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AUBG Becomes a Founding Organizer of the Education Committee at KRIB

July 07, 2017

The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) united forces with some of the region’s most potent businesses in founding the Education Committee at the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB). AUBG, the region’s leader in higher education, became one of the founding organizations.

The Committee’s priority is to offer KRIB expert advice in various areas of professional high school education, including innovation introduction and the establishment of a rating system. It will also help bond businesses and local authorities, create communication platforms directed to young people, address gaps between business needs and educational outcomes, etc.  

The founding event took place on June 22.

KRIB  produces three quarters of Bulgaria’s GDP and provides for over 800,000 jobs. It unites over 11,000 companies through collective and individual membership and accounts for more than three quarters of the exports of Bulgaria.

AUBG is the first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe – a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine.

It opened its doors in September 1991, with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members. Since then, the lively town of Blagoevgrad in southwest Bulgaria has become a cradle of academic excellence, creativity and cultural diversity. Nowadays, more than 1,000 curious, committed and talented students from over 40 countries come together to live and study in a supportive and secure community and immerse themselves in the first-rate American liberal arts education.


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