Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the biggest and most prestigious scientific hub in the country. It has 16 faculties with 119 special subjects being taught.

The University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” has been an independent educational institution since 1953. In the course of sixty years of existence, it has established itself as an academic and research centre that provides training in the spheres of geology, in mining, and electrical and mechanical engineering. It has great history and a great development role in the University and in the country. The department is active on international cooperation in the framework of European Programmes, having adequate experience in management and coordination of transnational projects.