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New Bulgarian University

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Motto in English  Do not fear variety
Students  ~ 7 000
Campus  Urban
Phone  +359 2 811 0180
Founder  Bogdan Bogdanov
Type  Private
Location  Sofia, Bulgaria
Undergraduate tuition and fees  2,700 EUR (2011)
President  Bogdan Bogdanov
Colors  Dark blue, Gold
New Bulgarian University
Established  18 September 1991; 25 years ago (1991-09-18)
Address  ul. "Montevideo" 21, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria
Motto  Ne varietatem timeamus (Do not fear variety)
Notable alumni  Krisko, Itso Hazarta, Rositsa Kirilova, Petya Parvanova, Kristian Alexander
Similar  Sofia University, University of National and Worl, Technical University - Sofia, South‑West University "Neofit Ril, Veliko Tarnovo University

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NBU was established on 18 September 1991 by Bogdan Bogdanov and a group of Bulgarian intellectuals with a resolution by Bulgarian Parliament. NBU's main purpose was to modernise Bulgarian higher education. 2,500 students were welcomed during the first year; a test of general education was introduced in 1995 and established as a uniform standard for the reception of students in 1996.


NBU educational museum was founded on 23 April 2010. The first exhibition was “Museum Network Resources”. It was the final stage of the project "Educational Museum at New Bulgarian University”. The project was funded by the National Fund for Research at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, the Cultural Heritage (study on national historic and culture legacy as a part of European culture heritage and advanced methods for preserving).

Since 2010, NBU is the home of 'The Slug Theater', where the university's drama club present their shows.


NBU's academic library provides over 128 000 items accessed by 150 000 annual visitors.


NBU's IT and management departments rank high in the country and as of 2014 NBU ranks second in Bulgaria according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.


  • Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science
  • The Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science (also as CEEC of Cognitive Science ) at the New Bulgarian University undertakes research in fundamental and applied cognitive science. Research topics include: memory, thinking, language, learning, perception, context, applications to robotics, AI, and cognitive systems, cognitive economics, human factors and usability, education and learning methods. The Center is co-directed by Boicho Kokinov and Jeff Elman.

    The CEEC of Cognitive Science grants M.Sc., Ph.D. degrees in cognitive science and organizes annually summer school.

    Other centers:

  • Bulgarian Center for Human Relations
  • Center for Social Practices
  • Center for Public Administration
  • Assessment Center
  • South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies
  • References

    New Bulgarian University Wikipedia