Dr. Andriyana Andreeva, Assoc. Prof.
Dr. Galina Yolova-Paskaleva, Assoc. Prof.
University of Economics – Varna
Absract. The article examines the problems related to the academic education and scientific research in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the new public reality. The authors analyze applicable sources in the sphere of higher education on national and European level regulating the academic globalization and the synergy of the scientific research, as well as the guidelines for multidisciplinarity of academic work in the context of the ideas for a new type system of scientific research orientation. Based on the research actual questions are put on the field of the scientific debates, as well as summaries and conclusions are formulated with a view of updating the legal framework.
Keywords: higher education; academic autonomy; scientific research; higher schools; academic community; interdisciplinarity