Department of Politics and European Studies
_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
_Meet Yee Man Leung. She is originally from Hong Kong, studies Social Science with a focus on Political Science in Belgium and is currently doing a student exchange at AUBG. Yee Man has been traveling around Western and Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia since 2013 and worked in London for a year. She says that for her, traveling is not about getting to know a new place but becoming a person with many stories. She sees education as a way to fulfill her…Read more
Hip bars, delicious chocolate, exquisite architecture and world-class art – Brussels offers all that, but this is not the (only) reason why 13 AUBG students took off to Belgium’s capital. Together with AUBG professor Dr. Jean Crombois, who is native of Brussels and organizes the trip every year as part of his course on EU Diplomacy, the Politics and European Studies students had an intense program visiting the EU institutions, NGOs, think tanks and a…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.