Part of the Northeast Economic Region, Iasi County is about to become the next favorite destination for foreign direct investment.
A first important aspect is the demographic one, because Iași County occupies the second place after Bucharest, which confirms the high potential for socio-economic development in the coming years. Thus, Iași County has a population of 772.348 inhabitants and the city of Iași has a population of 376.180 inhabitants. Together with the Iași Metropolitan Area, which includes 13 neighboring localities, the population is around 400,000 inhabitants.
The second important aspect is given historical tradition because Iasi is the cultural, economic and academic Moldova. This work Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, the most prestigious academic institution in Romania and four other public universities and seven private Iasi.
Iasi is an important economic center of Romania. Main industries are metallurgy, medicine, textiles and food. Banking and IT sector gained momentum in recent years, many banks and software companies are present in the city.
Iasi is a city of great ideas, the first major union, the first theatrical performance in Romanian and the first literary memorial museum (hut in Ţicău).
In the city, the hill hounds, is the oldest university in Romania, Iasi University, called today and “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”. Founded in 1860 by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, a continuation of the old Academy Michaelian, today the university has 15 faculties, with over 40,000 students. The main building, an architectural monument, was built in 1896.
In town longer and other higher education institutions: Technical University “Gh Asachi “with over 25,000 students, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy” Grigore T. Popa “University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine” Ion Ionescu de la Brad “University of Arts” George Enescu “Petre Andrei University. Eminescu In Square the interwar period amounted Royal Cultural Foundation building, which now houses the Central University Library “Mihai Eminescu” with a book stock approaching 3 million copies, some very rare.
Iasi boasts an impressive cultural and religious heritage – over 50 churches, including the Church of the Three Hierarchs, symbol of the city (Nicolae Iorga said that “Iaşi is first of all a church – churches church of our past.”) Being the a multicultural city, in which the number of foreign cultural centers (French, German, Latin America, the British Council) with the Greek community, the Italian community, the Jewish Community.