The Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" (Bulgarian: Пловдивски университет „Паисий Хилендарски“), also known as The Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, is a university located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was founded in 1962 and has nine faculties.
Today the University of Plovdiv is a true university by international standards, since it provides training to students in the four major fields of higher education: natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and economics. “Paisiy Hilendarski” Plovdiv University has been institutionally accredited by National Certification and Accreditation Board (Protocol No. 1 of 15 February 2001). Over 7,500 full-time and 5,000 part-time students are enrolled in the programs and courses by the university’s nine faculties. The full-time teaching staff consists of 34 full professors, 167 associate professors and 360 assistant professors.
The university also comprises a Technical College in Smolyan as well as two branches outside of Plovdiv: a Smolyan branch, successor to the Teacher Training Institute opened in 1962 as part of the old Bulgarian tradition in teacher training, and a branch in Kardzhali, successor of semi-Pedagogical Institute "L.Karavelov" - Kardzhali founded in 1961.
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Other names: Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv
Phone: +353 32 628388
Address: 24 Tzar Assen Str., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria