The largest forum for student trainees and careers in Bulgaria – “National Career Days 2014 – A Good Career, A Good Life”

The largest forum for student trainees and careers in Bulgaria – “National Career Days 2014 – A Good Career, A Good Life” was held for the 7th time at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics. The event in Svishtov provided an opportunity to more than 1000 students to meet with representatives from 26 companies and institutions from the country, who represented business sectors corresponding to the portfolio of Bachelors and Masters degree programmes at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.

A congratulatory speech was given by Hristina Toshkova, a specialist in “Corporate relations” from Nestle, Bulgaria, which is the general sponsor of the national career days. Presenting the company's initiative called “Nestle needs young people”, she wished the students well in finding their first dream career.

Participants included: 1. Job Tiger 2, 3. Nestle Bulgaria PLC. 4. University career centres 5. UniCredit Bulbank 6. AIG 7. The FULBRIGHT Bulgarian-American commission for educational exchange 8. “Dignified labour” - the national network of information offices for the Confederation of Labour 9. ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria) PLC. 10. Societe Generale Expressbank 11. DZI and CiBank 12. KUKUI Corporation 13. Ideal Standard – Vidima PLC 14. The Employment Agency, a member of the EURES network 15. IC “Bul Ins” PLC 16, 17. United Bulgarian Bank 18. Allianz Bulgaria Holding PLC – Svishtov 19. The “Campaign A21” Foundation 20. EDLANTA – Study abroad 21. PROFI CREDIT Bulgaria 22. BON 23. AIESEC Svishtov 24. First Online Solutions 25. The “OZK – Assurance” PLC insurance company 26. FAVO PLC

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The first student scientific session entitled “Debt Management – 2014” has been held at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.

The first student scientific session entitled “Debt Management – 2014” has been held at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of  Economics. The pioneer event for the Svishtov Alma Mater was organised by the “Finance and Credit” department in accordance with the implementation of project IP2-2013 “Doctoral School of Finance and Master's Research in Financial Sciences” (The students from the Masters degree who participated in the session presented their individual and team developments, representing studies related to the deficit and debt in 22 countries – Belgium, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, France, the Czech Republic and Sweden).

The students' work focused on analyses of deficit and debt management in the above-mentioned countries for the period  2000 – 2013. The trends established  confirmed the strong negative effects of the financial and economic crisis of 2008 in these different countries, expressed mainly via higher interest costs on debt instruments. As there were particularly negative indicators found, the students from the Masters degree highlighted the group of EU members who have become known as the PIIGS group (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain).

 

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Dear Colleagues,
The website for the faculty of "Public Administration" at the University of Bucharest reported that a student from the Academy of Economics - Dragomir Draganov - who is studying the specialty of "Insurance and Social Policy" where the "Erasmus" the mobility programme was successfully ran in the winter semester of 2013/2014, ranks second amongst all other incoming international students regarding the number of acquired mobility credits.

For more information:
http://www.faa.ro/index.php/ne-mandrim-cu-ei/158-succese-ale-studentilor-in-stagiile-de-studii-erasmus-incoming

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The founder of a leading software company educates students from the Tsenov Academy of Economics

A master-class on "Building Web Applications for Business in the dWare OS Through an Event-Based Approach " was held at the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The forum was attended by students from the third and fourth year in "Business Informatics" and lecturers from the same department.  The guest speaker was Damyan Ivanov, the founder of the company dWare Ltd., Sofia - one of the first Bulgarian software companies which was established in November 10th, 1989. Students were shown the basic steps of working with dWare OS. Along with this, they were shown pre-developed dWare OS applications running in real time for Bulgarian Post PLC and Bulgarian National Radio.  

At the end of the master-class, Damyan Ivanov stressed the importance of the specific role and position of students studying the subject "Business Informatics", namely a combination of specialist economic knowledge and information technology, which is becoming an integral part of business reality. Presentation of this topic involved Diana Dimitrova - the senior expert in "Accounting Systems" for the company.

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The Academic Centre for Career Guidance and Public Relations at the Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov and the National Rural Network in Bulgaria have announced the following youth initiative:

The National Rural Network in Bulgaria is an organisation designed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as a tool to support and implement their policy for rural areas (for more about the organisation and its activities, you can visit their site: www.nsm.bg).

The initiative is dedicated to young people and, in particular, young people in rural areas of Bulgaria and its aim is to discover, collect and highlight positive examples of initiatives and projects undertaken with and for young people in rural Bulgaria.

There are no restrictions on the type of initiatives and type of organisations. These can be NGOs, community centres, informal youth groups or similar. The only requirement is to have a project or initiative (which may be ongoing) with or for youth in a rural area or small village in Bulgaria .

For aims and objectives, visit the new page at the NRN website:  http://www.nsm.bg/youth

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The Academic Centre for Career Guidance and Public Relations at at the D.A.Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov and the NGO "Zaedno v Chas".

Zaedno v Chas / Teach For Bulgaria is a nonprofit organisation that hires the most talented young teachers in Bulgarian state schools, thereby ensuring access to quality education for every child regardless of where they live and what the financial status of their parents are. Zaedno v Chas is a partner of the international organisation Teach For All, which aids related organisations in 30 countries such as the USA, the UK, Germany, China and India.

Our programme for leadership and professional development is aimed at students in the final year of their education, as well as young specialists from various professional fields, who can be characterised by their perseverance, hard work and dedication to excellence. The programme begins with intensive training in an international model of "teaching as a leader," followed by employment at a school for two years. Teachers from Zaedno v Chac teach children from disadvantaged families, passing on skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable them to have a successful future.

You can apply via the website: - http://zaednovchas.bg/.

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The Patron’s Day at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics was celebrated by an official ceremony and a procession through the streets

The academic community in Svishtov once again demonstrated their recognition, honour, gratitude and respect for the benefactor,  Dimitar Apostolov Tsenov . On Patron’s Day at the Academy of Economics - November 8th - hundreds of students together with academic and administrative staff attended the ceremony at the Benefactor’s monument via a procession to his grave.

The Patron’s Day celebrations began with a performance by a brass band , who were accompanied at the Benefactor’s monument by the Rector - Prof. Velichko Adamov - , Bishop Gregory from Veliko Tarnovo, the President of the General Assembly of the Academy of Economics, Vice-Rectors, Deans of Faculties and the President of the Student Council .

Dimitar Tsenov contributed to the foundation of the university in Svishtov via his donation more than 100 years ago and also had contributed to the development of our country, said Prof. Daniel Vrachovski, President of the General Assembly, in his speech at the ceremony.

"To date, the "Dimitar Tsenov " Academy of Economics has been a European-style modern university, " - said the President of the General Assembly. In his opinion, he said that the spiritual heritage of the Benefactor was enhanced each year by each alma mater student at the university in Svishtov, which in recent years has educated about 140,000 people.

As a sign of gratitude to the Benefactor, Dimitar Tsenov, wreaths were laid at the monument on behalf of the Rector, academic leadership, the student community and the AIESEC student organisation. Those attending the ceremony - students, faculty members and staff from the Academy of Economics - participated in the procession and pilgrimage to the Benefactor’s tomb. The procession left the Rectorate, went on to the "Aleko " central square and the main street , past the First Bulgarian Library and ended the monastery of "St. Peter and St. Paul ", where Dimitar Tsenov is buried.

 

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2nd International conference of tourism, hospitality and recreation 2014! Poznan, Poland, 19-21.05.2014

WELCOME TO 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION 2014!  Poznan, Poland,  19-21.05.2014

The International Conference of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation 2014 (EJTHR 2014) that will take place in Poznan (Poland), on 19th -21st May, is co-organized by the GITUR – Tourism Research Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal) and two Polish universities: the University School of Physical Education in Poznan and the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz.

The conference is promoted by the European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (EJTHR), and its aim is to bring together scholars, researchers, practitioners and students from all areas of Tourism, that includes all domains of tourism and leisure research.   The EJTHR 2014 intends to promote mutual dialog, interaction and understanding of various stakeholders of tourism research outputs, including academic researchers and scholars, industry professionals, and tourism policy makers and national tourism organizations.

Our keynote speakers are:

·         Professor Dimitrios Buhalis   (Bournemouth University), ·         Profesor Alexis Papathanassis  (The Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences) , ·         Professor Carlos Costa (The University of Aveiro - Portugal), ·         Professor Antonio Magliulo (President of the Academic Committee of NECSTouR - Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism), ·         Professor Ewa Dziedzic (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), ·         Dr. Lóránt Dávid (The Károly Róbert College, Gyöngyös, The Honorary Associate Professor at Szent István University, Gödöllő in Hungary), ·         Dr. Sofia Eurico (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, the associate member  of the Tourism Research Group - GITUR), ·         Rob Davidson (University of  Greenwich).

More information you can find on our website http://www.icthr.byd.pl/index.php?id=1 Feel invited!  

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New Master's degree and educational programmes in D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

The D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics is starting to accept students for the new Master’s degree and educational programmes for the academic year 2013-2014.  Since 1999 there has been an intake of 20,000 students for the distance forms, and the higher school in Svishtov is a leader in the market for electronic and distance educational products at Master’s level in Bulgaria.

For the upcoming academic year 2013-2014, it is providing flexible possibilities in its methods of accepting students and education in a distance form including conducting an online defense of a Master’s dissertation.  Candidate students can choose between more than 100 full-time and distance Master’s programmes in the professional areas of ‘Economics’ and ‘Administration and Management’.

The new Master’s programmes are ‘Educational Management’ and ‘European Business and Regulations’.  Amongst the new programmes is also ‘Financial Management’, delivered in English, which has attracted even more attention than at its inception the previous year.

Education at the Academy is in accordance with the accreditation for higher schools and management quality standards, ISO 9001:2008.  With the distance form of learning, which requires no physical attendance, modern web-based technologies are used.

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D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in the International Summer Economic School

The D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics has participated once again in the International Summer Economic School which is organised every year by Donetsk National University in Ukraine. This year’s forum brought together students from Russia, Belarus, France, Georgia, Armenia, Portugal, Turkey, China, India, the USA, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and Ukraine.

The educational and recreational activities included in the international forum's varied programme were held in Svetogorsk. The participants' exploration started with the Global Village initiative where the students presented their countries through specific foods and beverages, typical only for their country, traditional dress and sweets.

A special surprise was the presentation of Bulgarian folk clothing by the student Vesela Zvezdelinova.

The first scientific event was the Student Conference where the participants presented their reports on economic subjects. The organisers had prepared a scientific entertainment game - an economic activity in three stages, in which three arbitrary teams of students had to create their own country's anthem, flag, coat of arms, motto and dance.

The students from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics received the award for third place for their scientific contributions.

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New bilateral agreement was signed in Ukraine

During the official visit by the delegationon from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics on 16.07.2013 at the Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine a bilateral agreement was signed for cooperation between both universities. It was signed by the Rector of the Tsenov Academy of Economics, Prof. Velichko Adamov, PhD and the Rector of the Kyiv National Economic University, Prof. Pavlenko Anatoliy Fedorovych, DSc – Hero of Ukraine. In educational rankings of Ukraine universities, the Kyiv National Economic University occupies a position in the top three universities in Ukraine and is a leader among the national economic universities.

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Prof. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD, the Vice-Rector of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics is awarded the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Zhitomir State Technological University, Ukraine

Vice-Rector of the Tsenov Academy of Economics - Prof. Dr. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD was awarded the honorary title "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Zhitomir State University of Technology, Ukraine.

Honorary symbols awarded her title Prof. Dr. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD received a formal meeting of the scientists in the Ukrainian city of the Rector of the University - Prof. Petro Melnichuk, DSc. (Tech).. Among the reasons for awarding the honorary title of the scientific achievements of Prof. Dr. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD in finance and successfully implemented international projects, as well as its contribution to cooperation between the two universities. The decision to award the honorary rank of Vice-Rector of Svishtov Academy was adopted unanimously by the Board of scientists the Zhitomir State Technological University at the end of May, 2013.

During the ceremony honored symbols of Prof. Dr. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD, Vice -Rector of the Ukrainian Universities - Prof. Oksana Oleynik, DSc. (Econ) recalled that relations and fruitful cooperation between the Tsenov Academy of Economics and Zhitomir State Technological University a 15-year history. The first official cooperation agreement was signed in 2008 - 10 years after the first publications of Svishtov teachers in publications of the Ukrainian University. Among the events that occurred during the years between the two universities have participated in exchanges of teachers and students in scientific conferences, joint publications dictionary of economic terms, collections and textbooks. Students in the Zhitomirsky University learn Bulgarian language.

