The St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (BulgarianВеликотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий“) is a Bulgarianuniversity based in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. It was established on 15 September 1963 as a pedagogicalinstitute. The university is the second largest in Bulgaria after Sofia University. It is named after the creators of the Bulgarian alphabet St. Cyril and St. Methodius. The first four disciplines were Bulgarian Philology, Russian Philology, History, and Arts. Since then, the university has grown to become the largest one outside Sofia, with over 60 different disciplines in 8 faculties being available to students, as well as two colleges in Pleven and Vratsa.