The Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) is an initiative aiming the development of a collaborative platform between the universities from the Black Sea Region.
The network has the legal status of an international ad-hoc organization and has been established on the occasion of the 2nd Conference of the Black Sea Universities Rectors, held in Constantza between 9th and 12th of July 1998, on the premises of the “Ovidius” University of Constantza.
The network includes more than 120 member universities from the 12 member states of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization as Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia.
BSUN has the status of Sectoral Dialogue Partner to Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), is in a close cooperation with Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), is a member of the European University Association (EUA) and a founding member of the UN “Academic Impact” Initiative.
BSUN has signed collaborative agreements and develops a close collaboration with the Eurasia Universities Association coordinated by Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Caspian Universities Association, the Baltic Sea Cooperation Program and the Mediterranean network of schools of engineering (RMEI). BSUN also signed a strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Romania for cooperation in high performance computing and cloud computing and with ENEA from Italy to cooperate in developing joint activities in the field of education and research on green economy, sustainable development, renewable energy sources.
According to the BSUN Charter , the priorities for the Network activity are approved by the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region / BSUN General Assembly.
Between the ordinary sessions of BSUN General Assembly, decisions are taken by the Executive Board .
The implementation of the BSUN program is coordinated by the Presidential Troika .
The official contact point of the BSUN is the BSUN International Permanent Secretariat .
The activity of the International Permanent Secretariat is coordinated by BSUN Secretary General .
GA and Executive Board working documents