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School for Young Scientists within the Project EXTREME

On 22nd and 23rd of November, 2021, the 2nd school organized within the project EXTREME with topic “Modelling, Simulation and Artificial Intelligence in Colloid and Interface Sciencetakes place as an online event. The programme of the school is attached and the link to join the school in Microsoft Teams is provided below: Microsoft Teams ( 2nd Extreme school ).

Prof. Dr habil. Ivan Parvev of the Faculty of History received the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa of the Karl-Franzens University (Graz, Austria)

The Karl-Franzens University conferred an honorary degree on Prof. Dr Ivan Parvev of the Faculty of History at Sofia University on 27th October 2021.

AACSB Membership for the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University has become member of the largest global network of business educators – AACSB International . The membership in AACSB, starting from October 2021, is the first step toward applying for accreditation by the network.

An international online conference on the current innovations in digital epigraphy

During 4 days last week, young researchers, PhD, and MA students from 6 countries were trained in the encoding of ancient inscriptions and other primary documents in TEI XML for the purposes of digital publication and interchange. In the framework of the online workshop in Digital Epigraphy and EpiDoc ( http://epidoc.stoa.org ) organised jointly by the University of Sofia and the University of Cologne, Germany, the EFES platform for publication and visualisation of EpiDoc XML files (http://github.com/EpiDoc/EFES) was also presented.

A Prestigious Global Ranking Takes Sofia University to Top Position for the Attraction of Its Graduates to Employers

According to the 23rd September, 2021 QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski? Is ranked in the 301-500 position interval.

Workshop “Colloid and interface research & innovations”

From 18th to 21st of July, 2021, the first workshop “Colloid and interface research & innovations” of the project EXTREME took place at St.St. Constantine and Helena, Varna, Bulgaria. The EXTREME project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria within the National Program “European Scientific Networks” and is coordinated by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”.

International Workshop “Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc (1950s to 1991)”

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski hosted the international workshop “Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc (1950s to 1991)”. The event was organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) and the Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies, Sofia University. In the course of the workshop, the team of the project bearing the same title and funded by the Max Weber Foundation, discussed with invited guests the interim results of the ongoing research.

1st Summer School for Young Scientists "Innovations and applied aspects of colloid and interface science"

The first summer school "Innovations and applied aspects of the science of colloid and interface science " was held from 14 to 16 July, 2021 at St.St. Constantine and Helena resort, Varna, Bulgaria within the project "EXTREME". The EXTREME project is coordinated by Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski ”and is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, within the National Program “ European Scientific Networks”. Partners of Sofia University“ St. Kliment Ohridski” in the project are the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona, ​​Spain and the Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

RESILIENCE in the ESFRI Roadmap 2021

In June, 2021, the ESFRI Forum (European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures) included RESILIENCE in the Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2021. This means that RESILIENCE will take its place in the strategic Research Infrastructures for the European Research Area and that it can work on the further development of the Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies.

Kick-off meeting of the project „Excellence in colloid and interface research and innovations for better quality of life“, coordinated by Sofia University

The Project „Excellence in colloid and interface research & innovations for better quality of life“, coordinated by the Sofia University St. Kl. Ohridski and funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science through the Bulgarian National Program "European scientific networks", has started since 1st of April 2021.

International Webinar "The Philologist in Digital Format"

On February 22, 2021 within the bilateral agreement between Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ”, (Bulgaria) and the Kazakh National Pedagogical University“ Abay ”, (Kazakhstan), the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, the Scientific-Educational and Cultural Center al-Farabi of the Sofia University“ St. Kliment Ohridski ”and the Institute of Philology and Polylingual Education of the Kazakh National Pedagogical University“ Abay ”held an international webinar on the topic:“ The Philologist in Digital Format ”.

„Space Education for Bulgaria“, a project supported by the European Space Agency, is launched at the Faculty of Physics at the Sofia University

For the first time ESA supports the development of university courses in Bulgaria. The „Space Education for Bulgaria“ project will develop nine modern courses on aerospace technologies and their applications.

Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies RESILIENCE Is Ready to Start

Thirteen academic institutions from eleven countries are working on the establishment of a permanent European Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies, named RESILIENCE. On 10 september 2020 the RESILIENCE partners submitted an application for the Research Infrastructure to be included in the ESFRI Roadmap 2021. The inclusion of RESILIENCE in this Roadmap will assure partners that a framework to actually start the preparation phase of the infrastructure is in place.

The Research Data Alliance Bulgarian Node organized international Data Management Virtual Workshop on the 24th of July 2020

The RDA BG Node was established by the end of 2019 at Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics to act as a long-term central contact point between the Research Data Alliance and data practitioners, funding organizations, research agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Bulgaria.

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Rector Professor Dr habil Anastas Gerdzhikov was Reelected doe a Second Term of Office

At a meeting of the General Assembly held on 20 November, 2019 Professor Dr habil Anastas Gerdzhikov was reelected Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the oldest high academic institution in this country, with 254 votes out of 318.

Establishing José Saramago Department of Camöes Institute at Sofia University

The Rector of Sofia University Professor Dr habil Anastas Gerdzhikov and HE Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, President of Camöes – an Institute for Cooperation and Language at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal signed an agreement for the establishment of José Saramago Department at the Faculty of Classical and Contemporary Philology.

New Exhibition of the XXVII Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition at he National Museum of Nature

In the Pisces Hall at the National Museum of Nature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences a new exhibition of the XXVIIth Bulgarian Antarctic exhibition was opened by Professor Christo Pimpirev, Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute and the National Center for Polar Research at Sofia University, and Professor Nikolay Spasov, Director of the National Museum of Nature.

Dubravka Ugrešić Was Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of Sofia University

At a solemn ceremony taking place in Aula magna of the Rectorate, the Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrešić was conferred the honorary degree of a Doctor honoris causa of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The proposal for awarding the honorary title of the oldest high school in Bulgaria came from the Faculty of Slavonic Philology.

HR Excellence in Research @ Sofia University

The European Commission awarded Sofia Univeristy St Kliment Ohridski the HR Excellence in Research Logo in October 2019. This is a recognition of our efforts to be an excellent employer implementing the principles in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, adopted by the European Commission.

Professor Manfred Peters Was Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of Sofia University

At a solemn ceremony held in Aula magna of the Rectorate professor Manfred Peters was conferred a Doctor honoris causa degree of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The proposal for the honorary distinction came from the Faculty of Classical and Contemporary Philology.

4th Workshop “Advanced Materials”

The 4th Workshop “Advanced Materials“, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, took place from the 21st to 25th of July, 2019 at Astor Garden hotel, Sts. Konstantin and Helena resort, Bulgaria.

“Europe = Asia” International Seminar

In the period 2 – 5th July, 2019, at the Rectorate of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the “Europe – Asia” International Seminar was held with the participation of scholars from the University for International Studies in Guangzhou, China, and the University for International Studies in Beijing, China.

Visit of scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia to University of Cambridge, UK within the H2020 Materials Networking project

From the 12th to the 15th of May, 2019, the members of the Management Committee of the H2020 Materials Networking project Prof. Georgi Vayssilov (Coordinator pf the project), Prof. Roumen Tsekov Prof. Tony Spassov, Assoc. Prof. Rosica Nikolova and Assoc. Prof. Elena Vassileva, visited the University of Cambridge, UK.

Masters’ Programme “Translation” at the Faculty of Classical and Contemporary Philology Is a Winner for a Third Consecutive Time of the EMT Quality Sign of the European Commission

On 4th June, 2019, the European Commission published the list of University Programmes which offer high quality tuition leading to an MA degree in Translation in line with the standards of the European Master's in Translation – ЕМТ. After a highly restrictive selection by the international expert commission of appraisers the courses become members of the ЕМТ network and are given the Reserved EMT Quality Sign of the European Commission for a five-year period.

