Ovidius University is the largest European university on the coast of the Black Sea. Located in Constanta, the largest city in Dobruja and South-East Romania, the university is in a region in full economic growth, a cultural bridge between the West and the Orient, an eastern gate to the European Union.
The uniqueness of Dobruja is related to the natural paradise of the Danube Delta and the Black Sea coast. The Danube Delta is the second largest and best-preserved of the European Delta, and has entered UNESCO World Heritage in 1991.
The row of resorts of the Black Sea coast is a summer tourist destination preferred by both Romanian and foreign tourists alike. The climatic conditions specific to the region have created the premises for the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe on the territory of Dobruja.
The modern city of Constanta was built nn ancient ruins of the ancient Tomis,. Its origins are related to the Greek settlers in Miletus, who arrived here in the 6th century BC Chr. Tomis was conquered by the Romans in the year 71 AD and renamed Constantiana by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great in honour of his sister.
Under the domination of Genoese merchants, the city flourished, for two centuries later to fall under the Turkish domination.
The seaport of Constanta is the largest European Black Sea port, and one of the largest in the continent. Thus, the development of the port is closely linked to the economic development of the city, starting with the nineteenth century.
Constanţa is not only an important economic center, but also a cultural center, characterized by an ethnic and religious mosaic since ancient times, which allowed free exchange of ideas and mutual understanding. The Romanians, Aromanians, Bulgarians, Turks, Tartars, Roma, Jews, Greeks, Armenians, Russians, Lipovans, Ukrainians, Gagauz, Germans, Italians, Albanians, Serbs, Hungarians also live in harmony.
Ovidius University was founded in 1961. It became a multidisciplinary university in 1990, with numerous degree programs covering the level of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The university bears the name of the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, who spent here in exile the last years of his life. As a tribute to its spiritual patron, the University day is celebrated annually on March 20th, the birthday of the great poet. The spiritual patron of the university has left a cultural legacy to the whole of humanity, transmitting to the generations that have come, through the ancient myths of Metamorphoses, a message about passion and dedication, about the power of love, of creation, evolution and transformation.