University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN17 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 9224-9226
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0730
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Since the end of 20th and the beginning of 21st century globalization has been a phenomenon that affects every public sphere, including education. The study of the pros and cons of globalization that have an impact on the educational and cultural spheres, responsible for the development of society, is particularly relevant. The need of deepening the research on the problems and perspectives of University education in National security has come forward - namely today, when we witness the removal and blurring of state borders, the illegal migrant flows and the emergence of new, non-traditional conflicts between states.

The problems that university education encounters at a time when Bulgaria has to resolve the complicated task of protecting its national interests and borders, are posed by globalization processes and their effects. The refugee crisis that Europe is facing at the moment is one of the aspects that affect the national security of states and raises the need for a thorough investigation. The European continent is facing a clash between their own values and beliefs of humanism on the one hand, and fears of loss of identity and violation of those values - on the other.

The report presents the problems and prospects in National Security training and its successful implementation at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. The acquisition of theoretical knowledge in the field of national security results from the training of students in an academic curriculum, coordinated and supported by institutions from the security system as well as from the high quality of the organization and conducting of classes. During the process of learning, students acquire knowledge in various technologies for analysis in the national security system, tools for designing the main subsystems and options for optimizing each of them. Training in the subject of National Security reveals huge opportunities for graduates to find realization and successfully adapt to the dynamics of changes in the national security system.

The expected result from studying the "Security" system in the different BA and MA programs at Bulgarian universities, at ULSIT in particular, is acquiring knowledge, developing skills, capability development and acquisition of expert competence on national security necessary for the secondary and higher levels of the management hierarchy of ministries, agencies, non-profit, scientific, cultural and public organizations, as well as educating and training organizational and leadership qualities in them.
University education, globalization, security, national security, refugee crisis.