The city of Iasi, in its more than 600 years of existence, has become a true historical, cultural and economic landmark. It is the city of many national premieres: the first printing press, the first school in Romanian, the first play in Romanian, the first medical society, the first museum of natural history, the first botanical garden, the first medical school, the first university, but also the first Jewish theater. from the world. In recent history, the first lifestyle center in the country, the Palas urban center, was also built in Iași.
Beyond the cultural value, Iasi has also become an important business hub in the northeast of Romania and offers a real perspective of economic development. There remains a university center of reference, proof being the more than 60,000 students in the field of exact sciences, humanities and medical, present in the five state universities.
Iasi preserves the historical tradition of multiculturalism. The cultural centers – French, German, British, Greek and Latin American and Caribbean – frequently organize activities dedicated to the development of international cultural and business relations. The foreign languages studied and spoken by young people from Iasi are mainly English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
The city’s connectivity is ensured, both by the European road E585, which connects with the big cities in the country, as well as through the Iasi International Airport, which operates direct flights to Bucharest and main destinations from Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel. In the Republic of Moldova it is easy to reach, the distance from Iasi to Chisinau being traveled by car in two hours.