Founded in 1860, Universitatea de Arte George Enescu Iasi (English: George Enescu University of Arts of Iasi) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Iasi (population range: 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii, România (English: Ministry of Education and Research, Romania), Universitatea de Arte George Enescu Iasi (UAGE) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universitatea de Arte George Enescu Iasi (UAGE) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 156 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UAGE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.