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Trade Co-operative University of Moldova

About University

Trade Co-operative University of Moldova (TCUM), founded in 1993 under Government’s Decision no. 376 from 22.06.1993 and the decision of the Executive Board of the Central of Consumer Cooperatives of Moldova (Moldcoop) no. 10 from 06.24.2013, during the two decades of activity chose excellence and competitiveness, the implementation of European policies in education, asserting itself as a modern education and research center, which provides initial and continuous training programs and fulfills important research – innovation – development projects.

TCUM involved in a continuous process of modernization and diversification from the first years. In its academic activity, the University focuses on the priorities of the Bologna process, adjusting its structure and educational content to European architecture. TCUM currently offers 15 undergraduate programs, 20 master programs, doctoral studies in six specialties, around 50 training programs for adults etc. The academic programs cover a wide range of areas – economics, trade, science of commodities, marketing, business and administration, accounting, finance, tourism, procurement etc., are based on a sound fundamental and applied education, developing professional competences of graduates, being permanently linked to the needs of labor market and objectives of economic development of the country, thanks to efficient collaboration with the business environment.


  • 1993 – Trade Co-operative University of Moldova was established
  • 1994 – Organisation of Faculties: Management and Accountancy, Marketing and Science of Commodities
  • 1995 – Getting provisional Authorisation (first licence) for educational activity by TCUM
  • 1996 – First-generation graduates
  • 1997 – Organisation of Faculties: Management and Law, Marketing and Science of Commodities, Accountancy and Economic Informatics
  • 1998 – The first class of graduates fully trained in the university
  • 1999 – TCUM is member to the International Association of Universities
  • 2000 – Obtaining licence for higher education activities (short-term courses, undergraduate and post-graduate studies) in 25 programmes
  • 2001 – Academic accreditation of TCUM. The University is the first non-state institution and the 6th university in Moldova to be granted accreditation
  • 2002 – The 5th Session of the Rectors’ Council of consumer cooperatives higher education institutions, CIS countries
  • 2003 – TCUM was the first to launch nationally the idea of implementing Quality Management Systems in educational institutions of Moldova
  • 2005 – Academic accreditation of other three programmes
  • 2006 – TCUM has obtained a new license for higher education activities: undergraduate, Master’s and post-graduate
  • TCUM has become member to the International Association of Commodity Experts and Technologists
  • 2007 – Institutional academic reaccreditation and reaccreditation of 7 specialties
  • 2008 – Academic accreditation of other two specialisations
  • The first generation of cycle I graduates – Bachelor studies
  • The first Master degree enrolment (cycle II)
  • TCUM has become member to the International Co-operative Academy     2009-Accreditation of TCUM scientific activity in the profile of “Economy and Management of Trade and Consumer Cooperatives Development”
  • ISO 9001:2008 External Quality Management System Certification (implemented in 2008-2009)
  • 2010 – Laboratory of scientific research on trade and consumer cooperatives activity was established
  • 2011 – Signing of Magna Charta Universitatum, September 16 (Bologna, Italy)  Implementation of the first institutional research project
  • 2012 – Centre for Cooperative Studies and Resources was established


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