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!

“Evening of Pathophysiology” Gathered Friends and Guests at MU – Varna

March 29, 2018By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Student activities No Comments

“Evening of Pathophysiology” was held at Auditorium II of MU-Varna on 22nd March 2018. The organizer was Assoc. Prof. Radko Radev from the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, who opened the event and announced a cartoon drawing contest and an original octave – eight-line stanza.

Among the official guests were Prof. Zlatislav Stoyanov – Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emanuela Mutafova – Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Prof. Lyubomir Makedonski – Head of the Department of Chemistry, Prof. Stefka Kuzmanova – Head of the Department of Pharmacology, , Assoc. Prof. Yonko Yonkov – one of the Heads of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology over the years, Dr. Stoyanov, Assoc. Prof. Margarita Velikova – Head of TRS Physiology and many others. The honorary participant in the evening – Assoc. Prof. Demireva received flowers from the organizers as a token of respect for her activities over the years.

A special film about the history of Pathophysiology was shown, followed by a quiz and a lottery with prizes. The organizer Assoc. Prof. Radev read interesting aphorisms, related to Pathophysiology, and Dr. Hristova focused the attention on a crossword puzzles with a specific response pattern. The University theatrical troupe played an exciting sketch, imitating an examination situation with a professor and students, which was rewarded with audience applause. The student from MU-Varna Sibel congratulated the participants with a musical performance.

Quite a different and intriguing competition took place at the end of the evening – a competent jury selected the winners in all games with the help of …. guinea pigs.

Varna Universiade – 2018

March 26, 2018By Antonia GenovaSports, Student activities, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear colleagues, 

The Varna Universiade is a sports tournament, which is held annually. We invite all students who wish to participate in the 19th edition of the event – from the 14th to the 28th of April 2018.


You can sign up for these sports, which will take place in the following order:

  1. Athletics Race – 14.04.2018 in the Maritime Garden, under the Summer Theater. There will be individual and team rankings;
  2. Volleyball – from 16 to 23.04.2018 in University of Economics – Varna. Female and male teams are included;
  3. Mini Football – from 16 to 20.04.2018 in Municipal Sports Complex “Mladost”;
  4. Bowling – 18.04.2018 in “Playground”, Mall Varna. Four teams are included in the competition, each consisting of 5 people (there is an option to add reserve players);
  5. Tennis – from 20 to 21.04.2018 in TC “Chaika”;
  6. Swimming – 21.04.2018 in “Primorski” Swimming pool;
  7. Table tennis – from 15 to 16.04.2018 in University of Economics – Varna;
  8. Basketball – from 23 to 27.04.2018 in Medical university – Varna;
  9. Chess – 23.04.2018 in Sports Hall “Yunashki Salon”;

You can register for participation in the competitions directly at the office of TRS SPORT in Medical university – Varna.

ONLY the registration for participation in the bowling competition is by sending an e-mail to The email should contain the names and faculty numbers of the players, as well as the telephone number of the captain of the team.


Important information: Medical university – Varna will be represented by its official teams in the competitions of basketball, football and volleyball. If you are great at sports and willing to participate, you can join the teams and show your abilities during the next edition of the Varna Universiade.

Deadline for registration: 09.04.2018

For additional information you can turn to TRS Sport or send an e-mail to

For the Eighth Consecutive Year the Students at MU – Varna Have Conducted the Campaign Teddy Bear Hospital

March 15, 2018By Antonia GenovaStudent activities No Comments

For the eighth consecutive year the Association of Medical Students in Varna and the Alliance of People with Rare Diseases in Varna, in partnership with the Student Council at MU – Varna and the Associations of Pharmacy Students and Students of Dental Medicine, have organized the Teddy Bear Hospital campaign. 88 students from different specialties and years of study participated in  it, while the number of children exceeded 90.

The campaign was launched on 19th February in the city of Shumen, and it continued at Grand Mall – Varna on 25th February. On 26th February it was conducted at the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospital “St. Marina”, which is also a partner in the initiative. The little visitors took the role of medical doctors and “cured” the plush toys. There were more than ten doctor’s offices in the improvised hospital.

The final part of the campaign is today – 27th February 2018. Prof. Dr. Dimitrichka Bliznakova is going to deliver a lecture on “Cardiovascular Diseases in Childhood – a Major Challenge for the Doctor – Pediatrician” at 6:00 pm at First Auditorium of Medical University – Varna.

Teddy Bear Hospital is an international project, loved by children worldwide. The campaign aims to acquaint little kids with the work of doctors, pharmacists and dentists in the most accessible and enjoyable for them way, and to help them overcome their fears of manipulations and white coats. The patients are the kids’ plush toys, and the “teddy bear doctors” are the medical students from Varna Medical University. Playing games, kids learn a lot about hygiene, healthy way of eating and what actually takes place in a hospital. They communicate with the young doctors in a friendly and care-free way.

