The Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) operates as a division at the largest Bulgarian university – University of National and World Economy with more than 20 thousand students. It provides vocational education and training and life-long learning since 1970.
Now IPS at UNWE is a leader in postgraduate studies in the areas of business, management and law and offers training services to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have already acquired diploma for high and/or higher education.
It is a certified institution under ISO 9001:2015, holding a certificate for quality management system covering the fields of postgraduate training, project management and consulting. IPS qualification diploma is recognized and approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and National Agency for Vocational Education and Training.
IPS works with top and middle level managers in private and public sectors, entrepreneurs, public administration officers, teachers, experts who strive for professional careers in different social sectors as well as individual trainees.
IPS builds a stable basis for life-long career for its course participants and solves problems of its customers in an uncertain world.
IPS at UNWE is focused on the organisation of trainings meeting practical needs of its customers, development and implementation of international projects, consulting services on educational policies and practices and elaboration of strategic documents, concerning education and training. Among the major objectives of the IPS is the improvement of the prospects of the trainees on the labour market (many of which are young people under 29 years of age), thus helping to prevent and reduce youth unemployment.
The priorities of the Institute include improvement of employee skills and knowledge, adaptable to the changing environment, contributing to competitiveness and sustainability through the creation of flexible and effective environment of the training and learning processes.
The individual approach to the Institute’s customers allows for the establishment of a direct relationship between research, teaching and training, managed as projects.
IPS has participated in 40 international projects under ERASMUS+, LLP, World Bank and other programmes, and over 60 local consulting and training projects. The scope of project activities includes VET, capacity building for SMEs, organizational restructuring and internationalization.