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Master's Programme in Nuclear Security at UNWE-Sofia

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

The new admission cycle for the 2020-2021 academic year at UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria is now open!

The University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia, Bulgaria is announcing the new admission cycle for the International Master’s Programme in Nuclear Security.

The objective of the Programme is to prepare highly qualified managerial staff for the nuclear security sector.

The Programme is supported by the IAEA, INSEN, the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. The IAEA provides a limited number of fellowships to selected applicants, subject to availability of funds. 

Deadline for application: 21 February 2020

Expected start of the programme: 1October 2020

Programme duration: 3 semesters

For more information, please visit the UNWE website: 

If you have any questions, please contact us on the following e-mail:

Sincerely yours,

Ekaterina Bogomilova
Coordinator of Master’s Programme in Nuclear Security

Senior Assitant Proffesor
Department ‚National and Regional Security‘,
University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria

UNWE – Master’s Programme in Nuclear Security

The New Addmission Cycle of the Master’s Programme in Nuclear Security at University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria in the framework of the NSS12 is now open.

Duration: 120 ECTS, two years.

Language: English

Deadline for Application:
 1st of August 2016

 The Master’s programme is a result of an agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Master’s Programme is developed and supported by International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) and several Bulgarian and International institutions, including the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Technical University – Sofia.

Several technical visits are organized to nuclear facilities.

In the past the students came from: Bulgaria, Nigeria, Zambia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Burkina Faso.

Tuition fees:
 4 000 Euro/year (for non- European students)

Programme Leader: Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov,

Dean of Faculty ‚Economics of Infrastructure’
and Head of Department ‚National and Regional Security‘,
University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria

More Information:

Master’s Programme in Nuclear Security

Life in Bulgaria:

Postal Address:Please be advised that according to the national regulations, application documents for studying at UNWE, sent by fax, e-mail or by post are not accepted, not examined and will be disregarded

blvd. “8-mi dekemvri”
, Department ‚National and Regional Security‘,
 University of National and World Economy
 , 1700 Sofia


Discourse: Industry 4.0 and its Impact on the Financial Sector

UNWE: Public Lecture on the Industry 4.0 and her Impact on the Financial Sector, Martin Stieger, Hans Unterdorfer, Sofia, March 2016

Industry 4.0 – Definition

  • Strong customization of products under the conditions of highly flexible mass production – eg spare parts production on demand
  • Digitalization networking of production machinery – eg Kuka robotics
  • Amalgamation of production and services eg Thyssen Krupp AG – elevators
  • Impact on secondary and tertiary sector of the economy – eg ING DiBa study; replacement of 18m jobs in GER

Change vs Mutation of Value Chain

  • Traditional change of vc
    • forward integration ie vertical integration include direct distribution
    • Traditional view on industry Portes´s five forces:
      • New entrants
      • Buyers bargaining power
      • Substitutes threat
      • Suppliers bargaining power
      • Intensity of rivalry
  • Mutation
    • Disruptive scenario
    • Replacement of industries
    • Post Newtonistic scenario
    • Integration of customer in production process
    • Emerging of customized mass production
    • Self-Performance of the customer as part of the entire process


  • Change of needs
  • Change of desires
  • Trends and fashions
  • Uncontrollable circumstances

Requirement of Flexibility

Virtual Currencies

  • Decentralized
  • Virtual
  • Based on open source software
  • currency
  • Disnitermediation – peer to peer payment

Round up

  • Customization
  • Integration of Customer
  • Instant production
  • Disintermediation
  • Mutation
  • Unpredictability – flexibility

Amalgamation of economies and sectors

A public lecture on The Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on The Financial Sector was delivered at the university by Dr. Martin Stieger, Director of the Center for European University Studies (CEUS) and Dr. Hans Unterdorfer, banking expert, Honorary Adviser of the Russian Federation in Austria. The Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev opened the meeting and presented the guests.

A public lecture on The Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on The Financial Sector was delivered at the university by Dr. Martin Stieger, Director of the Center for European University Studies (CEUS) and Dr. Hans Unterdorfer, banking expert, Honorary Adviser of the Russian Federation in Austria. The Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev opened the meeting and presented the guests.

The wide application of information technology and internet marketing has created a new chain of economic relations in the industrial and financial sector, the consumers are integrated by the internet area and the economic process has changed and has become unpredictable, outlined the lecturers. The change of needs, desires, tendencies and fashion as well as the unpredictability of circumstances requires economic flexibility for solving and controlling the market problems. The opportunity for online marketing and appearance of virtual currency such as bitcoin tries to replace the traditional ways of payment, pointed out Dr. Stieger and Dr. Unterdorfer.

Both scientists examined also the new industrial metamorphosis to which the world economy is faced up. They paid attention also to the newly discovered change of genetic codes and their importance for finding new mechanisms for measuring the economic indicators in the future.

The Rector of the university Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev awarded to Dr. Stieger and Dr. Unterdorfer Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of their public lecture

International Nuclear Security Master`s Degree Programme – Sofia

At an official ceremony the Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev opened the International Nuclear Security Master`s Degree Programme.

“I believe this first of its kind Master`s degree programme in Bulgaria will be successful and there will be achieved high results in the education”, said the Rector. He wished “Good luck!” to  the Bulgarian and foreign Masters and their lecturers.

