About VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar"

Varna Free University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the launch of a unique educational online platform

Smart Future Platform is a new educational model adequate to the realities and challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.


Photos: Plamen Gutinov, "Black Sea" Agency


    Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" has been on the road to success for 25 years. It established itself as a flexible and modern university oriented towards its students and their successful career – said Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc., President of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar", who presented at the meeting with the media the programme for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the university.     We were able to take stock of all the 25 steps walked on the road to this success, but for us what is truly important now is the 26th step, namely the actual digitization of higher education - added Prof. Nedyalkova.   

    The unique Smart Future Platform will enable students of Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" to study in a new and modern way.     This is a new generation of education, which far transcends the current static form of learning - said Prof. Teodora Bakardzhieva, PhD, Vice-Rector for International Affairs,Projects and Technological Development. By SmartFuture young people can keep track of how business is done, to see technology used to solve complex scientific problems. Especially important is the inclusion of a new type of lecturers - moderators who share knowledge and experience to enable the student alone to make choices, to have creative thinking, added Prof. Bakardzhieva.

    It is high time to say "no" to the current model of the talking heads in the lecture hall. We want students to immerse themselves in a sea of information, to communicate through the global network with great names such as Prof. Steve Hanke and Mark Zuckerberg, said Prof. Nedyalkova.

    The unique educational Smart Future Platform is entirely developed by the university with the active participation of students. It is a huge digital library with tens of thousands of units of information available to students and is unmatched at any other university in the country.

    The launch of the platform will be given with the forum "Inequality and Education - Global Trends and Prospects," which will be attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Ivaylo Kalfin, business experts, scientists from various professional fields and academic partners of the university from four continents. The purpose of the discussion is to find possible solutions to enhance the role of education and technology as a factor for reducing inequality.



    Varna Free University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a number of events. The SmartFuture Platform will be officially launched with the forum "Inequality and Education - Global Trends and Prospects" at 14:00 p.m. on 15 April. At 17:30 p.m. an exhibition entitled "Varna Free University – Cultural Centre with Future" will be opened in the central lobby of the Festival and Congress Centre – Varna.The concert performance is starting in Hall 1 of the Festival and Congress Centre - Varna at 18:30 p.m.  Besides the academic dance theatre "Chernorizets Hrabar" the concert b will involve local and international stars, including Steven Achikor, Krisia and soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre - Diana Kosireva and the merited artist of Russia, Andrey Bolotin.

by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър