Hospital “Knyaz Alexander I” – today Alexander’s Hospital. The image is on a postcard from the late nineteenth century from the collection of the Museum of History in Sofia.


The law establishing the Medical Faculty of Sofia University was passed by the 17th National Assembly on November 10, 1917. By decree №21 of His Majesty, King Ferdinand entered into force and is recorded in the government’s White Paper on 22.11.1917g.

The draft was submitted by the Minister of Education Petar Peshev. In his address, he says: “Undoubtedly, one of the important governmental tasks we have to accomplish is the opening of the Faculty of Medicine at our university … This is first of all for our national pride and, more importantly, for the sense of the dignity of our country, on the path of a better future. This is also the result of the necessity to lay the foundations of Bulgarian science in the field of medicine.”