Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” was awarded its third institutional accreditation for the maximum validity period of 6 years, with a mark of 9.12 out of 10. The accreditation document is awarded by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA). This mark is amongst the highest marks ever awarded to a higher education institution in Bulgaria.
The high accreditation mark comes as a result of the university’s effort to continually enhance the quality of education and adapt curricula and student training to the dynamics of the labour market. It is a guarantee for the high quality of the academic product and the strategic development of research.Full list of the awarded accreditations
On 28 February 2013 2013 the university received its fourth certification by the international certification organisation BUREAU VERITAS Certification in compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 international standard, and was awarded accreditation certificates from UKAS (Great Britain) and ANAB (USA) for a validity period of 3 years.
ISO is an international standardisation organisation comprising organisations from over 100 countries around the world.Its work is dedicated to developing different standards for quality management in diverse spheres of business life.
The ISO standards have been officially adopted by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), replacing national standards with internationally-adopted ones. The international standards are used to enhance communication and international cooperation on a global scale.
VFU’s fields of certification under ISO 9001:2008 for the 2013 – 2016 period include:
VFU’s goals upon integrating ISO 9001:2008:
The advantages of integrating a quality management system certified under ISO 9001:2008 are seen in the following fields: