„I am happy that I had the opportunity to come here and meet new friends. The University has excellent teaching facilities, as well as good organization and good lecturers.”
All my life I've been studying in my home country in Nigeria, and I wanted to expand my horizons. I choose Technical University of Gabrovo, because I felt it could offer me both quality education and a chance to experience life outside of my comfort zone. The Technical University of Gabrovo is a renowned respectable university. It has a good international standing, and I believed it could provide me with a respectable and recognised degree.
Studying in Gabrovo a city in Bulgaria thus far has indeed been a pleasure. I love the culture here, the people are friendly and made me feel at home. Affordable accomodation and conducive environment for learning, lessons are interactive and lively, the lecturers are friendly and full of encouragement. I enjoy the level of involvement and participation and it makes me want to actively engage in learning.
I will conclude by saying Technical University of Gabrovo is one in a million.
Rotimi Joseph Akinradewo, citizen of Nigeria
Preparatory Bulgarian Language course
|Erasmus Policy Statement|
The Technical University of Gabrovohas been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2021. The Erasmus Policy Statement (below) sets out our institutional strategy in relation to the Charter.
We believe that higher education is a power for good and makes a significant economic, intellectual and cultural contribution to the world. We are committed to international excellence through the creation of world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching within an inclusive academic culture.
International collaborative partnerships are a core element in our broader strategic objectives in regard to teaching, learning and research. All successful partnerships are the result of shared commitment to, and mutual benefit from, the relationship. Many of our partnerships result from individual links between academic staff. Others have been introduced through existing partners or other networks. Our international partner institutions are diverse, reflecting the different needs and priorities of our partners’ and our own students and staff. As well as developing partnerships which are multi-dimensional and strategic, we also recognise the place of specialist, focussed partnerships for specific purposes.
In regard to mobility we are committed to extend the range and nature of the opportunities we can offer to our students, as integral or optional credit mobility components of an ever-increasing range of degree programmes, principally, but not exclusively, at Bachelor level. This will include both study and work placements in participating and non-participating countries. We will continue to explore short-term mobility in order to encourage participation by a more diverse student body and to introduce new and less familiar study destinations in non-participating countries.
We expect to focus primarily on the development of selected existing partnerships and to extend their scope so that they contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education, for example, by developing relationships with other key stakeholders and/or cross-sector co-operation. In order to realise these objectives we will engage in more strategic and sustainable relationships based on deeper mutual understanding of our capabilities, capacity and priorities.
1. Increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researchers Europe needs
We believe that universities are not just the privilege of elites, and that a diverse student and staff body makes the University stronger.
2. Improving the quality and relevance of higher education
We have high aspirations for our graduates, and proactively deliver employment-related skills that will enable our graduates to meet these aspirations.
We believe that we improve and grow stronger by listening to, and learning from, others. Working with our partners in participating and non-participating countries, we will expand our knowledge and experience of other education systems and qualifications to facilitate admission, progression, recognition, exchange and co-operation in programme development.
We work in partnership with business and industry, including regional associations, to exploit our intellectual capital and create a highly-skilled workforce.
As we continue to diversify our funding sources across the range of our activities, our priority will be re-investment in the academic mission and strategic vision of the University.