Second National Student Festival of the Medical Universities with international participation

April 18, 2018By Бойко МатевCultural activities, Important announcements, International activities, Student activities, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear colleagues,

Medical University – Varna “Prof. d-r Paraskev Stoyanov” is organizing the Second National Student Festival of the Medical Universities with international participation.

On the 21st of April at 15:00h, students from the medical faculties of 6 Universities from the country and abroad will meet at the concert hall of the “Chernomorki” hotel at SOK “Kamchiya”, to present their skills and have fun together.

The academic management o MU-Varna has prepared the stage for the artistic expression of students from MU-Varna, MU-Sofia, MU-Plovdiv, MU-Pleven, The Faculty of medicine of Trakiyan university – Stara agora and the University of Patra, Greece. Nearly 40 performances, with over 200 participants will present their universities. An abundance of styles will satisfy even the most pretentious of tastes.

The variety of musical, dance and theatrical performances will instill the festival spirit into the audience and prove that, asides from being brilliant students, the performers have hidden talents.

The Second National Student Festival of the Medical Universities with international participation will bring to us the dance fiesta of the “Amazon of Asia” – Nepal, the shores of India and it will initiate us to the mystic world of gospel music. The eternal rock classics, the newest pop hits, the sensual dances from the heart of Latin America are but a part of the enthralling program of the festival. The purity of the authentic Bulgarian folklore will stand as testimony to the angelic voices of our own participants.

The team of MU-Varna has prepared multiple additional activities for the students, which will make the experience even more exciting for them. As a compliment from MU-Varna, a visit to the Astronomy center ant the planetarium will allow them to attend a lecture from a genuine Astronaut. Amongst he other interesting activities, which are available are a short boat cruise, a visit to the Slavic center and the Museum of crystals, as well as an abundance of sports activities.

Entrance is free of charge!

See a complete program of the event here!

A Professor from MU – Varna Took Part in a Scientific Symposium in Social Pharmacy in Belgrade

April 4, 2018By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education No Comments

In the period 23rd -24th  March 2018 Assoc. Prof. Evgeni Grigorov, MScPharm, PhD from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Medical University of Varna presented several of his scientific studies developed  together with students and PhD students at IIIrd Central and Eastern European Scientific Symposium “Health Outcomes & Social Pharmacy” which was held in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

Traditionally, the scientific event enjoys large participation of researchers from Central and Eastern Europe. This year it was joined also by guests from Norway and the Republic of Ireland.

The latest trends in the development of social pharmacy and the pharmaceutical training and practice were presented and discussed in the poster session.

The emphasis in the symposium was laid on the innovative health technologies and their application in public healthcare. 


Students at MU-Varna Presented a Scientific Work at an International Student Congress

April 4, 2018By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education No Comments

From 21st to 23rd March 2018 students from the specialty of Nursing Care at the Faculty of Public Health at MU-Varna, in partnership with medical students, took part in the International Students Congress “MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN HEALTH – MUISC 2018”. The event was held at Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey.

The students Julia Chusova, Valeria Bakinina and Stefani Markova presented their scientific work entitled “Providing Emergency Medical Care to Sailing Vessels” and impressed the audience at the Congress with their interesting presentation.


Lecturers from MU-Varna Visited Maltepe University within Erasmus+ Programme

April 4, 2018By Antonia GenovaInternational activities No Comments

Lecturers from the Department of Healthcare at the Faculty of Public Health at MU – Varna visited Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey within Erasmus+ Programme.


The head of the Department – Assoc. Prof. Sylvia Borisova and Assist. Prof. Violeta Staneva examined the facilities at the Turkish university, the Nursing School and the clinical facilities for practical training. Medical University-Varna was presented at the working meetings with the management of the higher education institution in Maltepe, and the future cooperation and interaction between the universities were discussed.

The audience was impressed by the active international exchange as well as the training facilities, conditions and student life at MU-Varna, which were visualized in a presentation.


MU-Varna Participated in the World Congress of Digestive Disease in Japan

December 15, 2017By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education No Comments

At the invitation of the Organizing Committee, Prof. Dr. Nikola Kolev – head of the Department of General and Operative Surgery and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Tomov presented the scientific and practical potential of the scientists and doctors at MU – Varna and University Hospital “St. Marina” at the 2nd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD), which took place on 4-7 December 2017 in Fukuoka, a city with more than one million citizens in Japan.


Assoc. Prof. Tomov made an original presentation on ” Dynamic Institutionalization of Research in the Field of Colorectal Tumour Markers”, prepared by a team, including Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, Prof. Dr. Nikola Kolev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Tomov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Donev. Within the forum Prof. Kolev and Assoc. Prof. Tomov had meetings with leading experts from Europe, the USA and Asia, who expressed their willingness to cooperate and participate in scientific forums, organized by Medical University – Varna.

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Prof. Dr. Silva Andonova Has Been Appointed as Representative of Bulgaria in a Project of European Stroke Organisation – ESO EAST

December 15, 2017By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education No Comments

Prof. Dr. Silva Andonova, Ph.D. – head of Second Clinic of Nervous Diseases at University Hospital “St. Marina” Varna, a lecturer at the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at MU Varna and a national consultant on Nervous Diseases, was appointed as the National Representative of Bulgaria in a project of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) – ESO EAST for 2018 and 2019. The appointment of Prof. Andonova is a high evaluation of her professional skills as a leader, who has the entire capacity to improve the care for people suffering from stroke in Bulgaria.

