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NATO DEEP – Ukraine: Experts prepared a cyber security program for the Odessa Maritime Academy

16 experts from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, the USA and Ukraine held a  seminar on cyber security at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. The instructor of the  training was commander Phil Starkovic of the United States Naval Academy in  Annapolis. The goal was to prepare a cybersecurity program for students at the Naval  Institute at the Odessa Maritime [...]

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The 20 th Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) took place from 30 October to 2 November 2019 in Japan. More than 60 universities participated in the forum, including Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, represented by its Rector, Flotilla Admiral Prof. Boyan Mednikarov, and the Deputy for Education and Science, [...]

By | 2019-11-29T14:53:33+00:00 November 29th, 2019|2019 en, Events, international projects, News|0 Comments

Course in countering WMD threat at Naval Academy

Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy hosted a five-day course dedicated to the subject of countering a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat in a maritime environment from 21 to 25 October 2019. The training was delivered by the Office of Defense Cooperation at the US Embassy and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in partnership with [...]

By | 2019-11-29T13:54:29+00:00 November 29th, 2019|2019 en, courses, international projects, News|0 Comments

DivSea Event Invitation

    INVITATION LETTER DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, In accordance to the Strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy it is of key interest for the EU to achieve and maintain stable and predictable global competitive conditions for shipping and other maritime industries. In order to achieve this goal high-quality human resources [...]

3rd Transnational Project Meeting organized by Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria

On November 6 and 7, the third transnational meeting was held under the project “Diversification of seafarers’ employability paths through collaborative development of competences and certification”, Strategic partnership 2016-1-RO01-KA202-024663, in Varna. Host of the event was Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. The meeting was attended by representatives from all four partner organizations: Constanta Maritime University (Romania), [...]

By | 2018-06-25T14:44:08+00:00 November 12th, 2017|DivSeaEn|0 Comments

Visit by Angolan delegation

On 17 July 2017 a delegation from the Republic of Angola paid an official visit to Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. The group represented the Ministry of Fisheries of Angola and consisted of: Ms Maria Nelumba – State Secretary for Fishery Works, Ms Maria Pimentel – cabinet director, Mr Andre Santos – head of the Ministry’s [...]

NVNA cadet successfully graduates US Naval Academy

26 May 2017: the graduation and commissioning ceremony of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It was a great honour that cadet Todor Stoykov Stoev, who had been detached in 2013 to study at the Academy, successfully graduated, with distinction, from his programme. The class of 2017 US Naval Academy graduates is 1065 strong, [...]

Research campaigns of an international asteroid discovery programme

Under the guidance of Associate Prof. Radeva, students from the faculties at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy started their participation in a couple of research campaigns of an international asteroid discovery programme. The students underwent training in the use of professional astronomical software for the detection of celestial objects and for the precise calculation of their [...]

Defence Education Enhancement Programme

On 16 and 17 May 2017 the Rector of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Flotilla Admiral Prof. Boyan Mednikarov, took part in the Clearing House for the NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). This annual event was conducted for the sixth consecutive time and was hosted by the Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies (CESEDEN) in [...]

International exercise at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy

International exercise at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is particpating in a computer-assisted exercise with international participation from 8 to 19 May 2017. The participants are Naval Academy military cadets, along with their counterparts from Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. They are playing through series of tactical evolutions of ship groups, obtaining recognised maritime picture and anti-submarine [...]