Ovidius University of Constanța – Black Sea Institute for Development and Security Studies

Ovidius University of Constanța - Black Sea Institute for Development and Security Studies (Romania)

Ovidius University is a public higher education institution, established in 1961 in Constanța, on the Black Sea coast of Romania.  In 1990 it became a comprehensive university, with study programs ranging from medicine and life sciences to socio-economic sciences and law, from humanities and arts to applied sciences and engineering.  It has a triple mission, to create, maintain and disseminate knowledge integrating education and research at European standards with engagement in solving regional problems in the Black Sea area and beyond.  Ovidius is the largest university in the EU at the Black Sea and it aspires to be recognized as the regional academic leader.

The newly established Black Sea Institute for Development and Security Studies (BSIDSS) is an entity dedicated to promoting security, democracy and prosperity in the Black Sea region.  Its mission is the generation, dissemination, and practical application of knowledge to: i) improve security in all its aspects (political, economic, societal, environmental, military) in the Black Sea region and beyond, ii) promote sustainable economic development as a means of achieving security and stability of the region, and iii) facilitate nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as a priority for achieving long-term peace and security.

Contact information

Ovidius University of Constanța (through the Black Sea Institute for Development and Security Studies)

Bd. Mamaia 124
Constanța 900527

Tel. : +40 241 606 407
Fax. : +40 241 606 467

E-mail: rectorat2@univ-ovidius.ro

Website: https://www.univ-ovidius.ro

Point of contact

Dr. Metin OMER (Black Sea Institute for Development and Security Studies)

E-mail: bsidss@univ-ovidius.ro

The team

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Associate professor of political science in the Faculty of History and Political Science, dr. Ivanescu is a graduate of A.I. Cuza University of Iași (2006). She received the MA from Ovidius University of Constanța (2008) and the PhD from University of Bucharest (2012).  Presently, she is chair of the Department of Political science. Expertise in Political science and European studies, with interests in security studies
Dr. Adrian
Professor of law in the Faculty of Law and Administrative Studies, dr. Stoica-Constantin received the bachelor’s degree in 2001 from Ovidius University of Constanta.  He pursued master’s studies in maritime law at Maritime University of Constanța (2006) and obtained the PhD degree from L. Blaga University of Sibiu (2009).  Presently, dr. Stoica-Constantin is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administrative Studies. Expertise in International law and legal enforcement, with interests in international legislation on weapon control
Dr. Sorin RUGINĂ


Professor of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, dr. Rugină received the MD degree in 1977 and the PhD degree in 1998 from C. Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest.  He also holds and MBA in health management, having served as general manager of the Municipal Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Constanța.  Since 2014, dr. Rugină has been the Rector of Ovidius University of Constanța. Expertise in infectious diseases and epidemiology, with interests in bioterrorism


Associate professor of chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering, dr. Soceanu is a graduate of Ovidius University of Constanta (1999) and received the master’s and PhD degrees from University of Bucharest in 2002 and 2009, respectively. Expertise in chemistry of materials, chemical pollution and waste management, with interests in toxic chemicals
Dr. Mihai GÎRȚU


Professor of physics in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering, dr. Gîrțu is a graduate of the University of Bucharest (1990) and of the Ohio State University (MS 1996 and PhD 1998).  Presently, he serves as vice-rector for research and innovation. Expertise in physics of materials, with interests in radioprotection