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The Center for Sustainable Development The Center for Sustainable Development (UCSD) was established in December 2007 with a Decision of the Academic Council of the University of National and World Economy.  It main objective is organization and execution of interdisciplinary research covering all dimensions of the sustainable development: social, environmental, economic and institutional. That is why the research supposes participation of faculties from different departments at UNWE as well as from other tertiary institutions. The Center develops also teaching and study materials for various academic courses in the field of sustainable development.

The Board of Directors consists of seven members as follows: Chairman, Prof. Dr. Rumen Gechev (UNWE) - Director of the Center, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumen Brussarski (UNWE), Ass. Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Tosheva (UNWE), Prof. Dr. Yoncho Pelovski (University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vesselin Minchev (Economic Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Ass. Prof. Teodor Atanasov, MSc (Sofia University “Kl. Ohridski”), Shteryo Nozharov, MSc (Director, Climate Change and Public Procurement Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Water Investment Policy.


Conducting research in the field of sustainable development and elaborating mechanisms and instruments (market based and administrative) for achievement of environmentally sound and socially justified economic development. Dissemination of the EU’s and the UN’s policies towards sustainable development among academia and businesses. An active cooperation with leading foreign research institutions and organization of national and international conferences and round tables as a vehicle for exchange of ideas and practical experience.