Science Program at New Bulgarian University is a very strong program. I had
the privilege to take my Ph.D. there and then move to Carnegie Mellon University,
where I am a post-doctoral associate now. I can attest from personal experience
that graduate training from NBU can mark the beginning of a successful academic
career. The Program is young, energetic, and open to new ideas. At NBU I have
found a number of researchers and lecturers with different backgrounds, all
of them trying to transcend the confines of their respective discipline and
give students an interdisciplinary view on human cognition. The program is
an ideal environment for learning a new science and preparing for the changing
(Alexander Petrov, Postdoc at Carnegie-Mellon University, Postdoc at University of California, Irvine)
nothing but good memories and appreciation of having followed through the
programs in psychology and cognitive science at NBU. During the course of
my training, I was exposed not only to a vast number of scientific notions
and findings, but also to the professional attitude and exceptional enthusiasm
of the professors whose courses I took. Being a graduate student here at Stanford
has made me appreciate the preparation I received at New Bulgarian University
even further. There are certainly many differences in the conditions in which
research is being done at New Bulgarian University and at Stanford, those
differences being largely associated with the availability of resources and
equipment. However, in my view, the research projects at NBU are being carried
out at the exact professional level and sophistication as the projects I see
(Kalina Christoff Hadjiilieva, Ph.D. student at Stanford University; Postdoc at Stanford University; Postdoc at Cambridge University)
my studies in the undergraduate program in Psychology and later in the graduate
program in Cognitive Science at NBU I have received a high quality of education
which is in no way inferior to the high academic standards and requirements
here at Oxford University. The Central and Eastern European Center for Cognitive
Science offers excellent education in cognitive science and I do not have
the impression that the students here are superior in any sense to my colleagues
at NBU. The high academic status of the faculty members at the department
and the intellectually stimulating environment and excellent opportunities
for academic and experimental work available for the students at NBU make
them compatible and comparable to the graduates of any prestige European university
including Oxford as well. "
(Ivaylo Vlaev, Ph.D. student at Oxford University)
place if you are dedicated to study Cognitive
Science. Good library, open minded teaching staff, individual curriculum,
nice city, friendly people, and beautiful country. "
having experts in different fields, provides a provocative environment which
challenges your own ideas and widens your worldview. Combining the East-European
and the Western philosophical and psychological traditions, NBU is a great
place to study Cognitive Science. "
(Andrea Kulakov, currently Assist. Prof. at Skopie University)
used to believe that this high a standard was possible for top-level American
universities only, but I am pleased to say that I was wrong."
positive thing about the Cognitive Science program at NBU is that it encourages
independent thinking and provides the space in which ideas and opinions can
be compared, defended and developed"
Cognitive Science Program at NBU you could come out to be a well-prepared
professional in your field."
program with an excellent structure, faculty with a high level of professionalism,
permeated by the true academic spirit and creative atmosphere"
(Lora Likova, Ph.D. student at Research Institute, San Francisco, USA (CA))
"I found the MSc. program in Cognitive Science very challenging and stimulating. I was really impressed by teaching methods, students' freedom to choose the courses they want and even to organize their own, friendly atmosphere of the department and possibilities for international communication." (Nataly Radchikova, currently Assist. Prof. at Belarussian Pedagogical State University)