Vasil Levski National Military University

Vasil Levski National Military University

   The Vasil Levski National Military University (Bulgarian: Национален военен университет “Васил Левски”, Natsionalen voenen universitet “Vasil Levski”) is Bulgaria’s national military academy. Founded in 1878 as a military school in Plovdiv, it was moved to Sofia the same year. 

   On 14 June 2002, the structure of Bulgarian military academies was reorganized: the Veliko Tarnovo-based Vasil Levski National Military University also covers the artillery academy (now a faculty) in Shumen and the air force faculty in Dolna Mitropoliya. (The Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, which functions as a staff college, remains independent.)