Vasilian College

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The Vasilian College or Vasilian Academy (Romanian: Academia Vasiliană) was an institution of higher learning in the Principality of Moldavia, founded by Prince Vasile Lupu in 1640.

Located in Iaşi, capital of the Principality of Moldavia, it functioned on the model of the Mohyla Academy in Kiev, from where some of the professors came, as a "higher school for Latin and Slavonic languages".[1] It was disestablished some time after the end of Lupu's reign (1653).

The Academia Vasiliană was the first institute of higher education that functioned on the territory of Romania and it was symbolically continued by the Princely Academy of Iași.

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  1. ^ History of Education at