Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
founding 1869
Sponsorship state, autonomous
place Sofia , Bulgaria
president Evgeniy Nikolov
Website www.bas.bg
The main building of the Academy in Sofia

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences ( Bulgarian Българска академия на науките , БАН for short; en . : Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)) is the state academy of sciences in Bulgaria . The Bulgarian abbreviation is БАН / BAN .


The Academy of Sciences was founded on September 26, 1869 at the time of Ottoman rule, initially as the Bulgarian Literary Society ( Българско книжовно дружество ) in Brăila in the Kingdom of Romania by the Bulgarian Society in Exile there. The first board of trustees was chaired by Nikolai Tsenov.

The Academy Journal was published for the first time from 1870. The first honorary member was Gavril Krastewitsch (1820–1898) in 1871 .

In 1878, after Bulgaria's independence from Ottoman rule, the company's headquarters were relocated to Sofia. On March 1, 1893, the society moved into its own building near the Bulgarian parliament building. On March 6, 1911, the Bulgarian Literary Society was renamed "Bulgarian Academy of Sciences" under President Ivan Geschow . In 1913 the academy became a member of the "Union of Slavic Academies and Scientific Societies" of Saint Petersburg and in 1931 a member of the International Science Council .

From 1940 to 1947 the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was temporarily called the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts (bulg. Българска академия на науките и изкуствата ).


The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is divided into three main departments, the Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, the Department of Biological, Medical and Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Social, Human and Artistic Sciences. There are numerous independent scientific institutes, laboratories and other scientific institutions.

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has its own publishing house, the academic publishing house “Prof. Marin Drinow ” .

President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Coordinates: 42 ° 41 ′ 40.6 "  N , 23 ° 19 ′ 55.8"  E