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José Manuel Barroso:”We can stay patriots and love our own country and at the same time we can defend the common ideas and the common citizenship of Europe”

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission for 2004 – 2014, delivered a public lecture on “The Digital Citizens of Europe and the World” at Aula magna of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Rosen Plevneliev: By the End of 2018 Full Consensus Must Be Reached on the National Program for the Development of Bulgaria till 2030

On the invitation of the Students’ Council of Sofia University and the Students’ Club of the Political Scientist the Bulgarian head of state participated in a discussion held at Sofia University.

Yohei Sasakawa was Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by Sofia University

At a solemn ceremony held at the Aula magna of the University Professor Dr Habil Anastas Gerdzhikov, Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, conferred a Doctor honoris causa degree of the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” on Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairperson of The Nippon Foundation.

Professor Donka Minkova was Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by Sofia University

In a solemn ceremony at Aula magna of Sofia University Professor Donka Minkova of UCLA, USA, was conferred a Doctor honoris causa degree by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Sofia University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” Opened the Enriched Digital Zographos Research Library

On the day of the feast of the holy brothers S.S. Cyril and Methodius the Philological Library opened the enriched with 164 Slavonic manuscripts digital research library “Zographos”. 120 new, uncatalogued Slavonic MSs were presented by the Zographos Monasery of St.George Library, and the National Museum of History presented its own collection of 44 Slavonic MSs.

Professor Timothy Rice Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by Sofia University

Professor Timothy Rice was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa at a solemn ceremony at Aula magna at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The proposal for conferring the honorary title by the oldest and most prestigious high academic institution in this country came from the Faculty of History at the University.

The President of the Republic of Croatia Delivered a Lecture at Sofia University

The President of the Republic of Croatia Her Excellency Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović delivered a public lecture on “All We Must Be United at the Table of Solidarity” at the Aula-magna of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

The President of Croatia is on an official visit to this country on the invitation by the President of Bulgaria.

Professor Giuseppe Consolo was Conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of Sofia University

A solemn ceremony was held at Aula magna of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in which Professor Giuseppe Consolo was conferred a Doctor honoris causa degree. The proposal for the conferral of the honorary degree by the oldest and most prestigious higher academic institution in this country came from the Faculty of Law.

A New TV Studio Complex Was Opened at the Sofia University Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication

The official opening of the TV studio complex, built with the financial support of Georgi Vasilev and “Studia Transmedia”, took place at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

The Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Delivered a Public Lecture at Sofia University

Aula magna of Sofia University hosted a public lecture on the topic of “the Seven Pillars of the Revolution of Knowledge” delivered by Dr Ismail Serageldin, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Earlier, he had a meeting with Professor DHabil. Anastas Gerdzhikov, Rector of Sofia University. Dr Serageldin expressed his joy at the possibility of visiting the oldest high academic establishment in this country and said that it was an honor for him to give a lecture at the University.

Confucius Institute at Sofia University Celebrates the Chinese New Year

The annual celebration marking the Chinese New Year took place at the Confucius Institute at Sofia University. According to the Chinese tradition the year of 2016 is the year of the Red (fiery) monkey and it formally starts on 8th February.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Aula magna of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” hosted the ceremony of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was attended by Professor DHabil. Anastas Gerdzhikov, Rector of Sofia University, Mrs Tsetska Tsacheva, Chairperson of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr Roumen Alexandrov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mrs Irit Lilian, Ambassadress of the Republic of Israel to this country, members of the diplomatic corps, faculty and students.

Sofia University and the Ministry of Environment and Water Unite Forces to Conserve Plant Species

Professor Anastas Gerdzhikov, Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and Ms Ivelina Vasileva, Minister of Environment and Water, signed an agreement for cooperation in the domain of conservation of plant species and plant genetic resources.