​ AUBG Awarded at “Bulgaria’s Best Universities” Ceremony 2019

February 13, 2019

After AUBG scored an all-time high in the eighth edition of the Bulgarian University Rankings at the end of 2018, President Steven Sullivan received the award at an official ceremony Feb. 12. AUBG’s Business Administration, Economics, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Political Science and International Relations programs have been rated as the best in the country.

„I am excited and proud that AUBG is number one in four out of the total of five disciplines evaluated- an all-time record for us,” Sullivan said. “This award reflects the hard work and dedication of the whole AUBG community– faculty, students, staff and alumni.”

Bulgaria’s Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev opened the ceremony at Sofia’s National Palace of Culture. “This rating system is a good example of a consistent policy for over 10 years,” Valchev said. “In these years the universities’ results have improved and the income of the university graduates has increased.”

Bulgaria’s university ranking system compares academic disciplines in Bulgarian-accredited higher education institutions. The system ranks programs based on more than 100 indicators, including teaching and learning, university environment, welfare and administrative services, science and research, prestige, career development, relevance to the labor market and regional engagement.

In addition to winning the No. 1 spot in four disciplines, AUBG is also first in all five disciplines in terms of prestige, welfare, and administrative services, career relevance to the labor market and regional importance. The university scores zero percent of alumni unemployment in three of the disciplines and the highest average salaries in the country in four of the disciplines.

Story by Dimana Doneva
Photos by Martin Georgiev

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