Prof. Dr. Petyo Budakov is a full-time professor at the XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He graduated his Ph.D. from the New Bulgarian University and he was a visiting-professor at University of Europe in Applied Sciences (Germany), DEKRA Hochschule für Medien (Germany), Brand Academy (Germany), Tallinn University (Estonia), Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia), Kazakh-British Technical University (Kazakhstan), Higher Colleges of Technologies (UAE), Zhejiang Wanli University (China), Tiltan College (Israel).
Since 2007, he has been occupied as a managing director of his own advertising agency: BF Studio Ltd and in 2015, he became a co-founder of the online learning vocational training school – Adacademy® which is active in Berlin, Germany.
In 2016, Dr. Budakov was awarded with a research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at HMKW Berlin /Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft – University of Applied Science.
His latest research interests are focused on the establishment and development of innovative and effective e-learning & mobile learning strategies and platforms that move beyond the traditional e-learning approaches.
Dr. Petyo Budakov was selected as a finalist for the Falling Walls Lab Final at the Falling Walls 2016 in Berlin, 08-09 November. He was privileged to give a talk to a large, high qualified audience, consisted of faculties from Stanford, Humboldt, Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and etc.
However, he has been actively involved in several Erasmus+ co-funded projects, such as: Digital Framework for Sign Language (2020-1-IT01-KA202-008386), Implement service learning in schools TO GET digital cultural HERitage enhanced. (TOGETHER – 2020-1-DE03-KA227-SCH-093556), Flavours of Europe – Digitalization of Rural Gastronomic Cultural Heritage in Europe (2021-1-RO01-KA220-ADU-000029562), REGIO.DIGI.HUB- Regional Development Digital Education HUB (2021-1-RO01-KA220-VET-000028118) and Femina – Inclusion of Women in the Cultural and Creative Sector (2022-1-LU01-KA210-VET-000081625).
In addition, in 2021, Prof. Dr. Petyo Budakov was distinguished as an Ambassador for Research and Science in Berlin by the prestigious Brain City Berlin network.