As usual, you can register on-line. The registration will be open soon.
If you make up you mind before 4th of August, we have special fees for you (as displayed in the table below).
(26 May – 4 August)
|400 €||450 €||500 €|
(5 August – 31 August)
|450 €||500 €||550 €|
(no guarantee for places)
|450 €||500 €||550 €|
The fee includes tuition, accommodation (a bed in a double room, in the University’s hostel: nice rooms, with bathrooms, TV, fridge, coffee makers, 3 bus stops distance from the School’s venue), two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), a welcome party, coffee breaks, School’s and workshop materials and a social event. If you decide for an on-site registration, we cannot guarantee that we could find any more seats available in the conference room and the University’s hostel.
As you can see, we have tried to keep fees at a very low level. If you still think these figures are high for your pocket, don’t hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com. You never know what wonderful solutions we might find...
Don't forget to fill in your registration form before 4 August 2017 (early registration) or 31 August 2017 (late registration).
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EUROLAN 2017 Summer School will be hosted by Ovidius University of Constanta, the largest Romanian university on the Black Sea coast. Established in 1961, Ovidius University is a defining landmark of Constanța, offering 16 fields of study in humanities and science.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science has its roots in the University, since its inception, in 1961, but it was only in 1995 that it started to function under the current name. The faculty counts over 500 students at all degrees and more that 30 academic staff members. It offers students solid grounds in Mathematics and Computer Science.
The Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1990 and is nowadays the largest faculty in the Ovidius University, receiving Romanian but also foreign students. It is largely known for its high quality medical training at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels.
On land, the city is linked to the capital and the rest of the country by a highway, on water - by the Danube-Black Sea Canal (open only to cargo) and by air - through an international airport. Its connections include the cities of Iași, Oradea, Cluj-Napoca and TImișoara, and several cities in Europe (Istanbul, London, Brussels, Rome, Paris, Milan). Information on flight schedules and reservations are available from the airport.
From the airport, there are busses to the city of Constanta every other half an hour. Constanța can also be reached by train (the train timetable is available here).
The EUROLAN fee includes a shared double room accommodation in the University’s hostel.
In case your accommodation preference goes for better conditions than those usually found in a shared university hostel room, you may choose among the options below, at your own cost, in either the University hostel or a hotel of your choice in Constanta or Mamaia (the touristic resort that is linked to the city). Independent accommodation will trigger a 50 EUR discount from the registration fee.
Approximate prices for accommodation (all within a 15 minutes walk range) are given below:
The history of the city begins some 2,500 years ago, as a Greek establishment on the border of Pontus Euxinus (the ancient Black Sea). The Greeks, feerless cruisers, were attracted by the shelter offered by the bay and the peninsula formed on the shores of Pontus Euxinus and, not less, by the very good exchange of products made with the local population, the gets "those who believe being immortal" (Herodotus).
In the IV-th century before Christ, Tomis - the ancient Constanța - is already a metropolis. Dating from antiquity, lots of archeological vestiges can be noticed in the Old Town, as well as in the near surroundings (Adamclisi, Histria, Capidava).
In 8 AD, the Latin poet Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC - 17 AD) writes "Ars Amandi" which is declared by Tiberius, the emperor, a corruption work and Ovidius together with a small group of friends are exiled to Tomis. The poet is relegated, "downgraded", not "outlawed", therefore being allowed to preserve his fortune. He will remain in Tomis until his death, ever unappeased with his fate. It is here, in Tomis, where he wrote his famous poems "Pontus Euxinus".
A bronze statue who depicts the poet in a deep meditative attitude, in placed in the Ovidius Square, in front of the National History and Archaeology Museum. The statue stands on a pedestal of white marble, on which the following verse from "Tristia" is engraved:
"Under this stone lies Ovidius,
Singer of love, killed by his talent.
Oh you, who are passing nearby, if you ever loved,
Pray for him, so that he may rest in peace."
