The University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mures is a state university located in the Romanian city of Targu Mures. Targu Mures is located in the region of Transylvania. The university was founded in 1945 as a branch of the Babeș-Bolyai-University in Cluj-Napoca. It has been run independently since 1991.
About the university
More than 11,000 students are learning within the UMFST of Targu Mures. This makes it the largest university of medicine in Romania. The medical field comprises three faculties: the Faculty of Human Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Pharmacy. Due to the international orientation of the university and the multicultural region, various bachelor, master and doctoral programmes are offered in Romanian, English, and Hungarian. The opening of the UMCH means the opening of a new branch of the UMFST of Targu Mures. in Germany. At the UMCH, students can study in English and obtain a degree in human medicine. It fulfils all requirements of § 117a of the Hamburgischen Hochschulgesetzes.
The university enjoys collaborative links with more than 91 international partners. The cooperation with prestigious medical universities from various European countries has a substantial contribution to the further development of the evidence-based research. International experts, deeply involved in both scientific research and medical education, bring their expertise and knowledge into the university’s ambitious projects. The university maintains a worldwide network of 49 partner universities. Students can spend one or more semesters in Italy, France, Austria or Turkey to gain valuable experience abroad.
The UMFST of Targu Mures has research laboratories with advanced equipment, provides a high-quality research infrastructure on an international level and thus serves as a reference centre for both basic and clinical medical research in Romania. In addition to a DNA and plasma bank, the research complex in Targu Mures involves several high-technology laboratories with the latest generation equipment: immunology, molecular biology, genetics, and others. The results of their highest standard scientific activity are reflected by their research partnerships, innovative patents, publications in prestigious journals as well as the organisation and participation in national and international scientific congresses.
Sports are highly appreciated at the UMFST of Targu Mures. Students can choose from a wide range of sports such as football, handball or basketball. Sports lessons are also integrated into the curriculum; therefore, the university provides modern sports facilities. The study programme at the UMCH includes compulsory sports lessons as well and collaborates with a modern sports complex which is located in the immediate vicinity of the campus in Hamburg.