Short name: UASVM-CN
Type of organisation: Higher education institution
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca (UASVM), Romania, has a long tradition in the life science higher education and research (since 1869). More than 2000 students specialized in agriculture, horticulture, animal science, veterinary medicine and food science graduate each year from our university. In 2012 the University was ranked in the 5th position among the “first class” universities of “advanced research and education” from Romania, place that was also confirmed by an external audit conducted by the European University Association (first place in the Romanian life-science area).
In the last twenty years, the University developed extensive research that aims to increase the sustainability of farming systems in Romania. That was due to the importance of the research topic for the Romanian agriculture. University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca also has three research institutes: The Institute of Life Science Research, the Research Centre for Biodiversity and the Transylvanian Institute of Advanced Horticultural Researches, which are devoted to long-term sustainability of different farming practices. These administrative structures provide technological transfer to farms through the professional associations organised in the University and the spin-off companies. Moreover, periodically, the University has organised practical trainings for farmers that aims to update and to improve their farming techniques according to the latest research results. Being a leader in agricultural research and technological transfer in Romania, UASVM Cluj-Napoca will be involved in investigating the effects of climate change in different agricultural systems from Romania. The results will be then transferred to different stakeholders allowing them to adapt new technologies to assure resilience of agricultural systems.