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The Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, is the most important research center in the field of contemporary sociology in Bulgaria. The Institute conducts basic and field research, provides postgraduate education and specialized expertise. Many of our scientists teach sociology at universities and colleges throughout the country.

General sociology theory, medium-range theories, methodology and history of sociology, specialized branches of contemporary sociology are elaborated in the Institute. Academic autonomy and freedom secures the coexistence and elaboration of competing sociological paradigms.

The research strategies of the Institute of Sociology are aimed at the study and analysis of social stratification and mobility, institutional transformation and regional development, etc. within the context of globalization and Bulgaria's transitions to a market economy and democracy.

Research Project Summary: WALQING - Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs
WALQING - Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs ...more »

PhD Program in History of Technology for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
The Foundation for the History of Technology (The Netherlands) has launched a new initiative to stimulate research in the field of history of technology. Five PhD students at the Charles University Prague (Czech Republic) ...more »

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