Teaching staff by type of higher school, academic position, sex, kind of employment and ownership of the higher school


Time series: Edu_3.4_en.xls

TEACHING STAFF BY TYPE OF HIGHER SCHOOL, POSITION, SEX, KIND OF EMPLOYMENT AND OWNERSHIP OF HIGHER SCHOOL IN 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
(Number)
  Total In public higher schools In private higher schools
Total
Total 21 756 19 509 2 247
of which: female 10 934 9 847 1 087
Professors 3 416 2 960 456
of which: female 1 356 1 192 164
Associate professors 6 187 5 613 574
of which: female 2 905 2 643 262
Assistants 8 548 8 057 491
of which: female 4 528 4 245 283
Lecturers 3 558 2 832 726
of which: female 2 120 1 742 378
Researchers 47 47 -
of which: female 25 25 -
Of which: under labour contract 13 488 12 381 1 107
of which: female 7 025 6 456 569
Professors 2 092 1 848 244
of which: female 864 781 83
Associate professors 4 474 4 105 369
of which: female 2 187 2 007 180
Assistants 5 789 5 434 355
of which: female 3 170 2 956 214
Lecturers 1 086 947 139
of which: female 779 687 92
Researchers 47 47 -
of which: female 25 25 -
In universities and equivalent higher schools
Total 21 064 18 908 2 156
of which: female 10 530 9 486 1 044
Professors 3 322 2 888 434
of which: female 1 310 1 157 153
Associate professors 6 004 5 457 547
of which: female 2 819 2 567 252
Assistants 8 390 7 905 485
of which: female 4 433 4 153 280
Lecturers 3 304 2 614 690
of which: female 1 943 1 584 359
Researchers 44 44 -
of which: female 25 25 -
Of which: under labour contract 13 167 12 109 1 058
of which: female 6 833 6 288 545
Professors 2 061 1 828 233
of which: female 853 775 78
Associate professors 4 391 4 042 349
of which: female 2 147 1 975 172
Assistants 5 707 5 356 351
of which: female 3 123 2 912 211
Lecturers 964 839 125
of which: female 685 601 84
Researchers 44 44 -
of which: female 25 25 -
In colleges
Total 692 601 91
of which: female 404 361 43
Professors 94 72 22
of which: female 46 35 11
Associate professors 183 156 27
of which: female 86 76 10
Assistants 158 152 6
of which: female 95 92 3
Lecturers 254 218 36
of which: female 177 158 19
Researchers 3 3 -
of which: female - - -
Of which: under labour contract 321 272 49
of which: female 192 168 24
Professors 31 20 11
of which: female 11 6 5
Associate professors 83 63 20
of which: female 40 32 8
Assistants 82 78 4
of which: female 47 44 3
Lecturers 122 108 14
of which: female 94 86 8
Researchers 3 3 -
of which: female - - -
25.04.2019


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified27 April 2018
Metadata last posted27 April 2018
Metadata last update27 April 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’) provide data on educational activity in the higher schools. Main units of observation are students (enrolled, newly enrolled and graduates) and academic staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are sex, year of birth, level of education, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Academic staff in tertiary schools is studied by sex, age, type of employment, position. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – November 15.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of Fields of Education and Training (FOET) and specialties of tertiary education for the educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional Bachelor ’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’;
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) according to the Law on Higher Education and the private spiritual higher schools, opened under regulation of the Law on Religion.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

The academic staff are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees.

The academic staff in tertiary education (ISCED - 6 and 7) includes persons whose main engagement is teaching and research work. This staff includes the officials such as rectors, vice rectors, deans, heads of departments, etc. if their main engagement is teaching.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution - rectors, deans and their assistants, heads of departments.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Students and academic staff.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

Academic year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Law on Statistics;

· Law on Higher education.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor', 'Master') are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4892 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: November 15;

· Fieldwork: November - December;

· Processing: January - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

Universities, equivalent higher schools and colleges.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on tertiary education for educational-qualification degrees 'Master', 'Bachelor' and 'Professional bachelor'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
Tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified27 April 2018
Metadata last posted27 April 2018
Metadata last update27 April 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) provide data on the number of enrolled PhD students, newly enrolled and graduates in educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on PhD students are sex, age, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – December 31.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Classification of the specialties for acquiring the educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of the fields of education and training (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools and scientific organisations.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A PhD student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Ph.D. students in scientific organisations are also included, irrespective of the mode of attendance.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

Academic year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Law on Statistics;

· Law on Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) is available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4912 and on Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Fieldwork: January - February;

· Processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

Higher schools and scientific organisations.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on PhD students'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’) provide data on educational activity in the higher schools. Main units of observation are students (enrolled, newly enrolled and graduates) and academic staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are sex, year of birth, level of education, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Academic staff in tertiary schools is studied by sex, age, type of employment, position. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – November 15.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of Fields of Education and Training (FOET) and specialties of tertiary education for the educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional Bachelor ’, ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’;
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools (colleges, universities and equivalent higher schools) according to the Law on Higher Education and the private spiritual higher schools, opened under regulation of the Law on Religion.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

The academic staff are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees.