As an honorary doctor of the Zhitomir State Technological University, Prof. Dr. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD gave academic speech entitled "Financial aspects of education," which was accepted with great interest and followed by discussion. After the official ceremony honored symbols, the Vice-Rector of the Tsenov Academy of Economics held a meeting with faculty from the Department of "Finance" to the Zhitomir State Technological University.

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Students from Svishtov visited the European Parliament at the invitation of the Bulgarian MEP

Students from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, led by the Vice-Rector for "Scientific Research and Development of Academic Staff Development" - Prof. Ivan Varbanov, PhD visited the European Parliament for a day. Svishtov students visited Brussels at the invitation of the Bulgarian MEP, Prof. Vladko Panaiotov. The invitation was made at the end of last year, when Prof. DSc. Vladko Panaiotov, PhD visited the Tsenov Academy of Economics and presented the future framework for the European Union's science and innovation programme, "Horizon - 2020."

At a special presentation at the European Parliament, the students were shown Euro institutions, their structures and their way of working. During the visit, the young economists were able to discuss what the obligations of an MEP are, what the challenges are when working with people from 27 countries and what responsibilities are taken when making decisions that affect the daily lives of over 500 million people.

Included in the iteinerary was a chance for the students to visit the Parlamentarium, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. In the Visitor Centre for the European Parliament, which provides information in all 23 official EU languages ​​through audio digital guides, students travelled through time from the beginning of European integration to the present day. The  exhibition focused on featuring the past and present, and outlined future prospects for the European Parliament and the European Union.

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Prof. Ivan Varbanov, PhD - “Doctor Honoris Cause” of the Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine

The Vice Rector of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics – Prof. Ivan Varbanov, PhD, was awarded with honorary title of “Doctor Honoris Cause” from the Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine. Prof. Varbanov, PhD, received the honorary regalia awarded to him with regard to the title from the Rector, Prof. Yuriy Lega, DSc (Tech) at a formal sitting of the Board of Sciences of the Cherkasy State Technological University.

Among the reasons for awarding the honorary title to the Vice Rector of the Tsenov Academy of Economics were his scientific achievements and contribution to collaboration between both universities.

The D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics has developed a relationship with two main Faculties at the Cherkasy State Technological University – the Financial-Economic Faculty and the Faculty of Economics and Management. One aspect of this cooperation is the participation of lecturers and PhD students from Svishtov in different conferences held at the Ukrainian University.

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The first video conference to have student participation was held by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova

The first video conference to have student participation was held by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova. The title of the online forum was “Information Security” and students participated from the second and third years of the “Business Informatics” specialty.

Each Higher School presented two reports. The first presentations were given by the students from the Tsenov Academy of Economics in the third year of the specialty “Business Informatics”. The working language for the presentations at the first video conference was English. The meeting was closed by Prof. Mishova who expressing her gratitude to the young scientists for their interesting topics. The Vice Rector of the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova encouraged the graduates from both universities to continue their cooperation in future by holding similar video conferences and participating in traditional scientific forums.

 

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The Rector of The Tsenov Academy of Economics awarded the first scholarships from the "Dobra Nedyalkova" fund

At The Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov, scholarships have been awarded by the "Dobra Nedyalkova" fund, which was first established in 2010.

The university endowment fund in the name of Dobra Nedyalkova was established by a legacy from her charity to provide monetary support to students at the Academy in Svishtov. The inaugural act states that there are at least two scholarships – one for a student with social priority needs and one for a student who has achieved high academic success.

Via a proposal made by the Student Council, which was approved by the Academic Council of the D. A. Tsenov Academy, in the first year in which the scholarships were awarded by the "Dobra Nedyalkova" fund, a one-off bursary of 500 leva was received by five graduates from the Academy of Economics - three orphaned students without and two who had excellent grades.

The scholarships from the "Dobra Nedyalkova" fund was awarded to these students by the Rector of the Academy of Economics, Prof. Velichko Adamov, PhD, at a meeting of the Academic Council.

