In 1920, Bulgarian architect Yordan Milanov revised Breanson's plans and work eventually began in 1924. Breanson immediately sued for copyright, and received compensation of about 130 million golden francs. Milanov continued the work, but died two years before the building was completed. The university was officially inaugurated in 1934.
Today it offers 72 subjects in 15 faculties, and over 13,000 applicants annually compete for about 5,000 places. If you hear very good English spoken in Bulgaria you are likely to be conversing with a graduate of this university.
WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?
The winner will be selected in a draw.
Chavdar Mladenov in Sofia wins our WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU? Competition in October. This month we go to Ahtopol - check our Getaway section for more on this Black Sea town. A 12th grade student, Chavdar enjoys reading our travel pieces, especially those written by expatriates. Chavdar will spend a weekend for two at the Strimon Spa Club, Kyustendil, courtesy of VAGABOND.