Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme

Black Sea - Unity and Diversity in the Roman Antiquity

Republic of Moldova, Chișinău, Free International University of Moldova



The Free International University of Moldova (ULIM) is one of the youngest higher education institutions in the Republic of Moldova. ULIM was founded on October 16, 1992 and became a modern and dynamic University that stands for the accessibility and diversity of university studies. Conceived as an alternative institution of higher education, today ULIM promotes the newest educational and informational technologies, applying them in the didactic-scientific activity, which is oriented toward the qualitative evolution of the tomorrow's specialist. An authentic house of education, culture, science and art, ULIM hosts a big, united family of professors and students, who venerate the ideals of peace, freedom and democracy, creative and generative thinking of progress. 


ULIM has 7 Faculties, including Economics, Law, History and International Relations, Letters, Phycology and Social Assistance, Biomedicine and Ecology, Informatics and Engineering.

Since its creation, the University has been working on building a tradition of excellence and innovation in the spheres of education and research. Having a considerable number of students and academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level, becoming an esteemed institution with a wide network of partners. It collaborates with various higher education and academic institutions, associations and research centers around the world. International cooperation includes student and staff mobility, research and development of education. In September 2007, ULIM became a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum. The University is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), European University Association (EUA), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and many other international associations.


Since June 2013, ULIM has been one of the partners of the project Black Sea — Unity and Diversity in Roman Antiquity, co-financed by the EU in the framework of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Program 2007-2013 under the European Neighborhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of the EU. Specialists from the History Department of the Faculty of History and Inter-national Relations – Gheorghe Postică, Ludmila Coadă, Ion Tentiuc, Vitalie Pleșca – have been extensively involved in the project. In order to assure the success of the project, the project activities also involve archeologists form other Moldovan partner institutions, including the National Agency for Archaeology (Vlad Vornic), the National Museum of History of Moldova (Ion Tentiuc), the State University of Moldova (Sergiu Matveev) and “Ion Creangă” Pedagogical State University in Chișinău (Octavian Munteanu, Sergiu Musteață).