About the University

 Central Building The Plovdiv Branch was established in 1986 as an affiliated unit to the Technical University - Sofia. It became an independent legal entity by Decision No: 30 of 13 June 1990 of the Council of Ministers. The structure of TU-Sofia, Plovdiv Branch includes now two faculties: Faculty of Electronics and Automation and Faculty of Mechanical and Instrument Engineering on the basis of Decrees of the Council of Ministers and Decisions of the Academic Council. The Branch as such is an affiliated structure of Technical University - Sofia, providing training in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degree courses affirmed by the Council of Ministers. 

The Branch has contemporary facilities including modern lecture halls and laboratories, an up-to-date library with over 100000 volumes of educational and specialized technical literature, canteens and a student hostel. 


About Plovdiv

Plovdiv is one of the oldest towns not only in Bulgaria but in Europe as well. Its origin dates as far back as the time ancient Troy was built. The Thracians, being the earliest inhabitants in the Balkan Peninsula, were the first to establish themselves permanently on the three hills by the river and later fortify their settlement, naming it Eumolpia. 

In 342 BC Philip II of Macedon conquered the settlement and erected strong fortress walls around it, giving it the name of Philippopolis. 

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In 72 BC the Romans, in their turn, invaded the town and called it Trimontium (The Three Hills). Within the Roman Empire the town became the centre of the province of Thrace, reaching the prime of economic and cultural prosperity about two centuries later. 

After the fall of the Roman Empire Plovdiv became a part of Byzantine and was completely reconstructed by Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565 AD. 

In the middle of the 6th century the Slavs came to the town, changing the ethnic structure of the whole region. They translated the older name of Philippopolis into their own language to sound as Puldin, which was gradually transformed phonetically into Plovdiv. 

The six hills endow the town with inimitably picturesque beauty. Even today, Plovdiv’s most attractive place of interest is its old part, which the local people proudly call the Old Town. 

Plovdiv is the centre of a district, covering 6,000 sq. km. of Bulgaria’s territory. Its strategic crossroads location between the East and the West has turned it into a major cultural, commercial, communicational and tourist centre.