An exhibition match between teachers and students completed the most popular sporting event at the Academy of Economics
The most popular sporting event in the Tsenov Academy of Economics - a soccer tournament - ended with a demonstration match between teachers and students.
This year's tournament, which is annually organised by the Department of "Physical Education" and the Student Council, was attended by a record number of students. Nearly 400 graduates from Svishtov University from all courses and majors, including graduates in full time education, formed 38 teams, and formed 8 groups for the first round after division by lots. According to the rules of the football competition, "Football 5 “, recognised by the International Football Federation (FIFA), the game was in two halves of 15 minutes and each team had 4 field players and a goalkeeper with a right to an unlimited number of turns.
In the exhibition match between teachers and students experience took its toll. In a strictly disciplined game, the game ended with a score of 5-0 in favour of the teachers. Contributing to the victory as captain were Professor Kirev, PhD, and all other teachers involved at different points in the game.
The organisers of the sports event had provided prizes for two players from the teaching team. The award for long-standing contributions to the sporting activities of the Academy of Economics was received by Prof. Luben Kirev, PhD. The prize for the best playing Professor was awarded to Prof. Krasimir Shishmanov.
The Rector of Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine has been bestowed the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Tsenov Academy of Economics
The Rector of Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine - Prof. Andrew Igorovich Krisovatiy, PhD – has been bestowed the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The ceremony for the nominee for the honorary doctorate took place in the ceremonial theatre at the university and began with the anthem of the Republic of Bulgaria and the students' anthem performed by the First Bulgarian choir.
Among the guests at the ceremony were Nicolae Mirkovic - MP, member and secretary of the Parliament of Romania, Chairman of the Committee on Defense and National Security, Tudor Angel - Advisor to the Secretary of the Chamber of Deputies in Romania, Georgi Nakov - Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Timisoara and Mayor of Star Beshenov, Prof. Dr. Scn. Eugene Vasiljevic Savelev - Head of the Department of "International Economics" and Assoc. Prof. Roman Tsikvas, PhD - Head of the Department of "Sport" from Ternopil National Economic University, Doctor of Economics Larissa Sidelynikova - Chair of "Taxes and Fiscal Policy" from Kherson National Technical University .
The Chairman of the Academy of Economics - Prof. Dr. Daniel Vrachovski - presented the honorary title in recognition of the nominee's scientific and public activities.
Via his biography, it became clear that Professor Krisovatiy has been very closely associated with the Tsenov Academy of Economics through his research and teaching.
In 2002, Professor Krisovatiy together with a team from the Tsenov Academy of Economics, began work on a monograph dealing with the issue of, "The Theory of Finance and Politics of the Modern State."
The decision by the Academic Council for the award of the honorary title was presented to the guests at the ceremony by the Rector - Prof. Velichko Adamov, PhD. He explained that the honorary title was being awarded to Professor Krisovatiy, "for special merits in the bilateral scientific and cultural exchange between the two higher education institutions, and for his scientific contributions to the theory and practice of finance." Professor Adamov presented the new Dr. Hon. Causa the honorary accoutrements - framed diplomas and scrolls, and a plaque with the name of Professor Andrew Krisovatiy as an honorary doctor of the Tsenov Academy of Economics. He then delivered an academic speech on "Fiscal Instruments - macroeconomic adjustment".
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.
A scientific session for students entitled “An innovative project idea”
A scientific session for students entitled “An innovative project idea” was organised by the Department of Industrial Business and Entrepreneurship at the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The forum was the first of its kind and was held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Department and the specialty of “Industrial Economics”.
In total, 74 students took part – 53 of them were full time students and 21 were from the part time cohort. Twelve of the students were awarded prizes for participating in the final round, as the projects were assessed in advance via two criteria – the “attractiveness of the idea” and the “level of motivation, integrity and quality”, which were the key factors in the project.
Nina Hincheva took first place with a project for a shop where customers could go shopping without money, called “No need of money”. The jury assigned second place to the innovative idea of Kremena Tsvetanova for a table with an electronic menu, entitled “Table with an E – menu”. Third place was awarded to Kalin Topalski for a smart washing machine and was called “Maxime utilis”.
A national tournament for pupils in accounting was held at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics
A national tournament for pupils in accounting was held at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics. It motivated graduates of economic schools in the country to compete in a distinctive competition. The forum was organised by the Department of Accounting and Education and the Career Centre and was held under the patronage of the Rector of the Svishtov Alma Mater – Prof. Velichko Adamov, PhD.
The national tournament took place a few days after the celebrations for the professional day of certified public accountants.
A pupil from the Professional School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik took first place. Second place went to TG “Vasil Aprilov” from Cherven Bryag and third place was awarded to PGSUAU from Silistra.
During the forum a meeting was held with representatives from secondary schools and high schools, teaching staff from the Department of Accounting, directors of various centres at the Tsenov Academy of Economics, the Alumni club “Accountant” from the alumni association at the Tsenov Academy of Economics and also representatives from the practice.
A record number of participants attended the Student Scientific Session by the "Finance and credit" Department at the Tsenov Academy of Economics
A record number of students participated in the scientific session dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of "Finance" at the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The forum, organised by the department of "Finance and Credit", on the topic of, "Solutions for business development and economic growth", attracted participants from all courses and subjects of the Svishtov Alma Mater and other universities.
The scientific session was opened by Rector of the Academy of Economics - Prof. Velichko Adamov. Whn welcoming the participants, he stressed that the reason for holding the forum was not only for the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of "Finance", but to give students the ability to show what they can do at this stage and what they want to achieve.
Students were divided into four competitive sections according to their degree of preparation. After presenting the reports, different sections held an award ceremony. All students received certificates of participation in the conference, and the best representatives were honoured with certificates and cash prizes provided by the department of "Finance and Credit".
Each section awarded one first and two second places, which included the twelve winners who are graduates of the department of "Finance and Credit" and also specialising in "Finance".
A financial manager from the U.S.A. trained students from Svishtov in leadership and emotional intelligence
His first public event was organised by a circle of colleagues from the speciality of “Finance” at the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The circle was formed only 3-4 months ago with the assistance of the Vice-Rector for Students, Information and Social Policy– Assoc. Prof. Teodora Dimitrova, PhD - regarding the development of research students from Svishtov university. Familiar and less familiar colleagues formed special optional classes which attracted seniors from the speciality of "Finance" with common interests. Under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Plamen Patev, PhD, a lecturer at the department of "Finance and Credit", the students started to research in finance and portfolio management.
At the initiative of participants in the circle, the Business Academy held a workshop for young financiers and as a guest speaker was invited who is a financial manager at "Procter & Gamble" (Procter & Gamble, P & G) - Todd Geist - who is responsible for the global training and qualification of all financial managers in the company’s branches in the U.S.A.. Practical training was conducted in English, focusing on two main themes: "Through leadership for success" and "Emotional intelligence."
Todd Geist presented the company's system for the assessment and development of emotional intelligence. In this regard, he helped students from Svishtov actually begin to write their individual development plan based on leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
The path from sitting on a student’s bench to getting a desired job, presented at the Alumni Club of Department of International Economic Relations
The events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Department of International Economic Relations at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics continue. Part of the activities under the project № K4-2013 by the Institute for Scientific Research was "20 Years of the Department of International Economic Relations - innovation through integration", which was created in one day. The organisers of the event were the Department of International Economic Relations and the Alumni Club of graduates from the aforementioned specialty.
At the seminar, entitled “How I got here” (the path from sitting on a student’s bench to getting a desired job)”, students from different courses in the specialty of “International Economic Relations” met with people from practice who have graduated with the same specialty. The fact that the lecturers at the seminar were alumni from the Academy who had graduated from the specialty of “International Economic Relations” helped current students to identify more clearly and accurately with the good examples presented which gave them even stronger motivation to become successful after their graduation. Representatives from practice who took part in the seminar were: Milen Metev – owner of SoftVisia.com, Plamen Mihov – ProfiCredit, Martin Stoyanov – HP, Polya Mihova – Postbank, Anna Krashovska – the Bulgarian Agency for Export Insurance, Iva Vasileva – Siemens and Orlin Penkov – Dalkia. Lecturers participated in the forum from the Department of International Economic Relations, among whom were Prof. Atanas Damyanov, DSc – Director of the Department, Assoc. Prof. Galina Zaharieva, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Iliev, PhD and Head Assist. Galin Stefanov, PhD.
The second part, organised around the project by the Department of International Economic Relations, was a training session on “How to pass an interview successfully”. Thirteen students from the fourth year were included in the simulation of an interview for the desired position. They passed through a few stages – from filling in a CV and cover letter, to going through a psychological test, until they sat for an interview panel. Within the project there was also a round table held, entitled “The quality of education in international economic relations and the requirements of business”. At the session representatives participated from business alongside lecturers from the Department. The discussion, the inferences and the conclusions obtained from the round table outlined measures to raise the quality of education in the specialty of “International Economic Relations”.
Students from the specialty of “Marketing” won first and third places in the Fourth National Student Olympiad in Marketing, entitled “Olympics 4.0”
Students from the specialty of “Marketing” won first and third places in the Fourth National Student Olympiad in Marketing, entitled “Olympics 4.0”, which was held between 13-14 April 2013. The organisers and hosts of the event were the Departments of Marketing and Strategic Planning, and the Student’s Council from the University of National and World Economics.
Thirty "Marketing" students participated in the Olympics from six universities in the country, divided into ten teams. The D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics was represented by these students: Atanaska Reshetkova, Martina Krasteva, Dimitar Georgiev, Mariyan Krachunov, Yana Bogdanova, Diana Nikolova and their leader Head Assist. Marusia Smokova, PhD.
During the first day of the Olympics, for more than six hours, the teams from the Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov, the University of National and World Economics in Sofia, the University of Economics in Varna, the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bourgas Free University and South-West University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad worked on the evaluation and prioritization of target markets and the development and rationalisation of a marketing strategy for servicing the former. On the second day of the Olympics the students presented and defended their marketing projects.
The jury for the Olympics was the management team from Nestlé, Bulgaria, and assessment of the participants was carried out according to an established criteria system for the evaluation of marketing projects in international companies.
An honorary diploma was awarded to the teams ranked in first place (the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov), second place (the University of Economics, Varna) and third place (the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov) along with souvenirs from Nestlé, Bulgaria, and the Student’s Council at the University of National and World Economics.
“Business in Practice” – 2013 provoked more than 170 students to participate in the project of AIESEC – Svishtov
The local office of the AIESEC student organisation in Svishtov has, for the fourth consecutive year, successfully realized their "Business in Practice" project. This year's forum was attended by over 170 students from the 3rd and 4th year of various courses at the Tsenov Academy of Economics. The project aims to establish a connection between the alumni of the Alma Mater in Svishtov, companies seeking innovative solutions for their business and potential future employers. The main idea of the forum is to connect theory with real-world examples of business by students solving cases raised by these companies.
Welcoming participants to the forum on behalf of the Rector - Prof. Velichko Adamov, Ph.D - and the academic leadership was Vice-Rector Assoc. Prof. Teodora Dimitrova, Ph.D. She stressed that the AIESEC project was in full harmony with ongoing academic policy, because its goal is, via the relationship between education and business, to develop an adequate, attractive and market-oriented educational product that fully meets the needs of business practice. After welcoming participants to the forum, the Director of the Education and Career Centre at the Academy of Economics - Head Assistant Nikolay Ninov, Ph.D, expressed his gratitude to the members of the student organisation for its significant partnership, he stressed that the local office of AIESEC has developed some very impressive activities in terms of giving young people the chance to express themselves as leaders
The forum this year included four companies from Svishtov and Pleven. With the development team case studies were used at the office of AIESEC. Assignments made by the team were focused in areas such as marketing and promotional campaigns, human resource development, feasibility development and trade, information technology, accounting, accreditation and exports. The Academy of Economics participated in two cases - one in audit, and the other concerned the creation and design of an innovative WEB site project. All students received certificates of participation, and the best were honoured with awards from business representatives
State student championship in table tennis
The state student championship in table tennis, which was organised by the Association for Students Sport - “Academic” - together with the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, gathered players from 18 Higher Educational Schools in Svishtov. The tournament was held in the Sports Complex Hall in Svishtov.
As well as the home team – the Tsenov Academy of Economics - teams from different universities in Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Turnovo, Plovdiv, Shumen, Rousse, Razgrad and Varna participated in the tournament.
The championship was held on 5th, 6th and 7th of April. On the first day a match took place which included players from the 1st and 2nd round in the men’s and women’s team championship. During the next two days the finals were played for the men’s and women’s team, individual men and women, the doubles and the mixed doubles up to the final. There were 51 medals and 2 cups awarded. First places in the team standings of men and women were taken by the representatives from the National Sports Academy.
The Tsenov Academy was also successfully represented. Second place in the team standings for women for the Svishtov Alma Mater was won by Violeta Angelova, Meidjan Bakalova and Desislava Yordanova. They finished third in the women’s doubles and Meidjan once again proved that she is a big name in tennis and she took second place in the individual competition.
The Department of International Economic Relations at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics is celebrating 20 years since its founding
The Department of International Economic Relations at the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics is celebrating 20 years since its founding. The series of events organised to mark the anniversary started with a basketball tournament in which lecturers and students from the department participated. Only basketball was selected for the tournament because it was possible to include many students and also the teaching staff of the department who regularly practice this popular sport.
On the occasion of their twenty-year anniversary, the Department of International Economic Relations held a tree planting campaign. More than 80 students and teachers from the department participated in the planting of 20 sycamore trees – one tree for each year of the jubilee.