MU – Varna is the Best University for Medical Education in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Student activities No Comments

Medical University – Varna began 2018 with a new, highest award of honour for quality of training, which is recognition of the extremely successful strategy for development, implemented by the academic management. The Minister of Education Mr. Krasimir Valchev awarded the well-deserved distinction – first place for quality of medical education to Medical University – Varna. This happened at a formal ceremony for awarding the best universities in Bulgaria, which was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia and was organized by the 24 Hours newspaper. The prize of MU-Varna is in the field of Medicine and is awarded for high quality of education in line with labour market needs, based on the rating of higher schools, done by the Ministry of Education and Science.

The upward trend in the development, expansion and modernization of the University over the last few years has had its profound impact and has led to a sustainable high interest on the part of Bulgarian and foreign students. Each year the number of students willing to study at MU – Varna has been growing, with 7 people applying for 1 place and 3 applicants competing for each place in the English language training programmes. Undoubtedly, the Affiliates in Shumen, Veliko Tarnovo and Sliven have contributed to the development of education and science in these cities. In 2017 MU-Varna received scores of awards and prizes, among which the first place in the category “Best Innovation for Education” at the prestigious World Webit Festival, which brings together the elite from the five continents in the field of IT technologies. The world-renowned TV leader BBC has selected MU-Varna to produce a report on medical training, and the team was impressed by the high technology in training. The new building of the Faculty of Pharmacy was awarded with the highest prize in “Building of the Year” Competition, in the category of educational infrastructure immediately after its construction. In 2017 the Rector Prof. Krasimir Ivanov received the award “Personality of the Year” by the Mayor of Shumen Municipality, “Honorary Citizen of Sliven” by the Mayor of Sliven Municipality, he was awarded with the golden Honorary Sign “For Merits to Varna” by the Mayor of Varna Municipality in 2015, and in 2016 with a gold Medal for Merit by the BRC General Manager.

This is yet another award for the high quality of training at MU – Varna, which is due both to the high level of training in the different disciplines, the application of medical simulators and the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in training, following the model of the leading universities in the world, and also to the practical training at one of the most high-tech hospitals in Bulgaria – University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna. All this is the foundation for the high evaluation given by the consumers for the quality of the graduates of MU-Varna, who find 100% realization on the labour market after graduation.

The integration of modern IT solutions, systems and innovations in the educational process is a part of the strategy of the management of MU – Varna for high-tech training of the students in medical and healthcare specialties in Bulgaria, which ranks it among the most modern medical higher schools in the world. The videoconference system, which is implemented at all training facilities of the University and the Affiliates, provides an opportunity for telecommunication with any part of the world during conferences, for connecting different participants in joint sessions, for conducting distant lectures, presentations and discussions. At MU-Varna there is an opportunity for interactive content creation and dissemination since undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students attend international lectures during their education. This is the other key to success-working with international partners and international teams. The University hosts prominent international lecturers and clinicians who perform operations with their own and with Bulgarian teams. This attracts and motivates young doctors to reach for the highest level both in theoretical and practical training.

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.

Four Students from the Medical University Were Awarded on the Eve of 8th December by the Municipality of Varna

December 8, 2017By Antonia GenovaCultural activities, Student activities No Comments

Four students from Medical University – Varna were awarded on the eve of 8th December by the Municipality of Varna. The Mayor Mr. Ivan Portnih and the Chairperson of the Municipal Council Todor Balabanov presented the annual prizes to students from the Varna Higher Education Institutions, ranked first, second and third at Student Olympiads, international and national competitions and contests, with excellent achievements at scientific forums. At the official ceremony the awards from the municipal contest “Best Diploma Thesis” were presented as well.

The award in the field of Healthcare and Sports was given to Desislav Dobrev – 6th-year student, specialty Dental Medicine, and 3 students from Medical University – Varna were awarded in the competition for best diploma thesis. Svetlana Radeva was awarded with the first prize for her diploma thesis in the field of Humanities, entitled “Adaptation for Practising Obstetric Profession in Hospital Conditions”, with a supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lora Georgieva, the second prize was awarded to Elena Ignatova for her diploma thesis on “Analysis of the Cost of Surgical Treatment, Requiring the Use of Medical Implants in the Field of Orthopedics and Traumatology”, with a supervisor Assoc. Prof. Lyubomira Koeva. The second prize in the field of Economics was awarded to Petya Sarkizova for her diploma thesis entitled “Analysis of the Financial Situation of Municipal Medical Diagnostic and Consultation Centres – Plovdiv”, with a supervisor Assoc. Prof. Lyubomira Koeva. All three awarded students are from the Faculty of Public Health at Medical University-Varna.

