University of Bucharest
The University of Bucharest , in Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

, is a university
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 founded in 1864 by decree
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 of Prince Alexander John Cuza
Alexander John Cuza
Alexander John Cuza was a Moldavian-born Romanian politician who ruled as the first Domnitor of the United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia between 1859 and 1866.-Early life:...

 to convert the former Saint Sava Academy
Saint Sava College
Saint Sava College was one of the earliest academic institutions in Wallachia, Romania. It was the predecessor to both Saint Sava National College and the University of Bucharest.-History:...

 into the current University of Bucharest.
The University of Bucharest is a very important and influential player within the community, within the sphere of higher education and research. It is part of a global intellectual collectivity activating towards protecting and reinforcing academic values, as well as towards promoting diversity and international collaboration.