Brief presentation


University Ovidius - A unique location

     Ovidius University is the largest university in Europe to the Black Sea coast. Located in Constanta, the largest town in Dobrogea and Romania throughout Southeastern University is a blooming economic region, which is a cultural bridge between the West and the East, the European Union's eastern gate.


Romania - European Union country

     In 1989, Romanians overthrew the Communist regime started on a new path, democracy and respect for human rights, the road that led the country into NATO in March 2004 and the European Union in January 2007.

      Romanian language belongs to the family of roman languages that have their roots in Vulgar Latin and is related to Italian, French, Spanish. Romanians are proud of their Latin origin and are very communicative, about a quarter of the population understanding and / or speaking English. Other languages are well known, as is natural, French, Italian and Spanish.


Dobrogea - A bridge between East and West

    Dobrogea, a region in southeastern Romania, between Danube flood and the Black Sea, represented throughout history, a bridge between East and West, between North and South. Not just the geographical position gives this region originality, but also the multitude of cultures and plural identities that define it. The ethnic and religious diversity by respecting traditions and understanding between people, contemporary Dobrogea is a cultural bridge between civilizations.

    What makes this space to conquer the hearts of those who visit it are tourist attractions, Delta and summer resorts on the Black Sea. Dobrogea houses a natural paradise, the Danube Delta, the second largest and best preserved of European deltas. Entered the UNESCO in 1991, the Danube Delta is a biosphere reserve.

   Currently, Dobrogea is a strong economic region. Here is the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe, with hundreds of next generation turbines. With its fertile soil, sun bathing warm, Dobrogea is a granary for the whole country.


Constance - a metropolis still rising

    Ovidius University is a defining landmark of Constanta, an ancient metropolis wich history begins 2,500 years ago. Greek colonists from Miletus founded in the late sixth century BC, Tomis wich was conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantina by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in honor of his sister. The name was shortened to Constanta during the Ottoman era.

    During the XIII century, especially Genovese merchants dominated the Black Sea and Constanta flourished so, and then decline, two centuries later, under Turkish rule. The city began to revive in the nineteenth century, with the development and construction of the bridge over the Danube port. King Charles I had an important role in development of the city as the main commercial hub and spa.

      Constance has continuously developed in recent years to become the largest city in the region. Constanta is the largest European port in the Black Sea and one of the largest on the continent. The city is linked to the capital and the rest of the country by a modern highway, Europe, the Danube-Black Sea Canal and around the world through an international airport.


Constanta - communication and understanding space

     Constanta is an important economic and cultural, archaeological treasures and unique atmosphere of the old town. Open to all horizons  make from Constanta one of the most cosmopolitan cities. Mosaic ethnic and confessional space of communication and understanding, the seaside city is a city that attracts young people. Summer is a popular destination for holidays and the rest of a metropolis of students. Spaces for sports, cultural and entertainment events Constanta make a vibrant city, a city of young people.




Universitatea Ovidius University - Tradition and Modernity

     Ovidius University is a public institution of higher education founded in 1961, it became in 1990 a multidisciplinary university with programs for Bachelor, Master and Doctorate quality accreditation recognized by national and international institutions with high confidence. With over 15,000 students, Ovidius is the largest university in Black Sea Area.

     University named after  roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, who lived the last part of life in Tomis Constanta city prior Greek colony. He has left a cultural heritage of all humankind, sending generations to come, through ancient Methamorphosys myths a message about passion and dedication, about the power of love, about creation, evolution and transformation.





    Ovidius University's mission is to create, maintain and distribute knowledge to society through education, scientific research and artistic creation to European standards. University is community service but has an impact across the Black Sea area, in Europe and beyond.


   Within the European Union, Ovidius University is the largest university in the Black Sea. Our vision is to be recognized as a regional leader in higher education and scientific research, to be the first option in the preferences of students from the entire area of the Black Sea and beyond.

