In its nearly 100 years of history University of Economics – Varna has trained over 123,000 economists, both Bulgarian and international students coming from over 60 countries. Currently the university trains over 11,000 Bulgarian and foreign students. Faculty members are 300, among those 120 are professors and associate professors. University of Economics – Varna has been accredited and certified as an academic and research organization as per ISO 9001:2008. This university never ceases to strengthen its reputation.
University of Economics – Varna’ high score (8.46) of institutional accreditation granted by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency on 4 Oct 2012 is an acknowledgement of this university high teaching quality and its compliance with the Higher Education Act. This accreditation is valid for five years and it entitles the university to conducts its activities and education within the institutional capacity of 13,000 students and PhD students.
In its bachelor’s degree University of Economics – Varna offers a range of 22 accredited majors in four professional divisions: Economics, Administration and Management, Tourism, IT and Computer Sciences.
The master’s degree offers 34 master’s degree majors in three types of studies: full-time, part-time and distance learning. The College of Tourism offers training for a professional bachelor’s degree in tourism in three majors.
University of Economics – Varna embraces projects that facilitate academic and research exchange with international academic centres. The university maintains contacts and cooperates with over 130 international universities. It takes part in projects under different programmes: ERASMUS+, CEEPUS, TEMPUS, etc.
Over the years University of Economics – Varna academic and research facilities have been continually improved and modernized. This university governing bodies consider investing in facilities a prerequisite for an enhanced academic environment for faculty members and students.
University of Economics – Varna is honored with the prize "Building of the Year 2015" in the category "Cultural buildings, monuments, museums, temples". The infrastructure of the university is constantly modernized. The two university buildings (the College of Tourism is located in a third one) houses 130 lecture halls for training and research. The investments in this directions continue during this year. Faculty members and students enjoy spacious lecture halls, a new university hall, a conference room, a large reading room, a well-stocked library and a modern sports centre. Computer rooms, laboratories and reading rooms are available for students in seminars and for self-study.
In 2016, the University of Economics – Varna, on the eve of May 24 - the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature, received four prestigious awards. The Varna Grand Prix was awarded to the Varna artist Prof. Stoimen Stoilov for his monumental paintings created in the classic lobby of the University of Economics - Varna. The team of the University of Economics - Varna won the Varna Culture Award - for the major project and the restoration of the old classical building of the University. The Mayor of Varna Mr. Ivan Portnih officially handed to Professor Plamen Iliev, PhD - Rector of the University of Economics - Varna, the highest award the Honorary Sign for Merits to Varna - Gold. Prof. Stefan Vachkov, PhD from the University of Economics - Varna also won the Varna Award in the sphere of science and higher education - for the issuance of his monograph: "The Innovation - the New Normality in Banking."
In 2011 University of Economics – Varna library was awarded the "Library of the Year" Prix by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association. Today the university library is one of country’s top state-of-the-art libraries boasting over 350,000 library items and a subscription to the best professional electronic databases. The university library has been a depository for all World Bank publications since 1996. In 2007 it became an approved European documentation centre and now it offers access to European Commission documentation.
The library complies with all contemporary requirements and meets all expectations for state-of-the-art technology. Its automated digital scanner operates at the speed of 1,600 pages per hour. The automated book system allows for an all-hour book check-in with just the swipe of the library membership card. There is a computer terminal for the visually impaired equipped with a scanning and reading device and a speech synthesizer.
University of Economics – Varna sports centre accommodates five indoor sports training facilities: a large volleyball and basketball court, a volleyball and gymnastics court also used for concert choreography and training, a training basketball court, a table tennis room and a gym.
UE-Varna Sports Club has been pursuing membership within the National Basketball League. The University Sports Club is proactive in becoming Varna’s leading basketball team and establishing basketball as a recognized academic sport.
University of Economics – Varna offers its students a huge range of cultural events such as theatre performances, music concerts, movie screenings and dance performances in its new and modern university hall, built in 2011.
University of Economics – Varna takes pride in its heritage and heralds the future of the prominent European university it is with its high academic quality, competent professors, and educational documentation that complies with European educational standards and incorporates best educational expertise and business practices.
Studying at University of Economics – Varna is the choice for high quality education, internationally recognized degree and successful career development.