This bilingual anniversary edition is compiled by a number of teams: authors, editors, graphic designers, photographers and coordinators from the University (heads of departments, professors, and staff from the different departments and sectors at the Medical University of Varna). It is designed as a panoramic overview of the past of Varna and the region with a focus on the medical history as well as accents on the history of the University from its establishment in 1961 until 2011, underlining the continuity in what the different rectors have achieved from the establishment onwards. The present – the 2012-2016 period – is presented in the chapter The University Today with short summaries on structure, training, scientific research, projects and international activities, investments, the work of the different university departments, and student life. The last chapter is dedicated to the future – investment and project goals set today to be fulfilled tomorrow.
In part of the introductory words of the Rector of the Medical University of Varna we can read:
The 55th anniversary is a time to bring to our young colleagues and students the memento of our Alma Mater creators, to enthuse love for science and knowledge and to reassure them that gratification follows along with educational, scientific and professional achievements.
Excerpts from the history of medicine in Varna and the region
History of the Medical University – Varna
The university today
Quality and Accreditation
The book is richly illustrated with photographs from all periods and topics from the University history. Each page features texts both in Bulgarian and in English with editorial columns and explanatory captions of the photographs and the figures, with illustrated and functionalized flyleaves of the hardcover edition.