“Prof. D-r. Assen Zlatarov”

The only state university in Southeast Bulgaria

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“Prof. Assen Zlatarov” University in Burgas aims to educate and develop Bulgarian and foreign visiting students in the technical sciences, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.


Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov University has a modern material base and facilities which comply with the state requirements for a high quality of education. It consists of six academic buildings, sports facilities, three student hostels, three student canteens and a medical service centre.

The hostels can accommodate all the students who are not residents of Burgas.

Tuition is carried out in three faculties – Faculty of technical sciences, Faculty of natural sciences and Faculty of social sciences. It includes three colleges – technical college, Medical College and College of Tourism. Tuition is carried out in 29 accredited Bachelor and over 60 Master programs. The Department of foreign language studies, the central scientific research library and the Computer centre have their honourable place in the structure of the university. Students, studying at the University, acquire the educational and qualification degrees of “professional Bachelor”, “Bachelor” and “Master”, as well as the educational and qualification degree of “Doctor”.

More than 320 highly qualified lecturers, 127 of them habilitated, teach at the university. Organization and management of the educational process at the university comply with the European requirements and criteria for the qualitative educational and research process. A university evaluation and education quality maintenance system has been worked out. The University has been rated among the first in Bulgaria according to the quality of the research on Hirsch system for scientific contribution.

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