The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) dates back to 1961 when it became the first standalone faculty at Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". Today, FMI is a well-established research and training center by international standards and provides degree programs in the fields of Mathematics, Informatics and Information Technologies. There are some 90 highly qualified members of the full-time academic body, with 7 Full Professors and 37 Associate Professors, more than half have been awarded doctoral degrees - we have 5 Doctors of Science and 48 PhD holders. Many faculty members have studied, done research or have been guest lecturers at accredited universities in the USA, Japan, Africa and Europe. Our academic staff has ample experience with highly reputable international scientific events, as well as with research and education projects in joint cooperation with universities from the EU, USA, etc. FMI is involved in the exchange of students and lecturers under various academic programs with universities in Austria, England, Germany, Ireland, Spain, FYR Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Hungary, and Finland. FMI has a Scientific Council entitled to conferring the academic rank of Associate Professor. Some of the teaching staff are members of other specialized scientific councils and subcommittees under the Higher Attestation Commission. Every year, FMI trains some 1,500 students pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degrees in various specialties under the professional streams of Mathematics, Informatics and Computer Science, and Pedagogy of Teaching. We also offer doctoral training programs. In addition, FMI provides two postgraduate training programs leading to the qualifications of Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Informatics and Information Technologies, respectively. A host of other training courses are offered, e.g. for undergraduate applicants, in Computing, etc.
All streams and specialties at FMI are accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency and have been given the highest accreditation rating of "Very Good" for the maximum period of 6 years until 2014. Further information on the degree programs, curricula, and admissions is available on our website fmi.uni-plovdiv.bg.
The faculty is based in a new university campus with a green park and cozy open-air cafeterias, a canteen, an academic bookstore, up-to-date lecture halls, auditoriums, seminar rooms, and specialized libraries. FMI facilities feature 12 state of the art internetworked computer rooms with over 200 seats, multimedia, video hall, laboratory of interactive mathematics, WiFi within the building and in the courtyard, licensed software with educational and other information materials available to students and staff to use both on campus and at home.