University of Bucharest

The University of Bucharest (Romanian: Universitatea din București), commonly known after its abbreviation UB in Romania, is a public university founded on 4 July 1864 (157 years ago) (1864-07-04) by a decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza to convert the former Princely Academy into the current University of Bucharest, making it the second oldest modern Romanian university. It is one of the five members of the Universitaria Consortium (the group of elite Romanian universities).[4]

University of Bucharest
Universitatea din București
Latin: Universitas Studiorum Bucurestiensis
MottoVirtute et Sapientia (Latin)
Motto in English
Virtue and Wisdom
Established1694 - Princely Academy of Bucharest
1821 - Saint Sava College
4 July 1864; 157 years ago (1864-07-04)
EndowmentRON 1.14 billion (US$269.71 million) (2018)[1]
BudgetRON 364.7 million (US$86.06 million) (2018)[2]
RectorMarian Preda
Academic staff
1,300 (2019)[3]
Students31,444 (2019)[3]
Undergraduates22,038 (2019)[3]
Postgraduates9,406 (2019)[3]
Also known asUB; UniBuc
ColorsTyrian Purple, Gold, White and Navy Blue     
Athletics20 sports
AffiliationsIAU, UNICA, EUA, CIVIS

The University of Bucharest offers study programmes in Romanian and English and is classified as an advanced research and education university by the Ministry of Education. In the 2012 QS World University Rankings, it was included in the top 700 universities of the world, together with three other Romanian universities.[5]