The European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine EATRIS - ERIC is opening doors for Bulgarian scientific community

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" hosted the first partnering conference entitled “The European Research Infrastructure for Translation Medicine EATRIS-ERIC in Bulgaria ". The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Bulgarian representation of EATRIS-ERIC at Sofia University and dedicated to the affiliation of Bulgaria to the European infrastructure in 2018.

Sofia University Wins the 24 Hours Daily Prize of the Best High Academic Institution in the Country

At a ceremony, organized by the 24 Hours Daily the prizes of the top high academic institutions, based on the Rating System in this country, were awarded for the third time.

The Faculty of Biology successfully continues work on the AgroLabs Project

Under the "Balkans - Mediterranean 2014-2020 Transnational Cooperation Program", the Faculty of Biology at Sofia University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, won and started work on the implementation of the "AgroFood Innovation Clusters" Project, with the acronym: "AgroLabs".

Professor Barry Barish Was Awarded a “Doctor honoris causa “Degree by Sofia University

At an official ceremony in Aula magna of the Rectorate, Professor Barry Barish of California Institute of Technology was awarded a “Doctor honoris causa” honorary degree by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Marked 130th Anniversary with a Solemn Meeting and a Concert at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre

8th, December, 2018 marked the culmination point of the festivities with which the oldest high academic institution in this country celebrated its 130th anniversary. The jubilee was an opportunity for the academic community to report on its contributions to Alma mater in the intellectual and spiritual domains of Bulgarian history and to highlight with activities that Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is a temple of knowledge, science and national spirit.

On the Occasion of the 130th Anniversary of Sofia University a New Postal Stamp Was Validated

In the Rectorate’s Central Foyer a stamp validation ceremony dedicated to the anniversary of the establishment of the oldest high academic institution in this country was held.

Professor Chin Che Kyo Was Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa Honorary Degree by Sofia University

At an official ceremony at the Aula magna of the Rectorate Professor Chin Che Kyo of the Songyunguan University was awarded the Doctor honoris causa honorary degree of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Won Silver and Bronze Medals in a Programming Competition

Three teams from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics from Sofia University participated in the 19-21st October, 2018 South-eastern European Regional Competition held in Bucarest as part of the ACM (ICPC SEERC) International Programminng Competition for 2018-2019. The competition was held in two cities simultaneously – Bucarest, Romania, and Kiev, Ukraine.

The First Center for Applied Research and Innovations in Bulgaria Was Opened at the Faculty of Biology

The official opening of the Center for Applied Research and Innovations and a Career Center was opened at the Faculty of Biology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Professor Dr. habil Stoyko Fakirov of the University of Oakland, New Zealand was conferred the honorary title of Doctor honoris causa of Sofia University

At a solemn ceremony, which took place at Aula magna of Alma mater Professor Dr habil Styko Fakirov was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The proposal for the conferment of the degree of the oldest and most prestigious high academic institution in this country comes from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Chemistry and is to mark the substantial contribution of Professor Dr habil Stoyko Fakirov for the development and the technologies of the science of the polymers in this country.

The 2018/2019 Academic Year at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Was Officially Opened

The academic year of the oldest high academic institution in this country, which marks 130 years of its establishment this year, was officially opened. Guests of the ceremony held in Aula magna were the Vice President of the Republic Mrs Iliyana Yotova, Deputy Chairperson of Parliament Yavor Notev and the Vice Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.

Alma mater welcomes new Erasmus+ students

During the academic year of 2018/ 2019 135 young people from 22 countries from Europe , Asia and North America chose the best Bulgarian university for their student mobility program.

Workshop “Advanced Materials” H2020 Materials Networking project

The 3rd Workshop Advanced Materials, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, took place from September 11th to 14th, 2018 in Djuni, Bulgaria. The Workshop was attended by scientists from all four partnering organizations of the project, namely Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona.

