On September 26, 2019, Bulgarian Prime Minister Bokyo Borissov visited HUFS.
Prime Minister Bokyo Borissov’s visit marks the first time as an official visit by a Bulgarian Prime Minister, adding more significance to the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Bulgaria in 2020. Bulgaria follows a parliamentary cabinet system, in which the party leader of the majority party from the parliamentary election becomes the prime minister. In other words, its prime minster exerts similar political powers as a president from a presidential government. Prime Minister Borrisov has been the prime minister three times for the past 10 years.
On the day of his visit, Prime Minister Borrisov donated a collection of books in the Cho Myung-duk Hall of the Law School Building, and students from the Department of Greek Studies and Bulgarian Studies held a special performance to honor his visit. The students performed Bulgarian folk dance and songs, which offered joy and moved the hearts of the prime minister and others visiting Korea for the occasion.
Currently, HUFS maintains MOUs with two universities in Bulgaria—Sofia University and the University of National and World Economy. In particular, HUFS is actively engaged with Sofia University through programs such as a 7+1 Study-Abroad Program, an Exchange Student Program, and an Honors Program. In addition, students and Professors from the Department of Bulgarian Studies actively engage in academic and cultural activities through ERASMUS+, which is supported by the EU.
During the visit, Prime Minister Borrisov promised his full support for students in the Department of Bulgarian Studies. The support included academic-industrial cooperation such as scholarship, dormitory support, more visiting opportunities, and internships.
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