History

Technical University of Varna

The Technical University of Varna (TUV) was founded in 1962 with a Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria and Act of the National Assembly. The purpose of its establishment was to ensure conditions for education of engineering staff for the shipbuilding, transport, machine building, electric power engineering and communications.
Initially, the University was named Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering -Varna and incorporated three faculties: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Shipbuilding.
In 1963/64 academic year the first students were enrolled at the Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering -Varna.
Over the years the Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering-Varna grew from a small institute, training engineers to satisfy the regional needs to a large Technical University of national significance, educating students in 21 specialties. During its 40 years of existence, the Technical University of Varna has trained 28 976 specialists with higher education in the fields of ,,Technical Sciences”, ,,Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Informatics”, ,,Social, Economic and Legal Sciences” and ,,Pedagogic Sciences in Engineering and Technologies”.
At present the Technical University of Varna has got several buildings with a total space of 67 542 square metres. All the buildings of the University are relatively new - placed in operation after 1968. The compact location of the University, the hostels and the canteens create convenient conditions for life and study of the students.



The University has got 3 hostels with 1450 beds and 2 canteens. Students’ hostels are located some 750 m away from the campus.
A large and modern sports complex is at the disposal of the students. Sport teams represent the Technical University of Varna in student’s competitions.
The Technical University of Varna has got open and indoor sports facilities, providing excellent conditions for sports and entertainment.