University of Bucharest

University of Bucharest, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, Bucharest, Romania

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The University of Bucharest (Romanian: Universitatea din București), commonly known after its abbreviation UB in Romania, is a public university founded in 1864 by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza to convert the former Saint Sava Academy into the current University of Bucharest, making it the second oldest modern university in Romania. 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.

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Motto: Virtute et sapientia (Latin: "By virtue and wisdom")

Endowment: N/A

Administrative staff: 1,279

Students: 31,805 (2012-2013)

Undergraduates: 21,772

Postgraduates: 10,033

Male students 30 : 70 Female students

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