The New Sixth Edition of the Bulgarian University Ranking System Released

Each year over 50,000 prospective students apply for a university degree and choose a major. The ranking system helps school grads and their parents to get awareness and make informed choices while selecting between hundreds University majors. The new sixth edition of the University Ranking System, released by Sirma Solution, was presented yesterday at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education and Science.

The system provides information about the most common professions and occupations among graduates from the different universities, as well as a list of available university majors and minors. The new edition includes indicators such as regional significance of universities and their commitment to the local economy and educational services market.

Traditionally, the lowest unemployment rate (under 1%) and the highest degree of application of acquired higher education (over 90%) have the grads with majors as “Military”, “Dentistry”, “Medicine” and “Pharmacy”. The students obtained a degree in “Social work” recorded the highest levels of unemployment among all graduates (5.5%). An interesting finding is that only about 20% of graduates majoring in “Tourism” work in the same field in Bulgaria, despite the constant demand of the industry.

Graduates in “Communication and computer equipment”, “Informatics and Computer Science”, “Mathematics”, “Electronics and Automation”, “Exploration and mining”, “Military”, “Metallurgy”, “Public health “,” Pharmacy “and” Medicine” account the highest average income. Sofia University Alumnus hogging major “Informatics and Computer Science”. Along with their peers from the American University – Blagoevgrad, majored “Administration and Management” enjoy an average monthly income of more than 3000 Levs.

The highest IMPACT index has got the scientific publications Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “, followed by the Medical University – Sofia and the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy.

According to the standardized rankings in 2016, the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is a leader, followed by the Technical University, Sofia and the Medical University, Sofia. The Top 10 list includes also the Agricultural University, Plovdiv, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. Sofia, etc. There are 8 categories where the leading places are held by universities outside the capital.

The ranking system is crucial for the Bulgarian society in order to align the higher education curriculums with the needs of society and the labour market demand. It plays a vital part in improving the structure and effectiveness of higher education in Bulgaria.

The system is available in Bulgarian and English on the Internet at:

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