Vasil Levski National Military University
|Vasil Levski National Military University|
|Motto||Bulgarian: Времето е в нас и ние сме във времето!|
|Established||26 November 1878|
|Rector||Brigadier-General Tsvetan Harizanov|
|Location||Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria|
Founded in 1878 as a military school in Plovdiv, it was moved to Sofia the same year. On 19 April 1924, it was promoted to university status and in 1945, it was named in honour of Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski (1837–1873). Since 1958, it has been headquarters in Veliko Tarnovo.
On 14 June 2002, the structure of Bulgarian military academies was reorganized: the Veliko Tarnovo-based Vasil Levski National Military University also covers the artillery academy (now a faculty) in Shumen and the air force faculty in Dolna Mitropoliya. The Rakovski Defence and Staff College remains independent.
- Official website (Bulgarian)
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