Higher schools, teaching staff, students and graduates in the higher schools by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts


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HIGHER SCHOOLS, TEACHING STAFF, STUDENTS AND GRADUATES BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
(Number)
Statistical zone
Statistical region
District
Higher schools Teaching staff
Total Colleges Universities and equivalent higher schools Total In colleges In universities and equivalent higher schools
Total Of which: under labour contract Total Of which: under labour contract
Total 54 4 50 20 894 676 307 20 218 12 729
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 16 - 16 6 528 344 152 6 184 4 468
Severozapaden 1 - 1 786 88 46 698 508
Vidin - - - 11 - - 11 7
Vratsa - - - 197 - - 197 35
Lovech - - - 31 31 9 - -
Pleven 1 - 1 547 57 37 490 466
Severen tsentralen 5 - 5 1 834 - - 1 834 1 323
Veliko Tarnovo 3 - 3 1 054 - - 1 054 802
Gabrovo 1 - 1 205 - - 205 149
Razgrad - - - 36 - - 36 11
Ruse 1 - 1 406 - - 406 352
Silistra - - - 133 - - 133 9
Severoiztochen 7 - 7 2 475 68 35 2 407 1 908
Varna 6 - 6 1 893 44 18 1 849 1 485
Dobrich - - - 24 24 17 - -
Shumen 1 - 1 558 - - 558 423
Yugoiztochen 3 - 3 1 433 188 71 1 245 729
Burgas 2 - 2 549 58 38 491 240
Sliven - - - 168 43 18 125 57
Stara Zagora 1 - 1 638 87 15 551 385
Yambol - - - 78 - - 78 47
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 38 4 34 14 366 332 155 14 034 8 261
Yugozapaden 29 4 25 11 091 278 111 10 813 6 379
Blgoevgrad 3 1 2 745 28 15 717 503
Pernik 1 - 1 32 - - 32 23
Sofia 1 - 1 45 - - 45 45
Sofia (stolitsa) 24 3 21 10 269 250 96 10 019 5 808
Yuzhen tsentralen 9 - 9 3 275 54 44 3 221 1 882
Kardzhali - - - 166 - - 166 26
Plovdiv 9 - 9 2 908 54 44 2 854 1 826
Slmolyan - - - 153 - - 153 18
Haskovo - - - 48 - - 48 12
Of which: female
Total х х х 10 554 383 179 10 171 6 645
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria х х х 3 419 174 86 3 245 2 391
Severozapaden х х х 450 48 30 402 293
Vidin х х х 4 - - 4 1
Vratsa х х х 123 - - 123 29
Lovech х х х 6 6 2 - -
Pleven х х х 317 42 28 275 263
Severen tsentralen х х х 890 - - 890 641
Veliko Tarnovo х х х 533 - - 533 415
Gabrovo х х х 60 - - 60 45
Razgrad х х х 18 - - 18 8
Ruse х х х 194 - - 194 168
Silistra х х х 85 - - 85 5
Severoiztochen х х х 1 325 35 17 1 290 1 045
Varna х х х 1 017 24 10 993 817
Dobrich х х х 11 11 7 - -
Shumen х х х 297 - - 297 228
Yugoiztochen х х х 754 91 39 663 412
Burgas х х х 320 26 17 294 153
Sliven х х х 73 21 9 52 29
Stara Zagora х х х 326 44 13 282 204
Yambol х х х 35 - - 35 26
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria х х х 7 135 209 93 6 926 4 254
Yugozapaden х х х 5 437 173 63 5 264 3 206
Blgoevgrad х х х 431 11 5 420 301
Pernik х х х 9 - - 9 7
Sofia х х х 22 - - 22 22
Sofia (stolitsa) х х х 4 975 162 58 4 813 2 876
Yuzhen tsentralen х х х 1 698 36 30 1 662 1 048
Kardzhali х х х 72 - - 72 14
Plovdiv х х х 1 522 36 30 1 486 1 015
Slmolyan х х х 70 - - 70 11
Haskovo х х х 34 - - 34 8
HIGHER SCHOOLS, TEACHING STAFF, STUDENTS AND GRADUATES BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
(Number)
Statistical zone
Statistical region
District
Students Graduates
Total In colleges In universities and equivalent higher schools Total In colleges In universities and equivalent higher schools
