The school was founded as a modest faculty on 30 December 1944, when King Michael I of Romania signed decree-law nr. 660.
In time, the evolution of the University was also marked by changes in its title: until 1948 – the Faculty of Medicine; between 1948-1990 – The Institute of Medicine, which immediate after 1948 included three faculties: General Medicine, Pediatrics and Hygiene after 1990 – the University of Medicine and Pharmacy and since 2001 the university proudly bares the name of the savant Victor Babes,who is rooted in Timisoara. The modest Faculty of Medicine developed and matured in spite of all difficulties it faced throughout time. Today, the Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a prestigious institution of higher education, with a past that honours and a promising future that will for sure bring valuable
results both in preparing new generations of young physicians, pharmacists and dentists and also in the medical assistance offered to the community.