The first university outside the Bulgarian capital, with patrons the brothers Cyril and Methodius, was founded on the historical and picturesque hill of Sveta gora (Holy Mount) in Veliko Tarnovo in the fall of 1963. The University develops within the context of the educational and cultural tradition of the famous XIV century Tarnovo Literary School. It strengthens its position as an institution for higher education in the Humanities and the Arts and as a prestigious educational and scientific centre. It was originally founded as Brothers Cyril and Methodius Higher Institute of Education on 27 September 1962 by Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party and the Council of Ministers. It first opened doors on 15 September 1963 and was established with by the Presidium of the National Assembly on 4 August 1964. The first 340 students studied four degree courses – Bulgarian philology, Russian philology, History and Fine Arts. 25 professors and assistants as well as 10-15 part-time lecturers and associate professors from universities in Sofia and institutes with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences taught classes at VTU during its first year.
Today St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, the largest Bulgarian university outside of Sofia, is a highly-respected centre for the Fine Arts and the Humanities, enjoying both a national and international reputation and maintaining a wide range of international contacts around the world. The highly qualified staff of scholars and lecturers, the wide variety of subjects and the developed and modern material and technical foundation makes the University eligible for the needs and tasks of restructuring higher education in Bulgaria – a step forward which is imperative both in the present and the future.
The University of Veliko Tarnovo was granted institutional accreditation by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency on 04.10.2012.
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