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Journey through the Years

JOURNEY THROUGH THE YEARS


1945 Foundation of the first State University in Plovdiv with two Faculties: of Agronomy and Forestry and of Medicine. The Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry set the foundations of the present AU

1950 Establishment of the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv as an independent higher educational institution

1975 Convergence of the Bulgarian higher agricultural education in the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv after the transfer of the agronomic programmes from the Agricultural Academy – Sofia to Plovdiv

1983 Three Faculties established at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv: of Agronomy, Horticulture with Viticulture and Plant and Soil Protection

1985 Foundation of the Faculty of Social Professions at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv

1991 Five Faculties are included in the structure of the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv: of Agronomy, Horticulture with Viticulture, Plant Protection and Agroecology, Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Free-Choice Faculty

1995 Establishment of the Faculty of Economics

1995 Agroecological Centre with a demonstration farm established at the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv

2000 Successful institutional accreditation in November and positive assessment of the self-evaluation report for transferring the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv into the Agricultural University – Plovdiv

2001 Transferring the Higher Institute of Agriculture – Plovdiv into the Agricultural University – Plovdiv by Decision of the 38th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted on 4th April 2001, promulgated in the State Gazette of 10 April 2001

2006 The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency awards an institutional accreditation to the Agricultural University – Plovdiv with the highest grade of “Very Good”, valid for a six-year period

2013 Institutional accreditation with an assessment grade of 9.29 out of 10 points, valid until 2019

2013 Inauguration of a Demonstration Centre for New Technologies in Agriculture

2014 Establishment of a Centre of integrated management of plant diseases

2014 Establishment of a Distance Education Centre

2014 Introduction of a modern University management system based of new information technologies

2015 The Centre of Biological Testing certified by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency

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