“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași


From among the 56 institutions of higher state education in Romania, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași has the oldest tradition in engineering education. In 2013, the university celebrated 200 years of engineering education in Iași. 

The first attempt to set up a form of higher education in the region of Moldova took place in 1562 when the Latin School in the village of Cotnari, was founded. But it was only in 1813 when the scholar Gheorghe Asachi founded the first school for surveyors and civil engineers. This school can be considered the nucleus of the technical higher education in Moldova. Later on, the school was developed within the Michaelian Academy (1835), and afterwards within the University of Iași, established in 1860.

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On 7 November 1912, as a consequence of the new internal law of the Faculty of Sciences within the University of Iași, an independent section of higher education – for the electro-technical, the applied chemical and the agricultural sciences – was set up. This event represents what may be considered the birth of what later became The Polytechnic Institute of Iași.

In March 1937, when the Parliament of those times voted the Law of Education, the technical higher education was transferred to the new established Polytechnic School which was, at that time, the only higher education institution qualified to issue engineers’ diplomas.

As a natural consequence of the development of the engineering school in Iași, the new institution took from the very beginning the name of Gheorghe Asachi, the founder of the Romanian technical education, while professor Cristea Otin was elected its first rector. In 1948, as a result of the reform of education “Gheorghe Asachi” Polytechnic Institute of Iași was set up. On 17 May 1993, within a new reform of education, its name was changed again, becoming “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași.

Nowadays, the university has eleven faculties: The Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering, The Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services, The Faculty of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management, The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, The Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering, The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, The Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, The Faculty of Textiles, Leather and Industrial Management and The Faculty of Architecture “G.M. Cantacuzino”.

The official web-site of TU Iasi is: http://www.tuiasi.ro/.

The opening ceremony of SEEMOUS 2014 takes place in the Ceremony Hall of the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iași.

Ceremony Hall

The contest takes place in the Principal Library of the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iași

Central Library