     We are a gateway to western Europe and aspires to attract a greater number of Romanian and foreign students, but also teachers and research of the most talented. We strive to achieve the highest European standards in the quality of education programs at all three cycles of modern study to prepare graduates able to compete on the labor market in Romania, the European Union and worldwide.

    We intend to become a pole of excellence in education and research. We want to generate advanced knowledge through scientific research, technological development and innovation in various fields of human activity, in partnership with national and international prestige.

     We intend to devote to Ovidius University exceptional reputation as a cultural center, a beacon that lights the way knowledge and culture enthusiasts. We want to take advantage of the environment so diverse and so open in terms of ethnic, religious and cultural, as resource of expertise gained within the university to spread the light of freedom of thought and expression, human rights and equity social across the Black Sea area and beyond.


Values that define the Ovidius University

     The variety of fields of study is a strength to Ovidius. Academics seafront understand, however, that only a unity that respects diversity can be the key to success.

     The road has not always been without strugglefor the university. But University found internal resources to overcome the delicate moments, promoting men of honor, formed and structures and mechanisms for balancing and control. Through its exceptional people, Ovidius University was able to put point and take it from the beginning, a path of honor, of peace and stability. Ovidius University prestige is earned through work, through respect for the law and fairness. University has always decided that her way is honesty.

     Creativity and initiative are the true engine of progress; together, lead to academic excellence and prestige. The problems we face can not be solved by passivity, skepticism and indifference but by the active involvement of people willing overtaking, ambitious professional, dynamic and persistent.    


Quality education, student-centered

    In Ovidius University studied more than 15,000 students, guided by 650 teachers and researchers, supported by over 300 employees in administration and services.

    University is multidisciplinary, ensuring students' training programs covering all levels of education, from undergraduate to masters and PhD, which are added various teacher training courses, courses for teaching grades, residency etc. Areas of study covers a very wide range, from medical sciences to engineering, from humanities to the sciences, the natural sciences to economics and legal, from the arts to theology. The University currently has 86 undergraduate degree programs in 44 fields, 76 masters and four doctoral schools in eight fields of study. 

    Once implemented the Bologna process, starting with the 2005-2006 academic year, the university Ovidius became part of the European Higher Education Area, offering diplomas recognized both in the EU and beyond. Moreover, supplements diplomas are bilingual, being written both in Romanian and in English.

     Ovidius University is nationally and internationally accredited. In 2009 the university has covered stages and achieved institutional accreditation certification RAQAHE with high confidence. Following the assessment of the Ministry of Education in 2011 Ovidius University was ranked in the category of education and scientific research. Next year, the university has gone through stages of evaluation and has obtained the certification EN ISO 9001: 2008 conducted by TÜV Austria. The evaluation by experts of the European University Association (EUA) in 2013 confirmed the high quality standards of activities in the university and made recommendations that allowed current management and strong development of curricula.

     Despite some challenges in recent years, caused by the international economic crisis, felt acutely in Romania, demographic decline, the low promotion rate in baccalaureate, competition increasingly fierce with higher education institutions in the country and abroad , insufficient funding from the state budget, raising quality standards RAQAHE profound changes in terms of financing and empowerment doctoral studies doctoral supervisors, Ovidius University managed to maintain line stability and even growth. 

     Set in a process of analysis and rethinking curricula and teaching techniques, Ovidius University offers its students at the center. University examines new ways for students to acquire both specialized skills and transversal skills, enabling them to enter the market chances in a globalized and highly competitive workforce.

    University is meant to form characters. Aware that the ethical and moral values are based on a solid construction that is built either an institution or a human personality, the university promotes the integrity of teachers and students, promoting practices and fair evaluation and promotion criteria. Moreover, our graduates are prepared as citizens, in the spirit of freedom of thought and expression, respect and human rights, accountability and citizenship.

