25th International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics
Iasi, Romania, September 21 – 22, 2023
The conference will be held at “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi. Iasi is the largest city in eastern Romania, located in the historical region of Moldavia. Iasi has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iasi is a symbol in Romanian history. It is easily accessible from countries by plane, train or car.
A Brief History of the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University
In 1562, Moldavia has become famous for the first attempts to lay the foundation of what later on had become higher education, all thanks to the setting up of the Latin School at Cotnari, near Iasi. Still, it was not until 1813 that the scholar Gheorghe Asachi founded the first school of land surveyors and civil engineers with instruction in the Romanian language. This school can be considered the core of the technical higher education in Moldova. Later on, the school is developed within the Michaellian Academy (1835), and afterword’s within the University of Iasi, established in 1860.
On the 7th of November 1912, after passing the regulations for the Faculty of Science, they set up the proper Polytechnic Institute, which aligned more technical specialties: the department of the electro-technical, applied chemical and agricultural sciences. This event represents what may be called the birth certificate for the The Polytechnic Institute of Iasi.
In March 1937, when the Parliament of Romania voted the Law of Education, the technical higher education is transferred to the new established Polytechnic School which was, at that time, one of the few higher education institution in Romania qualified to issue engineer’s degrees. The new institution took from the very beginning the name of Gheorghe Asachi, the founder of the Romanian technical education, while professor Cristea Otin was elected its first rector.
As a result of some internal changes within the University, at present, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University integrates eleven universities:
- Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering
- Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
- “G.M. Cantacuzino” Faculty of Architecture
- Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection
- Faculty of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management
- Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering
- Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering
- Faculty of Material Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Textiles, Leather and Industrial Management.
Short History of Iasi
Iași, also referred to mostly historically as Jassy, is the third largest city in Romania and the seat of Iași County (the second largest county in Romania). Located in the historical region of Moldavia, it has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918.
Known as the Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol of Romanian history. Historian Nicolae Iorga stated that "there should be no Romanian who does not know of it". Still referred to as "The Moldavian Capital", Iași is the main economic and business centre of Romania's Moldavian region. In December 2018, Iași was officially declared the Historical Capital of Romania.
At the 2022 census, the city-proper had a population of 271,692 (making it the third most populous in Romania). Counting 760,774 residents as of 2021, the Iași urban area is the second most populous in Romania after Bucharest, whereas more than 500,000 people live within its peri-urban area.
Home to the oldest Romanian university and to the first engineering school, Iași is one of the most important education and research centres of the country, accommodating over 60,000 students in five public universities. The social and cultural life revolves around the Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre (the oldest in Romania), the Moldova State Philharmonic, the Opera House, the Iași Athenaeum, the Botanical Garden (the oldest and largest in Romania), the Central University Library (the oldest in Romania), the cultural centres and festivals, an array of museums, memorial houses, religious and historical monuments. The city is also known as the site of the largest Romanian pilgrimage which takes place every year, in October.
Accommodation in Iasi
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