The city has experienced a big development after Romania's victory in the War of Independence against the Otoman Empire (1878), when the province Dobrogea returned to its motherland. As with all the country, interwar constituted a period of spectacular economic development for Constanța. Constanta is the largest European harbour at the Black Sea and one of the largest on the continent.
The climate in the area is temperate with warm summers, so light-to-medium clothing is recommended at the time of the Summer School.
Constanta is a vibrant city, where history meets modernism. Multiculturalism is at home in Constanta, where Oriental civilization blends with Western culture in order to reveal a spectacular city.
The old part of the town is the place to go to feel the ancient spirit of the city. Near the Tomis Harbour, you will find beautiful old buildings along with monasteries and Roman vestiges. Greek, Byzantine and Turkish influences are mixed here to yield a unique city in Romania. Tomis - as this is the old Roman name for the city - was home for the exiled poet Ovidius, whose anniversary is celebrated this year. He left footprints all over the city: the main Square in the old part of the town bears its name and is also dominated by the statue of the famous poet; the most important state university in the city is the Ovidius University, and also Ovidius highschool is one of the best schools in the country. The island in the middle of Siutghiol lake (that borders the city in the northwest) is also named after the great poet. One of the afternoons during the Summer School, a trip on Ovid Island is scheduled.
A wealth of archeological vestiges are to be found especially in the old city, and also in the entire region that surrounds Constanta. We only mention here Roman Mosaic Edifice, the Archeological Park, or Histria and Enisala - remains of ancient Greek colonies, or Adamclisi, where the mysterious monument Tropaeum Traiani is located. The monument dates back to years 101-102.
Carol I Mosque seen from the Tomis Bay
A visitor may visit the Carol I Mosque (the most impressive of Constanta’s mosques) or any of the beautiful catholic or orthodox churches, or you may take a tour of the Museums that are located nearby - anything he will choose will definitely be a delight. Tomis Bay is the place to go if you want to savour delicious specific and international dishes at very affordable prices.
The Casino of Constanta is a staple image for the city. It is a building surrounded in legends, located on the most famous promenade in the city. Nearby, the Genovese Lighthouse guards the city and it used to guide sailors between 1860 and 1900.
Near the park, the Natural Sciences Museum Complex holds the Dolphinarium, the Micro Delta, the Planetarium and an Exotic Birds exhibition.
And for those that just choose to come for the beautiful beaches and entertainment, Mamaia resort (situated in the Northern part of the city) is the place to go. Whether lying in the sun, or enjoying the Aqua Park or a trip by the Telegondola that glides above the resort, or for the night life in one of the many clubs near the beach - you cannot get bored in Mamaia (and it’s only 10 minutes away from the location of the summerschool ;) ).
Constanta is host to a great number of events throughout the year. And September is still a period of warm, pleasant weather, with beach festivals and a lot of open air events as well.
Nomad Film Festival in Ovidius Square
Constanta was part of the Black SeaTall Ships Regatta - an international competition of sailboats, with free access.
Music concerts of famous national and international bands happen on a weekly basis, especially during summer season, as well as art exhibitions or folk festivals. Hence, no matter your preferences, Constanta is the place that best describes a perfect holiday escape!
Leisure time in the Old City
Ships in the commercial harbour of Constanta (located near the center of the town, the Old City)
Mamaia resort by night
Turkish Dance Festival
Fashion Exhibition of traditional Turkish clothes
Last, but not least...let’s not forget the gorgeous Black Sea!
*Pictures above are courtesy of Mozen Photography.
Free time during the Summer School can be pleasantly spent on various entertainment opportunities, such as a simple walk on the beach, or theater events (The National Theatre Constanta, National Theatre of Opera and Ballet "Oleg Danovski"), visits to the Dolphinarium or the Aquarium, visits to some of the museums (such as the Museum of National History or the Art Museum), and, of course, any of the many local clubs and discos.
There will be more possibilities to visit places near Constanța. One excursion will be organised by the School's organizers. We will organize a vote to collect the majority of opinions among participants, but variants could be :
We hope to gather everybody for dinners, in different local restaurants of the city.
Here will be displayed the list of participants