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Electrical Engineering and Electronics

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Bulgaria offers a qualified and skilled workforce, well suited for the needs of the sector

  • Because of the traditions in the sector, Bulgarian engineers are highly qualified for the needs of the electrical engineering and electronics manufacturing
  • There are experienced assembly workers available at very affordable labor cost
  • Very good overall quality/cost ratio of the workforce
  • There are five technical universities in Bulgaria offering majors in electronics and electrical engineering


About 30 000 University students are enrolled in majors related to the Electrical Engineering and Electronics manufacturing

  • Bulgaria has a very good University system with traditions in the electrical engineering and electronics sector
  • About  9 000 of the current Technical University students  study majors directly related to Electrical & Electronics sector
  • About 20 000  more students are enrolled in other majors in Technical Universities and may be suitable for a career in the electronics sector as well
  • Many Bulgarian students study engineering in Universities in Europe, USA  and the rest of the world and could be considered by sector companies as potential  employees

Bulgaria has a network of technical high schools preparing specialists for the electronics sector

  • More than 90 professional schools all over the country educate young people in  electronics and other technical studies
  • Professional high schools have established traditions in the Bulgarian education system
  • High schools of electronics are  among the most sought after institutions  for secondary education in the country
  • There are more than 150 000 students enrolled in these high schools, many of them potential employees of the electronics industry
  • Bulgarian secondary education is among the best in the world with the country ranking 5th in the world in sciences and  11th in mathematics
  • Bulgarian high-school algorithm writers  have been among the medalists at International Olympiads in informatics for 15 years

Wage cost in the sector and overall in the economy remain competitive

  • In 2010 average annual wage in the electronics and electrical engineering sector is €5 129
  • Salary not only in the industry but also in the economy in general is among the most competitive in the EU
  • It is expected that wages will remain low in the foreseeable future
  • Gabrovo Technical University

    5 400 students; Faculties of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering an technologies, economy

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  • Technical University of Sofia

    • 22 654 students • Departments in automation, machine and equipment, transport equipment, electronics and electrical engineering, machine building, engineering, etc.

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  • Sofia University

    • 25 000 students

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  • Ruse Technical University

    • About 8 000 students

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  • Varna Technical University

    • 5 400 students

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  • Sofia Technical University – Plovdiv Branch

    • 2 100 students

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  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Chemistry

    Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Chemistry

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