The University was founded in 1888 and was originally named after the brothers Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev who donated the land and funds for the construction of a university building. Their statues are seated outside the main entrance. The international design competition was originally won by Henri Breansson in 1907, his designs were however later modified by Yordan Milanov. The foundation stone having been laid in 1920, construction didn’t start till 1941 and new wings designed by L.Konstantinov were completed as late as 1985.
Nowadays only part of the actual university campus is based here, with many faculties located around the city. There is a very pleasant courtyard with a couple of outdoor cafes where you can soak up the academic atmosphere.