University of National and World Economy
University of National and World Economy is the eldest, the most prestigious and the largest University of Economics in Southeast Europe, a leader in Bulgarian higher education.
In 2006 UNWE has been given the highest institutional evaluation among all Bulgarian universities from the National Agency for Assessment and Accreditation, in 2007 the professional field of Economics and in 2008 the professional field of Administration and Management have also received the highest estimate that has been given so far in Bulgaria.
UNWE is the first in the rankings of Bulgarian and foreign universities with economic specialities. The University took the 1st place in Bulgaria, 22nd place in Europe and 44th in the world ranking of business universities worldwide worked out from the Supreme consortium of 126 research centers and institutes under the Ministry of Education of Spain. The Consortium is the largest research organization, which makes global ranking of the universities from all over the world.
University of National and World Economy is the absolute leader in its prestige among students in the professional fields of Economics and Administration and Management. By this criteria, according to the ranking system of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Open Society Institute, UNWE is № 1.
Ranked by its social insurance income and by the number of registered unemployed UNWE again occupies the top positions: the professional field of Informatics and Computer Science (with an average insurable earnings of 1615.68 lv.) is at the 8th place followed by the professional field of Economics (with insurance income of 1264.80 lv.). 0.00 % graduates of the profesional field of Tourism are registered as an unemployed! "Administration and Management", "Law" and "Political Science" at UNWE are the other professional fields at the forefront. It means that all of the six professional fields of education at UNWE are at the first positions in the rankings. It is the rating of 112 professional fields of higher education institutes in our country which give the students the opportunity to achieve the highest level of material well-being.
Traditionally there is the highest number of candidates for students as well as a record number of excellent students at UNWE compared to the other universities in the country. About the admission at the university since 2007 there has been a unified exam (test) in similarity to SAT tests and since 2008 it is under the professional fields.
The University ranks first in Bulgaria by the realization of its graduates and the majority of them has extremely high positions at the labor market. State and private employers adopt UNWE as a synonymous with excellent training and professionalism of its graduates. It is not a coincidence that UNWE is known as Bulgarian Harvard - the university where state, political and business elite of Bulgaria is trained. Only in the recent few years among its graduates there are four prime ministers, vice prime ministers, some ministers, a president of the National Assembly, many deputies, a President of the National Audit Office, a chief prosecutor, a lot of bankers, businessmen and many others.
At UNWE there are :
- 8 faculties: General Economics, Finance and Accounting, Business Faculty, Economics of Infrastructure, International Economy and Politics, Management and Administration, Applied Informatics and Statistics, Law Faculty
- 36 departments
- compartments "Master degree" and "Institute of Postgraduate Qualification"
- Center for Distance Learning
- Institute of Economic Policy
- Institute of Enterpreneurship education
- Center for Intellectual Property Studies (the only one in Bulgaria)
- Inter-university Center for Carreer Development, etc.
There are 500 lecturers at UNWE and 285 of them are proffesors and associate professors.
Under regular and distance form of education are trained more than 16,000 students at UNWE. There are 39 specialities for Bachelor degree (in four of them - Economics, International Economic Relationships, Finance and Accounting, Business Informatics – the education is only in English) as well as 40 programmes for Master degree.
The University has been given the Certificate of quality of education according to ISO 9001:2000.
UNWE is the coordinating university for Bulgaria in the Central European initiative for inter-university relationships and it is in collaboration with over 100 universities of USA, Europe and Asia.
The implemented credit system allows foreign students at UNWE from all over the world to take credits from the University as well as students at UNWE to graduate foreign universities with a diploma.
The university issues an almanac, an yearbook and "Scientific Works", the scientific magazine "Economic Alternatives" and the "UNWE newspaper" . The material facilities were completely renovated in the recent years.
The building of UNWE is a 41 thousand square meters built up area and there are 120 auditoriums, a lot of computer rooms, offices, laboratories, 367 study rooms, a modern library where 100 computer workstations with free Internet access are situated, a ceremonial hall, some modern conference rooms, an electronic system of information services for students, a publishing house. a printing house, a bookshop, a website, a sports center, dormitories for nearly 5000 students, health – educational facility in Ravda and many others.