155 years since the foundation of the „Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture School” in Bucharest Cover Image

155 de ani de la înființarea „Școlii de Ponți și Șosele, Mine și Arhitectură” din București
155 years since the foundation of the „Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture School” in Bucharest

Author(s): George M. CROITORU
Subject(s): History, Economy, Cultural history, National Economy, Economic history, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: modern Romania; School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture; bridges; roads; mines; architecture; engineering; Technical Council;

Summary/Abstract: After the union of Moldova and Wallachia in 1859, during the reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1859-1866) bases of the new modern Romanian state were created, including by inaugurating new institutions and adopting several laws and regulations according to the French model. One of these institutions is the School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture from Bucharest, founded in 1864, October 1st. The school regulations were elaborated by the engineer Constantin Aninoşanu (1831-1880) and the first director was the architect Alexandru Costinescu (1814-1872), both being members of the Technical Council of the Ministry of Public Works. It was the first technical high school within the new modern and unified Romanian state. Through its rigorous organization, significant value of the teachers and the high level of teaching, the School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture represents an important stage in the evolution and future development of the Romanian higher technical education.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 217-227
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian