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The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics was established in the autumn of 1889 as a Physics and Mathematics
Section of the first Higher School in Bulgaria, now Sofia University. There were three degree programs at that time: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Later on, a degree programme in Natural Sciences was established as well. In 1904, together with the transformation of the Higher School into a university, this section was renamed into Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. Gradually, the degree programmes grew up and became faculties, namely: Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Geology and Geography. In 1963, a separate Faculty of Mathematics was established. The launching of a degree programme in Mechanics led to renaming the faculty into Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics in 1973. Further on, due to the development of information technologies, Informatics also became an important part of the curriculum. The degree programme in Informatics was launched in 1986 and the faculty got its present name.