On 18 September 2017 Todor Kableshkov University of Transport held an official ceremony for conferring the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University upon Flotilla Admiral Prof. Boyan Mednikarov. The degree was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the development of higher education in the field of transport and for his work for expanding and reinforcing the cooperation between Todor Kableshkov University of Transport and Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy.
The solemn ritual was attended by: Lieutenant General (ret.) Atanas Zapryanov, Deputy Minister for Defence, Anton Lastardzhiev, Permanent Undersecretary of Defence, Major General Grudi Angelov, head of Rakovski Defence and Staff College, members of the rectorship of the University of Transport, representatives of the academic community, Naval Academy cadets.
Following the ceremony, the Deputy Transport Minister Velik Zanchev, Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy Rector Fleet Admiral Prof. Mednikarov, University of Transport Rector Prof. Daniela Todorova, and HE Nargiz Gurbanova – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Bulgaria and a holder of doctoral degree in philosopy, cut the ribbon of the newest lecture hall at the University. Minutes later Professor Mednikarov delivered a public lecture for the audience.