Professor Dr. Ion Smedescu, president, founder and Dean of the Romanian-American University died on Sunday, the institution's website informs. Professor Ion Smedescu will be buried at the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest on Wednesday.

The Senate of the University announced three days of mourning and academic activities will be resumed on Thursday, October 9. Ion Smedescu founded the Romanian-American University in 1991. According to the Romanian news agency Mediafax, Smedescu died of a stroke.