     University demonstrated over time the ability to develop in students the skills necessary for future leaders. The courses and practical work students put topical issues that lead them to think about solutions to a diverse and dynamic world. Practical activities allow students to assert their creativity and initiative, perseverance and entrepreneurship.

Scientific research excellence

    Ovidius University is the second mainstay of its scientific research mission - technological development - innovation (RDI). This is demonstrated by consistently ranking in an honorable place in the category of education and research universities. SCIMAGO rankings Institutions Rankings - SIR, few universities in Romania are visible among the top 3,000 research institutions in the world. Ovidius University consistently listed among the top 15 universities in Romania, the first 150 in Eastern Europe and early 2500 in the world. 

     Teachers and Ovidius University researchers published in the last five years about 750 articles indexed in Web of Science, which had already accumulated nearly 1,000 citations. Of these about 85% are in the broad field of science and technology, nearly 14.7% in social sciences and 0.3% in humanities and the arts. An analysis of the areas highlights the strength of collective research in natural sciences and environment, and materials sciences, medical sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences. The publications have a great impact in medical sciences, natural sciences and the sciences.

     To maintain the status won Ovidius University doctoral school focuses on the development, boosting R & D activities and artistic creation. Given the intense competition for research funding, the university encourages performance and stimulates the formation of critical mass in terms of both human resources and research infrastructure. 

     National and international partnerships to ensure complementarity of facilities and expertise and more likely to access financing. Ovidius University researchers are sharing their knowledge and equipment with national and international partners, allowing them to maintain the level of excellence worldwide. Examples of recent projects are the collective collaboration of Norway, Switzerland, Germany, USA, etc. Our geographical position close to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea opens wide opportunities for research on wetlands, coastal and marine environment. 

    In 2014, Ovidius University received the Creativity Trophy of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Navigation and Agriculture, as a result of the research activity visible in industry, reflected in the large number of patents filed at the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks .


     Ovidius University appreciates the effort in R & D activities or artistic creation of its teams and each year rewards the best researchers. Prizes for the best researchers are complemented by the editorial staffs of scientific journals for the university.

A unique experience for students


      Recent studies show that Ovidius University is the first choice for 80% of our Romanian students. University aspires to represent the preferred choice for students from the entire area of the Black Sea. For the satisfaction of students and graduates should rise further.     O experiență unică din punct de vedere educațional presupune o mai mare diversitate și flexibilitate a programelor de studii oferite, o calitate a serviciilor educaționale complementare și a consilierii educaționale și profesionale, a ofertei de burse de studii interne și internaționale și a pachetelor de incluziune socială. 

     A unique experience in terms of education assumes greater diversity and flexibility of the study programs offered quality educational services complementary and educational counseling and professional, offer scholarships and international and packages for social inclusion.

     Ovidius University has a Center for Educational and Vocational Counseling to wich can refer students both during their academic path and after graduation. Students are capable of exceptional performance within the Centre of Excellence counseling for students participating in student scientific competitions and scientific circles, seminars, national and international scientific events dedicated students. Ovidius University organizes courses for both university graduates and for people with secondary education, vocational school etc.

     Ovidius University is a public institution and receive government subsidy, which allows to approximately 6,800 young people to study without charge. More than 1,200 university offers merit scholarships and over 400 social grants. In addition students can benefit from a semester internships at partner universities in Europe through ERASMUS grants +.

    University students trainees to most representative operators of the region. For medical students practice are conducted in major regional hospitals, students of economic and technical profiles enjoys great economic opportunities of the area, and those interested in careers in public administration do practice the local authorities.     

 The University provides students with 1,327 seats in four homes type studio with bathroom, internet and cable TV. 

   Students have access to university sports facilities. It includes a gym, tennis courts, mini-football fields (synthetic surface, lawn installation night), basketball (synthetic surface), craft specific sports, handball court and Footsie (synthetic surface), volleyball (synthetic surface). In winter the surface may be coated with a pressurized (balloon). Students also have access to the exercise room equipped with modern devices, and the athletics hall, 5 color 73 m length.

