The photos were published on the Facebook account of Emil Boc, the mayor of Cluj. Eight officials, including Emil Boc, Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş, Education Minister Mircea Dumitru, former ministers Adrian Curaj and Sorin Câmpeanu, stand shoulder to shoulder, each with scissors in hand, and cut the ribbon for the inauguration of the institute.
The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca inaugurated on Monday the Institute of Advanced Horticultural Research of Transylvania, an investment co-financed by European funds, this being currently the largest institution of this type in the country, writes Agerpres.
Through this project, USAMV Cluj-Napoca now has a research institute with modern equipment, which can carry out various projects in several specializations in the field of horticulture.
The investment amounts to 42,427,878 lei from European funds, to which is added a contribution of over 10 million lei, which represents the university’s contribution.
‘The Institute of Advanced Horticultural Research of Transylvania, with an area of 9,732.70 sqm, is the largest institute of this profile in the country’, is shown in the documentation provided on the occasion of the launch event, by USAMV.
Its structure, arranged on 4 floors, includes 46 research laboratories, 23 storage spaces that directly serve these laboratories, 35 offices of researchers – small laboratories for dissemination and data processing, a conference room for the dissemination of research results, the library and the database, a research capital, indoor greenhouses for applied research, as well as other technical and administrative spaces necessary for its operation.
‘Equipping the institute with high-class equipment and technology, which meets national and international standards in the field, has an important contribution to increasing the research capacity of USAMV Cluj Napoca, by developing research infrastructure and attracting young and highly qualified specialists’ , also states the representatives of the University of Cluj.
The main beneficiaries of this project are students, master’s students, doctoral students, postdoctoral students, scientific researchers from USAMV Cluj-Napoca, as well as teachers, but also other researchers, from the country or from abroad, participants in programs developed within national and international projects, farmers and specialized companies, as beneficiaries of consultancy and research results (recipes, quality control, activity monitoring, etc.), research institutes and stations with
horticultural profile, which will be able to conclude a partnership with USAMV Cluj-Napoca.
The event organized on this occasion was attended by Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș, Minister of Education, Mircea Dumitru, UEFISCDI director, Adrian Curaj, President of the National Council of Rectors, Sorin Cîmpeanu, Cluj-Napoca Mayor, Emil Boc and Cluj Prefect, Gheorghe Ioan Vușcan, as well as and other local personalities.