Bogdan Bogdanov

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1940 –

60

Who is Bogdan Bogdanov?

Bogdan Bogdanov is a Bulgarian classical philologist, culturologist and translator. Bogdanov is the president of New Bulgarian University and chairman of the Board of Trustees of NBU. He is professor of ancient Greek literature and culture at University of Sofia.

Bogdanov was born in Sofia on 2 November 1940. He graduated from the Classical Philology Department of the University of Sofia in 1963 and later specialized at the University of Athens and Amsterdam University. He was ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Greece.

In 1978–1988 Bogdanov was a secret informer of Department VI of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry.

After the fall of communism in Bulgaria, in 1990 he founded with other intellectuals and become chairman of the Society for New Bulgarian University and co-founded Open Society Fund. In 1991 he founded New Bulgarian University — the first private university in the country — as successor to the Society for New Bulgarian University.

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Born
Nov 2, 1940
Sofia
Nationality
  • Bulgaria
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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