Targu Mures: University of Medicine and Pharmacy

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures was founded in 1945; nowadays it is the only university offering medical programs in three languages: Hungarian, Romanian, and English. Six decades of the university history, thousands of doctors, pharmacists, and dentists have been trained to fulfil the human’s most noble mission to save and protect lives.

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures works as a public body and has the status of a legal person. The skills and competencies acquired during training and research, commitment and respect for human dignity, generosity and tolerance – these qualities fully describe this academic community.


This educational institution is available for all Romanians and foreigners without any discrimination, being a centre of excellence for the acquisition of knowledge and experience. The University has been doing its best to match European and international standards, at the same time preserving its traditional values.

Courses at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures

University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures offers the following courses:

MEDICINEMEDICINE6360English, Romanian,





Faculty mission:

The mission of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures is to create and pass on knowledge through:

  • highly qualified training and development of human resources
  • enrichment and distribution of scientific, cultural, social, and ethical issues in medicine and pharmacy;
  • encouragement of critical spirit and thinking among professionals and the public in the field of their specialization;
  • scientific and cultural development in the pharmaceutical and medical fields;
  • reinforcement of national scientific values in the domain and European integration;
  • awareness raising, promotion of human freedoms and democratic principles.


Specialized departmental resources

The central library numbers over 282,026 volumes of medical and pharmaceutical publications, 102 foreign journal subscriptions, and 70 national journal subscriptions. It also has permanent contacts and exchanges with 51 universities, including 45 foreign and 6 Romanian universities. In addition to the central library, there are 30 specialized libraries at each department.


Collaboration with the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome:

In 2010, the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, initiating close collaboration between departments, institutes and clinics of the two medical schools.


Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Targu Mures is a modern and prestigious institution; it is now widely renowned at the national and international levels thank to the results achieved in the field of education and scientific research.

This faculty is one of the few in the medical world that has been working over 65 years: it is traditionally a multi-cultural school; the faculty employs elite faculty of more than 300 members for 3,200 current students. The mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy is the promotion of education and academic achievements in the training of competitive graduates capable of integrating their knowledge in the world of health care. The academic process includes student courses meeting the requirements of the European Community. Partnerships with various foreign universities open up the Faculty for European experience, enable the mobility of students and academic staff from prestigious European universities, and ensured fruitful cooperation in different fields of medical specialization. Students entering the Faculty of Medicine in Targu Mures can choose from the following specializations:

    • Medicine in Romanian, Hungarian, and English language (6 years)
    • General Patient Care (3 years)
    • Obstetrics (4 years)
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Physical Training and Sports (3 years)

    The faculty uses cutting-edge equipment; a large library, accommodation, and nutrition contribute to the general profile of the faculty. The medical education on offer is high-profile and aimed at modern teaching and learning concepts suggesting active involvement of students in the education process.

    Specialized Master’s degrees:

    • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
    • Clinical Laboratory
    • Health Service Management


Faculty of Dentistry

The Faculty of Dentistry in Targu Mures represents the university tradition in the country. Meeting European requirements and with experiences instructors and modern environment, the faculty opens its doors to future dentists.

Specializations offered by the Faculty of Dentistry :

  • Dentistry (6 years)
  • Dental Care (3 years)

Instruction languages: Romanian and Hungarian.

Master’s degrees: Prosthesis Implantation Technology

Nowadays, the mission of the faculty is, on the one hand, to ensure state-of-the-art high-quality education according to modern needs adapting to the metamorphoses of European curricula required by the European integration, and, on the other hand, to continuously improve the material and medical research. In 2010, the Faculty of Dentistry obtained a new canter called Integrated Dental Centre; it became the basis for modern university education in dentistry.

"Foreign faculties: with respect to dentistry, Romania is much better than Italia"


Faculty of Pharmacy

In comparison with the past, the role of the pharmacist has changed today; pharmaceutical education must adapt to the new situation; thus, it is focuses on the patient’s needs keeping in mind traditional components, with particular attention to physical and chemical composition as an interface between the pharmaceutical industry and medical system. The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures has been part of the traditional Romanian pharmaceutical education since 1948. The objectives of the Faculty of Pharmacy is to ensure proper basis for the implementation of medical and sanitary strategies and to promote the creation of the university curriculum according to the requirements of the EU and World Health Organization.

Specializations at the Faculty of Pharmacy:

  • Pharmacy (5 years)
  • Assistant Pharmacist (3 years)

Instruction languages: Romanian and Hungarian.

Master’s degrees:

  • Quality of Medicinal Drugs, Food Products and Environment
  • Medical Biotechnologies
  • Cosmetology and Dermopharmacy

Post-graduate program: Medical Sciences

The objective of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Targu Mures is to train specialists in diversified pharmaceutical sciences.

The profession of a pharmacist has a considerable social impact taking into consideration that a pharmacist is a specialist who is involved in the design, testing, analysis, control, and distribution of medicines. All these roles require a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge both in physical and chemical sciences and in medical and biological ones. As a result of the academic training, the pharmacist acquires a professional profile ensuring scientific authority in analytical, toxicological, clinical, and pharmaceutical fields, as well as the fulfilment of social demands. The Faculty of Pharmacy in Targu Mures provides highly professional services from the point of view of both education quality and multicultural specificity. Those deciding to study in Targu Mures are recipients of not only educational services, but also of a modern institutional context enabling them to develop and express themselves as they wish. In conclusion, we encourage students to view their studies as an act of reflection on their future with the understanding that being a medical officer means having an elite, great, noble, and prestigious profession.

Official faculty web-site: http://www.umftgm.ro/

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