|Dr. Ivan Stoychev (IPS’s team manager)||Assoc. prof. Ivan Stoychev, PhD is Director of IPS at UNWE. His lectures are in the field of International Business Management, Strategic management and European management. Key qualifications include international projects development, management and implementation. He was CEDEFOP ReferNet national expert for Bulgaria. He participated in multiple projects concerning life-long learning. Excellent communication skills in English, Russian and Spanish. He has been engaged in the capacity building in local economic development through development of key municipal sector strategies and investment projects for several municipalities. Prof. Stoychev has been involved as researcher and consultant in the projects „Integrated Blended Training for SMEs –SMEs INTETRAIN“, „Continuous education of young people with degrees in Economics and Business and lack of working experience“, „Train the Trainers in Regional Development“, „Validation of skills and knowledge for strengthening the positions of low-qualified employees in the labour market – ValidAid“, „VALID AID +: Validating Competences Gained at the Workplace in Case of Low Qualified People“ and many others|
|Dr. Paskal Zhelev||Paskal Zhelev is an Associate Professor of International Economic Relations at the UNWE. He also holds a visiting appointment at the Plovdiv University. Since 2009 he has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in International Economic Relations Theory, Bulgaria in the Global Economy, Global Economy – Contemporary Issues, International Business. He has been involved in various national and EU funded research projects connected with the international competitiveness of Bulgaria’s export-oriented industries, internationalization of Bulgarian SMEs, the regulatory impact assessment, Bulgaria’s industrial policy, local production systems in the EU among others. He has significant international experience being on several short to medium-term specializations abroad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (through Fulbright programme) University of Warsaw, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, University of Belgrade, Novosibirsk State University. Dr. Zhelev has delivered lectures in the field of international economics and business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, California State University Channel Islands, KU Leuven, Hanken School of Economics, Technological Institute of Central Macedonia, Trakya university. He is currently the Secretary Board Member of the Union of Economists in Bulgaria.|
|Dr. Stella Zhivkova||Dr. Stella Zhivkova holds a PhD degree in International Economic Relations. As assistant professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and Business at the UNWE, she has developed innovative courses in Green Business and Global Strategic Management. She has proved to be a reliable team member in many EU-funded projects.
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