The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS) is a leading Bulgarian centre in mathematical and information sciences, having conducted effective research in these fields since its establishment in 1947.
More than 400 people from Bulgarian universities and research institutes take part in the annual report sessions held at IMI-BAS on its main research areas. The Institute has a total staff of 209 (153 researchers, among them 104 PhD and DSc, including 105 full and associate professors) in 11 departments. It has close connections with other research, academic and decision-making centres in Bulgaria (joint activities with practically all the national universities).
The high calibre of IMI-BAS’s researchers ensures lasting collaboration (projects, educational programmes, scientific events, exchange of visits) with more than 60 universities and scientific research institutes in over 40 countries. Each year IMI-BAS welcomes over 100 renowned foreign scholars and organises more than 20 scientific conferences, seminars and schools. The research staff of IMI-BAS produce about 400 original papers annually, some 200 of them in high-profile journals and proceedings of prestigious international conferences. IMI-BAS publishes three scientific journals and collaborates in publishing another four journals.
The Institute has serious experience in successful participation in and coordination of research projects, including FP6 and FP7, LLP, CIP, and regional and trans-border programmes. In the last three years, more than 20 research projects have been carried out in the frame of the Bulgarian National Science Fund in line with the priorities of the National Research and Development Strategy. The Institute was accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency with the highest grade for supervising and educating PhD students in all scientific areas within mathematics, informatics and the methodology of mathematics and informatics.
Its library has more than 93,000 books and specialized journals, thus being the richest such library in South Eastern Europe. IMI-BAS provides on-line access to the international scientific databases SCOPUS and MathSciNet.