The graduate students of the educational-qualification degree "master of science" of "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation" are well prepared and qualified expert ecologists. They can develop and multidirectional and various ecological activity in relation to environmental conservation, restoration and sustainable development. They could develop plans and systems for management of the environment's components and rational use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources with the aim of accomplishing a sustainable economic development. At the government and private sectors our students will be irreplaceable experts, who will aid the development of the human society as a whole with their professional knowledge and skills. They will be the key figure at the developing the ecological legislation at different levels with the concern of the environment. They will initialize the introduction of new technologies aiding the economics and the production by decreasing the negative impact on the environment. They will propose the development and the integration of innovations for the wastes treatment and less resources consumption by means of closed cycles of production. They will propose action plans for rational energy use and programs for restoration of the damage made by non-ecological economics.
The education process with the students of EQD "master of science" of "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation" is conducted in specialized classrooms and laboratories in the Faculty of Biology, giving them the opportunity for a contemporary education. The field studies and exercises with the students are conducted in protected territories, caves, wetlands, purifying stations, wastes depots, RIOEW, ecological departments of city halls, rescue centers for injured wildlife, fisheries etc. with the guidance of different experts working in the different fields with the aim of obtaining the most recent and contemporary information.
Requirements: the candidats must have the educational-qualification degree "bachelor of science" in professional area 4.3. Biological sciences, 1.3. Pedagogigs in education of Biology, 5.11. Biotechnologies, 4.4. Earth sciences, 6.1. to 6.5. Agricultural and veterinary sciences.
At the end of XX and beginning of the XI century, the economy is directly related to ecology. Today, with increasing force the economic, political and managerial aspects of issues related to the environment are realized. The development of corporate environmental policy is an innovative practice that increases the efficiency, competitiveness and prosperity of the business community, coupled with care for the environment. The concept of sustainable development was introduced in the company management through the development of new technologies that improve procedures and reduce their harmful impact on the environment, implementation of production processes that consume less resources and energy, and using closed loop implementation of technology recovery of waste products, creating programs for recovery after damage caused by environmentally unfriendly industries, development of complete systems for environmental management, etc. Today, the business community is increasingly in need of qualified managers in ecology to environmental policies incorporated into the overall development strategy of the company management systems.
PhD degree in "Ecology and Conservation of the Ecosystems"
The education of PhD students of the doctoral program "Ecology and Conservation of the Ecosystems" is conducted in correspondence with the requirements of the Law for the education, the Order for the government requirements for the training of PhD students (Darjaven Vestnik 90/03.11.2000), the crieria of the Faculty of Biology and the regulations of the University of Plovdiv and the Faculty of Biology. The allocation of the PhD degree is for students from EQD "master of science" from professional trend 4.3. Biological sciences. The qualification characteristics reflect the knowledge and the skills, which will obtain the future PhD, the fields for applying this knowledge, the methods for preparation and the field of professional realization.