    Ovidius University enjoys a major advantage offered by the exceptional geographic location. Constanta is a metropolis îmbinătradiţia and modernity, culture and sport, tourism and business. City youth, Constanta offers many ways of spending leisure time, from classical music, opera or ballet, concerts rhythms of contemporary, from theater to film, from sporting events, to competitions with high speed boats . Young people enjoy the moments spent aquatic amusement parks and clubs or gourmet experiences very diverse in ethnic restaurants.

     Ovidius University supports student associations in organizing cultural and sports events for young people. Moments of solemn occasion of the graduation ceremonies are clebrate together with the university professors, graduates and their families and friends.

European University Black Sea

     Ovidius University prepares students not only Romanian but also foreign students, who see in this institution of higher education by launching a bridge, a gateway to Europe. With over 15,000 students and over 1,100 international students, Ovid required CACE largest university in the Black Sea in the European Union.

     The group of international experts International Association of Universities (IAU) to investigate the 2014 prospects for the internationalization of the University Ovidius found that the strength of the university lies in the quality of education, demonstrated by satisfaction of over 1,100 international students. They value the quality of education and broad access to practical activities. Medical students, for example, which represents about 80% of international students, greatly appreciate direct contact with patients in hospitals.

     Ovidius University boasts preparatory study program for foreign students in the Romanian language, the second largest program of its kind in Romanian universities. Year after year, more than a hundred students pass through these training courses at our university because of the quality of teaching, diverse international experience, extracurricular activities and high overall student satisfaction.

     Ovidius University consistently encouraged academic staff and student mobility. The ratio of students who come and those who leave the Erasmus is about 60%, much higher than the national average of about 35%.

     Beyond the links established within the Erasmus program has developed links with over 100 partner institutions around the world. We have established partnership links with prestigious institutions in the US and, in cooperation with the Fulbright Commission have established American Corner Center. We have close relations with the British Council with the Francophone University Agency, the Goethe Institute, the Cervantes Institute, Confucius Class host and we are about to establish a research center in collaboration with the Consulate of the Republic of Turkey. We are also involved in partnerships with universities in South America, especially in natural sciences and environment.

    University has engaged in regional and international cooperation through international higher education associations. UOC is a founding member of the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) and hosts its secretariat. The University is a member of various international associations such as EUA and EURASHE, which provides advice to its own development and progress involvement in higher education globally.

     The University enjoys a unique geographical position, being located in a multicultural metropolis, which houses a great variety of ethnic and religious groups. For example, the existence of large communities of Turks and Tatars, with mosques and ethnic restaurants turned consists of an attractive place for Muslim students. Geographic proximity to Bulgaria and Greece encourages potential students from these countries to choose Ovidius University. Common traditions and gastronomy similar make them feel at home in Constanta. The presence of a large community of Macedonian in the region attract students of similar origin in Greece, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 

     Constanta is a city with a low crime rate. High safety standards imposed in the university atmosphere of hospitality and offers our students a sense of security. The presence of numerous general and honorary consulates in Constanta and strong involvement of the international student associations provide our international students guarantee security and confidence.

Institutional Development RO

     Dezvoltarea instituțională în cadrul Universității „Ovidius” din Constanța presupune creșterea dimensiunilor universității, a numărului de studenți și cadre didactice, a veniturilor, creșterea atractivității acesteia pe plan internațional, creșterea performanței în predare - învățare, în cercetarea științifică, dezvoltarea infrastructurii.

     Ne propunem inițierea de noi programe de studii  în limbi străine pentru toate ciclurile de educație universitară și promovarea programelor de cooperare finalizate cu o diplomă dublă sau cotutelă, ceea ce duce la menținerea universității într-o poziție dominantă în rețeaua universităților din România, Europa Centrală și de Sud-Est. Consolidarea sistemului educațional și promovarea unui puternic parteneriat profesor - student, asigurarea dezvoltării durabile a universității din fondurile guvernamentale și din surse extrabugetare, extinderea ofertelor universității, promovarea unor politici de cercetare științifică performante, în măsură să producă dezvoltare, inovare și creștere economică sunt proiecte în derulare pe linia dezvoltării instituționale.

