Sofia University is the largest and most prestigious educational and scientific center in Bulgaria. The bronze figures of two wealthy men, the brothers Hristo and Evlogi Georgiev for years now stand dignified at the main entrance of the Sofia University. The merchant brothers granted six million gold levs for the education of the young people and the academic year 1888/89 was the first season of the Sofia University.
The Frenchman Anri Branson won the 1906 competition for design of the Sofia University building. Upon improvements by Nicolai Lazarov and Jordan Milanov the construction of the Rectorate went on from 1924 to 1982 when the University complex was completed.
There are 324 offices, laboratories and seminar rooms, 65 lecture halls. The student capacity is 6000. The University Library has 800 000 volumes and 450 seats in the reading-rooms.
In Sofia University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics work over 160 faculty members. Many of them have worked as visiting professors in renowned academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe and are often invited to guest lecture at prestigious international conferences.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics has over 2200 students, who specialize in any of eight different Bachelor’s majors and various Master’s programs. There is a large number of students enrolled in a total of 15 Doctoral programs. In 2014, all Bachelor’s and Master’s programs at The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics were accredited with the highest possible distinction “very good,” with a 6-year validity of the accreditation. The Doctoral programs in Computer Science, Software Technologies, Information Technologies, Information Systems and Methodology of Mathematics and Informatics Education were also accredited in 2014 as “very good ”.
Most of our alumni have excellent professional realization in the fields of software quality, reliability, and security. Many continue their graduate work or career trajectory in acclaimed universities in Europe, The United States, and Japan. Our alumni are among the reasons the country of Bulgaria proudly refers to itself as the “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe.”
bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" 15, 1504 Sofia Center, Sofia
(GPS Coordinates: 42.693600, 23.334937)