The AU provides training for three academic degrees – Bachelor, Master and Doctor in two cycles as well as postgraduate Lifelong Learning (LLL), aiming at enhancing the qualifications of professionals. The profile of the students is diverse – young people from all over Bulgaria as well as foreigners are enrolled both as fulltime and part-time students in the three academic and educational degree courses. The AU reputation with would-be students, business stakeholders and society at large is constantly growing.
The signed contracts and agreements for cooperation with national and international agencies, institutions, leading companies, associations and foundations and farm, firm and enterprise representatives are constantly being renewed. The University Governing Body have always supported the participation of both lecturers and students in national and international events. Efforts have been made to integrate disadvantaged students. The social infrastructure – hostels, canteens, unique sports facilities including an indoor swimming pool – are at the disposal of the disadvantaged students under preferential conditions. Social relief funds are provided as well.
The major criterion for the successful training at the University is the professional orientation and career of the graduates. The employers hold in high esteem the education quality. It is a fact that quite a number of the labour market stakeholders insist on recruiting applicants who have graduated from AU. An increasing number of businesses take interest in signing contracts for students’ internships and are willing to be involved in the training process via giving open talks, participating in the discussion and updating the curricula, being involved in the State Practical Examination Board.