Student Computing Environment
Computers are an important element of the AUBG education, as well as an essential part of student life. All students have personal accounts which allow them to use the system. A set of rules determines the proper functioning of the computer lab facilities and the personal accounts. Students are encouraged to use the computing facilities for their assignments. Several computer labs offer opportunities for word processing and Internet communications, as well as other specific applications. Many journalism/mass-communication and computer science courses utilize discipline-specific computer labs during their regular class hours.
At AUBG computer access is universal – in keeping with AUBG's mission to promote freedom of information, open exchange, and independent learning. AUBG is also the best technological model in Bulgaria, demonstrating a degree of functional computerization that is unmatched elsewhere in the country.
A major component of the University computer system is its Internet link. It is a key information resource for students, faculty and staff. Users enjoy unlimited access to WWW, electronic mail, FTP and other services.
Twelve student computer labs serve the computing needs of the students. Approximately 200 computers are available in those labs. As a rule, all computer labs can be used by all AUBG students, but there is a variety of software installed in the labs depending on the lab’s orientation. Student computer labs are equipped primarily with printers and computers based on Windows 7/2008. Rooms in the Skaptopara dormitory are wired to the campus network, which is to the benefit of students with personal computers.
Modernizing the information technologies available to the AUBG community is an integral part of strengthening the liberal arts curriculum and the educational opportunities offered to AUBG students. Therefore, AUBG regularly upgrades its computing and communications facilities.