George Enescu National University of Arts

The George Enescu National University of Arts (Romanian: Universitatea Națională de Arte „George Enescu”) is a public university in Iași, Romania, founded in 1860.[2] It was named in honor of the composer George Enescu.

George Enescu National University of Arts
Universitatea Națională de Arte „George Enescu”
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Former names
George Enescu Conservatory, George Enescu Academy of Art
Established1860; 162 years ago (1860)
RectorAurelian Bălăiță
Academic staff


The institution was established on 1 October 1860, as the Music and Declamation School, by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, followed 26 days later, by the foundation of the School for Sculpture and Painting. In October 1864, Cuza approved the Charter for the Music and Declamation Conservatory and the Charter for the National Schools of Fine Arts (establishing the departments of painting, sculpture, gravure, architecture and the art of landscape architecture).[3]

In 1931, the Conservatory and the School of Fine Arts became the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art of Iași, which soon adopted the name George Enescu, and the Iași Academy of Fine Arts, respectively.[4]

After World War II, under the communist regime, the two academies were integrated as the George Enescu Conservatory. Having reverted to the name George Enescu Academy of Art, the institution was regrouped, in 1992, to focus on visual arts, theatre, and music. In 1997, its current name, George Enescu University of Arts, was adopted.[3]



  • Faculty of Music Performance, Composition, and Music Studies
  • Theatre Faculty
  • Faculty of Visual Arts and Design

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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ University Structure
  2. ^ ""George Enescu" University of Arts". (in Romanian).
  3. ^ a b "The history of the "George Enescu" University of Arts".
  4. ^ Lucian Boia (11 April 2012). Capcanele istoriei. Humanitas. pp. 95–. ISBN 978-973-50-3518-1.

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