The Training Center of BAS (TC) was established in January 1997 as a specialized unit of BAS for the preparation of highly qualified scientists through training in the educational and scientific degree “PhD” at the scientific units of BAS, for the realization and career development of the scientific potential of the country.
The Center works closely with the institutes of the Academy by organizing and coordinating the admissions competitions for PhD students, organizing the program accreditation of NEAA at all units of BAS, organizing and conducting foreign language training, information technologies training and specialized PhD courses at the Doctoral School of the Center. Pursuant to the new Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria, the Training Center verifies the diplomas and keeps a register of the applicants for recognition of the educational and scientific degree “doctor” acquired abroad.
The Training Center has well-prepared English and German language teachers, teachers in computer skills as well as up-to-date high-level training facilities.
On 25 May 2015, the Director of the Training Center, Prof. Evdokia Pasheva, opened the new training halls of the TC-BAS at 125, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., bl. 26B, 2 floor. The study rooms are equipped with completely new, modern equipment and furniture. The Center has four new halls: a language training room, a computer training room, multimedia, a conference room with 30 seats and a meeting room with 20 seats. The modern training rooms enable the Training Center to expand its activities in the training of PhD students at a higher European level.
The Training Center takes care not only to organize the specialized training of doctoral students, mainly conducted at the different scientific units, but also for their wider education through seminars, mobility, liaison with appropriate partners, etc. The Career Center at TC annually hosts scientific seminars for PhD students from all the divisions of BAS where they can meet not only with established scientists but also with business representatives.
In April 2016, the Training Center organized and held the first Interdisciplinary PhD forum. It was intended for PhD students who were at a different stage of their research, with the main purpose of exchanging ideas and supporting interdisciplinary thinking.