At the event attended Mr. Dmitrii Nikonov from the Nuclear Security Directorate of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Head of the National and Regional Security Department and Dean of the Economics of Infrastucture Department of UNWE, students and lecturers.

The programme is worked out and implemented in the frameworks of Agreement of Cooperation between the UNWE and IAEA signed by the Rector Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev and the Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano during his visit to Sofia in June 2014.

Coordinator for implementation of the Agreement from the UNWE is Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov.

The objective of International Master`s Degree Programme is the preparation of highly qualified managerial staff for the nuclear security.

In the first alumni of the programme there will be educated eleven students form seven countries (Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Lebanon) and part of them are scholarship students of IAEA.

The Master`s Degree Programme is in the English Language.

It has duration of two years and combines theoretical and practical lessons.

In the programme are included 22 disciplines, laboratorial exercises, technical visits, simulations, etc.

In the education participate the lecturers team of the National and Regional Security Department, lecturers from Climent Ohridski University of Sofia, researchers from Acad. A. Balevski Institute of Metal Science, Equipment, and Technologies with Center for Hydro- and Aerodynamics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMSETHC-BAS), experts from the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA), Technical University of Sofia jointly with some foreign universities.

Methodical assistance to the Programme is ensured by the IAEA and the International Nuclear Security Education Network whose member our university has become in the middle of 2014.


UNWE: Prof. Stattev re-elected

Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev was re-elected as Rector of the University of National and World Economy for a second four years term.

Through a secret voting Prof. Stattev was supported by the delegates of the UNWE General Assembly with 298 votes of all 306 ones.

“Thank you heartily for the great confidence you have gifted me again. As well as for the “yoke” you put me by my consent”, said the Rector.

“Over these four years all we have approved that there are no random people at the UNWE”, expressed his point of view Prof. Stattev which he had also shared in the beginning of his first electoral term.

“All our results have proved it. Each person of our academic staff has an approved reputation in the lecturing work and in the science not only at our university”.

The Rector expressed his desire and confidence that in the future all members of the academic staff would realize their personal opportunities, their plans in the lecturing work and science as institutional of the favourite university.

This is the only way to continue being so united and harmonious in the future and to work for raising the prestige of UNWE.  Let`s wish ourselves a peaceful and successful mandate”, outlined Prof. Stattev.

Promotion in Sofia

Die bulgarischen Universitäten bieten – in Westeuropa oft zu wenig bekannt – hochqualitative und interessante Studienmöglichkeiten an.

Darunter auch spannende Promotions-Programme (PhD/Dr.).

So sind etwa an der UACG Universität für Architektur, Zivilingenieurwesen und Geodäsie in Sofia Promotionsvorhaben aus dem Bereich Immobilienwesen möglich oder können an der UNWE Universität für National- und Weltwirtschaft Sofia Dissertationen aus Themengebieten der Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaftslehre eingereicht werden.

Ich selbst durfte an der UNIBIT Universität für Bibliothekswissenschaft und Informationstechnologien (ebenfalls in Sofia) bereits zwei End-Verteidigungen hoch interessanter Doktorarbeiten miterleben.

Die Studiendauer beträgt regulär drei Jahre.
Wenn die Dissertation fertiggestellt ist und sowohl quantitativ als auch qualitativ entspricht, kann auch früher promoviert werden.

Die Promotionsurkunde wird in englischer und bulgarischer Sprache ausgestellt.

Die Promotionsleistung besteht aus einer Dissertation und der (2maligen) Verteidigung dieser vor einer Prüfungskommission vor Ort.

Im Laufe des Studiums werden auch zusätzliche Prüfungsleistungen erbracht, die je nach Universität unterschiedlich sein können (Projektarbeiten, Einsendeaufgaben, Essays ..).

Teile der Dissertation oder Fachartikel zum Promotionsfach müssen während der Erarbeitung der Doktorarbeit publiziert und auf Konferenzen (zumindest 2 x – auch als eingesandter Beitrag möglich) präsentiert werden – dabei unterstützen die betreuenden Professoren vor Ort.

Die Dissertation kann in deutscher oder englischer, natürlich auch bulgarischer Sprache verfasst werden.

Die Doktorarbeit wird publiziert und in einer eigenen Forschungsreihe der Uni aufgelegt.


Es werden die allgemein üblichen Anmeldeunterlagen benötigt:

– Kopie Reisepass (beglaubigt)
– 4 Passfotos (Bitte auf der Rückseite mit Namen versehen.)
– Europass-Lebenslauf: (Bitte in Englisch ausfüllen.)
– ein kurzes Motivationsschreiben (in englischer Sprache), 1/2 A-4-Seite warum man die Promotion anstrebt mit Thema und Forschungsfrage sowie -methode
– bereits allfällige Themenvorschläge für die Diss. – diese werden natürlich dann mit den Betreuern noch abgestimmt, aber die bulgarische Universität muss auf Grund der gewünschten Themenbereiche die geeigneten Betreuer aussuchen.
– alle Studienachweise (soweit möglich in englischer Sprache, deutschsprachige Urkunden müssen übersetzt werden) als beglaubigte Kopie

Als Lektor mehrerer bulgarischer Universitäten kann ich Sie gerne näher informieren: