Mission of the Agricultural University - Plovdiv

  • To provide high quality student-centered education guaranteeing competitiveness on the Bulgarian, the European and the world labour market;
  • To achieve research results ensuring their rapid introduction into practice;
  • To bring up citizens committed to civic virtues, capable of making policies and strategies in the agricultural sector;
  • To preserve the traditional love of Bulgarian people to land and its richness, their desire for knowledge and the values of Bulgarian agricultural education and science;
  • The Agricultural University should earn the social acknowledgement as a leading institution in the area of agricultural business, science and education.

Journey through the Years

1945

Foundation of the first State University in Plovdiv with two Faculties: of Agronomy and Forestry and of Medicine. The Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry set the foundations of the present Agricultural University.

1950

Establishment of the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv as an independent higher educational institution.

1975

Convergence of the Bulgarian higher agricultural education in the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv after the transfer of the agronomic programmes from the Agricultural Academy – Sofia to Plovdiv.

1983

Three Faculties established at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv: of Agronomy, Horticulture with Viticulture and Plant and Soil Protection

1985

Foundation of the Faculty of Social Professions at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv.

1991

Five Faculties are included in the structure of the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv: of Agronomy, Horticulture with Viticulture, Plant Protection and Agroecology, Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Free-Choice Faculty.                  

1995

Agroecological Centre with a demonstration  farm established at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv.

2001

Successful institutional accreditation in November and positive assessment of the self-evaluation report for transferring the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv into the Agricultural University – Plovdiv.

2001

Transferring the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv into the Agricultural University – Plovdiv by Decision of the 38th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted on 4th April 2001, promulgated in the State Gazette of 10 April2001.

Agricultural University Plodiv
Bulgaria, Plovdiv 4000
12 "Mendeleev" Blvd.
Phone: +359 32 654300
Fax: +359 32 633157

www.au-plovdiv.bg