The academic staff in tertiary education (ISCED - 6 and 7) includes persons whose main engagement is teaching and research work. This staff includes the officials such as rectors, vice rectors, deans, heads of departments, etc. if their main engagement is teaching.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution - rectors, deans and their assistants, heads of departments.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Students and academic staff.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Universities, equivalent higher schools and colleges.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on tertiary education for educational-qualification degrees 'Master', 'Bachelor' and 'Professional bachelor'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: November 15;

· Fieldwork: November - December;

· Processing: January - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

20 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

17 years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees 'Professional bachelor', 'Bachelor', 'Master') are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4892 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
Tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) provide data on the number of enrolled PhD students, newly enrolled and graduates in educational and scientific degree 'Doctor'. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on PhD students are sex, age, mode of attendance, specialty, citizenship and country of prior education. Their number is determined as of a given date of observation – December 31.

Classification system
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);
  • Classification of the specialties for acquiring the educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’;
  • Until 2016/2017 academic year - Classification of the fields of education and training (FOET);
  • Since 2017/2018 academic year - ISCED Fields of Education and Training (ISCED-F).
Sector coverage

The survey covers all authorized higher schools and scientific organisations.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A PhD student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Ph.D. students in scientific organisations are also included, irrespective of the mode of attendance.

Foreign students are those students who are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as those who have dual citizenship and have been enrolled under the regulations for foreign citizens.

The student mobility is measured by country of prior education which means that mobile student is a student who has graduated secondary education abroad.

Graduates are those students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

PhD students.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2001 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Higher schools and scientific organisations.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Exhaustive survey via electronic questionnaire 'Report on PhD students'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Fieldwork: January - February;

· Processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

16 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

17 years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on tertiary education (educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’) is available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4912 and on Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=164

Data tables - consultations

Not avaliable.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not avaliable.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Statistical Reference Book 2011
    Statistical Reference Book 2011
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2011 in English. It is a concise form of the same issue in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2006 - 2010 period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2010
    Statistical Yearbook 2010
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 78th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2004 - 2009 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2009
    Statistical Yearbook 2009
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 77th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format. The issue is published in 2010, which marks 130 years since the establishment of a statistical institution in Bulgaria and 100 years since publishing of the first ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Bulgarian Kingdom’ in 1910.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2010
    Statistical Reference Book 2010
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2010 in English. It is a concise form of the same issue in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2005 - 2009 period.
  • Adult Education and Training
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the users of statistical information the publication Adult Education and Training.
  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010
    The National Statistical Institute presents the issued annual bilingual (Bulgarian-English) publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010 to the attention of users interested in statistical editions containing information in the field of social statistics.
    The publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010 contains general data from the carried out four annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the 2005 - 2009 period.
  • Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama
    The National Statistical Institute annual publication Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama (in Bulgarian and summary in English) is available to users of statistical information. In the issue are analyzed the demographic, social and economic development of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2009. Comparisons with the previuous 2008, the basic 2000 and the year 1995 are also made. The publication considers trends and structural changes occurring in the country. Results from pilot Eurostat projects and one-time surveys in the respective fields are being used.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2009
    Statistical Reference Book 2009
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2009 in English. It is a concise form of the same issue in Bulgarian.
    The issue is with a new design and enrich contents. For the first time are included methodological and analytic notes towards all chapters. The information is illustrated with a rich graphic materials.
  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009
    Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009
    The National Statistical Institute presents the issued annual bilingual (Bulgarian-English) publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009 to the attention of users interested in statistical editions containing information in the field of social statistics.
    The publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009 contains general data from the carried out four annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the 2004 - 2008 period.
  • Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama
    Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama
    The National Statistical Institute annual publication Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama (in Bulgarian and summary in English) is available to users of statistical information. In the issue are analyzed the demographic, social and economic development of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2008. Comparisons with the preceding years are made and the tendencies of the development and the current structural changes are considered.

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