The choice of sycamore trees (Platanus orientalis) was not a random decision because this species of tree thrives well in urban conditions where polluted air is not an obstacle to growth and development. The money for the purchase of these trees was collected via donations from the teachers in the department, alumni, and students from the third and fourth year of the specialty.
An Italian student, who is rated among the top 20 of the best IT specialists in his country, visited the Tsenov Academy of Economics.
Vittorio Bui is an Italian student from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia who visited the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics. He is the owner of his own company and he is rated among the top 20 of the best young IT specialists in Italy. He gave a lecture in English entitled “The startup of you” to students from Svishtov.
The Italian guest disclosed that the secret of successful startups for young people is that there is “no secret”. In his words, the most important thing is to have a vision, to be disciplined and self-critical, to find people with which to achieve your goal step by step and to be focused on your dreams. Speaking of successful startups in the career development of young people, Vittorio said that the beginning is difficult for everyone. In this case he highlighted some specific steps to achieve the objective.
After the lecture the meeting continued with a discussion in which the students from Svishtov had the opportunity to ask questions and to comment on different moments related to good startups by young people.
Students from the Tsenov Academy of Economics organized "Art Day" for children with disabilities
Students from the Tsenov Academy of Economics who are part of the largest international student organization AIESEC, are continuing the realisation of their social project "You care". The initiative by the students of the Svishtov Alma Mater, launched in 2012, continued with a series of social events aimed at children, students and the city community. Recent events that students of AIESEC, Svishtov have undertaken have been related to training students and activities for children with disabilities.
"The event, held at the day care centre for children with disabilities and entitled "Art Day", was an extraordinary experience for everyone – the children, students and for us" - said Zhivka Petrova, president of the local office of AIESEC, Svishtov. She told us that all participants had fun working together painting landscapes, colouring and making clay figurines. Students from the Tsenov Academy of Economics take an active part in AIESEC, Svishtov and will continue the implementation of its projects and initiatives. The goal for the alumni of the Svishtov Alma Mater is to show their colleagues and the public that, "through desire and perseverance, together as a team, we can begin to make the changes you want to see."
The D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics provides new opportunities for teaching staff and staff training mobility in foreign universities within the Erasmus programme
An information day was recently held within Erasmus programme, organised by the Centre for International Cooperation and Projects. The Director of the Centre familiarized the lecturers and the members of staff with new opportunities for teaching staff and staff training mobility within the Erasmus programme for the academic year 2012-2013.
It was with great satisfaction that the Centre reported that the range of university contacts with which Svishtov university implements partnerships is growing in each subsequent year. In the current academic year the opportunities for applying for teaching staff and staff training mobilities have increased with 5 new inter-institutional bilateral agreements concluded with Croatia, Portugal, Poland, Latvia and Macedonia in the previous academic year.
At the information meeting the selection criteria for application were presented, along with documents required, the duration and the conditions for the implementation of different mobilities.
Prof. Lyuben Kirev, PhD – “Doctor Honoris Cause” of Donetsk National University
Prof. Lyuben Kirev, PhD – Vice Rector of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics was awarded and became "Doctor Honoris Causa" of Donetsk National University, Ukraine. At the ceremony in the Ukrainian city Donetsk on 25.01.2013 Prof. Kirev received the honorary symbols.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE „Accounting and audit in the context of European economic integration: advancements and expectations”
INVITATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE „Accounting and audit in the context of European economic integration: advancements and expectations”
Friday, April 5, 2013
Kishinau, ASEM, B. Bodoni str., 61.
The faculty of Accounting of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova in a partnership with the Association of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Moldova and the ACCA gladly invites you to participate in the International Conference „Accounting and audit in the context of European economic integration: advancements and expectations”
The Conference will be divided into four panel sessions:
10.00 – 12.00 Panel I: Transition to IFRS and new accounting regulations: problems and solutions 12.30 – 14.00 Panel II: Problems of audit in conditions of ISA implementations
15.00 – 16.30 Panel III: Managerial accounting and analysis adaptation to rigors of international regulations
17.00 - 18.00 Panel IV: Cooperation between academics, professional organizations and business world
Please send your papers before February 15, 2013 on email:
The manuscript format: Papers will be of max. 5 pages length including a short abstract in English or French (format A4, Times New Roman, 12 ppt Word, line-spacing 1.5)
Structure of paper: the title centered, all in capital letters; under the title in the right corner indicate author(s): first name and last name, scientific and academic degree, affiliation (full name of the institution)
Working languages: Romanian, Russian, English There are no any participation fees. Individual participants will cover accommodation and transportation expenses.