The Finance and Accounting Faculty Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary with International Scientific Conference
With an International Scientific Conference "70 Years of Finance and Accounting Faculty of UNWE" was celebrated the anniversary of the one of emblematic Faculties of UNWE. The event was held under the patronage of the Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov.
At the presidium in Maxima Aula were the Rector Prof Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Prof. Sylvia Trifonova, Vice Dean of the Finance and Accounting Faculty, Prof. Dr. Rumen Brusarsky, Dean of the Finance and Accounting Faculty, Prof. Dr. Rumiana Pozharevska, Chairperson of the General Assembly of the Faculty, Tsvetan Tsvetkov, Chairperson of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, Angel Stoykov, Chairperson of the Student Council /from the left to the right/.
The event was attended by Prof. Dr. Tsvetana Stoyanova, Vice Rector for Institutional and Business Cooperation and Student Policies, Prof. Dr. Stoyan Stoyanov, Chairman of the General Assembly of UNWE in the period 2011-2015, Prof. Dr. Daniela Feschian, Chairman of the Control Council of UNWE and Deputy Head of the Accounting and Analysis Department, Prof. D.Sc. /Econ./ Virzhinya Zhelyazkova from the University of Finance, Business and Enterpreneurship /VUZF/, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radostin Vazov, VUZF, Mrs. Emilia Ivanova, Director of the National Trade and Banking High School, etc
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov declared that "these 70 years from the history of the Finance and Accounting Faculty are time of academic progress and dedication of several generations of lecturers and scientists. Their work is an emanation of the Bulgarian science, academic conscience and moral. Many young people purposely choose to obtain their education and feature their professional path at the Fculty, which is an evidence for the quality of education they obtain." The Rector emphasized that the Finance and Accounting Facultty as part of the UNWE academic family will always be in the leading position as a creator of standards in education and science.
|Prof. Dimitrov awarded to Prof. Brusarsky the highest degree in the distinctions honoured by the Rector – the statuette of Prof. Stefan Bobchev|
Prof. Dr. Rumen Brusarsky, Dean of the Finance and Accounting Faculty, reviewed the historical roots and development over the years of the Free University of Political and Economic Sciences, successor of UNWE. He also reminded the changes that have occurred over the years. Focusing on the present moment Prof. Brusarsky introduced to the audience the lecturers and the specialties and also paid attention to the international cooperation.
Tsvetan Tsvetkov, Chairperson of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, said that "the Finance and Accounting Faculty has become a Bulgarian emblem for academic and professional preparation, creating a community of many thousands of accountants, financiers and auditors who are prepared to creatively solve the problems of the present and the future in the private and public sector. Adequate and quality education, knowledge of new technologies - this is the certificate for your noble mission".
"70 years is an age worthy of respect and during all these years the Finance and Accounting Faculty has been more and more confirmed and has continued its succession", said in his greeting Angel Stoykov, Chairperson of the Student Council. "The Finance and Accounting Faculty has the difficult task to work with knowledgeable, capable and ambitious students. In my work with students, I notice that the most active students are from this Faculty. The task of the lecturers is difficult because these students make them being active and to have a high level and I also notice that the lecturers are not embarrassed by this fact."
Prof. Dr. Andrey Zahariev, Dean of the Faculty of Finance, "D. А. Tsenov" Academy of-Economics - Svishtov, pointed out that "the achievements of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting during these 70 years have the marks of dedicated efforts, high professionalism, conscious responsibility to the native science and they are a reason for professional pride and satisfaction. We are sincerely glad to your successes because it is a conquest of Bulgarian education whose prosperity is our concern and destiny."
|Prof. Zahariev gave as present to the Rector the textbook Financial Theories and said: "together we prove that we can create an added value" and appealed to financiers and economists to be business enlighteners|
Prof. Dr. Stoyan Prodanov, Head of the Department of Finance and Credit, "D. А. Tsenov" Academy of Economics - Svishtov, also greeted the Faculty on the ocassion of its anniversary and wished the lecturers creative courage as well as to continue to following successfully the path of science.
|Prof. Prodanov gave as present to Prof. Brusarsky a plaque from the anniversary of his Department at “D. А. Tsenov" Academy of Economics - Svishtov|
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Grigorii Vazov, Executive Director of VUZF and former Dean of the Finance and Accounting Faculty, shared that he has lots of memories from that period. "Thank you for being here providing the higher education a high level."
Boyko Kostov, Chairperson of the Management Board of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Bulgaria, said that namely at the Faculty he had acquired the knowledge and abilities necessary for his future career development. "Congratulations for the professionals that the Finance and Accounting Faculty provides. Indicative for the quality of their education is the fact that the largest number of chartered accountants and registered auditors are from the UNWE."
On behalf of the Union of Economists in Bulgaria Prof. Dr. Tatyana Hubenova-Delisivkova, Chairperson of the Union's Board, emphasized that "the UNWE has gained the authority of the most prestigious institution for financial and accounting education due to many notable names of lecturers and graduates of the Finance and Accounting Faculty who have worked and still work for strengthening the Bulgarian institutions in the interest of socio-economic development".
"I am pleased that a genuinely fruitful collaboration has been established between the Department I represent and the Departments of the Finance and Accounting Faculty. We are united by a number of common ideas for the development of financial science and economic university education in our country", said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elena Stavrova, Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting, "Neofit Rilsky" Southwestern University.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sl. Genov, Head of the Accounting Department of Economic University – Varna: "During this transition full of dynamic changes, the achievements of the Finance and Accounting Faculty have contributed to the consolidation of educational and scientific values."
Greetings from the attendees in Maxima Auditorium were also addressed by Prof. Dr. Hristina Nikolova, Head of the Department of Economics of Transport and Energy: "The Finance and Accounting Faculty is a leader not only in the national but also in the European education.
|Prof. Nikolova awarded to Prof. Brusarsky a plaque from the 70th anniversary of the Department of Economics of Transport and Energy|
Greetings were also addressed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Beev, Head of the Department of Economics, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasil Petkov, Head of the Department of International Economic Relations and Business. Congratulatory addresses were also received from Prof. Dr. Margarita Atanasova, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Atanas Atanasov, Head of the Department of Economic Accounting at "D. А. Tsenov” Academy of Economics – Svishtov, etc.
The Dean of the Finance and Accounting Faculty Prof. Dr. Rumen Brusarsky awarded honorary plaques for the development of the Faculty to the Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Prof. Dr. Snezhana Basheva, Head of the Department of Accounting and Analysis and Prof. D.Sc./Econ./ Georgy Petrov, long-standing lecturer at the Department of Finance.
The scientific papers were organized in 4 sections: Financial Intermediation and Financial Markets, Financial Management, Fiscal Policy'/ Accounting Policy, Analysis and Standardization / Management Control Systems, Audit, Tax Control and an international section.
Moderators of the Conference sections were Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanaska Filipova-Slancheva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Victor Yotsov and Chief Assist. Dr. Toma Donchev.
The participants in the Conference were from the Institute of Economic Research of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Economics of "St. Cl. Ohridsky", University of Sofia, "D. А. Tsenov Academy of Economics - Svishtov, University of Economics of Varna, University of Finance, Business and Enterpreneurship /VUZF/ and “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport.
The international section of the Conference was attended by respected professors from leading foreign universities who presented their scientific papers in an online environment, in the MS Teams platform. Among them were: Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, School of Business & Entrepreneurship, Independent University, Bangladesh, Visiting Scientist, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK), Malaysia, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), UK; Prof. Eleftherios Thalassinos, MBA, Ph.D., D.H.C., European Chair Jean Monnet, Ret. Prof. University of Piraeus, Aff. Prof. University of Malta, Editor-in-Chief ERSJ, IJEBA, IJFIRM, Chair ICABE, Guest Editor JRFM, RESOURCES; Dr. Diego Norena-Chavez, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Centrum Catolica Graduate Business School, Dirección de correo verificada de pucp.pe, Peru; Prof. Dr. Sivaram Vemuri, Director of Human Economics International, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; Prof. Igor Britchenko, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor of the Faculty of Technical and Economic Sciences, Higher Vocational School Memorial of Prof. Stanislaw Tarnowski in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, Professor of University of Security Management in Košice, Slovakia, Professor at the Department of Finance, VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, Sofia, Bulgaria; Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Leszczynski, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland; Assist. Prof. Dr. Tomasz Jasinski, Lodz University of Technology, Instytut Zarzadzania, Lodz, Polandq etc.
Among the foreign participants were also the PhD students Panayotis Mavridis from VUZF, Sofia and Yonida Bekteshi from the Department of Financial Control, Finance and Accounting Faculty of UNWE, Sofia.
|Presentation of the scientific papers by the foreign participants in the international section of the Conference|