increase social equity with a view to social inclusion and boost access to higher education while correlating educational offer to the offer of the labour market (including counselling and career guidance): 1 project.
- Domain 2: Internationalisation of the Romanian higher education system: 1 project.
- Domain 3: Providing for proper functioning to university botanical gardens, didactic centres, practical training facilities and other infrastructures to support teaching within universities: 1 project.
- Domain 4: To support student entrepreneurial societies (SAS) within universities: 1 project.
- Domain 5: To improve the quality of teaching while complying with academic ethics and deontology: 1 project.
- Domain 6: To support research of excellence within universities: 1 project.
Total amount of projects having been funded under Institutional Development Fund (IDF) counts 2.075.204 RON.
Projects having been funded under European Structural and Investment Funds during the programming period 2014 – 2020:
- Regional Operational Programme (POR): 1 project as a beneficiary (total amount of the project: 17.478.080,59 RON).
- Operational Programme for Human Capital (POCU): 3 projects where 1 as a beneficiary (total amount of the project: 6.877.908,86 RON) and 2 as a partner.
- Fishery and Maritime Operational Programme (POPAM): 1 project as a beneficiary (total amount of the project: 553.876,16 RON).
- Operational Programme for Administrative Capacity (POCA): 1 project as a partner.
Projects having been funded under the Development and Investment Fund: 1 project on rehabilitation, refurbishment and modernisation of the House of Academic Staff (total amount of the project: 10.720.905 RON).
- 15 student hostels
- 3 student canteens