Department of Politics and European Studies
_We are publishing the first prize winner in the University Council Essay Competition 2020 [http://www.aubg.edu/news/aubg-announces-university-council-essay-winners-for-2020/]. Iliyana Nalbantova ('20), who also won last year, offers a thoughtful analysis on "how might we use what has been learned from the coronavirus pandemic to advance humanity," which was this year's topic. _Read more
_AUBG's largest alum donor, Albanian-born Elvin Guri (’96) has donated $1,100,000 to the university and has provided more than 250 students with scholarships. His contribution, however, goes beyond monetary support -- Guri has been actively involved with the university as a Board member for many years. We reached out to him to learn more about his perspective on the importance of alumni engagement, why he stayed in Bulgaria and his advice for rec…Read more
_Teacher, volunteer, leader – it is hard to imagine anyone more fitting to head the SOCIAL CHALLENGE Hack of the AUBG MultiTalent Quest [https://www.aubg.edu/quest] than alumnus Yavor Kiryakov ('12). Founder of University for Kids, an NGO that inspires youngsters to discover the world of arts, science and technology, Yavor has always been passionate about social change. Back at AUBG, he was the President of the Better Community Club and a regular…Read more
_AUBG scored traditionally high at the Bulgarian University Rankings, with all five evaluated disciplines at leading positions. The university is number one in the country in the professional fields Administration & Management, Political Science and Public Communications & Information Sciences and holds second place in Economics and Informatics & Computer Science.*_Read more
Make sense of the world and begin your career
We live in a globalizing, digitalizing, integrating, disintegrating, trade liberalizing, resource-depleting, climate changing, migrating, warring, peace-making world.
It can be difficult to make sense of it. All the same, you have this nagging feeling that it somehow affects you.
That’s because it does. And it will continue to do so. Our European Politics and Political Science & International Relations programs will help you make better sense of the world. With a stronger understanding of political forces, you’ll be able to approach problems from fresh viewpoints, see through mental walls and develop solutions that others may miss.
So whether you end up working in a multinational corporation, running your own business, serving your government in a ministry, building Europe in Brussels, tackling global issues in an international organization or leading social change in an NGO, you’ll need a developed framework to better understand the world and practical skills to help you travel upon your life path. To build these, our students learn and engage both in and out of the classroom. They also participate in exchange programs at European and American universities, intern in government and NGOs, take the floor at AUBG’s annual Model United Nations simulation and discuss current events in the Political Science Club.
Did you know that:
- Simulations of European and international institutions are an integral part of the Political Science/International Relations and European Studies curricula.
- AUBG hosts an annual Model United Nations simulation with participants from many foreign countries.
- Political Science and European Studies majors have received institutional support to attend simulations, conferences, and student meetings abroad.
- AUBG students majoring in Political Science and/or European Studies normally participate in exchange programs at major European and U.S. universities.
- The student-run European Youth Parliament and the Political Science Club, which partners with the Political Science Club at Sofia University, organize activities and host guest lecturers from the field of politics.
- Some of the guest lecturers to speak at departmental activities include ambassadors, current and former ministers and prime ministers, renowned scholars, and civil society leaders.
- The Department holds public discussions of important world events.