The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the leading scientific and expert center of Bulgaria. It conducts research, training and activities of national and international importance and solves problems related to the development of Bulgarian society and state.
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences conducts scientific research in accordance with universal values, national traditions and interests. It participates in the development of world science and helps to multiply the spiritual and material wealth of the nation.
The Academy has a consistent policy for the development of science and innovation as a condition for economic progress in the country. It is an active participant in the European Research Area. Nowadays BAS includes a total of 42 scientific institutes and several specialized units. At present, about 3,000 scientists work at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, representing about 15% of the staff engaged in science in Bulgaria. The Academy provides more than half of the scientific output in the country.