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About the university

The George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures is a national university located in the Romanian city of Targu Mures. Targu Mures is located in the region of Transylvania.

More than 11,000 students are enrolled at 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 programs are offered in Romanian, English, and Hungarian. The opening of UMCH means the opening of the first branch of the UMFST of Targu Mures in Germany, where students can study human medicine in English – without admission restrictions based on school grades. It fulfils all requirements of § 117a of Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz.

Nobel Prize winner George Emil Palade – Namesake of the University

George Emil Palade (1912-2008) was a Romanian-American cell biologist who made groundbreaking contributions to the field of cell biology. He is best known for his pioneering work on the structure and function of organelles within cells, particularly the endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes. Palade’s research laid the foundation for our understanding of protein synthesis and intracellular transport. His work earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974, recognizing his significant impact on the field of cell biology.


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 to 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.


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 even integrated into the curriculum; therefore, the university provides modern sports facilities. UMCH’s study program includes mandatory sports lessons and therefore collaborates with a modern sports complex located in the immediate vicinity of the campus.