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MU-Varna Opened the New Academic Year

The new academic year 2017/2018 at Medical University – Varna was opened today with a solemn religious ceremony for health and wellbeing, served by Father Yasen, and people in the Cathedral “The Assumption of the Holy Mother”. The Rector Prof. Krasimir Ivanov welcomed the students, who crossed the threshold of the University for the 56th consecutive time.

I congratulate you on your courage to choose an educational establishment with a long history and high academic requirements, requirements which we have set ourselves as management and lecturers, requirements that we will have for you, our students, so that in the end you could come out proud, confident and with self-confidence in front of your patients. I am sure that interweaving this courage of yours with the bright mind and intellectual potential you have shown at this year’s competition, you will find your place here, and you will be able to experience the magic of the academic spirit.

Representatives of the first-year students, who have achieved the highest score at the admission examinations in the specialties of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing Care, Midwifery and Medical Cosmetician, and in the newly introduced specialty of Military Doctor, took the traditional for the first day at MU-Varna “Oath of Dedication to Medicine”. The  outstanding graduates of Medicine of Class 2017 Katerina Shirokova and Savi Shishkov put white coats on their new colleagues to symbolically make them a part of the medical profession.

The new academic year was opened also in the Affiliates of MU-Varna in Sliven, Veliko Tarnovo and Shumen, where the students are trained in the specialties of Nursing Care and Midwifery.

Prof. Ivanov wished the students fair winds and following seas, and according to the ancient Bulgarian custom, he poured some water in front of the threshold of the University, which this year was crossed by nearly 1 400 first-year students, including 300 foreign students. Moreover, for the first time MU-Varna has welcomed the first-year students from the new specialties of Military Doctor and Military Nursing Care, which were introduced in cooperation with Naval Academy N. Y. Vaptsarov.


Official guests at the event were the Commander of the Bulgarian Navy Rear Admiral Mitko Petev, the member of Parliament from the 44th National Assembly Prof. Dr. Aneliya Klisarova, the Mayor of Varna Municipality Mr. Ivan Portnih, the Deputy District Governor of Varna District Mr. Iliyan Karagyozov, the Deputy Mayor of Education Mr. Kosta Basitov, the Chairperson of the Commission for Healthcare at the Municipal Council of Varna Assoc. Prof. Antoaneta Tsvetkova, the Executive Director of the Medicines Agency Assoc. Prof. Asena Stoimenova, the Head of the Military Medical Academy-Sofia Col. Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski and members of the Board of Trustees Prof. Dr. Temelko Temelkov, Prof. Dr. Dimitar Kamburov and Prof. Dr. Krasimira Kisyova, the CEOs of University Hospital "St. Marina", University Hospital "St. Anna" and SHOGAT "Prof. Dr. Dimitar Stamatov" - Prof. Dr. Valentin Ignatov, Dr. Nikolay Kolarov and Prof. Emil Kovachev, the Dean of the Faculty of Navigation at Naval Academy N. Y. Vaptsarov Cap. 1st Rank Nikolay Velikov, the Deputy Director of the District Administration of the Ministry of Interior Commissioner Andrei Angelov, as well as representatives of professional organizations and media.

Congratulatory addresses to the Rector of the University, academic management, lecturers and students were received from the Minister of Health Prof. Nikolay Petrov, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Bulgaria Her Excellency Irit Lilian, the Chairperson of the City Council Mr. Todor Balabanov , the Flotilla Admiral Prof. Boyan Mednikarov - Commandant of N. Y. Vaptsarov  Naval Academy, Prof. Eng. Rosen Vasilev - Rector of TU-Varna, Mrs. Petya Prodanova - Mayor of Primorski Region.

Affiliate in Veliko Tarnovo                                                                  Affiliate in Shumen


 Affiliate in Sliven