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On the 9th of October, 2013, State Agrarian University of Moldova will celebrate 85 years of higher agricultural education. It’s the unique university in our country that during this period has passed through two radical changes in conceptions and mentalities connected with two transitions from a socio-economic and political system to another.
During these 80 years since its foundation, SAUM has made a particularly valuable contribution to the economic, social, political and cultural treasure of the society.
SAUM trained more than 50,000 specialists within its faculties, including about 1,000 from 67 countries who distinguished themselves by remarkable results in production and research both in our country and abroad. Among the SAUM graduates we can mention a number of personalities such as: presidents of the country, prime ministers, members of Parliament, ambassadors, ministers, members of the Academy of Sciences, writers etc.
Along with training specialists, SAUM also remarked itself by a core of great scientific importance, achieving national and international notoriety. The results of accomplished scientific researches - new plant varieties and hybrids, crossbreeds of animals and poultry, advanced technologies, machinery and equipment, pharmaceutical products etc. - were valorized in a large number of monographs, books, patents, scientific articles and, usually, implemented in production.
During its existence SAUM was also a spiritual center of agriculture. The academic staff developed a broad experience in propagating the results of scientific researches and new technologies among farmers.
At present, SAUM is well known both in our country and abroad due to its prestigious academic staff, achieved scientific results and professional training of competent and competitive specialists.
At present, SAUM has over 6,000 undergraduate students, master’s degree students and doctoral degree students trained respectively at 23 specialties, 30 specializations and 27 scientific specialties, possesses a rich intellectual potential and a significant infrastructure aimed at supporting and ensuring the work of teachers, scientific researchers and social protection. SAUM is the first university in the Republic of Moldova that became the member of the European University Association, the associate member of AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) and maintains relations of cooperation with universities and research institutes around the world based on more than 50 agreements being totally open to international cooperation.
According to the Decree nr.820-VII of 4 October, 2013, as a symbol of high respect and gratitude for special merits in the higher education development, as well as for valuable contribution to highly qualified specialists training and prodigious methodological and scientific activity, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Timofte, conferred on State Agrarian University of Moldova “The Order of the Republic”.
We strongly believe that, in the next years, State Agrarian University of Moldova will continue to distinguish itself by important scientific achievements and their implementation in production and by high levels of education, thus contributing to the modernization of agriculture and development of rural areas in the Republic of Moldova.