Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski have signed an agreement for cooperation. They will partner in the education of students in the fields of power exchange market and power trading as of the start of the new academic year in the autumn.
‘It is an important mission for us to contribute with knowledge and practical experience to the education of future specialists. We are convinced that the synergy between the business expertise of our team and the academic foundations which the lectures from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration build will provide highly-qualified professionals for our sphere,’ Konstantin Konstantinov, CEO of IBEX said.
‘The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is a leader in economic education and our partnerships with leading companies from all spheres are an important part of this success. IBEX is a key factor for the development of the power market in the country and the region with which we have already developed major initiatives. I expect that with the new agreement we will be able to further stimulate our joint activities and support the energy transition with highly-qualified specialists in economics and management as well as with scientific and scientific and applied projects in this sphere,’ Assoc. prof. Dr. Atanas Georgiev, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and director of the Master’s program Power Markets and Services, commented.
Pursuant to the arrangements IBEX and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration will discuss changes to the disciplines taught in the Bachelor and Master’s programs in accordance with the current needs of the business, including the introduction of new courses and specialties. Experts from the Power exchange will present real practical case studies and will discuss including them in the educational process. They will also deliver practically-oriented presentations about the power exchange market and power trading. IBEX also commits to providing student traineeships and visits, supporting career orientation and motivation of the students from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The two institutions will hold joint specialized trainings, round tables, conferences and other events suited to the practical needs of the business, including postgraduate qualification at the university.