About the city
Information about the host city of Iași are available at http://www.iasi.ro/about.html and on the web site of "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iași, at the adress
Universities in Iasi: the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (the oldest university in Romania, founded in 1864), the "Gh. Asachi" Technical University, the "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the "Ion Ionescu de la Brad Agronomical University, the Academy of Art, the Catholic Theological Institute.
IAȘI is the most important historical, economic, and cultural center in Northeast of România. The archaeological researches have discovered in this area traces of the ancient Culture of Cucuteni, flourishing about 5000 years ago.
Iaș City is documentary certified from the 14th century during the reign of Alexandru cel Bun. The name of Iași City is bound up with the so-called "golden period" of the Romanian culture. At the beginning of the 19th century, here was established the first high education school in Romanian. In 1860 Al.I.Cuza founded, in Iasi, the first university within România.
Many Romanian personalities lived, studied, worked and created in Iași. The city is well known as a major cultural city.