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Mission

The Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski embraces the following vision for the years to come:

Educational, research and cultural institution of European standards and national significance, recognizable throughout the world, distinguished for a stable, dynamic development and highly competitive in the field of natural and social sciences, cultural research and technology.

The Mission of the University is:

  • to promote the basic principles of the university idea – successful socialization of young people, critical streamlining of the scientific, cultural and historical traditions and passing them down to the next generation thus creating models of civic virtue for them.
  • to perpetuate the work of its patron - the Reverend Paisii Hilendarski, promoting awareness of national identity and developing the scientific, cultural and economic potential of Bulgaria in the interest of and for the benefit of people and society.

To achieve its mission, in the best Bulgarian traditions in education, the University:

  • offers and implements successful models and practices in an accessible, specialized, interdisciplinary quality training at European level;
  • conducts innovative research in fields of priority, in the interest of and for the benefit of society;
  • applies technologies and methods for effective management, using the knowledge, expertise and potential of its academic staff;
  • provides competitive advantages in the educational and scientific market of ideas, technologies and products.

The core purpose of the University is to provide general and professional training of specialists in various fields of science at European level, specialists that shall have the competence to find flexible interdisciplinary solutions in their respective practices, meeting the challenges of the modern world.

The profile of Plovdiv University spreads across a wide range of disciplines and forms of training in the natural and social sciences, in the field of culture and technology.

The main objective the University should achieve in the next period is:

To gain recognition as a leading Bulgarian educational, research and cultural institution of European standards and with modern infrastructure, to become an academic model for quality education that is on the cutting edge of research and innovation, a preferred partner offering clear-cut competitive advantages.

The way to implement this is outlined in the Plovdiv University Development Strategy (2011 - 2020) adopted at the Academic Council of 19.12.2011. The implementation of the Strategy will be realised in five consecutive two-year plan programs, the first of which is already under way (Program 2011 - 2012).

Last update on 13 February 2013