Located in the thriving cultural, economic and digital hub of Cluj-Napoca, Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) is the most highly ranked university in South-Eastern Europe.
With origins going back to 1581, UBB emerged in 1959 from a merger of the existing Romanian and Hungarian universities in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and was named after Romanian biologist Victor Babeș and the Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai.
During its history, UBB has made an important contribution to the development of a range of academic fields. For example, Emil Racoviță, the founder of biospeleology, and Hugo Meltzl, one of the founders of comparative literature, were professors and rectors of the university, while Abraham Wald, one of the founders of statistical sequential analysis, was an alumnus.
Today, UBB continues to be multicultural and trilingual (Romanian, Hungarian and German) and is the largest university in Romania, comprising of about 45,000 students in 21 Faculties.