Created in 1864 by Prince Alexander Ioan Cuza Offers over 100 masters degrees Offers over 50 doctoral programs Has over 50 institutes, departments and research centers. Has international collaboration with over 40 countries. Every year over 1000 students get training and specialization in countries of Western Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States.
A brief history of Romania 300 B.C. the territory was known as Dacia Conquered by the Romans lead by Emperor Trajan in 106 A.D. After the fall of the Roman Empire the area is conquered by migratory people from north and east: Bulgars, Goths, Huns, Magyars, Slavs, and Tatars. 1324 Principality of Wallachia or Muntenia 1352 Principality of Moldavia Both principalities have to accept in 1411 Ottoman sovereignty
The Ottomans conquered Walachia in 1476 and Moldavia in 1504. In the 1700s Phanariots were sent to rule the two principalities. Phanariots were wealthy Greeks from the district if Phanar, Constantinople (today Istanbul, Turkey). The Ottoman rule faded in the mid-1800s 1859: the assemblies of the two principalites elected prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza as their common ruler. 1861 they officially united to form Romania.
Romania gains independence at the conclusion of the Russian-Turk war in 1878. In 1881 Romania became Kingdom under the King Carol I. After World War I Romania becomes a parliamentary monarchy. After World War II Romania enters the Soviet Union sphere of influence: the Communist era begins. December 1989: the 24 years of communist dictatorship under Nicolae Ceausescu ends in a popular uprising.
Voievod (Prince) of Wallachia 1456-1462 and 1476 Known as Dracula for his inhuman cruelty. Impalement was his preferred method of torture and execution. His victims were boyars (nobles) who were disloyal. Vlad Tepes atrocities against the people of Wallachia were usually attempts to enforce his own moral code upon his country. Vlad Tepes (the Impaler)
Brasov and surroundings The Black Church : built in 1477 to replace a church built in 1384 blackened by smoke in a fire in 1689 Poiana Brasov: ski resort Bran Castle: originally a fortress built by the Knights of the Teutonic order in 1212after they were relocated from Palestine. Peles Castle: built as a summer residence for King Carol I of Romania
Craiova University of Craiova with over 17,000 students Craiova School of Medicine King Carol I high school The Museum of Art: the Constantin Michael Palace