“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (UGAL)
“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (Romanian Universitatea „Dunărea de Jos” din Galați) is a public university located in Galați, Romania. It was founded in 1974. The University of Galați, as it was named at first, was founded in July 1974 by merging the Polytechnic Institute and the Pedagogical Institute. The Polytechnic Institute of Galați had at its origins in the Land Improvement Institute founded in 1948, and the Naval and Mechanical Engineering Institute which has been founded in 1951. In 1953, the Institute of Fish Breeding and Fishing Technology, located in Constanța, transferred to Galați and merged with the Naval and Agronomic Institutes under the name of Technical Institute of Galați. In 1955, the Institute for Food Industry of Bucharest was also transferred to Galați. Two years later, these higher education institutions were to become the Polytechnic Institute of Galați. The University of Galați consists of twelve faculties and two colleges with more than thirty departments. It has several unique fields of education in the country, such as: Naval Engineering and Fishery. During the years, specialists covering a wide range of education fields have been trained at the University of Galați:
Programmers and Computer System Designers.
New university programmes has been developed in the last years: Management in Industry, Finances and Credit, International Economics Relations, Administration and Technical Informatics. Post-graduation courses for engineers and training courses for the teachers of the pre-university level are organised every year.