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The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Fileado GmbH have entered into a collaboration to educate and train highly qualified specialists in the fields of business analytics and big data modelling. The collaboration activities will be carried out in accordance with a partnership agreement signed by Prof. Anatas Gerdjikov, Rector of Sofia University, Assoc. Prof. Atanas Georgiev, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and Nicholas Schwarz, Founder and CEO of Fileado GmbH.


The parties agreed on a wide variety of business-academic activities. The joint partnership will include the implementation of business-driven case studies, as well as joint initiatives that focus on both the academic and practical business applications of research. Finally, FEBA and Fileado GmbH will work together in support of students’ professional development and career growth though the advancement of FEBA students’ soft skills.

The results of the first joint initiative are already a reality. During the summer semester of the academic year 2019/2020, students attending the course "Financial returns modelling" had the opportunity to work on a real-world case provided by Fileado GmbH. During the research process, the mentor from the business side was Elena Jansa - alumni of FEBA, and from the university side - Assoc. Prof. Boryana Bogdanova. The students presented their solutions to the team of Fileado GmbH, and Nicholas Schwarz gave detailed feedback to each of the teams individually, as well as suggestions for future development.