The Institute of Catalysis (IC) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) was established on 01.04.1983, based on the Laboratory “Kinetics and Catalysis”, which began its activities as early as 1963, and at present it is a leading center for catalytic science in the country and Southeastern Europe. The institute number altogether 58 employees, including 5 professors, 15 associated professors, 15 assistant professors. The structure of IC comprises 3 laboratories and a total of 11 research groups inside the laboratories. The Scientific Council of IC consists of 17 scientists. Òhe institute has the rights to train Ph.D. students in the specialties: chemical kinetics and catalysis; chemistry of the solid state and petroleum chemistry and synthesis.