Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is the oldest medical education institution in Transylvania, a continuation of the Faculty of Medicine which was founded in 1919, as a part of the Superior Dacia University. Higher education in Cluj-Napoca dates from 1581. University life gradually developed, outlining various fields and specialties of study. Among them, medicine has played an essential part. The university has over 6,000 national and international students, 2,400 resident physicians, 93 Master degree students, 700 PhD candidates, as well as over 1,100 teachers and researchers. The university is classified as an "advanced research and education university" by the Ministry of Education. The Bologna process is understood and applied within the faculty. The European system of transferable credits (ECTS) and the supplement to the diploma have been introduced successfully for a number of years.