Founded in 1961, Ovidius University Constanta is a public education institution in Constanta, Romania. It is made up of sixteen schools, and has faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, Economics, Theology, and Literature, and it offers in excess of thirty-five specialisations. The Medical School was founded in 1990 and is one of the newest and most state of the art schools in all of Romania. Postgraduate specialisation choices include Morphopathology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Neurology, Urology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, Orthodontics, Psychiatry, General Dentistry, Clinical Genetics, and General Medicine. Students wishing to enrol in specialised areas of study should expect it to require four to seven years, as it is an intensive program. Masters studies can last from two to three years while Doctoral studies take four years. Taught courses are predominantly conducted in English, but students do need to have some knowledge of the Romanian language in order to communicate with patients they encounter as part of their studies. Classes are also taught in French. A new campus was opened in 2008 by the President of Romania which made the campus the biggest in Southeast Europe, since it covers an area of over 12,000 sq. m. The University employs over 700 highly regarded professors, who teach over 20,000 students, both local and foreign making the University a unique multicultural place of study. The University houses one of the biggest libraries in Romania, with over 500,000 volumes of publications available to students.