The Romanian-American University is a higher education institution, a legal entity of private law and public utility, part of the national education system, founded in 1991, accredited by law in 2002, evaluated by ARACIS with the qualification "High degree of trust" in 2010, whose mission is to provide education and research at a high quality standard, in an internally stimulating intellectual climate for both students and faculty.
The Romanian-American University was established in 1991, with the aim of promoting the educational values of American higher education against the background of the rich traditions of Romanian education. The initiative for the establishment of the Romanian-American University belonged to prof.univ.dr. Ion Smedescu, founding rector of the Romanian-American University and president of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture.
The Romanian-American University is an independent institution, not being affiliated with or sponsored by the American University.