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   The Computer Science & Engineering Department was established in 1982. It provides education and training in Computer Systems and Technologies for Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degrees. The Department has prepared 15 alumni of computer engineers who have achieved successful realization both in the country and abroad. Annually, the Department admits 90-120 Bulgarian candidates for full-time study, 30 Bulgarian candidates for part-time study, as well as about 20 foreign students.
   Our department involves 51 full-time employees, of which 14 Associate Professors (Ph.D.), 28 Assistant Professors (M.Sc.), 8 of whom Ph.D. holders, 7 engineers (M.Sc.) and 2 technical staff members.
   In 1992, the curriculum and syllabuses of the Computer Science & Engineering Department for training students in Computer Systems and Technologies were recognized by the UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon) - Honor Society for the Computing Sciences, settled in USA. On this basis, the Department and the Technical University of Varna were accepted as the first UPE member from Bulgaria and the second member from Europe, with the University College of Swansea - UK being the first, and the 115th university - UPE member worldwide. The main criteria for granting UPE membership to our Department include the contents and scope of the specialty curriculum, contents of the syllabuses for the different subjects and quality of faculty.
   Members of the Computer Science & Engineering Department are actively participating in international organizations: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, USA) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA). One of our professors is the chairman of the Bulgarian chapter of ACM (ACMBUL), another one is the chairman of the Bulgarian chapter of IEEE Communications Society. 
   Our current Bachelor's curriculum is developed according to the newest requirements of institutions like IEEE and ACM. This curriculum is officially approved by the School of Computing at the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, which will greatly facilitate students mobility.
   Our department is participating in international projects within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Community, in SOCRATES, LEONARDO, etc.
   A Cisco Networking Academy is actively functioning in our department, delivering 4-semester courses of 70 school hours each and training students for acquiring the inter-nationally recognized Cisco Systems certificates in computer networks and Internet.
   Our department is a member of MSDN AA (Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance). There is a Microsoft IT Academy functioning within the department. We are educating students on the basis of Microsoft academic programs, with Microsoft Corp. regularly providing us with software and coursewareThe