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Sofia University Rector Takes up the Position of Chairperson of the Association of Balkan Universities for 2016

The second meeting of the Association of Вalkan Universities was held at the Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey. The organization set up in 2008 includes more than 70 academic institutions of higher education in all the Balkan countries.

During the meeting Professor Dr. Ivan Ilchev, who was elected on the board of the Executive Committee of the Association of Balkan Universities last year, received the banner of the organization. The Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” will be the next chairperson of the Association for a period of one year.

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Amongst the main objectives of the organization are the enhancement of the cooperation between the universities in the region, the improvement of the mobility of faculty and students, joint applications for projects, setting up of joint bachelor’s and master’s programs.

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