Trakia University (TrU) is an autonomous state scientific and educational institution with domicile in Stara Zagora. It was established with a decision of National Assembly on 17.07.1995 pursuant to Art. 53, p. 5 and Art. 86, p. 1 from the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria and Art.2, p.1 from Higher Education Act (HEA) based on the Higher Institute of zootechnics and Veterinary medicine (HIZVM) and Higher Institute of Medicine (HIM)- Stara Zagora with the existing to them faculties and independent departments. Later, with decrees of the Council of Ministers (CM) (№ 62/26.03.1996, № 16/27.01.1997 and № 374/15.10.1997) the Institute for increasing teacher’s qualification (ITQ) and 4 modified in colleges-institutes – 3 of medicine, in Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Sliven, also 1 technical- from Yambol. With decree № 135/03.07.2002 of Council of Ministers are established Faculty of Education and Department for information and in-service teacher training (DIITT) and with DCM № 136/03.07.2002 ITQ is closed. Bulgarian- Germany college of Agriculture (BGAC) is included in the structure of Trakia university with DCM № 182/11.09.2000. The college is a descendant of pre-existing college for farmers.
With a letter of Ministry of Education, Youth and Science with outgoing № 25110/10.01.2000, structure of Trakia university is approved as complying with the requirements of Art.26, p.1, p.1 from HEA and later after the establishment of Faculty of Education with a letter of Ministry of Education, Youth and Science with outgoing № 0302-197/29.09.2004 and it’s actualized.
The name “Trakia university” fully complies with the requirements of HEA Art.17, p.2, p.1 as an institution training in three of the four main areas of science- social, natural and technical.
According to Decree № 125/24.06.2002 Trakia University covers six of all areas of higher education- / pedagogical, social, economic, nature and environmental, technical, Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, health and sports / as well as 16 professional fields of Classification of Higher Education areas and professional fields.
Trakia University is one of the first accredited universities that has received full institutional accreditation as "very good" by NEAA with Protocol № 30/18.03.1999 for a period of 5 years with the right to teach in educational and scientific degree "Doctor" ”/Letter of NEAA with outgoing № 137/19.03.1999/.