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Plant Protection and Agroecology

The Faculty of Plant Protection and Agroecology was founded in 1983. Thanks to the rich traditions and long experience of eminent scientists, the Faculty has established itself as a prestigious national educational and research center in the area of plant protection and environmental protection and is a reliable partner of many European universities.

The following Departments are included in the Faculty structure:

  • Entomology,
  • Phytopathology,
  • Agroecology and Environmental Protection,
  • Microbiology and Ecological Biotechnologies,
  • General Chemistry.

Training is conducted by renowned and erudite academic staff members, out of them one correspondent member of BAS and full-time professor, 10 full-time professors, 17 associate professors, 11 chief assistant professors and 4 assistant professors. Five of the university teachers are Doctors of Science and 36 are PhD holders. The work of the academic staff is assisted by 11 experts and specialists.

Student training at the Faculty of Plant Protection and Agroecology is offered in two professional fields: 6.2. Plant Protection and 4.4. Earth Sciences, accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency with very high grades, for a six-year period.

The students major for the Bachelor’s degree in:

  1. Plant Protection – full-time and part-time;
  2. Ecology and Environmental Protection – fulltime and part-time;
  3. Agroforestry Systems and Mountainous Agriculture – full-time;
  4. Organic Farming – full-time.

Since its foundation the Faculty has trained 3791 students in Plant Protection, 1187 students in Ecology and Environmental Protection, 141 students in Agroforestry Systems and Mountainous Agriculture and 105 students in Organic Farming.

A large number of foreign students were trained and graduated from the Faculty. They come from different countries, mainly Greece, Turkey, Vietnam, Kenia, Korea, Cuba, FYROM, Benin, Burundi, Nicaragua, Germany, Mexico, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Congo, Nigeria, Chile, Iraq, Portugal, Syria, Costa Rika, Moldova, Tanzania, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic.

More than 80 Bulgarian and foreign doctoral students defended their PhD thesis.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Vili Harizanova
E-mail: vili.harizanova@gmail.com
Dean’s office: +359-32-654 201
Е-mail: drza@abv.bg

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