The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the leading scientific, spiritual and expert center of Bulgaria. It conducts research, training and activities of national and international importance and solves problems related to the development of Bulgarian society and state.
The Academy has a consistent policy for the development of science and innovation as a prerequisite for economic progress of the country. It is an active participant in the European Research Area.
Today BAS includes 42 autonomous scientific units and serves as an organization governed in unison with democratic principles. The Academy employs about 3,000 scientists, who represent about 15% of all researchers in Bulgaria. BAS contributes to over half of the scientific production in the country.