Sofia is also home to Bulgaria’s most prestigious and largest educational institutions – universities, colleges, and middle schools – that offer solidly, grounded, up - to - date instruction in disciplines such as Architecture, Medicine, Humanities, Engineering, Music, Choreography, and Fine Arts. Sofia concentrates a significant portion of the national higher education capacity, including 109,000 university and college students and 22 of Bulgaria's 51 higher education establishments.

These include four of the five highest - ranking national universities - Sofia University, New Bulgarian University, the Technical University of Sofia and the University of Mining and Geology. Secondary education institutions (public and private) are numerous and include vocational and language schools. The "elite" secondary language schools provide education in many different languages.

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