The University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM) is located in Sofia, the capital of Republic of Bulgaria. The University was established as a Department of the State Polytechnic in Sofia in 1945. It became an independent higher technological institution named Institute of Chemical Technology in 1953 with two Faculties: Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy with Professor Boris Zagorchev as its first Dean. In 1963 by a Decree of the Council of Ministers it was renamed into Higher Institute of Chemical Technology and in 1995 the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria renamed it to the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. In 1998 The University was accredited by the National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation to award Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in chemical technologies, biotechnology, chemical engineering, metallurgy, materials science, engineering ecology and environmental protection, automatic and information technologies, industrial management. The University offers a variety of pre-professional programs in addition to the degree programs too. The University has an average enrolment of about 3,000 students with about 80 international students. Today, the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy is an institution with more than 50 years history as an educational and scientific center with strong traditions and considerable success in creation of highly qualified engineers.
Faculty of Chemical Technology
This is the biggest department with more than 70 persons, 8 of them Professors, 41 – Assoc. Professors and 28 Assist. Professors, 7 of them D.Sc. and 60 – Ph.D., as well as 40 chemists, technicians.
Departments: Department of Fundamentals of Chemical Technology, Department of Textile and Leather, Department of Organic Synthesis and Fuels, Department of Polimer Engineering, Department of Chemical Technology of Wood and Polygraphy, Department of Technology of Inorganic and Electrochemical Production
Faculty of Chemical and System Engineering
The Faculty’s teaching staff consist of 5 Professors, 26 Associated Professors, 31 Assistant Professors, 5 of them D.Sc. and 31 Ph.D. The teachers support active international contacts with students and executive staff exchange. Students start in their Bachelor of Science degree programs and may apply for the next educational degrees.
Departments: Department of Biotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Automation of Production, Department of Engineering Economics and Industrial Management
Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Sciences
The teaching staff consists of 3 Professors, 36 Associated Professors, 3 of them D.Sc and 31 Ph.D. Students apply in Bachelors’ programs and after graduation may apply in the next degrees. Graduates receive qualification Engineer. The UCTM’s specialty Metallurgy is the only in Bulgarian higher educational system that trains engineers in all educational degrees in all kinds of production and development metallurgy, in foundry, in some branches of mechanical engineering, etc.
Departments: Physical Metallurgy and Heat Aggregates Ferrous Metallurgy and Metal Foundry, Nonferous Metallurgy And Semiconductor Technologies, Technology of Silicates and Binding Substances
University website: University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy