Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev

Rector, Sofia Univeristy


After obtaining his Ph.D in History, Ivan Ilchev taught Early Modern and Modern History of the Balkan Peoples first as assistant professor and then as an associate professor at the Sofia University.

He acted as a visiting professor and lecturer for a number of leading universities and spoke at conferences at: Chiba University (Japan); the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, USA); Maryland State University (College Park, USA) and Ohio State University (Columbus, USA).

From 2003 to 2007 Prof. Ilchev was the dean of the History Department of the Sofia University and a member of the Academic Council. In 2007 Professor Ilchev became the Rector of the Sofia University. Prof. Ilchev is also the author of numerous articles, reviews, popular science film scripts and monographs.

“Bulgaria in The EU: Cultural Policy and Propaganda”

A Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev, Rector, Sofia University, Bulgaria
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)