University of Ruse

The University of Ruse, named after Angel Kanchev, is situated in a city with a nineteen- century history, a place, where alongside the rich architectural,   industrial and cultural heritage there also live the enterprising national spirit and the deeply rooted European influences. Our university is the successor of the first national higher technical school outside the capital of Bulgaria, established in 1945.


As a result of its long traditions and the support of the European Union, all courses have been updated and diversified. Also, a wide spectrum of new courses has been introduced in the fields of technology, the humanities, management and economics. More than 10 000 students are taught in modern laboratories. Half of all faculty members are full professors and associate professors, or hold doctoral degrees.

The tradition and the geographical location of the University of Ruse determine its mission and its strategic role of an educational, scientific and intellectual center of the Ruse Region and North-East Bulgaria on both the national and the international levels.

Research and Development

A distinctive strength of the research output is its relevance to  national priorities and to regional and local needs for sustainable development.

By the National Research Fund and public-private partnerships, projects for innovative products/ideas are supported on competitive grounds. Research teams are regularly working in all faculty specialization fields.

Facing the global agenda, the University staff is annually involved in projects , financed by  NATO, the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programme, PHARE and other international funds. Aiming at the development of best academic practices, the staff participates in more than 25 EU projects.