The Faculty for German Engineering and Business Administration Training (FDIBA) is the largest and oldest German training project in Eastern Europe and is supported by both the Bulgarian and the German side. The FDIBA at the TU Sofia was founded in 1990 based on the agreement between the governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Bulgaria. The first academic year at FDIBA started in 1991. In 2000 financial sponsorship through the DAAD program „Academic Reconstruction of Eastern Europe“ enabled students from south-eastern European countries to study at FDIBA.