Sustainable Water Treatment and Nutrient Reuse Options

Agricultural University Plovdiv (AU)

The Agricultural University – Plovdiv was established in 1945 and ever since it has been involved in training highly skilled professionals.

Their main goals are:

  • To provide high quality student-centered education guaranteeing competitiveness on the Bulgarian, the European and the world labor market;
  • To achieve research results ensuring their rapid introduction into practice;
  • To bring up citizens committed to civic virtues, capable of making policies and strategies in the agricultural sector;
  • To preserve the traditional love of Bulgarian people to land and its richness, their desire for knowledge and the values of Bulgarian agricultural education and science.


The major structural units of the Agricultural University are the four faculties (Faculty of Agronomy,Faculty of Horticulture with Viticulture, Faculty of Plant Protection and Agroecology, Faculty of Economics) offering 16 different courses of study for B.Sc. degree and over 30 M.Sc. courses. The Agricultural University was among the first five Bulgarian HEIs granted with the University Charter. The major areas of research are: study, preservation and improvement of plant and animal genetic resources; crop production; animal breeding and husbandry; plant biotechnologies and genetic transformation; sustainable development; safety food production; agricultural development under market economy conditions; protection of the environment and natural resources; new advanced technologies in agricultural end-products.


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