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The joint training company “TUGSA”, run by students from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and Gabrovo Technical University, won two prizes at the young business forum “Rising stars”

The joint training company “TUGSA”, run by students from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and Gabrovo Technical University, won two prizes at the young business forum “Rising stars”. The national tournament for “The best training company”, organized by Junior Achievement Bulgaria, was opened by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. The fifth session of the large business forum attracted 37 pupil and 20 student companies from the country. The participants presented their companies, innovative ideas and entrepreneurial thinking to top managers and representatives of governmental institutions.

The fifth session of the large business forum attracted 37 pupil and 20 student companies from the country. The participants presented their companies, innovative ideas and entrepreneurial thinking to top managers and representatives of governmental institutions.

Two students participated from the joint training company “TUGSA”:  Velizar Gutov, Alexandar Kirilov and their leader Assist. Georgi Angelov from the fourth year of the specialty of “Finance” from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, and four students from Gabrovo Technical University. They presented an attractive prototype of a three wheeled vehicle which is powered by a solar panel on the roof or from electrical power via a charged battery at the national tournament.

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A formal session of the Faculty Council for the Faculty of Management and Marketing was the culmination of events marking the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Department of International Economic Relations at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

A formal session of the Faculty Council for the Faculty of Management and Marketing was the culmination of events marking the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Department of International Economic Relations at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.

In his opening remarks to the members of the department, the Rector, Prof. Velichko Adamov, PhD, stated that the specialty of IER has not only traditional importance, but also national and international recognition. Considering the merits of the creator and Head of the Department – Prof. Atanas Damyanov, DSc - the Rector gave him a titular honourary sash. With best wishes to the lecturers of the department in maintaining their innovative spirit and new opportunities for admissions, Prof. Adamov awarded the Department of International Economic Relations with a plaque for its contribution to the development and promotion of the Tsenov Academy of Economics.

Presenting the current 12 members of academic staff (two professors, doctors of science; four associate professors; three head assistants, doctors, three assistants), Assoc. Prof. Zaharieva gave deserved attention to these scientists and lecturers who have supported and assisted in the scientific development of members of the department and have delivered educational programmes. Over the past 20 years, lecturers from the Department of International Economic Relations have published 20 monographs, over 50 papers, over 100 articles and more than 100 scientific reports (25 of these published abroad). An award for special achievement and international recognition was given to Prof. Dr. Atanas Damyanov, DSc, for the 9th Congress for the Internationalisation of Education and Training in Entrepreneurship as the best development of 1999. The final event dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Department of International Economic Relations was the Jubilee International Scientific Conference entitled “The future of integration, the future of the European Union”.

The scientific papers covered four main topics: “Perspectives on global integration processes”, “Scenarios for the development of the European Union” and “Trans-boundary cooperation”. The reports presented at the international conference will be published in a special collection.

 

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Gold medal for “S. A. Nove” dance club

A gold medal and lots of other accolades were awarded to the “S.A.Nove”  dance club at the Tsenov Academy of Economics from their participation in the 4th National tournament in folk arts, called “Euro folk 2013”.

The tournament was held in Veliko Tarnovo as part of the 17th Staroplaninski festival of “Balkan folk”. Both forums are part of the “Euro folk” musical celebrations which were organised by the European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF). Participation in the festival had participants of over 300 groups from all folklore genres and ethnographic regions in Bulgaria, and around 80 ensembles competed in the tournament and they were divided into 8 categories and two age groups. The “S.A.Nove” dance club was established in the autumn of 2007 by folk dance amateurs who were working at the Tsenov Academy of Economics, some of whom took part in this art form for the first time.

 

The “S.A.Nove” dance club is composed of lecturers and members of staff from the Tsenov Academy of Economics. It participated in the category “processed folk dances”. The gold medal in this category was won by the ladies from Svishtov due to their performance of the dances “Horovodna vartelejka” and “Pastar gaitan”. Both dances combine elements of different folklore regions in the country. The impressive choreography, the high tempo and the performance level made the jury rise to their feet with applause.

The gold medal and their excellent performance meant that the “S.A.Nove” dance club received an invitation for participation in the 3rd world championship in folklore dancing, “World Folk 2013”, which will held between the period 22 August – 1 September in Nesebar.

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