From the school:Founded in 1581, Babeș-Bolyai University is the oldest university in Romania and has a long history of education, research and serving the local community. Currently, UBB is the largest university in the country bringing together more than 36.000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, covering more than 120 fields of study.Reflecting the history of the region UBB has become a model of multiculturalism, with three lines of study (Romanian, Hungarian, German), offering complete programmes in five languages (Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French). UBB embodies a traditional model and an innovative structure at the same time, being from a confessional point of view the only notable university in the world with four Christian theological faculties (Orthodox, Roman-Catholic, Greek-Catholic and Protestant), to which the Jewish studies are added. The facilities available for students and teaching staff include a large sports park (track fields, team sports grounds, sports halls and an swimming pool), museums, conference and leisure facilities, the astronomical observatory, a botanical garden, cafeterias and student restaurants. There are also 21 cultural centres within UBB, giving you the opportunity to explore the traditions of countries varying from Europe, Asia, Southern America and Africa.Situated in the centre of Romania, Cluj-Napoca is very easy to get to but also a great place to begin your journey through Romania and even Europe (there are flight connections to most major European cities and Budapest, Wien and Prague are easily accessible by car or train). Cluj is considered to be the most important student town in the country and one of the safest cities in Eastern Europe, and amongst the friendliest towards foreigners in Europe (you will find it easy to call this city home since almost everyone speaks English!). The 1:4 ratio of students to inhabitants makes the city forever young and dynamic. Furthermore, approximately 3,5 percent of our total number of students represents international students and this number is constantly growing! Cluj-Napoca is genuinely a university city, animated by a vivid and colourful cultural life and entertainment possibilities. Both students and other standing residents enjoy a wide variety of museums, Romanian National Opera House and Hungarian Opera House, Puppet Theatre, leisure parks, movie theatres and movie complexes, malls and clubs. Annually, the city hosts international and European film festivals (Transylvania Film Festival, Night of Ad Eaters) and various music and theatre festivals (Classic Music Autumn in Cluj, Interferențe Theatre Festival, Untold Festival and Electric Castle in Bonțida), thus uniting people from different parts of the world in one sole multi-ethnic and multicultural gathering.