Workshop Advanced Materials

The 3rd Workshop Advanced Materials, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, will take place from September 11th to 14th 2018 in Djuni, Bulgaria.

Scientists from the University of Cambridge visited the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia

Within the frame of the Materials Networking Project, funded from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, from 17th to 20th of July, 2018, the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy was visited by worldwide known researchers from the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK.

The Faculty of Biology continues the work on the project AgroLabs

Under the "Balkans - Mediterranean 2014-2020 Transnational Cooperation Program", the Faculty of Biology at the Sofia University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, won and started work on the implementation of the project "AgroFood Innovation Clusters", project acronym: "AgroLabs".

Presentation of the main activities within the project Materials Networking

On June 28, 2018, at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski" a presentation of the main activities carried out so far within the project Materials Networking, funded under the call TWINNING of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission, took place.

International Scientific Conference “The Balkans in European Integration –Its Past, Present and Future”

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” was the host of “The Balkans in European Integration – Its Past, Present and Future”. In the two days’ forum scholars from Bulgaria and other European countries participated and traced the historical links between the Western Balkans and Europe, the integration processes in the European South-East as a phenomenon of the past and their perspective in view of the future accession of the region to the European Union.

Anna Petrova from the Faculty of Law Is the Student of the Year of Sofia University

At a solemn ceremony at Aula magna of the oldest Bulgarian high academic institution the winners of the Student of the Year at Sofia University were awarded. The ceremony was organized for a third consecutive year by the Students’ Council at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and this year it is dedicated to the 130ieth anniversary of the establishment of Alma mater. The best Ph D student has received a prize for a second consecutive year.

Discussion on the Future of the Youth in Digital Europe

Aula magna at Sofia University hosted a civic dialogue on the issues and problems faced by the youth in digital Europe. It was attended by a wide audience of students, faculty and guests.

Alma mater Hosts the International Forum of Diplomatic, Economic, Academic and Cultural Days

From 23-26 April, 2018 Sofia hosted the CIDIC initiative of Diplomatic, Economic, Academic and Cultural Days. Sofia University was the host of two of the forum’s parallel sessions. Alma mater was given the honorary prize for its contribution to the domain of economic diplomacy.

Sofia University’s Team Comes Back with Two Prizes from a Prestigious International EU – CEEMC Law Competition

The Faculty of Law’s team at Sofia University won two prizes at the prestigious international CEEMC (Central and Eastern European Moot Court Competition), that took place on 20 – 23 April, 2018 in Wroclaw, Poland. Sofia University reached the competition’s semi-final and was awarded two prizes – “The best Written Defense” and “The best orator at the Competition”.

Sofia University Takes the 855th Position in the World for Academic Achievements of Universities (URAP) for 2017/2018

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” takes the 855th position in the URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance) for 2017/2018. URAP’s ranking system collects data from 4000 high academic institutions world-wide, assesses their academic achievements with a major focus on their scientific activities, and ranks the top 2500 high academic institutions in the world. This makes URAP’s ranking one of the most comprehensive university ranking systems, representing the best 10 % of the world universities.

Project BG05M2OP001-1.002-0019: „Clean technologies for sustainable environment – waters, waste, energy for circular economy“

Sofia University leads a project for establishment of a Centre of Competence “Clean technologies for sustainable environment – waters, waste, energy for circular economy“, funded by the Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth” 2014-2020, co-financed by the European union through the European structural and investment funds.

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the University of Qatar Signed a Memorandum for Cooperation

The Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohrdiski” Professor Dr. Habil. Anastas Gerdzhikov and the President of the University of Qatar Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham signed a Memorandum for Cooperation aiming at establishing more effective academic relations and cultural links.

Representatives of Sofia University Were Distinguished for Outstanding Contributions to CERN Research

The CMS Collaboration awarded its annual prizes for outstanding contributions to young scholars for the implementation of the 2017 research program. Amongst them are two representatives of Sofia University – Todor Ivanov and Petur Tsrunchev.