The Master of Science in Information Systems program was founded as a joint educational project between Stevens Institute of Technology and Sofia University after signing of an official agreement in Sofia on March 22nd, 2005. The signing event was attended by many representatives of the government authorities, the Bulgarian Investment Agency, leading business organizations and IT companies, universities and local community.

On May 22nd, 2006 USAID, which sponsored the first group of program participants, hosted at the US Embassy in Sofia an official event to celebrate the first year of the program in Bulgaria. Prof. Dr. Edward Friedman from Stevens Institute of Technology and Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University, gave Stevens certificates to students attendees of single MSIS courses. Present were Mr. Jeffrey Levine, Deputy Chief of US Mission in Bulgaria, Mr. Michael Fritz, USAID Mission Director for Bulgaria, Prof. Roumen Nikolov, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University, companies directors, state authorities representatives, students and media.

Partners Profile

Stevens Institute of Technology
Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

  • Founded in 1870;
  • One of America’s first science and engineering universities offering graduates a unique blend of expert classroom instruction with exposure to real business applications
  • Offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management
  • Enrolments of approximately 1,740 undergraduates and 2,600 graduate students.

Sofia University
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

  • Founded in 1870
  • Leading Bulgarian RTD and educational institution in the field of IST with 162 researchers and teaching staff
  • 2800 students studying at FMI – more than 2000 BSc, 700 MSc and 80 PhD students;
  • FMI aims to consolidate a critical mass of university teachers, researchers, developers, innovators and trainers and become a regional centre of expertise in the field of IST.

Program Management

Jerry Luftman, Associate Dean
Distinguished Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology
School of Technology Management
Hoboken, USA

Roumen Nikolov, Vice Dean
Associate professor
Sofia University
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Sofia, Bulgaria