The fact that VUM encourages the development of its teachers, that it manages to keep them in the long run and that it supports their professional achievements, testifies to the visionary vision and uniqueness of the School. “Hospitality and Tourism” and many others You will meet famous and recognized teachers throughout Europe.
VUM is managed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Radev, known as one of the first and still few Bulgarian entrepreneurs in the field of higher education, with his contribution to the modernization of Bulgarian higher education and his constant desire to support in every way the development of young people. researchers and entrepreneurs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Radev
Rector of Varna University of Management
Doctor of Economics, Scientific degree "Associate Professor", Institute of Economics, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1990.
Doctor of Economics, Institute of Economics, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1990.
Master's degree in Political Economy, St. Petersburg University, Russia, 1980.
Bachelor's degree in Economic Sociology, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1976
Courses of teaching in Bulgarian and English:
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov
Vice - Rector (Research) of Varna University of Management
Doctor of Economics of Tourism, University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria, 2005
Master's Degree in Tourism, University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria, 2001
Bachelor's degree in Finance, University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria, 2001
Bachelor's degree in International Tourism, University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria, 2000
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of two academic journals: European Journal of Tourism Research and ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy[u1] . In 2021 and 2022 he was in the TOP 2% of researchers worldwide based on publications and citations in the preceding year. In the MBA programme Prof. Ivanov teaches Operations Management and Research methods[u2] . His two passions are robots and Star Wars.
‘In the MBA programme students learn how to apply theory into business practice. They understand that success in business requires systematic thinking, diligence, ethics and inspiration. Partial work does not survive the judgment of the market. Do or do not. There is no try.’
Prof. Dr. Veselin Blagoev
Deputy Rector of Varna University of Management
PhD in Marketing, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Master's degree in Economics, Organization and Management of Machine-Building Production, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dr. Violina Racheva
A lecturer and Head of Business and Marketing Department
International Business Management
Assoc. Prof. Maya Ivanova
A lecturer and Programme Director for the Hospitality Management programmes
A lecturer and Head of Software Engineering Department
Assist. Prof. Eng. Irina Petkova
A lecturer and Programme Director for Cardiff Met for the Culinary Arts Programmes
Master's degree in "Technology of catering products", VIHVP, Plovdiv
Lecturer in - Human Resources Management, Career Development, Restaurant Management - International Management, Restaurant Management, Management and organization of special events, Hotel software, Hotel practice and others. Development and compilation of modular books and documentation.
Chef Hugues Boutin
Culinary Arts Institute Director and Head Chef-Instructor
Prof. Dimitrina Kamenova
A lecturer and Head of Pedagogy Department
Courses of teaching in English and Bulgarian:
Human Resource Management
Leadership and leadership
Prof. Mikhail Minkov
Lecturer in the following specialties: IBM, MBA, MSc IHTM
PhD in Social Anthropology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010
Master's Degree in Linguistics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988
Nina Zlateva, PhD
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM, IBM, ITM, HCA and MBA
Assoc. Prof. Ina Stanoeva
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM and IBM
Assoc. Professor in Marketing and Management, 2022
Cambridge University Certificate for teaching English, 2021
PhD degree in Social management, University of Economics – Varna, 2015
Master in Management, University of Economics – Varna, 2009
Bachelor in Management, University of Economics – Varna, 2008
Professional qualification in Journalism, University of Economics – Varna, 2011
Professional qualification in Pedagogy, Varna University of Management, 2016
Assoc. Prof. Ina Stanoeva is a lecturer in the field of marketing and management. She speaks Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian and Spanish. She has worked in the USA for 4 months. She has more than 30 publications in the field of marketing and management of the performing arts, management of fashion and luxury companies, media and educational management, which are published in Bulgarian and foreign scientific journals. Some of her articles were part of Top Ten SSRN list in the fields ARTRN and EDURN 7 times during the period 2021-2023. She is a reviewer in 3 academic journals - “Vanguard Scientific Instruments in Management”, “Arts and the market” and Journal of Pedagogy and Educational Management. She loves teaching students from different countries and learning more about their cultures.
Ina is also the author of the book: Integrated Marketing Communications in the Performing Arts, 2021, Varna: Varna University of Management
Diyan Dimov, PhD
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM, IBM, ITM, MBA, HCA
Assoc. Prof. Silvena Dencheva
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM, ITM, IBM, MBA and MSc IHTM
Doctoral degree in Social Management
Master's degree in Business Administration, University of Economics - Varna, Varna, Sofia
E-Commerce, Consumer Relations Management
Asst. Prof. Nedka Dimitrova, PhD
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM, IBM, ITM and SE
Asst. Prof. Nedka Dimitrova, PhD, is a results-driven educator with extensive teaching experience, specializing in cross-cultural and business communication, employability, career planning, and English for specific purposes. She holds a PhD in cultural linguistics and an MA in English studies and mass communications. Her primary areas of interest and expertise revolve around intercultural communication, with a specific focus on cultural disparities and their influence on thinking and learning styles within multicultural educational and business contexts.
Committed to fostering a tolerant and inclusive learning environment, Asst. Prof. Nedka Dimitrova, PhD, strives to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to express their values and beliefs, regardless of their race, nationality, or religion. Her central professional objective is to empower international students to cultivate independent thinking and self-expression.
She actively seeks interdisciplinary connections with various program subjects and employs student-centered teaching methodologies to stimulate social, emotional, and intellectual development, nurturing students' global competencies and strategic skills while taking into account individual learning styles and requirements.
Dedicated to staying current with the latest ideas, methods, and trends in higher education, Asst. Prof. Nedka Dimitrova, PhD, actively engages in activities that enhance her professional skills and knowledge. These activities include participation in faculty development courses, Erasmus+ teaching mobilities at various international higher education institutions, practical training, and involvement in numerous EU projects as a lecturer or trainer.
Lecturer in the following specialties: IHM, ITM & IBM
Courses of teaching in English and Bulgarian:
Modern Foreign Language, Culture and Society
Assoc. Prof. Anastasiia Mostova
Lecturer in the following specialties: Marketing
Lecturer in the following specialties: Enterpreneurship, Organizational Behavior
He has taught courses in international business, business law and intellectual property. His research interests include international business, entrepreneurship and intellectual property, and he is actively involved in several entrepreneurship programs in Europe.
Chef Kaloyan Kolev
Chef-Instructor at Culinary Arts Institute