Prof. Ivanka Saykova and Assoc. Prof. Todor Kanaliev Were Awarded Jubilee Plaques for Outstanding Contribution to the UNWE Century
The 90th anniversary of Prof. D.Sc./Econ./ Ivanka Saykova and the 80th anniversary of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Kanaliev were officially celebrated in the Ceremonial Hall of the University of National and World Economy.
At the event, organized by the Statistics and Econometrics Department, the Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov awarded Jubilee plaques and honorary certificates to both jibilees for their outstanding contribution to the remarkable history and successful present of UNWE. Both jubilees also received plaques from the National Statistical Institute, greeting addresses, gifts and flowers from the Department and the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Statistics.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov addressed the jubilees with the words: "It is an honor and pleasure for me on behalf of the UNWE Academic Leadership and personally to cordially greet you for your anniversary. We are grateful that you have given way to dozens of young people, found followers in the academic community who follow your steps and develop your ideas, so generously provided for the benefit of Bulgarian science". Prof. Dimitrov expressed thankfulness for the dedicated, longstanding work of both jubilees in the field of statistics and its fundamental benefits for the development of Bulgaria and for raising the prestige of UNWE.
The Rector Prof. Dimitrov is awarding jubilee plaques and honorary certificates to Prof. Saykova and Assoc. Prof. Kanaliev
"Prof. Saykova, Assoc. Prof. Kanaliev, You are the heroes of the day!" These were the words the Chairman of the NSI Sergey Tsvetarski began his address. "It has been 44 years since I crossed the threshold of this university and I continue to feel reverence for this institution and to feel proud of being one of your graduates. I keep saying that the university is a forge of professionals in statistics both in theory and in practice."
Sergei Tsvetarsky, NSI Chairman
Prof. Dr. Valentin Goev, Head of the Statistics and Econometrics Department, said that by the current celebration, the Department would like to express its gratitude to the jubilees for what they both have done for the Department and the university. He assured that the Statistics and Econometrics Department would continue the good traditions. Prof. Goev wished good health, creative inspiration and indomitable spirit to both jubilees.
Prof. Goev, Mr. Tsvetarsky, Prof. Dimitrov, Prof. Saykova, Assoc. Prof. Kanaliev and Assoc. Prof. Boshnakov /from the left tothe right/
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Venelin Boshnakov, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Statistics told how much he had learned from Prof. Saikova and Assoc. Prof. Kanaliev and what a serious school had been the contact with them.
Assoc. Prof. Venelin Boshnakov
All colleagues presenting at the event told about the valuable lessons they had obtained from the eminent scientists.
Prof. D.Sc. Ivanka Saykova cordially thanked for the warm attitude. She pointed out three things she considered as very important. Firstly, the progress is due mainly to the achievements of science and social practice but without the mission of university professors it is impossible. Secondly, behind each problem there are opportunities that wait to be revealed and thirdly, the well-known market principle is overexposed and misunderstood because its application does not lead to an increase in the quality of education.
"I am excited to be here and grateful for the long years of teaching", said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Kanaliev. He shared that during his career he had met many erudite lecturers. According to him the effective education cannot be done without observing certain moral principles. He wished health, enthusiasm and success.
Prof. D.Sc. Ivanka Saikova has completed her specialization at London School of Economics, Great Britain - Statistics /1966 - 1967/. She was a visiting professor at the University of Delhi, India - "Logic and Strategy of Statistical Survey"; University of Calcutta, India - "Design of Statistical Survey"; Aalborg University, Copenhagen - "Statistics". Doctor Honoris Causa of “Paisii Hilendarski” University of Plovdiv. He has 93 publications. His research interests are in the field of methodology and methods of statistical research. Prof. Saykova has occupied the positions of Vice-Rector; Deputy Dean; Head of the Statistics and Econometrics Department.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Kanaliev has completed his specialization at Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics /1982/. Member of the Association of Balkan Statisticians /ABS/. His research interests are in the field of theoretical-methodological and practical problems of statistics and statistical research; index method of analysis, analysis of increments in average and total value of a feature; study of structures and structural changes and their effects; sampling methods in statistical surveys. Assoc. Prof. Kanaliev has occupied the positions of Deputy Dean for Research at the Faculty of Economic Information /1986 - 1989/; Dean of the Faculty of Economic Information /1989 - 1991/; Head of the Statistics and Econometrics Department /1992 - 1995/; Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Relations /1995 - 1999/; Member of the Academic Council /1989 - 1999/; Member of the Faculty Council and the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Management and Informatics /1989 - 1999; 2003/. In the legislature, executive and judicial power: Director-General with rank of Deputy Chairman of the Unified Social Information System Committee /1984 - 1986/.