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Form of study: full-time

Duration of study: 4 semesters (2 years), summer semester admission

Co-Director: Assoc. Prof. Atanas Georgiev, PhD (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) - ageorgiev@feb.uni-sofia.bg

Co-Director: Assoc. Prof. Plamen Petkov, PhD (Faculty of Physics) - pvpetkov@phys.uni-sofia.bg


The programme is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) and the Faculty of Physics of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and is implemented on the model of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the so-called International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA). The programmes included in the INMA initiative are aimed at current and future managers working in the nuclear energy sector as well as for non-energy applications. INMA is part of the nuclear knowledge management activities of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy.

More about INMA here.



The training is conducted entirely in English. No document is required, but an objective prerequisite for application and successful training at the MA "Nuclear Technology, Management and Innovations" is fluency in English (minimum level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Applicants for admission to the summer semester of the academic year 2023/2024 can submit their applications via the https://feba.kmk.uni-sofia.bg/ system (for Bulgarian and EU citizens) from 1 December 2023 to 31 January 2024 or via the central non-EU applicants procedure at Sofia University.
The interview for admission to the Master's programme will take place on 02.02.2024 at 10:00 at the following link.


Tuition Fee for Bulgarian/EU citizens: 2500 BGN per year (1250 BGN per semester)

Tuition Fee for non-EU applicants: 2750 EUR per year (1325 EUR per semester)



About the Programme "Nuclear Technologies, Management, and Innovations"

The Master's programme in Nuclear Technology, Management and Innovation (in English) is designed for candidates from all majors with a Bachelor's or Master's degree, and is most suitable for graduates of economics, management and/or engineering majors and programmes. The aim of the Master's programme is to prepare highly qualified specialists who are proficient in modern management methods and tools with a specific focus on the nuclear industry and its organisations. These include micro- and macro-environmental diagnostics, industrial analysis, functional organization analysis, organization and human resource management strategies, business strategies, resource and functional strategies, international strategies, etc. Educational objectives of this magnitude are being set for the first time. Their essence lies in the training of personnel who are able to think interdisciplinarily and apply combined approaches in their work:

  • To acquire knowledge, skills and to be able to analyse the legal instruments that determine nuclear facilities policy.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of analysing existing technologies and their evolution, proposing and implementing appropriate improvement measures.
  • Understand and successfully apply International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards and guidelines, adapting and interpreting them for national specificities.
  • Acquire the ability to apply theoretical methods in practice and to analyse various risks in the implementation process. Discuss the important features of current practices for the evaluation of nuclear safety, radiation and physical protection measures.
  • Conduct follow-up training activities for professionals by developing nuclear technology procedures. To be able to establish links between the areas concerned and to train relevant professionals in their application.


Some of the leading lecturers in the programme are:

.Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Faculty of Physics
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanas Georgiev
Dean, Director of the MA Programme
Prof. Dr.Sci. Georgi Rainovski
Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Mariya Trifonova Assoc. Prof. Dr. Plamen Petkov
Coordinator of the MA Programme
Dr. Eng. Ivaylo Naydenov
Prof. Dr.Sci. Dobromir Pressyanov
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Yalamov
Vice-Dean Projects & Innovation
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalin Gladnishki
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Angelov
Vice-Dean MBA & Exec. Education
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boyan Todorov
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Savina Mihaylova-Goleminova
Dr. Nikolay Bonov
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Iya Petkova
Milena Dimitrova


News from the MA in "Nuclear Technologies, Management, and Innovations"

Opening of the academic year for the new nuclear master's program at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Faculty of Physics


Fourth winter school "Energy and Climate" of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and "Utilities" magazine


The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Faculty of Physics presented a new nuclear master's program at “Kozloduy” NPP


FEBA with a contract for a twinning project worth BGN 2.7 million under the National Recovery Resilience Plan


FEBA and the Faculty of Physics of Sofia University created a new master's program "Nuclear Technologies, Management and Innovations"


The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Faculty of Physics of Sofia University welcomed an IAEA Accreditation Mission


FEBA and the Faculty of Physics participated in the annual meeting of the International Nuclear Management Academy, an IAEA-facilitated collaboration


All news from the programme