University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine - Bucharest
The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest (UASVMB) is one of the oldest education institutions in Romania. It was established upon the initiative of Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei, Prince of Walachia, who, in 1852, decides to establish “The Agricultural Institute in Pantelimon”
On the school seal there was an eagle holding a sheaf of ears. This old school symbol was the basis for the current UASVMB logo. Only three years later, in 1855, “The School for Veterinary Education”, the precursor of the current Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, was established.
Along the 157 years of its existence, “The Agricultural Institute in Pantelimon” underwent multiple transformations, changes in headquarters and names, but, more important than these changes, a constant feature of the activity was the focus on high-performance education, “adapted to the needs of the population, aiming at directing the students towards specializations that are useful to society.” - as it was mentioned in the Princely Decree establishing “The Agricultural Institute in Pantelimon”.
Nowadays, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest is a modern education institution with all the forms of higher education, ranging from BSc, to MSc and PhD studies.
The UASVM Bucharest includes seven faculties in its structure:
- Faculty of Agriculture.
- Faculty of Horticulture.
- Faculty of Animal Science.
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
- Faculty of Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering.
- Faculty of Biotechnologies (the only one of this type in the country).
- Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development.
The quality of the education provided in the faculties’ auditoriums, laboratories and work experience centres has made the UASVMB the most representative and prestigious institution in the field of agronomic and veterinary education in Romania, many of its graduates having become outstanding personalities both in the domain of agricultural practice, and in that of education, research and administration.
With an outstanding material basis and patrimony, which include two campuses - the “Agronomie - Herăstrău” Campus and the “Veterinary Medicine - Cotroceni” Campus - the UASVM is a modern education institution, complying with European requirements.
The UASVM has three branches in its patrimony, which operate as veritable research, production and work experience centres - “Pietroasa” Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station, “Istriţa” Fruit-growing Farm and “Moara Domneasca” Didactic Farm.
Yet, for the current and future students, maybe the most important fact is that, regardless of the UASVMB faculties they go to, they are certain to be training in a specialization that the Romanian society really needs, which gives them the guarantee of finding important and well-paid jobs.