Ovidius University of Constanța is a public higher education institution founded in 1961 and transformed into a comprehensive university in 1990.  It has study programs in medical and natural sciences, humanities and engineering, social and economic sciences, law and administrative sciences, theology and arts.  Ovidius University of Constanța offers nationally and internationally accredited programs at all three levels of study, the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees offered being recognized in the entire European Union and beyond.  With over 15,000 students, of which about 1200 are international, it is the largest university in South-East Romania and the largest university of the European Union at the Black Sea.