Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski: The leading Bulgarian academic and research institution

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, established in 1888, is the oldest and the largest university in Bulgaria

Sofia University is the leader in the country in terms of the number of participants in the students’ and lecturers’ mobility and the implementation of the idea of a common European area of university education and research. Currently, Sofia University produces more than 20% of the scientific research output of the country.

It is the leading Bulgarian academic and research institution ranked among the world’s top 750 and Europe’s top 300 universities, comprising of 16 faculties, three departments over 35 centres, with more than 100 bachelors and 500 master’s programmes.

This booklet describes the many research projects that Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski is currently undertaking, such as:

  • EMATTER, this project develops methods for the fabrication of micro‐ and nanoparticles with complex shapes using a new method for symmetry breaking in which oil drops dispersed in surfactant solution spontaneously change their shape;
  • TeSLA – an innovative e-assessment system, TeSLA, an adaptive Trust-based e-assessment System for Learning, is an innovation Action project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework programme;
  • The BalkanMed real-time server weather system (BeRTISS) project is developing a pilot transnational severe weather service exploiting Global Navigation Satellite Systems products to enhance safety, quality of life, and environmental protection in the Balkan-Mediterranean region; and
  • HypoSens project – the aim of this project is to develop a widely accepted, non-invasive and crucial tool for breast cancer progression in the early stages to help clinicians and oncologists decide on prompt therapy approaches.

These are just a select few of the works being produced at the university.

The university is the centre of the development of science, and it also cultivates highly educated, nationally responsible personalities who will lead the Bulgarian nation to spiritual feats and social welfare.

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