The Varna Free University Faculty of International Economics and Administration is founded on the best practices and traditions, providing a high-quality academic product characterised by national and international competitiveness.
Instruction at the Faculty of International Economics and Administration is provided in diverse accredited specialities for the B.A., M.A. and PhD academic degrees. The educational process takes place in accordance with the European educational requirements and standards, and in compliance with the special DS and ECTS Labels possessed by VFU.
Our quality academic and research product is provided by high-profile tutors who, thanks to the university’s modern equipment and campus, are able to grapple with the challenges of the ever-changing EU and global reality.
In today’s global risk society issues related to the security of our world, countries, cities, and districts, as well as to safe conditions of labour, entertainment and respite see universities grappling with the challenges of training a new type of specialists, possessing the ability and skill to dependably protect citizens, society and the state.
Higher education in the field of security is without alternative. Varna Free University is the first Bulgarian university that has initiated, and is steadily sustaining the successful development of the specialities instructing students in the fields of national and international corporate security, and disaster and emergency protection. We are fully confident that not only are we going on permanently enhancing the quality of our academic and research process, but will also manage to keep for a long time to come our advantage over the rest of the Bulgarian universities, which are now following us along the tough, yet exciting path of teaching future professionals, who would be able to bring safety and security to the modern world filled with uncertainty and risk.
The Faculty of Architecture was founded by VFU back in 1995, originating from the Faculty of Maritime and Building Sciences and the Academic and Scientific Complex of Technical Sciences. Architecture and building education in Varna can be traced back to as early as 1947, when the State University of Varna was founded, providing education for future architects and construction engineers until 1953.
Apart from face-to-face teaching, our tutors are dedicated to assisting students in participating in many competitions, plenary sessions, creative workshops, seminars and conferences, where these young people have a ground for realization of their research interests. In cooperation with the Palace of Balchik, our Faculty holds an annual Palace Festival of Flowers and an International Student Architectural Contest and Workshop, hosted by the Town of Balchik. Besides, the Faculty has been holding workshops like "Landscape Design for Varna’s Coastal Area" and "Environment-Friendly Architecture - a Possible Architecture", both events being directed by professors from the Venice University of Architecture, Italy, providing our students the opportunity to attend placements and practical sessions in Italy and Germany, and study at a European university for 1 semester.
The Varna Free University Smolyan Branch is dedicated to the cultural, intellectual and socio-economic development of the Rhodopes pursued by means of higher and short-term education, as well as scholarly and applied project research on the current and future socio-economic issues in the region.
For more information, visit the Smolyan Branch website - http://smolyan.vfu.bg (Bulgarian language only).