The enhanced and accelerated treatment of stroke through ESO (ESO-EAST) is aimed at improving the care for people with stroke in the participating countries through various tools, particularly through joint training and quality improvement programmes, targeted at optimizing and implementing the best practices in taking care of people with stroke in these countries, as well as launching a beneficial collaboration.

Within ESO-EAST project, currently RES-Q – REgistry of Stroke Care Quality evaluates the availability of care for people with stroke in order to define the strategies and tools, which will result in improving the care for stroke patients. The Register is free for use by all participants.

The main focus of the work of the organization is the development of activities and tools targeted at improving the care for people with stroke, and maximizing the coordination of the efforts in stroke treatment.

In her capacity as a representative of Bulgaria for ESO-EAST, Prof. Andonova is going to coordinate the activities of ESO-EAST in Bulgaria for achieving the goal of improving the quality of care for patients with stroke.

Gifts from German children to Patients at the Children’s Psychiatric Clinic at University Hospital “St. Marina”

December 14, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news, International activities No Comments

On 7thDecember 2017 the patients from the Children’s Psychiatric Clinic at University Hospital “St. Marina” received Christmas gifts, which were collected by children from Germany and provided thanks to the international organization Round Table. For the third consecutive year the international organization has filled with joy the kids, who are being treated at the largest hospital in eastern Bulgaria.

The Round Table organization was established in 1927, and its main purpose is to gather together young professionals who join their efforts for socially useful causes and initiatives. It has followers in more than 65 countries all over the world, and the visit of the German delegation is organized by representatives of the Varna organization.

Medical Students Presented MU-Varna at the European Congress on Neurosurgery

December 9, 2017By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education, Student activities No Comments

The third-year medical students from the English language programme at MU – Varna Zarina Brady and Shahsvar Arif participated at the European Congress on Neurosurgery in Venice, Italy.

The students presented a case on “Treatment of Penetrating Head Trauma in Children”. The presentation was a cooperative work with Prof. Dr. Yavor Enchev, Dr. Toni Kondev and Dr. Bogomil Iliev from the Department of Neurosurgery. The students thanked their lecturers for their help and support.

Apply for Erasmus mobility till December 20th

December 6, 2017By Antonia GenovaInternational activities, Science and education No Comments

December 20th is the deadline for submitting the application documents for Erasmus+ mobility 2018/2019.

The students apply for mobility planned to be carried out during the next academic year.

The medical students from MU-Varna have the following possibilities to carry out practical training abroad:



  • Summer internship after the 3rd or/and 4th year of academic studies (2 months)
  • Pre-graduate state internship during the 6th year of academic studies (2 to 9 months – one or more state internships)

Medical University – Varna offers the following available places for Erasmus+ internships during 2018/2019 academic year.

The applicants should have an average grade (GPA) as of the time of application minimum 4.50.

The applicants must have taken all their exams till the time of application.

Application documents:

  1. Application form (click here)
  2. Declaration form concerning personal data protection (click here)
  3. Certificate for average grade (GPA) as of the time of application minimum 4.50 (issued by the students’ office)
  4. Letter of recommendation signed by a professor in MU-Varna
  5. Certificate for language proficiency (for mobility language other than English)

Application documents have to be submitted in the International Relations Department (room 209) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Mrs. Svetlana Panayotova.

Application deadline – 20.12.2017

Culinary Masterpieces from 10 Nationalities Were Presented at the International Culinary Evening “A Healthy Food for a Wealthy Mood”

December 6, 2017By Antonia GenovaCultural activities, International activities, Student activities No Comments

Rappongi Restaurant hosted the fourth consecutive International Culinary Evening on 1st December, which this year was entitled “A healthy food for a wealthy mood”. More than 300 students had the opportunity to taste the tempting suggestions presented by 11 teams.

The culinary fiesta gathered nearly 60 students – chefs from the Bulgarian and English language training programmes. At the beginning of the “delicious” evening the captains of the teams presented the traditional dishes from their national cuisine, which were selected for the competition.

Tavche-gravche (a dish, prepared with baked beans), saffron rice, cabbils, hummus, gobi manchurian, tortilla, vareniki (dumplings)with sour cherries, dzadziki (cacık) , Rhodopean patatnik (traditional Bulgarian potato-based dish, characteristic of the Rhodope Mountains) and hare hunter style were just a few of the intriguing proposals of the teams from Cyprus, Germany, Ukraine, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iran and the two Bulgarian teams “Cherry” and “Soup-A-star”.

Besides the students who demonstrated their culinary skills, the organizers managed to involve the whole audience in a variety of games with special prizes. Tasting food and beverages with folded eyes, pealing eggs with two left hands, culinary quiz and games boosted the mood of the participants and brought terrific prizes and enthralling positive emotions to them.

As a compliment from the management of MU-Varna, the team of the student canteen “Quantum Satis” had prepared for all guests traditional Bulgarian dishes, which really fascinated the foreign students.

The jury, including Chef Emil Vidov from Rappongi Restaurant, Chef Vladimir Stamov from By the Sea Restaurant and Chef Philip Spasov from Bistro Europe, evaluated the dishes according to a special assessment system, and after a consultation they ranked the participants from the teams of India, Iran and Spain in the first three places. The winners received brunch and dinner vouchers at Bistro Europe, By the Sea and Rappongi Restaurants. The organizers of the event at MU-Varna decided to award a special prize to the Macedonian team. All participants received traditional Bulgarian guveche (a small clay pot) as well as many other gifts.