World League
University of Sofia

Bulgaria

1504 Sofia, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.

597 World
rank
1 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1888
Short name:
No information
Type:
Public
Students:
23050
Faculty:
1740
Faculty/Students Ratio:
13
:
1
Web-site:
http://www.uni-sofia.bg/
Region:
Europe
Location:
Sofia
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 597 32.658
Teaching 503 37.938
Research 615 23.069
International Diversity 421 42.696
Financial Sustainability 629 31.662
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 610 15.14
Research Perfomance Rankings 439 42.366
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TEACHING
World Rank: 503
Country rank: 1
Score: 37.938
League: World League
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name
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 615
Country rank: 1
Score: 23.069
League: World League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 421
Country rank: 1
Score: 42.696
League: Copper League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 629
Country rank: 1
Score: 31.662
League: World League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the first institution of higher education in Bulgaria. For more than a century Sofia University has been the national centre for university education and research in both fundamental theoretical and applied areas. Today it is the largest and most prestigious university in the country with 102 degree programmes offered by 16 faculties.

Mission Statement

The teaching staff of Sofia University includes a significant part of the best specialists in Bulgaria in all major areas of sciences. Research is an integral part of the teaching process and prerequisite for keeping pace with the most recent developments in the respective areas for both the lecturers and university structures ? laboratories, faculties, etc. International relations have a special place in the University?s global strategy as they considerably stimulate research, and support and improve the quality of teaching. Sofia University has contracts with more than 80 universities of different countries, thus facilitating a wide variety of joint international projects and multilateral professional contacts with colleagues from all over the world. ?he University has since held a leading position among universities in the country, with the highest rate of student and staff mobilities and the most significant contribution to the maintenance of European standards in higher education.