Babeș-Bolyai University makes it to Times rankings
The Babeș-Bolyai Science University of Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca has been included in the engineering and IT section of the Times Higher Education rankings
in position 301-400. It is also the only Romanian university to be included in the list.
“This latest ranking shows that we have the necessary means and resources to face the challenges of the 2021-27 period ahead of us, the most important aspect of which is innovation within a European framework”, said Dr. Daniel David, deputy rector for research, academic excellence and scientific publications of the university.
The first university – in German language – was established in Kolozsvár in 1776 by Empress Maria Theresa. The predecessor of the current university was established by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1872 as the Hungarian Royal University. After Transylvania’s unification with Romania state authorities took over the institution and the teachers who refused an oath of allegiance to the new Romanian state funded the University of Szeged in southern Hungary in 1918.
For short period between 1945 and 1959 there was again a separate Hungarian-language university in Kolozsvár, the Bolyai University, with four faculties (Letters and Philosophy, Law and Political Economy, Sciences, and Human Medicine) The latter faculty was separated and moved to MarosvásárhelyTârgu Mureș in 1948.