UNWE Conferred the Honorary Title of Doctor Honoris Causa on the IMF Managing Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristalina Georgieva
At suggestion of Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevsky, Head of the Human Resources and Social Protection Department and Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Head of the National and Regional Security Department, the UNWE Academic Council unanimously decided to confer the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa of UNWE on Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund /IMF/.
The honorary title is awarded to Assoc. Prof. Kristalina Georgieva for her merits as internationally recognized leader and visionary in the world economy development as well as in stabilization of financial institutions, human capital and social changes aimed to improve people`s lives. It is also for the great value of her academic and scientific achievements in the field of economics, climate changes and sustainable development in a global scale and for her contribution to overcome humanitarian crises and disasters through prevention and fast operational actions.
Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevsky defined Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristalina Georgieva as a very honourable worldwide famous person undeniably deserving the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of UNWE. He reminded that she is an author and co-author of more than 100 publications in macro and microeconomics and she has also supported lots of academic and scientific research all over the world.
Prof. Dulevky paid attention to the fact that on the official website of the largest financial institution in the world – the IMF – in the CV of its Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva is pointed out that she has obtained a Ph.D. degree in Economic Sciences from the UNWE where she had been a lecturer as Associate Professor since 1977 to 1993. He outlined that the Academic Council decision to confer the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Kristalina Georgieva means that the UNWE assigns an honourable place to the most famous Bulgarian as its colleague, friend and graduate. She is a symbol setting an example how a UNWE graduate could conquer the great world peaks.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov outlined that Ktristalina Georgieva is a figure of global scale and head in three of the most powerful institutions in the world – the European Commission, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. “Assoc. Prof. Georgieva managed to readjust and turn the powerful mechanism of these institutions to more social and humanitarian role”.
The official ceremony on awarding the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa of UNWE to Assoc. Prof. Kristalina Georgieva will be held at the UNWE after the removal of anti-epidemic measures and restrictions.