     Strategia de dezvoltare instituțională are la bază accesarea surselor de finanțare interne și internaționale, prin implementarea de proiecte care vizează atât dezvoltarea bazei materiale, cât și excelența în procesul educațional și de cercetare.

     În prezent, Universitatea „Ovidius” din Constanța are în derulare 17 proiecte. Din februarie 2014, UOC este beneficiara unui mare proiect finanțat cu 21,5 milioane lei din fonduri europene, pentru înființarea Centrului de cercetare-dezvoltare pentru studiul morfologic și genetic în patologia malignă. Alte proiecte importante: „Impuls” – „Student azi! Profesionist maine!”, ce vizează îmbunătățirea procesului de inserție pe piața muncii a studenților din domeniile tehnic/economic/medical veterinar;  „Proiectează-ți cariera!” este un proiect care se adresează studenților aflați în etapa de tranziție de la școală la viața activă și care doresc să beneficieze de expertiza specialiștilor în domeniul științe inginerești prin stagii de practică;  „CERO - profil de carieră: cercetător român” își propune atragerea cercetătorilor post - doctorali cu potențial ridicat de atingere a excelenței științifice, în sfera urologiei și a specialităților înrudite; „Performanța sustenabilă în cercetarea doctorală și post doctorală – PERFORM” – ce vizează dezvoltarea capitalului uman cu înaltă calificare la nivel doctoral și postdoctoral prin asigurarea susținerii financiare și de formare a abilitaților și competențelor necesare pe o piață modernă a muncii în care știința și tehnologia au o contribuție sporită la dezvoltarea societății.

     Universitatea nu este doar un beneficiar al poziției geografice, al mediului economic, socio-cultural, al condițiilor de diversitate etnică și religioasă.  La rândul ei, universitatea oferă cunoaștere, inspiră și emoționează, îndeplinindu-și astfel menirea de a dărui înapoi către comunitate.

     Dacă farul, ce definește Constanța ca un oraș-port, îi ghidează pe cei ce străbat Marea Neagră, universitatea luminează pentru generații de studenți drumul cunoașterii.

The material basis of Ovidius University

     The material made available to students, master and doctoral students is performing university with modern teaching spaces, equipped with the necessary teaching process development. The effective area intended for actual teaching activities (classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories and reading rooms) is over 24,000 sqm.

    In Mamaia Blv no. 124, it is located oldest heritage building, built in 1936, which houses the Rector Aula Magna hall and Board of Directors. The building has a floor area of over 4,400 square meters, which includes classrooms and practical work of the faculty of mathematics and computer science, applied science, engineering, arts, etc. The building is being extended through the attic, with spaces for arts and pharmacy. Near the main building on Str. Unirii. 27 active construction engineers and the Str. Ion Voda nr. 58 psychologists and economists. 

     The new campus in  University alley. No 1 are located several buildings. Building A, completed in 1998, with a floor area of over 3,000 square meters, the hall houses the Senate and activities of students philologists, economists, lawyers, historians, theologians, etc. Building B, built in 2008, with a floor area of over 4,400 square meters, is for doctors, biologists and pharmacists. Spaces for dentists are mainly str. Hilary Voronca no. 7 in a renovated in 2002, with an area of about 900 square meters.

     Nautical base is located on Lake Mamaia, adjacent to the multi sports courts (volleyball, basketball, handball, tennis, track, weight room and gym). The three buildings of athletes at the address Alexandru Lapusneanu Blv. No 143 were built in 2008, with a total floor area of over 3,400 sqm. 

