Angel Kanchev University of Ruse



UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV (UR) is an autonomous state-funded higher educational institution. It was transformed with a Decision of the People’s Assembly of 21 June 1995 and is a successor of the higher technical school, established in Ruse on 12 November 1945. There are eight faculties in the structure of the University: Agrarian and Industrial Faculty, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electronics and Automation, Faculty of Transport, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Health and Healthcare, two Branches of Ruse University in Silistra and Razgrad and a Bulgarian and Romanian Inter-university Europa Centre. Annually the university offers 48 Bachelor degree programmes, about 80 Master degree programmes and 43 PhD courses.

UR ranks among the first three Bulgarian universities regarding the number of implemented international projects, student and staff exchanges and financial contribution from international activities. Teams from the UR participate in the implementation of over 250 multi-lateral and bi-lateral international agreements in the field of science and education, of which over 200 are under the Erasmus Programme. Furthermore, there are agreements with partners from about 40 countries from Europe, Asia and America under 20 international programmes for cooperation. UR is a regular member of the European University Association, of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, of the Visegrad University Association and many other international organizations.

From 2012 the UR is implementing a structural project “Development of E-forms for Distance Learning at the UR”. Apart from that the Department of Computing within UR was coord

inator of three European thematic networks each of over 70 participants – European Computing Education and Training (ECET), Doctoral Education in Computing (DEC), Teaching, Research and Innovation in Computing Education (TRICE). From 2013 the Department of Computing is a coordinator of a fourth European Thematic Network “Future Education and Training in Computing: How to Support Learning at Anytime Anywhere” (FETCH) which comprises of 67 universities and companies from 35 European countries.

Angel Smrikarov Professor. Dr. Vice Rector, Coordinator of the Bulgarian Virtual University. Manager of project “Development of e-forms for distance learning at the University of Ruse”. He was a coordinator of three European thematic networks TN ECET, ETN DEC, ETN TRICE and is currently the coordinator of the ETN FETCH Thematic network. He also participates in projects under other programmes like Leonardo da Vinci and Comenius. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an adaptable and flexible attitude to work. Team spirit gained through experience as team manager. All the above mentioned will allow him to coordinate the quality implementation of all project activities, in which UR is involved.

Tsvetelina Harakchiyska Assoc. Prof. Dr. Has considerable experience in the design of assessment frameworks for LLL competences for continuous professional development, obtained as a result of participation in educational projects. Prominent skills in material design for training learners with special educational needs with a particular focus on the development of transversal key competences as involvement in international projects. As part of her research interests she has thorough knowledge in the specification

Tsvetozar Georgiev Assoc. Prof. Dr. Head of Department of Computing. He has participated in several European projects including three Socrates/Erasmus networks for education in computing, a Leonardo da Vinci project for developing a Mobile Content Management System and digital content for teaching foreign languages. Very good skills in software and WEB development. His experience gained while working in different projects will allow him to get actively involved in the evaluation of programmes and courses, developed by partner universities in the project.f methodological approaches for the development of LLL competences which are in line with national policies within training and professional programmes.

Tzvetomir Vassilev Assoc. Prof. Dr. Head of the distance learning centre at the University of Ruse. Coordinator of project “Development of e-forms for distance learning at the University of Ruse”. He has been involved in several European projects including four Socrates/Erasmus thematic networks for education in computing, a Leonardo da Vinci project for developing a Mobile Content Management System and digital content for teaching foreign languages. He was responsible for the Quality Assurance WP in a LLL project about a joint implementation of ECTS and ECVET. Ability to work in a team. Ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained while working at UCL, UK. Good communication skills.

Stoyanka Smrikarova Assoc. Prof. Coordinator and manager of a series of projects under the TEMPUS, SOCRATES, Leonardo da Vinci programmes. Highly motivated individual. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Team work: her experience of working within international teams has helped develop the knowledge to effectively work with people from different countries and cultures. Intercultural skills: Ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained though work experience abroad. Presentation skills: good skills in organizing and performing activities. Leadership: Good experience in project and team management. Great sense of organisation gained from the development of large international projects.