Museum of University History

The team members of the Babeş-Bolyai Museum of University History are individually involved in research projects on subjects belonging to university history and the history of intellectuals, with partners from Romania and abroad.

The Collection Personalities of Babeș-Bolyai University

  • The volume Ioan Lupaș

The tenth volume of the collection Personalities of Babeș-Bolyai University is dedicated to historian and theologian Ioan Lupaș whose 140th birth anniversary was observed in the summer of 2020. Professor Lupaș belonged to the first generation of Romanian academics who taught in Cluj. He succeeded in uniting in his personality a scientist, a politician, and a priest gifted with grace and wisdom.

The 13 articles included in this volume depict an almost complete portrait of the life and work of Ioan Lupaș. He served with dedication both in the professorship and in the pulpit, adding his name to the intellectual and academic elite of contemporary Romania. His personal and professional destiny overlaps with the accomplishments and vicissitudes that Romania experienced in the twentieth century (the accomplishment of the Great Union, the economic crisis, the First and Second World Wars, the establishment of communism), thus illustrating a typical path for an intellectual of recent times.

The volume can be downloaded in full, free of charge, at:

Museum of Mineralogy

Useful links:

  • Mineralogy Museums

The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria

The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Mineral Museum, University of Arizona, USA

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA

  • Professional Associations

The Society of Mineralogical Museum Professionals (SMMP)

The Society for the Preservation of the Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

European Mineralogical Union (EMU)

International Mineralogical Association, Commission on Museums (IMA-CM)

International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (IMA-CNMNC)

  • Mineralogy Data Bases

The online mineralogy resource (Mindat)

Mineralogy Database

Athena Mineralogy

Online searchable gazetteer of mineral locality names of the Carpathian Basin (Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest)

Paleontology-Stratigraphy Museum

Useful links:

Romanian Society of Paleontologists

Geological Society of Romania

National Geology Museum

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Biology and Geology Faculty, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest

Zoological Museum

The scientific heritage of the Zoological Museum includes many collections developed over time, from its foundation until now. These valuable scientific collections can be accessed by researchers.


  • Daday Jenő Chiroptera Collection
  • Bogdan Stugren Amphibian and Reptile Collection
  • René Jeannel Lepidoptera Collection
  • Joseph von Franzenau Lepidoptera Collection
  • Roman Iulian Lepidoptera Collection
  • Marg-Wladimir Manoliu Lepidoptera Collection
  • Kuthy Dezső Coleoptera Collection
  • Laszló Moczár Coleoptera Collection
  • Oreste Marcu Coleoptera Collection
  • Ottó Herman Orthoptera Collection
  • Béla Kis Orthoptera Collection
  • Béla Kis Neuroptera Collection
  • Béla Kis Odonata Collection
  • Ottó Herman Arachnid Collection
  • Vasile Radu Isopod Collection
  • Traian Ceuca Diplopod Collection
  • Bieltz Malacological Collection
  • Victor Pop Lumbricidae Collection
  • Zoe Bucșa Ephemeroptera Collection


The Staff of the BBU Vivarium are involved in two research projects:

  1. Services for monitoring the state of preservation of reptile and amphibian species of Community interest from Romania 01.03.2013-30.04.2015 EU Funds, Environment ROP, Priority Axis 4
  2. Elaboration of the integrated management plan for the Community importance site ROSCI0295 – Eastern Cluj Hills 20.04.2013-30.09.2015 EU Funds, Environment ROP, Priority Axis 4