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The Moldova State University (Universitatea
de Stat din Moldova) was founded on 1 October 1946 as the State University
of Chesinau, composed of the six Faculties of Physics and Mathematics,
Geology and Soil Science, Biology, Chemistry, History, and Philology. New
Faculties were subsequently created: Economics (1953-1991, 2002), Law
(1959), Engineering and Technology (1959), Foreign Languages (1964),
Training Foreign Students (1967), Journalism (1980), Philosophy and Psychology
(1994), and Political Science (1995). The institution was renamed
as the Moldova State University on 19 January 1990.
http://usm.md/ - MSU website
The flag of MSU is white with the university's coat of arms in the center. White represents paper on which knowledge is fixed to be perpetuated. White is also a symbol of cleanness, innocence and wisdom.
The arms of MSU have a green field, as a symbol of destiny, health, freshness, youth, beauty, and joy. The aurochs' head with a five-pointed star between the horns and surrounded dexter by a five-petal flower and sinister by a moon crescent recalls the national arms of Moldova. The three white books - two in chief and one in base - are universal symbols of science and wisdom and traditional emblems of the majority of arms of educational institutes. The books are closed, as old heraldic symbols connected with the Bible. The three books stand for the three areas taught at MSU: exact, natural and human sciences. The shield is surmounted with a mortarboard, one of the insignia of teaching profession. Beneath the shield is a yellow scroll inscribed with the university's motto, "VITAE DISCIMUS (Latin, Learning for Life) in black letters.
http://usm.md/?page_id=528&lang=en - MSU website
Ivan Sache, 10 April 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 31 May 2021
Image after https://www.eanpages.org/2020/08/01/country-of-the-month-moldova-2/
The Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Universitatea
de Stat de Medicină și Farmacie „Nicolae Testemițanu” - USMF) was established
based on Institute of Medicine No. 1, Institute of Medicine No. 2, the Institute
of Pediatrics of Leningrad (today St. Petersburg) and representatives of other
specialized institutions of the Russian Federation, that had been evacuated
during World War II in Kislovodsk and later transferred to the Moldavian Soviet
Socialist Republic with their students and entire teaching staff. Thus, Chisinau
State Institute of Medicine (CSIM) was founded.
On October 20, 1945, the Institute started its activity with a single faculty – that of General Medicine, which had 32 departments. About 1000 students studied here, the teaching process being ensured by 130 professors, including 20 habilitated doctors in medicine and 23 doctors of medical sciences.
The establishment of Chisinau State Institute of Medicine served as an impetus for the development of higher medical education and the consolidation of the republic’s health system. The Faculty of Pediatrics was created in 1954, the Faculty of Dentistry – in 1959, the Faculty of Preventive Medicine – in 1963, and the Faculty of Pharmacy – in 1964. The need for continuous training of specialists contributed to the foundation of the Faculty of Continuing Medical Education in 1962.
Starting from 1990, the Institute has borne the name of Nicolae Testemitanu (1927-1986) – a famous scientist, talented educator, statesman, experienced organizer in the field of public health, who contributed substantially to the coordination and development of the country’s health care system. Moreover, the renowned surgeon was an active promoter of national renaissance, a supporter of the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova.
On July 25, 1991, Nicolae Testemitanu State Institute of Medicine in Chisinau was reorganized into a university. In 1996, the institution was renamed Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova.
The flag of the USMF is white with an off-centered red cross voided, superimposed with the university's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 31 May 2021