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Babes-Bolyai University • Cluj-Napoca, Romania https://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/

Babes-Bolyai University is an academic educational public institution aiming to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community.

“The Babeș-Bolyai University is the oldest, the largest, and, in many ways, the most prestigious university in Romania. The institution has clear history which falls under the Renaissance period and was born under the distinct sign of multiculturalism: a Hungarian prince of Transylvania, Ștefan Báthory, made in the meantime the king of Poland (actually, of the union between Poland and Lithuania), at the insistence of  the Italian Jesuit Father Antonio Possevino, Báthory was issuing in Vilnius (the capital city of today's Lithuania), in 1581, the act of establishing the Major College in Cluj (having a superior standard, equal to universities in Germany, France and Italy); the first rector was Polish, the teachers were Italians, Polish, Hungarians and Germans, the students were to be of different confessions and ethnicity; it was meant to be one of the students the Romanian orthodox Prince Nicolae Pătrașcu, the son and the heir of the great prince and Sir Mihai Viteazul. Over time, the lessons were taught at this University in Latin, Hungarian, German and - after the First World War - in English or in international languages. The nationalist errors and exaggerations that occurred during the modern and contemporary age, oscillations between acceptance and exclusion or between actual and formal tolerance, encountered everywhere in the world, have not avoided our institution, but it always restated - even in hostile times - the vocation of "healing mother" (alma mater napocensis ) for all those reunited under the sign of learning and education (litteris et virtues).”

Information above quoted from https://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/despre/prezentare/misiune.