“Konstantin Preslavsky”

One of five classical universities in Bulgaria

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A leading university that offers modern facilities for education, scientific researches and creative work


The Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen has inherited a centuries-long educational tradition dating back to the famous Pliska and Preslav Literary School (10th c) and going on through the ages in Shumen intellectual life.

The Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen in Bulgaria is named after one of the most well-educated and talented students of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Constantine of Preslav. He was a writer, a religious figure and a significant person in Old Bulgarian culture.

The Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen is the successor of long-standing traditions in education, science and culture that have been developed over the years. The University`s development concept started with the first Pedagogical courses in Bulgaria (1879) and it has evolved through different institutional forms.

Over 7000 full-time and part-time students at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen study in Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Technical Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the College in the town of Dobrich, and the Department in Varna. The educational process is based on curricula and syllabi that ensure successful professional development and flexibility in various and dynamic labor environment for the future University alumni

The academic staff within the University consists of about 400 lecturers. There are 44 professors and 151 associate professors; 30 Doctors Habil and 220 PhDs. The University is attractive for distinguished visiting professors from other Bulgarian and foreign partner universities.

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