Velizara Pencheva is a Professor in University of Ruse “A. Kanchev”, Bulgaria. Author and co-author of more than 200 publications and study books in the field of transport. Project coordinator and Member of more than 30 project teams. Prof. Pencheva was awarded the Ruse Award for lifelong contribution and activity in the field of Education and science in 2012. Velizara is a Chair person of the General Assembly University of Ruse and for two consecutive years she has been the rector and deputy rector of the University of Ruse.
Before these roles she has been director of the University Directorate for the Quality of Education and head of the Department of Transport at the University.