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Science and Research

​​The Department of Science and Research was established in April 2011 as a structural unit at Varna Medical University in execution of the Regulations to the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria.

The Department’s goal is to facilitate the management of Varna Medical University in the implementation of training systems and the development of the academic staff in accordance with the Higher Education Act, the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria and the Regulations for its implementation through organizational, coordination and controlling functions.

The work of department is carried out in several directions:

1.Facilitates the development of scientific knowledge in the fields of medicine, dental medicine, public health and pharmacy;
2. Organises and conducts competitions for scientific research projects in the framework of the “Medical Science” Fund;
3. Organises and coordinates the work of the Commission for Scientific Research Ethics;
4. Organises, controls and coordinates the procedure for conducting competitions for academic positions occupation;
5. Organises the competitions for PhD students admission and procedures for awarding the educational and scientific degree “PhD” and the scientific title “Doctor of Science”;
6. Facilitates the scientific and methodological support to the PhD students;
7. Information services and the maintenance of the website information in the field of scientific research, on which general information is published about the department, all the legislative documents and decisions concerning the announced competitions for occupying academic positions and competitions for PhD students, etc. On the website of the department you can find information about the competitions for occupying academic positions and the public defenses for acquiring scientific degrees at Varna Medical University. The site has been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria.
The competitions for occupying academic positions are published one month before the concluding meeting of the scientific jury together with the abstracts of their thesis prepared by the participants in the procedure after the defense of the doctoral thesis, and the reviews and the opinions of the members of the jury. 
In the competitions for acquiring scientific degrees, the reviews and the opinions are prepared three months after the determination of the scientific jury and are published together with the abstract of the dissertation one month before the open meeting for the dissertation defense.
8. Organises an archive to store the copies of the dissertation theses and other documentation related to the scientific activities. The department maintains an updated electronic catalogue for PhD students and data base for the already defended dissertation thesis;
9. The department issues diplomas for the educational and scientific degree “PhD” and “Doctor of Science” as well as for the academic positions “Associate Professor” and “Professor”. 
10. The department sends information about the issued diplomas for acquired educational and scientific degree “PhD” and the scientific degree “Doctor of Science” as well as about the persons elected for academic positions in the National Information and Documentation Centre at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science.
9.. The department sends to the National Information and Documentation Centre one copy of the defended dissertation theses and the abstracts on a carbon copy and on an electronic carrier, information about the issued diplomas for acquired educational and scientific degree “PhD” and the scientific degree “Doctor of Science” as well as about the persons elected to occupy academic positions.
10. The department sends the diplomas for acquired educational and scientific degree “PhD” and the scientific degree “Doctor of Science” and the academic positions “Associate Professor” and “Professor” within three days after their issue by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science for registration.
11. The department collaborates with the deans of the faculties and the heads of the departments, the Departments of Human Resources, Financial and Accounting Department, the library, the Information Centre and the Book-keeping department.

The structure and the functioning of the Department of Science and Research is regulated by the Regulations for the functioning of Varna Medical University and the Regulations to the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff at Varna Medical University. The functions of the department are distributed between the scientific secretary who also heads the Department of Science and Research, a coordinator and an organizer.  The scientific secretary is directly subordinate to the Rector and approves all the activities with the Vice rector for Science and Research.

Е-mail: naukamu@gmail.com

 

Scientific secretary
Prof. Dr. Stoyanka Popova
tel.: +359 52 677 057

Organizer
Miroslava Nikolova
tel.: +359 52 677 056
E-mail: mira@mu-varna.bg