Mission, Vision, Values

The medical school in Cluj means tradition and professionalism, put in service for people’s health. Throughout its history, the „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca has fulfilled its mission, educating dozens of generations of valuable and dedicated doctors and pharmacists. Our name is a brand of the city where we live, and how this name is perceived by the community is the result of years of effort and dedication from the teachers as well as the graduates and students of the Cluj medical and pharmaceutical school. Thus, our mission is to promote academic excellence in training healthcare professionals who can successfully integrate into the global healthcare job market. Also, achieving excellence in research and increasing the international visibility of the University is undoubtedly an essential goal, the realization of which will validate the proposed vision.
The university’s mission evolves continuously, in relation to the rapidly evolving knowledge-based society, the exact and biological sciences, particularly medical sciences, as well as new information and communication technologies.
To achieve the vision and turn it into reality, we focus on clearly defining the system of fundamental values and strengthening a strong brand of our university.
The core values infiltrate our organizational culture and serve as guiding principles for how we shape our image and tackle challenges. These values are reflected in the university’s governance and norms that will guide us on our path to achieving the proposed vision. The „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy is based on the fundamental values that many European universities have agreed upon in the Magna Charta Universitatum.
Medical universities operate in a field where defining, communicating, and adopting fundamental values are particularly important, as they determine how we work, how we relate to each other, and how we interact with society. In addition to university autonomy and academic freedom, the „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy must respect fundamental values such as professionalism, honesty, responsibility, involvement, transparency, equal opportunities, and meritocracy.
We look back with pride, we look forward with responsibility!