Rector's Message

Welcome on the website of our University!


The "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy is the cradle of medical education in Cluj-Napoca, with a history dating from 1500. Today, the University is one of the most important and appreciated Romanian universities.

The University is situated in Cluj-Napoca, a town attested in the times of the Roman Empire, when Hadrian gives the city the statute "municipium Aelium Hadrianum Napocenses". Later, in 1213, the city is found under the name of "Castrum Clus".

After many transformations in the history of Transylvania, tumultuous but strong in affirming the Romanian identity, the Faculty of Medicine becomes the first Medicine School in Romanian, here in Cluj. Professor Iuliu Hatieganu, who gives the name to our University, was the first professor and dean of the new faculty, and the founder of the medical school in Cluj.

Who are we today?
Today, we have a world-wide reputation, which we want to keep and to develop with the help of our students, the ones that we gladly receive each year.

Our purpose is to enhance the quality and human and professional excellence along with every new student.

Today, our university is a prestigious institution in Romania, being considered one of the universities of research and education, included in top 12 Romanian higher education schools.

The University has 5700 students from Romania and from over 50 countries, grouped in 3 faculties: the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dental Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy.

This gives our university a distinct multicultural charm.

The education quality in our University, the conditions for practice and the availability to communicate of our community have attracted more than 2000 foreign students, for the English and French educational programs.

We are an institution where the education is on the list of major objectives. Each graduate of our University, regardless of specialty, will be well received on the international labour market due to the thorough education offered through study years by exceptional professors.

We support the quality and visibility through research, by creating international standard facilities in order to promote research and researchers.

If you wish to be part of a university where everyone counts, where everyone can become an exceptional professional, and where human quality and excellence come on the first place, this is the university you are looking for!

The university campus is the whole city of Cluj, the charming citadel of Transylvania, where you will be warmly welcomed. Cluj-Napoca is a city full of cultural opportunities, libraries, theatres, concerts and museums, an exceptional baroque architecture, but also a multicultural student life. A city with no less than six universities, where the imprint of students becomes the emblem of the city.

We invite you to visit us any time, on our website or in the university campus.

Our University is perfect for you!

Prof. Alexandru Irimie, MD, PhD
The Rector of the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy