The New Bulgarian University was founded on September 18, 1991 by a resolution of the Bulgarian Parliament. Since 2004, the NBU has been an accredited partner of Open University UK. The New Bulgarian University has pioneered the introduction of a credit system in academic programs for Bachelor and Master studies , and the distance and continuing education programs in Bulgaria. The list of NBU Honorary Doctors and Honorary Professors includes internationally renowned figures such as Richard Rorty, Vera Mutafchieva, Julia Kristeva, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Milcho Leviev, Robert Young, Raina Kabaivanska, Lord Ralf Darendorf, Terry Eagleton, Geert Hofstede, Daniel Libeskind, Ennio Morricone, etc. The mission of the New Bulgarian University is to be an autonomous liberal educational institution dedicated to the advancement of university education, offering affordable opportunities for interdisciplinary and specialized education and high quality research. Bringing its academic potential to the service of society, the University prepares its graduates for the challenges of modern democratic life by cultivating critical and creative thinking, sensitivity to cultural differences and problem solving. The NBU provides a liberal education in the arts in which the acquisition of knowledge and professional skills is combined with spiritual and moral values.


  1. Administration and Management
  2. Anthropology
  3. Archeology
  4. Architecture
  5. Art Studies and History of Culture
  6. Cinema, Advertising and Business Demonstration
  7. Cognitive Science and Psychology
  8. Design
  9. Economics
  10. Fine Arts
  11. Foreign Languages ​​and Cultures
  12. Health Care and Social Work
  13. History
  14. Informatics
  15. Law
  16. Mass Communications
  17. Mediterranean and Eastern Studies
  18. MUSIC
  19. National and International Security
  20. Natural Sciences
  21. New Bulgarian Studies
  22. Philosophy and Sociology
  23. Political Science
  24. Telecommunications
  25. Theater
  26. Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations
  27. Bulgarian Institute of Egyptology
  28. Center for Cognitive Science
  29. Computational andApplied Language Research Center
  30. Institute of Advanced Physical Studies
  31. Center for Semantic Studies of Southeast Europe

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