George Enescu University of Arts of Iași

George Enescu University of Arts
Former names
George Enescu Conservatory, George Enescu Academy of Art
Type Public
Established 1860
Rector Atena-Elena Simionescu
Academic staff
Students 1,276
Undergraduates 1,026
Postgraduates 250
Location Iaşi, Romania

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


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]



Professors and alumni

See also


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