Professional bachelor Bachelor Master Professional bachelor Bachelor Master
Total 220 168 8 233 139 711 72 224 50 179 1 843 25 807 22 529
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 76 590 4 221 49 129 23 240 18 692 982 9 722 7 988
Severozapaden 5 339 769 2 159 2 411 837 219 403 215
Vidin 426 - 426 - - - - -
Vratsa 1 090 187 890 13 252 57 195 -
Lovech 178 178 - - 43 43 - -
Pleven 3 645 404 843 2 398 542 119 208 215
Severen tsentralen 26 925 - 20 170 6 755 7 976 - 4 318 3 658
Veliko Tarnovo 15 634 - 11 459 4 175 5 634 - 2 891 2 743
Gabrovo 4 670 - 3 733 937 783 - 464 319
Razgrad 229 - 180 49 74 - 54 20
Ruse 6 157 - 4 563 1 594 1 451 - 875 576
Silistra 235 - 235 - 34 - 34 -
Severoiztochen 31 193 2 063 19 483 9 647 7 028 499 3 629 2 900
Varna 23 894 1 331 15 287 7 276 5 113 313 2 756 2 044
Dobrich 732 732 - - 186 186 - -
Shumen 6 567 - 4 196 2 371 1 729 - 873 856
Yugoiztochen 13 133 1 389 7 317 4 427 2 851 264 1 372 1 215
Burgas 6 052 765 3 594 1 693 1 338 151 582 605
Sliven 1 206 225 581 400 247 59 120 68
Stara Zagora 5 089 399 2 490 2 200 1 032 54 515 463
Yambol 786 - 652 134 234 - 155 79
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 143 578 4 012 90 582 48 984 31 487 861 16 085 14 541
Yugozapaden 105 845 3 589 65 108 37 148 23 274 720 11 508 11 046
Blgoevgrad 8 970 506 6 381 2 083 2 668 120 1 511 1 037
Pernik 62 - 59 3 11 - 7 4
Sofia 1 874 104 1 392 378 810 17 584 209
Sofia (stolitsa) 94 939 2 979 57 276 34 684 19 785 583 9 406 9 796
Yuzhen tsentralen 37 733 423 25 474 11 836 8 213 141 4 577 3 495
Kardzhali 611 - 611 - 123 - 123 -
Plovdiv 34 730 423 22 883 11 424 7 355 141 3 893 3 321
Slmolyan 1 446 - 1 130 316 484 - 367 117
Haskovo 946 - 850 96 251 - 194 57
Of which: female
Total 118 989 4 257 72 402 42 330 30 241 1 122 14 907 14 212
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 41 884 2 457 25 375 14 052 11 268 650 5 529 5 089
Severozapaden 3 307 455 1 542 1 310 571 124 305 142
Vidin 221 - 221 - - - - -
Vratsa 835 48 775 12 181 16 165 -
Lovech 64 64 - - 12 12 - -
Pleven 2 187 343 546 1 298 378 96 140 142
Severen tsentralen 14 048 - 10 029 4 019 4 648 - 2 350 2 298
Veliko Tarnovo 9 456 - 6 683 2 773 3 598 - 1 723 1 875
Gabrovo 1 167 - 899 268 245 - 137 108
Razgrad 162 - 125 37 54 - 40 14
Ruse 3 158 - 2 217 941 733 - 432 301
Silistra 105 - 105 - 18 - 18 -
Severoiztochen 16 376 1 316 9 269 5 791 4 181 367 1 988 1 826
Varna 11 512 875 6 706 3 931 2 825 232 1 428 1 165
Dobrich 441 441 - - 135 135 - -
Shumen 4 423 - 2 563 1 860 1 221 - 560 661
Yugoiztochen 8 153 686 4 535 2 932 1 868 159 886 823
Burgas 3 717 379 2 202 1 136 895 93 367 435
Sliven 593 91 282 220 84 25 45 14
Stara Zagora 3 598 216 1 858 1 524 805 41 415 349
Yambol 245 - 193 52 84 - 59 25
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 77 105 1 800 47 027 28 278 18 973 472 9 378 9 123
Yugozapaden 55 502 1 503 33 033 20 966 13 710 383 6 618 6 709
Blgoevgrad 5 495 237 3 827 1 431 1 771 63 955 753
Pernik 25 - 25 - 2 - - 2
Sofia 1 152 33 856 263 526 4 374 148
Sofia (stolitsa) 48 830 1 233 28 325 19 272 11 411 316 5 289 5 806
Yuzhen tsentralen 21 603 297 13 994 7 312 5 263 89 2 760 2 414
Kardzhali 411 - 411 - 77 - 77 -
Plovdiv 19 810 297 12 403 7 110 4 793 89 2 385 2 319
Slmolyan 642 - 516 126 189 - 144 45
Haskovo 740 - 664 76 204 - 154 50
24.04.2020


