At an official ceremony at the Ministry of Education and Science on February 16, 2021, the Bulgaria’s Minister of Education and Science Krassimir Valchev and Her Excellency Hero Mustafa, US Ambassador to Bulgaria, signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between Bulgaria and the United States for a new ten-year period.

The international cooperation in science, technology and innovation strengthens the bonds of friendship and understanding between the two countries and improves the state of science, technology and innovation to the benefit of both countries, as well as mankind. By signing the agreement, the two sides clearly state that they want to establish dynamic and effective international cooperation among the research organizations and institutions, and individual scientists in both countries.

At the ceremony, Minister Valchev expressed confidence that the agreement is another step towards deepening and expanding the partnership between Bulgaria and the United States. The success of joint research projects and academic initiatives is the best evidence of a good partnership, Ambassador Mustafa added. Our cooperation will bring huge benefits to the future generations of scientists and researchers in Bulgaria and the United States, said HE Hero Mustafa.

The two countries have a long history of successful scientific and technological cooperation. Leading Bulgarian scientists work in teams of the best scientific organizations in the United States and achieve success in space research, engineering, physics and chemistry, mathematics and biology.

A good example of successful cooperation between scientific institutions from Bulgaria and the United States is the agreement between the International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS) and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA), which was signed in 2020.

You can watch a short presentation of the International Center and its partner IMSA, as well as the events held by them in 2020-2021, in the following video.

Presentation of ICMS and IMSA and joint activities