Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
Front view of Plovdiv University
Plovdiv University is situated in the town of Plovdiv. It is
the second largest city in Bulgaria with a population of about
400000 people. The town covers an area in a highly seismic region
in the Upper-Thracian depression,
which generated two strong earthquakes in 1928 with M=6.8 and M=7.0.
The area around Plovdiv is densely populated and industrialized
and future strong events could cause a lot of damage. This
motivates a deeper study of the seismicity and the tectonic
settings of the region.
Plovdiv University has an unique siting being only several minutes
away from the town center and at the same time
very near to the central city park. The University of
Plovdiv is built on the foundation laid by the Higher
Teacher-Training Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences,
which opened in July 1961. The Institute was promoted to
university status by government decree on 12 January 1972, when
it took its present name “Paisiy Hilendarski” Plovdiv University.
The GeoTEAM is working since 2000 in
collaboration with the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy
and Geography, foreign institutions and other universities
ten minutes away from the
University begins the 'Old town'
of Plovdiv - a quarter where one can find a lot of 'old
style' houses. They represent the style in Bulgarian
architecture, characteristic for the National Revival
period in Bulgaria in the
19thcentury. 'Old town' with its specific atmosphere offers
unforgettable time for the tourists. For more information
about Plovdiv visit