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 certified24 April 2020
Metadata last posted24 April 2020
Metadata last update24 April 2020
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘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 collecting data on enrolled 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 - Classification of Fields of Education and Training (FOET) and specialties of tertiary education for the educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional Bachelor ’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’;
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) according to the Law on Higher Education and the private spiritual higher schools, opened under regulation of the Law on Religion.

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 for 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 education institution, containing all the 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 their main engagement is teaching.

The management personnel include 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 rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and 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 - 2019

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 Higher education.

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-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor', 'Master') are available to all users on the NSI website under 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 on 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: 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 the changes of 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 the 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 certified24 April 2020
Metadata last posted24 April 2020
Metadata last update24 April 2020
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 in educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting 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’;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of the fields of education and training (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
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 implement 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.

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 education institution, containing all the 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 rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2019

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 on 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 of 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 the 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

Statistics on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘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 collecting data on enrolled 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 - Classification of Fields of Education and Training (FOET) and specialties of tertiary education for the educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional Bachelor ’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’;
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) according to the Law on Higher Education and the private spiritual higher schools, opened under regulation of the Law on Religion.

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 for 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 education institution, containing all the 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 their main engagement is teaching.

The management personnel include 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 rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and 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 - 2019

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 the 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
Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error
Over-coverage - rate
Common units - proportion
Measurement error
Non response error
Unit non-response - rate
Item non-response - rate
Processing error
Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error
Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

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 (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

18 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).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor', 'Master') are available to all users on the NSI website under 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 on 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
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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 in educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting 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’;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of the fields of education and training (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
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 implement 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.

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 education institution, containing all the 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 rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2019

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 the 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
Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error
Over-coverage - rate
Common units - proportion
Measurement error
Non response error
Unit non-response - rate
Item non-response - rate
Processing error
Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error
Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

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: 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 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 (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

18 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 on 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
  • Friday, 24 April 2020 - 11:00
     
    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:
    • In the 2019/2020 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 217.9 thousand children or with 0.4% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2019, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 25.8 and 21.6 thousand students.
    • In 2019/2020 academic year, 220.2 thousand persons were enrolled in the different tertiary education levels.
    • As of 31.12.2019 for acquiring a ‘Doctor’ educational and scientific degree in the country were trained 6 440 persons, of whom 558 foreign citizens.
  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2018/2019 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 218.8 thousand children or with 1.0% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2018, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 26.5 and 23.0 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2018/2019 academic year are 229.5 thousand persons.
    • As of 31.12.2018 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 467, of which 504 foreign citizens.
  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2017/2018 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 220.9 thousand children or with 1.6% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2017, upper-secondary graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 26.6 thousand and 21.7 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2017/2018 academic year are 236.3 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2017 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 564 persons, of which 529 foreign citizens.
  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - 11:10

    Adult Education Survey is conducted once every five years in all EU Member States through a common methodology and a harmonized toolkit that provides comparable data for assessment on lifelong learning. 

    The National Statistical Institute presents final results from the survey conducted in the end of 2016.

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2016/2017 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 224.4 thousand children or with 3.3% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2016, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 24.4 and 20.6 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2016/2017 academic year are 249.9 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2016 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 738, of which 503 foreign citizens.
     
  • Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2015/2016 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 232.0 thousand children or with 3.8% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In primary education (I - IV grade) 262.0 thousand pupils were enrolled and in the lower secondary (V - VIII grade) - 216.4 thousand.
    • In 2015, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 27.0 and 23.3 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2015/2016 academic year are 266.7 thousand.
    • Continues the trend for increasing the number of Ph.D. students, as of 31.12.2015 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country trained 6 750. 
     
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2014/2015 was 241.1 thousand as an increase of 0.2% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2014, 27.3 and 26.2 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2014/2015 academic year, the number of enrolments in higher education was 279.0 thousand persons, which is a decrease with 1.5% in comparison to the previous year.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2014, 6 671 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 9.3% more than the previous year.
     
  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute, are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2013/2014 was 240.6 thousand as an increase of 2.4% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2013, 28.9 and 27.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2013/2014 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 277.2 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2013, 6 055 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 12.7% more than the previous academic year.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2012/2013 was 235.0 thousand as an increase of 3.1% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2012, 30.3 and 29.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2012/2013 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 278.6 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in colleges (education-qualification degree "Professional Bachelor") and in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2012, 5 371 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 14.2% more than the previous academic year.

  • Wednesday, 26 September 2012 - 11:00

    Adult Education Survey covers broad range of topics, connected to the education and training of adults, like participation in different forms of Lifelong Learning (formal, non-formal and informal), reasons for non-participation, access to information on possibilities for education and training, use of computers, language skills, participation in cultural and social events.

Pages

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2020 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2019
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 87th 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 2013 - 2018 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2019
    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 2019.

    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 2014/2015 to 2018/2019 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute presents to your attention the 86th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria in infographics.

    In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th 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 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018
    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 2018.

    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 2013/2014 to 2017/2018 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 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 2014 - 2017 period.

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