ВТУ "Тодор Каблешков"

Establishment of a non-profit organization “Association of Russian and Bulgarian Universities and Representatives of the Business”

On 14 April, 2011 was held the final meeting of the Constituent Assembly of the “Association of Russian and Bulgarian Universities and Representatives of the Business”, where the negotiated documents – Association Rules and Constituent Assembly Minutes were officially signed.

Founders of the Association are: from Bulgarian side – Todor Kableshkov University of Transport, Angel Kanchev University of Ruse, University of Library and Information Technologies; from Russian side – Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. From the business: “Overgas Inc” AD, Bulgarian – Russian Chamber of Commerce and “Atomenergomontage” EOD.

The official signing ceremony was attended by: H.E. Mr. Yuriy Isakov, the Ambassador of Russian Federation in Bulgaria, Mr. Krasimir Velchev, chairperson of parliamentary group of political party “GERB” and chairperson of the Friendship group Bulgaria – Russia, diplomats, rectors of Bulgarian and Russian universities, representatives of public organizations, journalists.

In his speech Prof. Petar Kolev, DSc presented to the audience the first project of the association – the foundation of Bulgarian – Russian Engineering Faculty. This project will be implemented in the University of Transport in cooperation with the Moscow State of Railway Engineering and Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Under this project students will be trained for engineers for the implementation of important for Bulgaria energy projects.