Inauguration of the new Dean
Portorož, 25 May 2016 – Upon proposal of the Senate members, the Rector of the University of Primorska, prof. Dragan Marušič appointed assoc. prof. Janez Mekinc as the new Dean of the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica for the period of 2016-2019. The appointed Dean will start his 4-year term on 1 June 2016.
Until the end of December 2015, the Faculty was led by prof. Anton Gosar and afterwards by the assoc. prof. Aleksandra Brezovec as Acting Dean. On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, in the sphere of the solemn diploma awards assoc. prof. Janez Mekinc assumed his honours and duties as Dean from prof. Anton Gosar.
In his speech, assoc. prof. Janez Mekinc thanked the employees for the shown trust and expressed his gratification for the given opportunity. He highlighted that: “the further success and efficiency of the faculty will be built on synergies, responsible work and good mutual relations. The latter are based on integration, trust, optimism, transparency and reciprocal tolerance, i.e. on the same values, which are the foundations of modern tourism. The success of a tourism faculty can only be built by content people, employees and students, as successful tourism can only be built by content employees and guests.”
Short presentation of assoc. prof. Janez Mekinc
Janez Mekinc is an Associate Professor of Organization and Management in Tourism at the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica, University of Primorska. He is Head of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. His research topics are security and safety in tourism (he is a scientific expert on European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) for topic safety and security in tourism). He also researches organizational behaviour with particular emphasis on organizational values, culture and business ethics.