The University of Sofia (St. Kliment Ohridski) or simply Sofia University (Софийски университет, Св. Климент Охридски“, Sofiyski Universitet, Sv. Kliment Ohridski“) is the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded on 1 October 1888. The edifice of the university was constructed between 1924 and 1934 with the financial support of the brothers Evlogi Georgiev and Hristo Georgiev.
The university has 16 faculties and three departments, where over 21,000 students receive their education. In addition, it also disposes of a university library, a university press, a computer centre, a sports centre and several other structures. The current rector is Anastas Gerdzhikov.
Sofia University has been consistently ranked as the top university in Bulgaria according to national and international rankings, and is constant among the best world universities according to QS World University Rankings.