Governing Bodies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The General Assembly is the highest collective governing body of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The members of the General Assembly are elected by the scientists occupying positions at the academic institutes. The General Assembly adopts and amends the statute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, elects the President and Vice-Presidents, the Scientific Secretary-General and the members of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The Governing Council is the body that ensures the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly. The Governing Council prepares and proposes decisions concerning the activities of the Academy before the General Assembly; elects the directors of the permanent scientific units, organizes periodic evaluations of the independent scientific units and the general academic international cooperation.

The Management Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences takes decisions related to the day-to-day management of BAS which are based on the Law and the Statute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and on the decisions of the General Assembly and the Governing Council (GC) of BAS. By decision of the GC of BAS and on the basis of Art. 24, Para. 1, item 2 and item 8 of the Statute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Board includes the President of BAS, the Vice-Presidents, the Scientific Secretary-General and the Scientific Secretaries of BAS.

The President of BAS represents the Academy in the country and abroad. He administers the budget of BAS and its funds pursuant to the decisions of the General Assembly. The President of BAS organizes and manages the implementation of general academic tasks, performs functions assigned to him by normative acts, decisions of the General Assembly or which result from contracts to which the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is a party. The President of BAS is a member by right of the General Assembly, Chairman of the Governing Council of BAS, of the Assembly of Academicians and Corresponding Members (AACM) and the Board of Trustees. A prominent Bulgarian scientist, academician or corresponding member with recognized merits in science and established international prestige may be elected President of BAS, for a four-year term of office. The President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences may not be elected for more than two consecutive terms of office. He may be elected for the relevant term only before reaching the age of 70.

Doctors of Science, Professors, Corresponding Members or Academicians with recognized merits in science and with established international prestige may be elected Vice-Presidents of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The Vice-Presidents support the President of BAS in his activity, replace him when absent and perform functions assigned by him.

The Scientific Secretary-General may be a Doctor of Science, a Professor, a Corresponding member or an Academician. The Scientific Secretary-General is the first assistant to the President in the day-to-day management of BAS.

Habilitated scientists with main job at BAS may be elected Scientific Secretaries. The Scientific Secretaries assist the President and the Scientific Secretary-General in the day-to-day management of BAS.

President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Julian Revalski

Professor of Mathematics, Doctor of Sciences
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Julian Revalski was born on 27.02.1956 in the town of Simitli, Blagoevgrad region. In 1981, he graduated in Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski ” with a golden badge. In 1986, he became a Candidate in Mathematical Sciences; in 1997 – Doctor of Sciences. He was elected corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2008, and in 2015, he became a full member (academician). At BAS, he has been working since 1986 at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, while successively going through all academic positions, and from 2012 to 2016 he was Director of the Institute. Professor Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, was elected President of the Academy at a meeting of the General Assembly on 01.12.2016, with a term of office until 2020.

Julian Revalski

President of BAS

Professor Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, was elected President of the Academy at a meeting of the General Assembly on 01.12.2016, with a term of office until 2020.

Julian Revalski was born on 27.02.1956 in the town of Simitli, Blagoevgrad region. In 1981, he graduated in Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski ” with a golden badge. In 1986, he became a Candidate in Mathematical Sciences; in 1997 – Doctor of Sciences. He was elected corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2008, and in 2015, he became a full member (academician).

Areas of scientific interest of Academician Revalski are Operations research – Optimization, Variation Analysis, Game Theory, Functional analysis – Banach Space Geometry, Monotone Operators, General Topology – Topological Methods in Optimization and Variation Analysis, Set-valued mappings. He has 55 scientific publications, with over 500 citations (out of which over 480 by foreign authors) and h-index – 15.

At BAS, he has been working since 1986 at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, while successively going through all academic positions, and from 2012 to 2016 he was Director of the Institute.

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Vice-Presidents of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Corresponding member Vassil Nikolov was elected Vice-President of the Academy at a General Assembly meeting on 09.01.2017.

Vassil Nikolov was born on 31.12.1951 in the town of Byala Slatina, Vratsa district. In 1976, he graduated in History with profile “Archaeology” from Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski “. In 1991-1993, he was a recipient of Humboldt scholarship. In 1982, he became a Doctor of Philosophy (then candidate in the history of science); in 1998: a Doctor of Sciences. He was elected corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2014.

The scientific interests of corresponding-member Nikolov cover the New Stone Age, the Stone-Copper and the Early Bronze Age (VI-III millennium BC) in the Bulgarian lands, Northwest Asia Minor and Southeastern Europe. A scholar with rich terrain archeological experience, he recognizes and explores new types of prehistoric objects on the Balkans – the Neolithic and Chalcolithic pit sanctuaries. He has discovered and investigated Europe’s prehistoric salt extraction center, Provadia-Solnitsa. He is the author of 11 independent and collective monographs and over 220 articles and studies in Bulgarian and foreign scientific editions. The number of established quotations is over 1800, half of which are in publications of foreign authors.

He has been working at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1984 at the National Archaeological Institute with Museum, going through all academic positions, and from 2003 to 2007 he was  Director of the Institute. Vassil Nikolov is an honorary member of the Humboldt Union in Bulgaria and was its chairman for two terms of office.

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Corresponding Member Konstantin Hadjivanov was elected Vice-Chairman of the Academy at a General Assembly meeting on January 9, 2017.

Konstantin Hadjivanov was born in 1958 in Sofia. In 1981, he graduated in Chemistry from Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”. In 1990, he received his PhD degree in chemistry; in 2001 became Doctor of Sciences. He was elected corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2012.

Corresponding-member Hadjivanov has 205 scientific publications, with over 8300 citations and h-index – 45.

He has been working at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry since 1984, successively going through all academic positions, and from 2004 to 2012, he was Director of the Institute.

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Corresponding Member Kostadin Ganev was elected Vice-President of the Academy at a General Assembly meeting on 09.01.2017.

Kostadin Ganev was born on 14.10.1953 in Sofia. In 1978, he graduated in Physics from the Faculty of Physics of Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”. In 1984, he received his PhD degree; in 2009 became Doctor of Sciences. He was elected corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2014.

The areas of scientific interest of corresponding-member Ganev are mesoscale atmospheric dynamics, the dynamics of the planetary boundary layer, the transfer of pollution in the atmosphere and the study of air quality. Kostadin Ganev has many years of expertise in the field of air quality control and management and participates and directs the development of national regulatory methodologies in this field. He has 51 scientific publications in international journals and series, with over 370 citations and h-index – 8.

He has been working at BAS since 1978 at the Geophysical Institute (now National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography), and has successively gone through all academic positions.

Scientific Secretary-General of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Professor Evdokia Pasheva was elected Scientific Secretary-General of the Academy at a meeting of the General Assembly on January 9, 2017, and this is her second term of office.

Evdokia Pasheva graduated in Organic Chemistry in 1980, from the Faculty of Chemistry of Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”. In 1988, she received her PhD degree; in 2012, she became a Doctor of Chemical Sciences.

Areas of scientific interest of Professor Pasheva are biochemistry, molecular and cell biology: non-histone proteins HMGB1 / 2, DNA replication and replication, epigenetic control, chromatin remodeling, carcinogenesis and tumor markers. She has 40 scientific publications in international journals and series, with 337 citations, and h-index – 10.

She has been working at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1980 – at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and since 1983 at the Institute of Molecular Biology. She occupied the academic position of associate professor in 2003 and became a professor in 2011. She was elected Scientific Secretary-General of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2012.

Scientific Secretaries

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