Todor Tanev

Todor Aleksandrov Tanev
Personal details
Born (1957-10-30) 30 October 1957
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Profession Politician, Sociologist, Political Scientist

Todor Tanev (Bulgarian: Тодор Танев; born 30 October 1957), is a Bulgarian political scientist and sociologist, who served as the Minister of Education and Science as part of the Second Borisov Government until his resignation in February 2016.[1]


Born in Sofia, Tanev graduated from the English language high school in the city in 1976 and subsequently earned a BA in sociology from Sofia University in 1982. He is the holder of two doctoral degrees, both in the field of political science - the first one since 1991 and the second one since 2002.[2] Tanev has made specializations in the United States and the Netherlands as well as lectured in these countries.[3]

Tanev is a member of the citizens' council (Bulgarian: Граждански съвет) of the Reformist Bloc.

On 7 November 2014, he assumed his duties as Minister of Education and Science, succeeding Rumyana Kolarova.[4]


  1. "Кой е Тодор Танев?" (in Bulgarian). 6 November 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. "НАУЧНА БИОГРАФИЯ на проф. ДПН Тодор Танев" (PDF) (in Bulgarian). 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. interview conducted by Sonya Siromahova (7 July 2011). "Проф. Тодор Танев: държавността продължава да се руши" (in Bulgarian). (based on material from Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. "Профил на Тодор Танев" (in Bulgarian). 7 November 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
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