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University of Structural Engineering & Architecture
(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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General Information

The Higher School of Civil Engineering (VSU) “Lyuben Karavelov” is a successor of the specialized military engineering school, established in 1938 with Decree of His Majesty Tsar Boris III.

VSU “Lyuben Karavelov” is a state specialized higher school. Its public mission is to:

  • Educate Bulgarian and foreign citizens for the acquiring of higher education in the professional sphere of “Architecture, Engineering and Geodesy”;
  • Maintain European standards in the students' education;
  • Perform scientific research and application-practical activity in the realm of construction and architecture;
  • Perform qualification activity.

The School has long traditions in training specialists with higher education in the construction realm. Students of the School have taken their place in the construction branch as: well-known and respected construction businessmen; engineers practicing in our country and abroad; directors in different levels of the state and private sector; teachers in Higher Institutions and High Schools, scientific workers and others.

Today VSU “L. Karavelov“ prepares highly qualified construction experts in all degrees - Professional Bachelor, Bachelor, Master and Doctor (PhD). The School performs scientific research and application-practical activity, maintains international contacts and performs student and professor exchange with higher schools in all countries of the European Union.

Graduates from in VSU “L. Karavelov“ have great opportunities for realization in a great range of activities in the construction sphere.

VSU "L. Karavelov“ is situated in the southwestern part of Sofia in an ecologically clean area and its buildings are located on 106 decares of park terrain with beautiful view to Vitosha and Lyulin mountains. The School possesses its own study buildings, administrative premises and sports facilities, which form a campus with all the necessary conditions for education, research, sports and recreation.


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