Prof. Dr. Christina Nikolova

Head of Department “Economics of Transport and Energetics” University for National and World Economics

Prof. Dr. Christina Nikolova

Head of Department “Economics of Transport and Energetics” University for National and World Economics

Biography

Christina Nikolova is a Professor and Head of the Department of Economics of Transport and Energy at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. 

She has been a part-time professor at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria since 2008 and at the University of Heilbronn, Germany – since 2016. She has been a Deputy Director of the University Center for Sustainable Development at the University of National and World Economy since 2013, as well. 

Christina was  granted a research fellowship on Economics, Policy and Appraisal in the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK, funded by the European Commission under Marie Curie Programme in 2006 and another one on Infrastructure, development and finance within Oxford Leadership Programme: Global Challenges in Transport, organized by Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK in 2016.

Prof. Nikolova has worked on more than 20 international and national research and applied projects and has been a consultant to a number of European and state institutions over the years.

She is a Member of the American Transportation Research Forum, the Center for Intermodal Transport at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as of the Scientific and Technical Union for Transport. She is a member of the Boards of the Bulgarian Association for Intelligent Transport Systems and the Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure.

Christina has over 100 scientific publications, including 13 textbooks; 7 monographs; participation in 2 collective monographs issued in the USA and in 1 – issued in Austria; 5 studies and over 50 articles in referenced and indexed journals, 5 published electronic reports on international projects and over 30 reports at prestigious international and national conferences and congresses.