Prof. Daniela Todorova, PhD

Rector, professor, Honorary Professor of Ningbo University of Technology, China


Courses taught: “Transport Economics”, “Transport System Economics”, “Business Planning”, “Small and Medium Enterprises Management”, “Labour Economics”, Management of Small and Medium Enterprises, European Cohesion Policy, Public- Private Partnership.

Scientific interests: transport and investment policy, transport economics, intelligent transport systems, cost-benefit analysis of infrastructure projects, pricing of transport service, business planning and management of investment projects, human resources management, quality of the educational service.

More than 150 publications in national and international journals in the fields of: Transport Policy; Investment Policy in Transport; Sustainable Development of Transport; Cost and Benefit Analysis of Infrastructure Projects; Pricing of Transport Service; Business Planning and Investment, Project Management, etc.

Erasmus lecturer at universities in Slovakia, Latvia, Serbia, Poland, etc. Leader and team member in the development and implementation of 40 national and European projects.
Key Expert and Project and Program Advisor.

Author and co-author of seven textbooks, manuals and tutorials. Author and co-author of seven monographs, three of which published abroad.

Key expert and consultant of projects and programs.

Current job position(s)

  • Prof. eng.–econ. Daniela Todorova, PhD
  • Rector of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Honorary Professor at Ningbo University of Technology, China
  • Vice President of the Alliance of Engineering Universities “One Belt-One Road”
  • Lecturer at the Department of „Economics and Accounting in Transport” at the Faculty of Transportation Management. Lecturer in Transport Economics, Business Planning,


Membership in professional organizations

  • Since 2010: Secretary for Bulgaria and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association for Security
  • Since 2012: Member of Sectoral Reference Council on Competences Appraisal of “Transport” Sector at Bulgarian Industrial Association
  • Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • From 01.01.2013 to 12.12.2016: Vise-rector in Research and International Relations of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport
  • Member of teams for development and implementation of more than twenty national and European research projects
  • Since 2012: Representative of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport at the Legal Entity Appoint Representative – LEAR for making contacts with the General Directorates for Research Activities of the European Commission
  • Since 2009: Member of ЕNOVER /European Academy of Architecture/, European Network for Video Education, Research, Management and Industry Cooperation
  • Мember of editorial boards in numerous international scientific journals.


Honors and awards


  • 2021-2023 – Excellent assessment for 3 consecutive years from the Ministry of education and science for the execution of Management Agreement and Development Policy of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport
  • 2022 – Badge of Honor from the President of Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2022 – Plaque of Honor from the University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • 2022 – Plaque of Honor from the University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • 2022 – Plaque of Honor from the MB University, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2022 – Honorary diploma and plaque “Good heart” – by Benefactor Foundation
  • 2020 – Medal of honor as a member of the Council of Rectors of Bulgarian Universities
  • 2016 – Plaque of appreciation from the Students Counsil of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport

Education and academic career:

  • 1989 – 1994 – Master’s Degree in Industrial Economics and Management, Moscow State Mining University, Russian Federation
  • 2009 – Doctoral Degree – PhD in Economics, Dissertation topic: “Improving the investment policy of railway transport for efficient development in market conditions.”
  • 2004 – Specialization “Economics of Transport” and “Finance and Credit” at the Institute of Economics and Finance, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering /MIIT/, Russian Federation
  • 2015 – Professor – Professor in “Transport Economics and Management”