The academic staff of the department, PhD students and students work in the following main thematic areas:
Due to the dynamics of modern life, production systems are becoming extremely complex and despite the growing IT support, they need a new generation of professionals with competencies ranging from basic production processes to information technology. The mission of the Department of Telecommunications is to constantly adapt existing courses, introduce new courses and curricula to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of the modern business model.
The lecturers work on research projects and collaborate with contracting companies. The scientific production of members of the department is reported and published at home and abroad.
The department is a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control and the Union of Automation and Informatics. Some of the teachers are members of the IEEE, the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering as well as of the the Union of Scientists - Ruse. The department maintains close cooperation with leading companies in the field of telecommunications in Bulgaria: Cisco-Bulgaria, Siemens-Bulgaria, Vivacom, Mobiltel, Johnson Control, Prosoft, Terracom, Kontrax and others. Joint seminars and presentations of advanced telecommunication systems and technologies are periodically organized.
The department has a CISCO academy associated to it. Interested students are given the opportunity to take CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security and CCNP training courses and after successfully passing the exam they can receive an internationally recognized certificate.
VMWare Academy operates at the department. VMware is a world leader in the area of network virtualization of resources and cloud infrastructures. The Department of Telecommunications offers training courses and the opportunity to obtain world-renowned certificates.
Lecturers from the department lead and actively participate in various international and national projects and programs such as the Research Fund, ERASMUS +, Tempus, Cross-border Cooperation, Operational Program "Human Resources Development" and others. The department has signed bilateral agreements under an institutional agreement within the ERASMUS + program with universities from Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, Romania, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan and others. Under these agreements, an annual short-term and long-term exchange of teachers and students takes place.