    Investment projects of the university for the near future have to be built on Lake Mamaia of new educational facilities for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Dentistry, a polyvalent sports hall with an administrative and theological educational spaces.

     The University Library is located in Mamaia Blv. No 126, in a building rehabilitated in 2004, which houses a rich collection of publications, currently reaching almost 600,000 volumes: books, periodicals and serials, reference works, monographs, manuscripts , audio-visual documents, discs, CD-ROMs, maps. The value of his collections is enhanced by the volumes in first editions, autographed old Romanian books, manuscripts and other units bibliophile. "Romanian Book of Learning (boilers's Varlaam)" dated 1643 "New Testament Bălgrad" - printed in 1648, "Octoihul" from 1776 and "Triptych church" - 1633 are among the most valuable volumes UOC Library's special collection. Library goes through an intense process of modernization by installing an integrated library system ALEPH, which provides readers access to information in electronic databases.



     Virtual Library, located in an adjacent building, built in 2008, offers users access to an application package consisting of Alice for Windows, Softlink-Liberty3 - systems for the library, with free access to various bibliographic databases. Moreover, through the project ANELIS+ from computers in the Virtual Library is accessible international databases Web of Science and Scopus and scientific information providers full text Science Direct, SpringerLink, Oxford, Wiley, etc.

Ovidius University Press is the publishing house of the university included in the catalog publishers and book distributors from Romania and member of the Publishers Association of Romania. Some scientific journals and newsletters accredited University "Ovidius" Constanta is remarkable Annals of University "Ovidius" Constanta - Mathematics series, which is indexed in Web of Science. UOC series published in the Annals of philology, mathematics - computer science, law, theology, chemistry, biology, geography, history, physical education and sports, medical, dental and pharmacy economics. Other publications appearing under the aegis of the university are: Ars Medica Tomitanul, Ars aequi; Historical Yearbook; Magazine Dionysian; Romanian Journal of Eurasian Studies; Romanian Journal of Business Simulation.


     The University provides students with four homes totaling over 1,300 seats. Two of them are located on the waterfront in the North Cliff area, in the southern section of Mamaia, one being built in 1998 and one in 2008. Nearby the Guest House is a university for teachers who collaborate with university or visited the UOC. The other two dormitories are located within the campus of Mamaia Blv. No 124 buildings were constructed in 1960 and renovated in 1961 and 2006-2008. All rooms are studio type, with bathroom, internet and cable TV.


Ovidius University statistics


     Ovidius University has about 15,100 students of which almost 11,900 undergraduate studies, over 2200 and almost 700 masters and 300 doctoral residency. They are joined in the special programs, about 100 foreign students studying in the Romanian language preparatory year and over 2,700 students of the Department of Training and teacher training. 

     Share of students in tuition is about 59% to undergraduate programs, 44% masters, 17% and 75% doctoral residency.     


     Ovidius University has over 1100 international students, of which about 28% of the EU states and the European Economic Area. Our students come from around the world, the United States and Canada to China. The regions of origin are Europe, some 49% of students, Middle East, 40%, Far East and Africa, with 5%. The most important countries of origin are Israel, Greece, Turkey and Moldova.

     Ovidius University has its own income and expenses consisting of allocations from the Ministry of Education and Research and from its own resources. Revenue and expenditure shall be prepared by the Board of Directors and approved by the Senate. 

   The total income of the university in 2014 were 93,221,016 lei (about 21 million), of which about 35% came from MECS, through appropriate institutional funding to students without charge. About 48% of revenue comes from tuition fees, registration fees, admission revenue postgraduate courses, etc. Revenue from grants represented about 4% and 2% of total research income. For dormitories and canteen allowance, at its own revenues amounted to 8% and 2% of revenues. 







    Total expenditure in 2014 amounted to 90,240,154 lei, which led to a surplus of almost 3 million. Of the total, the largest share, 69% back wages, material costs accounting for about 17% and about 4% investment-related payments.