Research Institute

Research Institute

The Research Institute in the structure of UE-Varna was founded by a decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria on October 21, 2015. At the meeting of the Academic council in December 2015 the governing bodies of the Institute were elected. The Academic council also elected the Scientific Council of the Institute which performs the role of a collective management body.

The Research Institute brings together the existing research and consultancy centers of UE-Varna into one structure. These are:

Strategic objectives of the Institute encompass directing research to important economic and social problems, strengthening the cooperation between UE-Varna and business, encouraging the participation of the academic staff of UE-Varna in national and international scientific programs and projects.

One of the leading priorities of the scientific activity in Research Institute is the development of regional economy. Therefore, the Institute seeks to develop closer relations and cooperation with the local authorities, business, other research centers, non-profit organizations and other in the region of Varna.

By creating the Research Institute UE-Varna meets the challenges of the dynamically changing socio-economic environment and answers to key documents such as the National strategy for development of higher education in Bulgaria (2014-2020), the National strategy for development of scientific research 2020, the Innovation strategy from smart specialization of Bulgaria (2014-2020), and others.

Governing Bodies


Academics University of Economics - Varna    Prof. Zoya Mladenova, PhD

Deputy Director

Academics University of Economics - Varna  Assoc. Prof. Violeta Dimitrova, PhD

Scientific Council 


Prof. Zoya Mladenova, PhD - Chair
Assoc. Prof. Violeta Dimitrova, PhD
Prof. Nadya Kostova, PhD
Prof. Veselin Hadzhiev, PhD
Prof. Plamen Iliev, PhD
Prof. Stefan Vachkov, PhD
Prof. Tania Dabeva, PhD
Prof. Vladimir Sulov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Bistra Vasileva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Mariya Kehayova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Stoyan Kirov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Temenuga Stoikova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Maria Stanimirova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Ilian Minkov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Dobrin Dobrev, PhD
Assist. Prof. Georgi Zelenkov

Administrative Assistant

Dimitrina Bakalova

Кабинет Office: 225 В

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University of Economics – Varna
Research  Institute
77, Kniaz Boris I Blvd.
9002 Varna

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