The Department of Political Science was founded in 1991 and it is among the first five Departments of New Bulgarian University.
Initially, the Department offered only Master’s Degree Programs. Subsequently, a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Political Studies was established. Firstly, it was taught only in Bulgarian and later on in French and English. As of today the Department offers Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Master’s Degree Programs in Bulgarian, French and English, and Doctoral Programs in Bulgarian and English.
The programs at the Department are innovative for Bulgaria. For the first time they fully implement principles and disciplines offered and taught at prestigious universities in Europe and the United States.
The academic quality of the programs at the Department results in:
• the qualifications of the alumni, most of whom take positions in the higher state administration, in European and international organizations and institutions, in the media and in the governing bodies of political parties;
• the great number of foreign lecturers, projects, programs, student exchange agreements with other European universities;
• the national and international prestige of the lecturers at the Department.
The research activity of the Department of Political Science is focused on: organizing and carrying out international and national research conferences; active academic publishing; developing research projects; support for active Doctoral Program; maintenance of three research seminars with a number of Bulgarian and foreign participants; dynamic development of the Center for European Refugee Migration and Ethnic Studies and the “Jean Monnet” Center.
Acting Head of Department:
Assoc. prof. Evelina Staikova-Mileva, Ph.D.
Building 2, Room 601; 26013
tel.: 02/8110 641
Building 2, Room 601
tel.: +359 /2/8110621 ; 26012