Free International University of Moldova(ULIM) is situated in the center of the capital of the Republic of Moldova – Chisinau city. Conceived as an alternative university, Free International University of Moldova is a self-financed and self administrated institution. It was founded on 16 October 1992 by government decision and is accredited by the National Council for Academic Assessment and Accreditation of the Republic of Moldova. ULIM is a medium-size international university with about 6000 students, including foreign ones coming from various countries like: USA, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Middle East countries etc. Free International University of Moldova is a leading academic center and a significant point of reference in society, and it adheres to the principles of academic integrity and critical thinking. The University is one the leading higher education institutions in the Republic of Moldova and South-East Europe by actively contributing through research and teaching to the development and use of knowledge. The University is an important academic institution part of a global intellectual community working towards protecting and reinforcing academic values, as well as towards promoting diversity and international collaboration.
The university’s educational offer consists of 42 undergraduate programs of study, 60 graduate programs of study, and 11 doctoral programs in various fields of study. The university’s strategic goal is to continue meeting the needs of its students and providing innovative high-quality academic programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems. University constantly collaborates with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries. The degrees granted by the Free International University of Moldova are recognized in most countries in the world. The university has developed joint programs, research projects and summer schools in cooperation with well known universities from Europe, Russia, USA, China, Korea, etc.
Free International University of Moldova is a full member of important international university networks like: EUA; IAU; AUF; IAUP and GUNI. Our university is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum as well. ULIM hosts several cultural and language centers as Chinese Confucius Institute; Korean Se Jong; Spanish Center Cervantes; British Center and others.
The University's graduates and alumni effectively contribute to public agenda setting and decision-making processes, and to international research in all academic fields as well. Many of our graduates have become public figures and can be encountered as professors and researchers in famous universities around the world.