DepartmentCognitive science and Psychology


Department Chair:

Prof. Lilia Gurova, PhD

Building 1, Room 402

tel.: 02/8110 402

e-mail: lgurova@nbu.bg


Program Board Director:

Assist. Prof. Martin Yankov, PhD

Building 1, office 414A

tel.: 02/8110 454

e-mail: myankov@nbu.bg



Desislava Peneva

Office hours: 

Monday - Friday

10:00 - 12:30; 13:30 - 16:30 

Building 1, Room 414B

tel.: 02/8110 414

e-mail: dpeneva@nbu.bg


Secretary-specialist for Bachelor Program "Psychology" and Minor Program "Psychology":

Elena Sarafova-Kuzova

Office hours: 


10:00 - 14:00;  

building 1, office 401

tel.: 00359 2 8110 421

e-mail: esarafova@nbu.bg 


Secretary-specialist for Bachelor Program "Psychology (in English)"; all Master Programs:

Silvia Borisova

Office hours: 


10:00 - 12:30; 13:30 - 16:30 

building 1, office 401

tel.: 00359 2 8110 401

e-mail: s.borisova@nbu.bg


The Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology was founded in 1992 and is one of the first three departments at NBU. Its acadamic staff is interdisciplinary - it encompasses psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, linguists and philosophers who carry out intensive research in different fields of cognitive science, developmental psychology, personality psychology, social psychology, organizational psychology and clinical psychology. The Department has a long history of participation in international research projects; it is part of European academic networks and has organized several international conferences.

The Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology offers two undergraduate, four graduate and one postgraduate programmes, some of them in English. Over 1,200 students, including students from Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK and the USA have undergone training in the programmes of the department. Together with the Centre for Cognitive Science, the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology plays host of an annual International Summer School in Cognitive Science, which attracts postgraduate students, young scientists and students from all continents.



Experimental Psychology Lab
Child Development Lab
Neuroscience Lab
Decision Lab
Artificial Cognitive Systems Lab


Seminars, Schools, Conferences:

Seminar Series of the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology
Winter School and Annual Conference of the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology
Summer School in Cognitive Science