Trakia University – Stara Zagora is an autonomous state institution. It was established in 1995 by Decree of the 37 th National Parliament. The following educational units are in the structure of the university:
- Faculty of Agriculture with training experimental base
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with clinics
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Economics
- Medical College – Stara Zagora
- Medical College – Haskovo
- Technical College – Yambol
- Department for information in-service teacher training
- University hospital
The University organizes training on programs with four educational and qualification degrees – Specialist, Bachelor, Master and PhD, as well as on programs for qualification and post-graduate training in the system of life-long education.
Trakia University – Stara Zagora has legitimate institutional accreditation by resolution of the National Assessment and Accreditation Agency at the Council of Ministers. Graduate students receive a diploma stamped with the state coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria .
5 faculties with … majors, 2 colleges with … majors and Department for information in-service teacher training.
Students are trained in buildings with up-to-date furnished lecture halls and laboratories. Epending on the chosen major, the practical training is organized either at the training and experimental base of the University, the clinics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University hospital, the regional veterinary-medical centres, the selection centres, stations for artificial insemination, dairy farms, breeding cooperative and private farms.
Information services are provided to students and lecturers by a library and information centre with over 400 000 volumes of specialized literature, as well specialized periodicals in Bulgarian, English, French, German and Russian. The libraries have well-organized internal and international book exchange with 35 countries and 108 universities. A connection with Internet – the world computer network – has been established, making it possible for all lecturers and students to use the services provided.
Social and living conditions:
Students can use hostels with over 1660 beds available and well-furnished canteens, disco clubs, cafeterias and shops. A centre of physical education and sport exists at the University and provides conditions for students to practise various sports undr the guidance of teachers: football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track-and-field events, aerobics, martial arts, bodybuilding, etc. The jockey club is one of the most popular in the country. A high sport mastery on equestrian sports is developed there and students have possibilities for amateur horse-back riding and horse tracking. The lecturers are 646, of which 227 with academic rank.
Over 4 000 students are trained at the University, incl. 300 foreign students from 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America .