Medical University of Sofia *University


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Foundation: 1917

Mission: Medical University – Sofia (MUS) has a unique place in the Bulgarian education system. The high level of teaching, training and the achievements in the research work, health care and public activities are integrated – aiming that MU would be innovator and meeting the public interest. The University strives for regional leadership while increasing the quality of the education on national and international scale. Medical University – Sofia trains the students for work in a competitive environment where the quality is a determinant factor for success. At the same time MUS aims at cultivating tolerance, team oriented, responsibility, autonomy and ability to solve problems and take decisions alone. This is the way that MUS tries to answer to the increasing public needs. Goals of the MUS mission are: To strengthen and develop its reputation as internationally acknowledged research center. To ensure excellent education in a field enriched by science and research work. To increase the number of students and specialists from the country and abroad. To ensure graduation of medical specialists who are adaptable and meet the increasing needs of the national and international employer in all sectors of economy. To form high quality lecturers and to improve their effectiveness. To optimize the resource using in order to improve the work environment and the variety of services for students and human resources. To reach the level of budget and outside of budget resources that ensure balanced growth, adequate capital investment that provides sufficient and stable finance base of the future development of the University.

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Subordinate organizations:

  • University Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases St. Sophia
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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27Bulgaria
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +4099th276th1009th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4889th287th1380th9th
Chemistry 4290th298th1108th10th
Medicine +4156th192nd1148th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3739th236th969th6th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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