Vlad Constantinesco is now professor emeritus of Public Law and Political Science at the University of Strasbourg, where he has taught since 1978. He has guided several generations of students and contributed to Strasbourg’s influence in the law of the European Union, alongside other great names of the discipline, such as Robert Kovar, Jean-Paul Jacqué and Denys Simon.
The work they have carried out here in Strasbourg continues, to this day, to enrich the current institutional debate. His path is that of a European open to the world. Born in 1942 in Cluj, Romania, he pursued his secondary studies in France, Spain and Germany. From the very beginning, his academic career has been international, starting out at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and continuing at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. For a long time he was a professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and in Natolin, Poland. Dean of the International Faculty of Comparative Law, he also taught at Del Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is an honorary professor. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from the universities of Cluj, Bucharest, Fribourg and Lisbon.