Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy
The “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara (VBUMP), was first founded as a modest faculty, part of the initial Western University, following the Decree-Law No. 660, issued and signed by His Majesty King Michael I of Romania in 1944; the inauguration of the new faculty took place in 1945.
Clinical training started initially in four hospitals, while today students are being trained in over 25 teaching hospitals located in twelve buildings. This development was accompanied by a change in title: up to 1948 –the Faculty of Medicine; 1948-1990, the Institute of Medicine, which immediately after 1948 encompassed three faculties: General Medicine, Paediatrics, and Hygiene; after 1990, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy; starting with 2001, the university proudly bears the name of the famous scientist, Dr Victor Babes, whose origins can be found in this part of the country. Since then, more than 25,000 students have graduated from the Timisoara medical school, including a fair number of foreign students from all over the world.