Location of  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



Only 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 www.plov.net