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The "Grigore Antipa" High School, located on 2 Aurelian Street, was established in 1974 as a Health School, functioning both with high school and post-secondary education classes, the latter being abolished in 1979. Since 1990 the Sanitary Post Secondary School has been re-established. Since 1991, "Grigore Antipa" College has become a high school for theoretical studies in sciences with the following specializations: physics mathematics, physics-chemistry and chemistry-biology. Taking into account the new trends of the Romanian education reform from the 1999-2000 school year, the high school profile has diversified with the introduction of a new specialization in the field of ecology, which led to the change of the school's name to the "Grigore Antipa" High School. As a recognition of the quality of the education provided by this institution, since 2008 the school unit is called "Grigore Antipa" High School Brasov.



Grigore Antipa (born in 1867 Botosani - d. 1944 Bucharest), Darwinist biologist, zoologist, jethyologist, ecologist, oceanologist, member of the Romanian Academy since 1910. During his studies in the country he had a colleague Emil Racoviţă and professors Petru Poni, Alexandru Xenopol and Grigore Cobalcescu. He completed his studies in Germany, having as professor Ernst Haeckel (who founded the ecology). During his scientific researches in France and Italy he discovered a new species of fixed jellyfish (Capria sturdzii). He devoted himself to the study of the Danube and the Black Sea, participating in an expedition around this nine month period in 1893. On this occasion, he conducted his first marine biology research. The most significant results were obtained in the field of hydrobiology, being considered as a precursor in this field. He founded in 1932 the Biocecanographic Institute in Constanta, with two research reserves and resorts, the one from Agigea and the head of Caliacra. He set up, with the support of Kings Carol I and Ferdinand, a plan for the rational exploitation of the fishery in the Danube meadow and the Danube delta, and from the limanas. According to Haeckel's ecological principles, this plan has doubled production of fish and black caviar in ten years without destroying the environments and especially fish breeding sites. He was the director of the National Museum of Natural History (1892 - 1944) who bears his name. Its museological principles and innovations, the organization of this museum, the way of exposure, the arrangement and the explanation of the collections, sparked the interest of foreign specialists. Numerous European and American museums have requested the support of the Romanian scientist for the organization of their museum collections.

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