Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
 
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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Attraction type: Education and Sciences
Address: 1 15th of November Str
Phone: (+359 2) 979 53 33
Mobile: (+359 2) 979 52 23
Fax: (+359 2) 981 72 62
Email: pr-ban@cu.bas.bg
http://www.bas.bg
Work time:

Monday - Friday
09:00 - 18:00


The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the National Academy of Bulgaria, established in 1869. The Academy is autonomous and has a Society of Academicians, Correspondent Members and Foreign Members. It publishes and circulates different scientific works, encyclopedias, dictionaries and journals, and runs its own publishing house.

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (abbreviated BAS, in Bulgarian: Българска академия на науките, Balgarska akademiya na naukite, abbreviated БАН) is the National Academy of Bulgaria, established in 1869. The Academy is autonomous and has a Society of Academicians, Correspondent Members and Foreign Members. It publishes and circulates different scientific works, encyclopedias, dictionaries and journals, and runs its own publishing house.

The current president is Acad. Nikola Sabotinov. The budget of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2009 was 84 million levs, or 42.7 million euros. The Bulgarian Space Agency has a budget of 1 million euros and is part of the BAS.

Departments

The BAS has 9 main sections, more broadly united under three main branches: Natural, mathematical and engineering sciences, Biological, medical and agrarian sciences and Social sciences, humanities and art. Each consists of independent scientific institutes, laboratories and other sections.

Mathematical Sciences

  • Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Institute of Mechanics
  • Institute for Parallel Processing
  • National Laboratory of Computer Virology

Physical Sciences

  • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • Institute of Solid State Physics
  • Institute of Electronics
  • Institute of Astronomy
  • National Astronomical Observatory – Rozhen
  • Astronomical Observatory Belogradchik
  • Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources
  • Central Laboratory for Applied Physics – Plovdiv
  • Central Laboratory of Optical Storage and Processing of Information

Chemical Sciences

  • Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry with a Center of Phyto-Chemistry
  • Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Institute of Catalysis
  • Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IIES) (former Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources)
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • Central Laboratory of Photoprocesses
  • Institute of Polymers

Biological Sciences

  • Institute of Molecular Biology
  • Institute of Genetics
  • Institute of Physiology
  • Institute of Plant Physiology
  • Institute of Microbiology
  • Institute of Experimental Morphology and Anthropology
  • Institute of Botany
  • Institute of Zoology
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Institute of Experimental Pathology and Parasitology
  • Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction
  • Institute of Biophysics
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Central Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering
  • Central Laboratory of General Ecology

Earth Sciences

  • Geological Institute
  • Geophysical Institute
  • National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Central Laboratory for Geodesy
  • Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography
  • Institute of Oceanology
  • Geographical Institute
  • Space Research Institute
  • Central Laboratory of Solar – Terrestrial Influences
  • Central Laboratory for Seismic Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Institute of Water Problems

Engineering Sciences

  • Institute of Metal Science
  • Central Laboratory of Physico-Chemical Mechanics
  • Institute of Computer and Communication Systems
  • Institute of Information Technologies
  • Institute of Control and System Research
  • Central Laboratory of Mechatronics and Instrumentation
  • Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre

Humanities

  • Institute of Bulgarian Language
  • Institute of Literature
  • Institute of History
  • Institute of Thracology
  • Institute of Archeology with Museum
  • Institute of Balkan Studies
  • Ethnographic Institute with Museum
  • Institute of Art Studies
  • Institute of Folklore Studies
  • Cyrillo Methodian Research Center
  • Center for Architectural Studies

Social Sciences

  • Institute of Sociology
  • Institute of Legal Studies
  • Institute of Economics
  • Center for Science Studies and History of Science
  • Institute of Psychology
  • Institute of Demography
  • Institute of Philosophical Studies

Specialized and Supporting Units

  • Central Administration of BAS
  • Central Library of BAS
  • Scientific Archives of BAS
  • Academic Publishing House “Prof. Marin Drinov”
  • Botanical Garden
  • National Centre on Nanosciences and Nanotechnology
  • Bulgarian Encyclopedia Scientific Information Center
  • Social – Utility Service
  • Center for National Security Research
  • Research Development and Implementation Association “Scientific Instrumentation”
  • Laboratory of Telematics
  • Ph.D. Research Career Development Center

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