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 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).
Universitatea din București
|Latin: Universitas Studiorum Bucurestiensis|
|Motto||Virtute et Sapientia (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Virtue and Wisdom|
|Established||1694 - Princely Academy of Bucharest|
1821 - Saint Sava College
4 July 1864
|Endowment||RON 1.14 billion (US$269.71 million) (2018)|
|Budget||RON 364.7 million (US$86.06 million) (2018)|
|Also known as||UB; UniBuc|
|Colors||Tyrian Purple, Gold, White and Navy Blue|
|Affiliations||IAU, 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.