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Excellence in the research can only be achieved in an environment in which researchers are able to develop their careers. On October 4th, 2016 the Rector of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" signed a Declaration of Endorsement of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In this way the university commits itself to an important process for providing an environment for excellence in research. Through the implementation of the European Commission's Recommendation, Sofia University would like to be more attractive to the researchers – both for those already working in the University, and for those who might consider continuing their career by joining the University.

The process is led by a working group, chaired by Associate Professor Eliza Stefanova, Vice-Rector of Information Activities, Academic Staff and Administration.

If you have any questions or suggestions, related to the activities of the working group, you can write Mrs. Svetlana Dimitrova, expert of EURAXESS Bulgaria: svetlana@fmi.uni-sofia.bg.

With the implementation and publication of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, taking into account the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the University undertakes another step forward in this process.


The Strategy summarizes the main results of the Analysis of Compliance of the internal documents and environment with the Charter and the Code and presents an Action Plan which the University intends to carry out in order to implement the principles.


Fulfilling the requirements, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" will receive the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo, which solidifies the image of the University as a prestigious institution, providing the conditions for development of leading researchers. To own the logo, the University commits to conduct periodically internal and external assessment of the environment which it provides to the researchers.

EURAXESS Centre for career development and mobility of researchers at Sofia University provides assistance and support the progress of the overall process as well as the career development of the researchers at Sofia University.


Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

Analysis of compliance

Action Plan

Declaration of Endorsement of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers


Regulation on terms and conditions for acquiring scientific degrees and taking academic positions at Sofia University

Regulation on implementation of the European Charter and Code for recruitment of researchers at Sofia University

Ethics Code of the Academic Community of Sofia University

Guidelines for work of the Ethics Commission


European Commission EURAXES Portal

EURAXESS Portal Bulgaria


Events and materials about the implementation of the Charter & Code in Sofia University

Other Internal documents of Sofia University, related to the implementation of the HRS4R