The University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy - Sofia UCTM (http://www.uctm.edu) was founded in 1953. This is a state university that has accreditation with one of the highest scores in Bulgaria ( 9,1 out of 10) The University has accreditation from the European Federation of National Associations of Engineers / FEANI /. UCTM operates on the principle of academic autonomy under the Bulgarian Higher Education Act and the internal regulations based on priorities of the European Higher Education Area. The University has approximatelly 4000 students annually (bachelors, Masters and PhD). Bachelor degrees offered are in the field of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection, Information Technology and Control Engineering, Industrials Safety and Industrial Management. Additionally more than 40 Master and PhD degree courses are offered in theses areas. Some Bachelor and Master courses are taught in English, French or German .
Special attention is given to the programmes thaught in French and they are manage by the Center for Fren ch Language Education;
UCTM is a member of Compostela Group of Universities ( http://www.gcompostela.org ) as well as of the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association ( http://ectn-assoc.cpe.fr ) and European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association ( http://www.ebtna.net )