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Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia
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Explore Bulgarian cultural and educational traditions at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", the oldest higher-education institution in the country. In front of the main entrance, you can see the bronze sculptures of the brothers Georgiev, the university's first and biggest benefactors. Stroll through the university's long hallways, and check out its old-fashioned desks, painted glass windows, mosaics, and chandeliers. Exit through the back entrance into a small garden that's hidden from the street. The university features a university library, university press, computer center, and sports center. The surrounding neighborhood offers restaurants, bars, and art shops. Make Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" a part of your Sofia vacation plans using our Sofia trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is the main university in the country and the most popular one. The building itself is a very nice one. You could approach it from the back and get into the yard. The access is free. Also it's wort...  more »
  • It is from Sofia University and began we have acquaintance with Sophia. On the porch of the University, we had an appointment with our guide. The University was founded on 1 October 1888 year. The first pupils were 49 and 4 teachers. Now this is one of the largest universities in Bulgaria. Interesting architecture. True to make the photo is quite difficult. And here from afar-only crossing the road.
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  • The University is located not far from the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky. Better to admire from afar, as near a bunch of different students are not always chistoljubiem.
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  • Sofia University definitely falls into the category "How is this still a thing?" for me. Outdated curricula, the weirdest admission criteria and procedures, professors who may have seen dinosaurs in person, students that couldn't care less about education but stay there because they really want that diploma - that's what you get when you enroll at Sofia University. More of a mental hospital than an academic institution.
  • The biggest university in Bulgaria... One of the saddest places in the country. Torn from corruption scandals and massive debt for central heating.
  • The university looks stunning. Students are awesome and open-minded. Overall a great place to study at.
  • One of the better universities in Bulgaria but surely there is a lot to be worked on. The good thing is that they offer some courses no other university in Bulgaria offers.
  • Ubava arhitektura.