The Vasile Goldiș Western University was founded in 1990 with only two faculties at the time: Law and Marketing, Management and Computer Sciences. Subsequently, to the development of the university new faculties appeared completing the initial two. So in 1991 appeared the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Medicine in 1992, and the Faculty of Physical Training and Sport in 1993. Nowadays the University has branches in Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Zalău, Deva, Marghita, Bistrița, Alba Iulia.
In 2017, the University had an approximate number of 6,000 students, enrolled in the classic 3 level programs of undergraduate (180, 240, 300, 360 ECTS credits), master (90, 120 ECTS credits) and doctoral degrees.
The University is a signatory of the 1999 Bologna Process Charter.
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics, Information Technology and Engineering
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Life Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Humanities, Physical Education and Sport
Macea University Botanical Garden