“Dear students, we sincerely rejoice at your achievements and your first steps in science. I believe your theses will find their practical implementation. As administration we are certain that the investments in education, innovative way of thinking and creativity are extremely important to every young person and to the development of our city. Congratulations to the award winners as well as to the lecturers and the managements of the higher education institutions. On the eve of the student holiday, I wish you to be healthy, successful and to achieve your professional realization here in Varna,” said the Mayor Ivan Portnih.

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.

Anti-AIDS Campaign December 2017

November 29, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activities No Comments

Dear colleagues, 

To date, there are twice as many people diagnosed with HIV compared to a decade ago. In 2016 in Bulgaria there were 193 new cases of HIV infections amongst 263,900 examined. 88% of the registered were sexually infected. The seropositive people in the country are officially 2460.

Statistics show that the diligence of volunteers, involved in conducting various Anti-AIDS initiatives, should not go away, precisely because of these people. On this occasion, the World AIDS Day (1st of December), students from the Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria – Varna, the Association of Dental Medicine Students, the Association of Pharmacy Students in Varna and the Student Council at the Medical University – Varna “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov “, with the assistance of the Prevention Directorate and the RHI, unite once again to address a common cause. 

The date is December 1st /Friday/ and the meeting points are:

Anyone, willing to join one of the listed places, can contact the event manager – Ralitsa Marinova, by sending their full name, faculty number, specialty, year and email. On the date in front of the main entrance of Grand Mall Varna, a mobile HIV / AIDS study room will be located after 15:00h.

Today, everyone is the author of their own story. On December 1st, let’s write together a better end to this story.

MU-Varna Became the Vice Champion at the University Tournament “Cup 8th December”

November 28, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activities No Comments

The official award ceremony of the Student Tournament “Cup 8th December”, in which more than 450 students took part this year, was held on 18th November, at “Yunashki Salon” in Varna. Organizers of the event were the Municipality of Varna, the Student Councils of the Universities, as well as the academic units in charge of sports.

The programme included 7 sports: table tennis, volleyball, swimming, mini football, bowling, streetball 3×3 and an athletics cross.

In the individual table tennis competition MU-Varna won unprecedented two first places in men’s and women’s competitions with the brilliant performance of Tsvetomir Yankov and Elizaveta Pugachova. The student of MU – Varna Hrisimir Todorov won second place among men, and Lilly Mearpoor was ranked third in the women’s contest. The team of MU-Varna grabbed the gold in the women’s team ranking, and the men won a silver medal.

Our men’s team was ranked third among the 7 participants in the 3×3 streetball tournament, held on Friday, in the sports hall of MU – Varna, and in the volleyball tournament the boys ranked second.

Almost 100 students took part in the swimming tournament, and the main competition was between MU – Varna and N. Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy. The students of MU-Varna Antonia Stoyanova and Ana Gorbacho won 2nd and 3rd place in the women’s competition in the final ranking in the discipline of butterfly, while the third place in the men’s contest was for Arseniy Beketov. The three prizes in 50m women’s backstroke were won by our students. Nora Pendov is first, followed by Marie Wetter and Nele Rudolf. Ana Gorbacho and Nele Rudolf were ranked second and third in 50m women’s breaststroke. Candela Dominges from MU – Varna grabbed the silver medal in 50 m freestyle.

The team of MU-Varna, including Dimitrov, Stoyanova, Botsaris, Kiryazova, Beketov achieved a time of 2: 25, 26 minutes in the relay 5x50m freestyle 3 men/2 women. MU-Varna won the silver medal with 470.5 points in the final complex ranking in swimming at “Cup 8th  December”.

The students of Medical University – Varna had total domination in the bowling tournament, winning with the devastating score of 946 points for two games. The champion team included Velizar G.aydardzhiev, Emanuela Tencheva, Georgi Tsonev, Aleksandar Andreev, Nikola Bagovski.

The athlete from MU-Varna Stefan Mihailov, who ran 2000 meters for 6:34 min, won the honorable third place in the athletics cross for men.

Just like any other year before, on the basis of the individual results, men’s and women’s team ranking, as well as the complex ranking among the universities were formed, in which the men and women from Medical University-Varna won the third place.

The winners in mini football at “Cup 8th December 8” became known on Friday (17.11.2017) after a week-long competitive battle. Our sportsmen won the honorable second place.

The Folk Dance Ensemble at MU-Varna, with artistic director Diana Dimitrova, who performed “Severnyashko Horo” took care of the good mood of the students and the guests, while Element Ballet delighted the audience with a different style of modern dances.

Medical University – Varna congratulates the students on their brilliant performance and wishes them new achievements!