Naval Academy “N. Vaptsarov ” is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. It is one of the symbols of Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community thanks to its illustrous history and traditions in training sea specialists. At present, the Academy trains specialist for the Navy and for the merchant marine in all areas of maritime life.
The Naval Academy maintains international contacts with similar schools and academies from the USA, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, etc. The Academy is one of the founders and an active member of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).