1. What is University of Economics – Varna?
Short history, mission and goals of education
The University of Economics - Varna is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in economics on the Balkan Peninsula with an 93-years history. The University was established in 1920 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Varna and has adhered to its mission ever since - to develop the science of economics, to train the specialists needed for the prosperity of business in the region and the country as a whole.
Since then more than 70,000 Bulgarian and foreign students have graduated the University and received higher education diplomas in economics. Today there are over 12,000 Bulgarian and international students at the University. Their training is provided by some 290 staff - doctoral degree holders, professors, associate professors and assistant professors. The University consists of a College of Tourism, 4 faculties and 20 departments which offer 17 majors in the field of Economics.
The University is a reliable partner and is often sought for cooperation in the realization of international projects in the framework of the EU programmes TEMPUS, LEONARDO, LLP/ERASMUS etc. The participation of University of Economics in the LLP/ ERASMUS programme has given students the opportunity to take one or two semesters at other European Universities, has allowed foreign professors to give lectures to our students here, as well as our staff to lecture at other Universities in Europe.
The University follows its mission to provide high quality education and thus promote professional growth and encourage scientific research through flexible training, promoting research on current practical issues, International integration and cooperation.