Dr. Maya Tcholakova is the Erasmus coordinator of the Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports. Her teaching and research are focused on social work with culturally diverse individuals, groups, and communities; social work with children and families; anti-oppressive social work practice.
She has presented lecture courses under Erasmus at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Thomas More University, Belgium.
She carried out a Fulbright-funded research project at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA, and a teaching course design project at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. She is a grant holder of the Soros Foundation Research Support Scheme – Prague. Tcholakova participated in international institutional cooperation projects with Brunel University, London, UK; University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland; University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Professor Milena Filipova is the Head of Management and Marketing Department and Erasmus coordinator of the Faculty of Economics of Southwest University “N. Rilski”. Her scientific interests are in the field of managerial decision making, crisis management, competition and competitiveness, leadership and leadership competencies.
She has presented lecture courses abroad in the following universities: University of Ostrava, Czech Republik; University of Economics and Humanities, Bielsko Biala, Poland; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain; University of Aveiro, Portugal; University of Kragujevac, Serbia; University of Sumi, Ukraine.
Maya Chochkova obtained her master’s degree in Chemistry from the South-West University in 2000. She conducted her PhD studies at the same University under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Tsenka Milkova, DSci, and graduated in 2006 (Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural and Physiologically Active Substances).
She conducted specializations at the University of Technology, Institute for Analytical Chemistry, Micro- and Radiochemistry (Graz, Austria), “Еötvös Loránd University” (Budapest, Hungary) and Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).