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The President of Varna Free University Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. and the Regional Governor of the Region of Smolyan Nedyalko Slavov presented the diplomas to the graduating straight-A students of the class of 2017 of the Smolyan Branch of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar"


The President of Varna Free University Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. wished the graduating students to see themselves as good and worthy people, no one to be able to stop their impetus for freedom but they should know that the most powerful weapon is knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.



Prof. Nedyalkova announced the signed tripartite agreement on understanding and cooperation between Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar, the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Centre Foundation and the InterCulture Foundation of the US Financial Advisor and Investment Manager Larry Biehl. The document sets the beginning of a wide range of activities, among which is the start of the master’s degree programme in entrepreneurship with lecturers from Silicon Valley, aiming at turning Varna Free University into a centre for Eastern and Central Europe for the creation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social entrepreneurship as well as into a major provider of commercial and marketing skills.


This programme brings to Bulgaria good practices, experience, as well as the best Silicon Valley speakers, the rich experience of entrepreneurs who have achieved concrete results. The programme will start in October. 30 scholarships will be awarded, which will be announced for the first year master students. The programme is 3 semesters for graduates of such specialties and 4 semesters for non-specialists. ItwillbeconductedinEnglish.


Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. invited the graduates and students to be active and apply for this programme, noting that if the students of the Smolyan Branch show a good performance, they can benefit from the scholarships.



She expressed special gratitude to the Regional Governor of the Region of Smolyan Nedyalko Slavov, the mayors and the institutions for the support not only to the Smolyan branch but also to Varna Free University, science and education.

The Regional Governor Nedyalko Slavov welcomed Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. - President of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar", Anelia Parzhanova, PhD - Director of the Smolyan Branch, lecturers, graduates, students, MPs, mayors, heads and representatives of regional state and municipal departments, all guests. He thanked for the invitation to share with them the solemn presenting of the diplomas to the graduates of the class of 2017 of the Smolyan Branch of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar", especially on this memorable day for Bulgaria, when we pay tribute to Hristo Botev and the people who died for the freedom of our country.

"Undoubtedly, you have received good education here, so trust and rely solely upon yourself. Do not look for success with family ties and political protections, because then success is of short duration. The lasting successes come when you achieved them on your own, and that is the only way they can bring you satisfaction," Slavov told the graduates and appealed to them: "Be public-spirited, get involved in social processes, be part of building a stronger civil society, which will guarantee the better future of our country. "



The Regional Governor noted that his presence today is a token of the good interaction with Varna Free University and stressed that the Smolyan Branch and the University have become a key institution with an active participation in the discussion and solving of important issues for the country and the region. "This brings us closer to the developed societies to which we aspire and shows our growth as a nation."




The diplomas of the graduating students of the class of 2017 were presented by the Regional Governor Nedyalko Slavov and Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. Folk dances and songs performed by local artists contributed to the festive mood.


by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър