Ministry of Education and Science

Historical notes. Created in 1879 as the Ministry of Public Education - this name was preserved for the longest period. The present name was acquired in May 1997.

Structure. The total number of employees in the Head Office is 345. The regional inspectorates of the Ministry employ 783 persons.

Basic functions. "Develops the national strategy, priorities and programs for the development of public education, science and technologies".

Minister: Mr Vesselin Metodiev

Deputy Ministers: Ms Anna-Maria Totomanova, Mr Hristo Balarev, Mr Pencho Nenov

Address: 2 Dondukov blvd., 1000 Sofia; phone +3592-8481