Students in educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ by citizenship, mode of attendance and sex in the higher schools and scientific organisations by kind of ownership


Time series: Edu_3.7.1_en.xls

STUDENTS IN EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC DEGREE ‘DOCTOR’ BY CITIZENSHIP, MODE OF ATTENDANCE AND SEX IN HIGHER SCHOOLS AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS BY KIND OF OWNERSHIP AS OF 31.12.2020
(Number)
  Total Male Female
Total
Total 6 570 3 115 3 455
Bulgarian students 5 962 2 795 3 167
Foreign students 608 320 288
Regular training 3 607 1 548 2 059
Bulgarian students 3 376 1 447 1 929
Foreign students 231 101 130
Extra-mural training 1 764 946 818
Bulgarian students 1 665 887 778
Foreign students 99 59 40
Independent and distance learning 1 199 621 578
Bulgarian students 921 461 460
Foreign students 278 160 118
In public higher schools and scientific organisations 6 309 2 986 3 323
Regular training 3 591 1 540 2 051
Extra-mural training 1 754 941 813
Independent and distance learning 964 505 459
In private higher schools and scientific organisations 261 129 132
Regular training 16 8 8
Extra-mural training 10 5 5
Independent and distance learning 235 116 119
26.04.2021


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Education and Culture Statistics Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified26 April 2021
Metadata last posted26 April 2021
Metadata last update26 April 2021
Statistical presentation
Data description

Tertiary education statistics (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’) provide data on educational activity in the higher schools. Main units of observation are students (enrolled, newly enrolled and graduates) and academic staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collected data for students are sex, year of birth, level of education, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Academic staff in tertiary schools is studied by sex, age, type of employment, position. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – November 15.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Eurostat Fields of Education and Training, 1999 (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) under the regulation of Higher Education Act and private spiritual higher schools, opened under the regulation of Religious Denominations Act.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations about foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate educational institution, containing all necessary records and stamps according to the law.

The academic staff are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees.

The academic staff in tertiary education (ISCED - 6 and 7) includes persons whose main engagement is teaching and research work. This staff includes the officials such as rectors, vice rectors, deans, heads of departments, etc. if they have teaching activity.

The management personnel includes official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution - rectors, deans and their assistants, heads of departments.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the regulations of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager), i.e. this is an independent educational institution. Dependent educational institutions are branches or units known under other names which are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Students and academic staff.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2020

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

Academic year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Law on Statistics;

· Higher education Act.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure);

· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor' and 'Master') are available to all users on the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4892 and on Informational System Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules for Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information request in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: November 15;

· Data collection: November - December;

· Data processing: January - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to changes in the national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

Universities, equivalent higher schools and colleges.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on tertiary education for educational-qualification degrees 'Master', 'Bachelor' and 'Professional bachelor'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
Tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Education and Culture Statistics Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified26 April 2021
Metadata last posted26 April 2021
Metadata last update26 April 2021
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education - educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ provide data on the number of enrolled PhD students, newly enrolled and graduates with educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for the collected data on PhD students are sex, age, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – December 31.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Classification of the specialties for acquiring the educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’, complemented with the new doctoral programmes accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency since 2012;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Eurostat Fields of Education and Training, 1999 (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools and scientific organisations.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A PhD student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implemented in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Ph.D. students in scientific organisations are also included, irrespective of the mode of attendance.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all necessary records and stamps according to the law.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the regulations of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager), i.e. this is an independent educational institution. Dependent educational institutions are branches or units known under other names which are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2020

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

Academic year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Law on Statistics;

· Law on Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) is available to all users on the NSI website under heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4912 and on Informational System Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules for Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information request in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Data collection: January - February;

· Data processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes in the national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

Higher schools and scientific organisations.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on PhD students'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Education and Culture Statistics Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Tertiary education statistics (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’) provide data on educational activity in the higher schools. Main units of observation are students (enrolled, newly enrolled and graduates) and academic staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collected data for students are sex, year of birth, level of education, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Academic staff in tertiary schools is studied by sex, age, type of employment, position. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – November 15.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Eurostat Fields of Education and Training, 1999 (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) under the regulation of Higher Education Act and private spiritual higher schools, opened under the regulation of Religious Denominations Act.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations about foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate educational institution, containing all necessary records and stamps according to the law.

The academic staff are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees.

The academic staff in tertiary education (ISCED - 6 and 7) includes persons whose main engagement is teaching and research work. This staff includes the officials such as rectors, vice rectors, deans, heads of departments, etc. if they have teaching activity.

The management personnel includes official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution - rectors, deans and their assistants, heads of departments.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the regulations of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager), i.e. this is an independent educational institution. Dependent educational institutions are branches or units known under other names which are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Students and academic staff.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2020

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Universities, equivalent higher schools and colleges.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on tertiary education for educational-qualification degrees 'Master', 'Bachelor' and 'Professional bachelor'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error

Not applicable.

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

Not applicable.

Non response error

Not applicable.

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable.

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable.

Processing error

Not applicable.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: November 15;

· Data collection: November - December;

· Data processing: January - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

20 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to changes in the national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

20 years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure);

· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor' and 'Master') are available to all users on the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4892 and on Informational System Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules for Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information request in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
Tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Education and Culture Statistics Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education - educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ provide data on the number of enrolled PhD students, newly enrolled and graduates with educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for the collected data on PhD students are sex, age, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – December 31.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Classification of the specialties for acquiring the educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’, complemented with the new doctoral programmes accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency since 2012;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Eurostat Fields of Education and Training, 1999 (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools and scientific organisations.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A PhD student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implemented in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Ph.D. students in scientific organisations are also included, irrespective of the mode of attendance.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all necessary records and stamps according to the law.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the regulations of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager), i.e. this is an independent educational institution. Dependent educational institutions are branches or units known under other names which are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2020

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Higher schools and scientific organisations.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on PhD students'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error

Not applicable.

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

Not applicable.

Non response error

Not applicable.

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable.

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable.

Processing error

Not applicable.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Data collection: January - February;

· Data processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

16 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data are published on an exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes in the national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

20 years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) is available to all users on the NSI website under heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4912 and on Informational System Infostat: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Data tables - consultations

Not avaliable.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules for Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information request in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not avaliable.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2015.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2010/2011 to 2014/2015 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2010 - 2014 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015 (Bulgarian version)

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2010 - 2014 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2014

    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 82nd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2009 - 2013 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2014
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2014.
    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2009/2010 to 2013/2014 school (academic) years.

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