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Orientation days 2018

We will soon be able to say: “Welcome to Turistica, the University of Primorska, Welcome to Slovenia and Welcome to the Slovenian coast!”

If you are wondering where you are moving to, how will the things look like and if there is anyone to support you, we can just say: “DON’T WORRY. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!”

What you can do, is come to Koper, Izola or Piran a few days before the semester starts and we’ll show you around the area, you’ll be able to meet professors, researchers, fellow students and arrange the necessary paperwork. It’s what we call ORIENTATION DAYS.

WHEN: 27 September – 1 October

WHO FOR: New international students (both degree-seeking and mobile)

ORGANISERS: University of Primorska, all faculties, Students Organisation of the University of Primorska, Erasmus Student Network Primorska

ANYTHING SPECIAL? Yes, bring local snacks, food and/or drinks for the country fair on Thursday!


Having questions?
Contact us at:

About the programme and participation:

Faculty contact:

Student Organisation of the University of Primorska contact:

Erasmus Student Network Contact:

Photography Exhibition: Kiitos Suomi (Thank You, Finland)

UP FTŠ Turistica kindly invites you to visit the photography exhibition

Kiitos Suomi

(Thank you, Finland)

in the Gallery AvanTuristica at UP FTŠ Turistica


The exhibition will be open until December 2018.


The Author:

Ana Stergulc, a student at Turistica, has been nurturing her passion for photography ever since she was a little girl. She has been at the other part of the camera many times, working as a model, but she really likes to stand in the shoes of the photographer as well. And for that reason she decided to study tourism at Turistica, as she loves working with people and gain the knowledge, she is now able to link to her hobby. She is currently upgrading her photography skills by working at the CasarsaGuru company. After finishing her diploma, she is planning to study photography and culinary arts, which is what makes her happy. Her motto is: “When you do what you like in life, you are feeding your soul” and hers is not empty at all.        



The exhibition:

During her studies Ana went to Finland as an Erasmus+ student and, of course, brought her camera, so she could capture the memories forever. This period was the best experience during her studies, as she learned a lot about herself and gained new knowledge. With this exhibition she would like to bring out this memories from Finland to inspire the future students to create such adventures for themselves.


Gallery AvanTuristica:

In the AvanTuristica gallery we offer bold photo-adventures through the eyes of the professional travel photographers as well as creative amateurs. We cannot imagine tourism without a camera. And we cannot imagine Turistica without the Gallery AvanTuristica


22nd ASEF Summer University at Turistica

Part of the 2-week long summer university, organised for the 22nd year by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will be held at the Turistica faculty in Portorož. This year’s topic “Sustainable Tourism: Youth Driven Green Growth” is particularly interesting for the students and the youth, who are attending the summer university, and a unique experience for them, as they will be the ones suggesting the solutions to the challenges of sustainable tourism.

Part of the ASEFU22 summer university on sustainable tourism will be held at Turistica between 14 and 17 September 2018. Several students and young people from Europe and Asia will be attending it, and gain a deeper understating of the topic and share their experience through practical exercises, lectures and joint researches.

ASEFSU22 will focus on the 3 dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and envronmental. The ASEFSU22 participants will tackle real obstacles to sustainable tourism in a practical way. Through trainings, workshops, lectures and study visits in Slovenia and Croatia they will deepen the understanding of the themes covered by the project. The results will be presented to relevant stakeholders and at the ASEM Ministerial meetings and other events.

On Friday, 14 September, the participants will attend the following lectures at Turistica:

  • Dejan Križaj: »Introduction to the Slovenian and Global Tourism Innovation Field«
  • Igor Jurinčič: »Carrying Capacity Assessment and Sustainable Tourism Development in the Protected Areas of Nature«
  • Irena Weber: »Come to Piran – There’s Nothing Here & Walking Art«

On Saturday and Sunday, they will visit piran and its surroundings (workshop under the menthorship of prof. Weber), Grand Hotel Bernardin, the farm Mahnič and the Sečovlje saltpans. The visits are coordinated by Tamara Kozlovič, Head of the Tourist Organisation Koper.

 More information about the summer unviersity ASEF: here

Launch of the Tourism 4.0 project

In September we are launching the 3-year long developmental and research project »Tourism 4.0« (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, JR RRP2, TRL3-6). The project partners met on 3 September 2018 at the premises of the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana.

The project aims to create an innovative ecosystem, drawing the experience from the rich history of tourism management, and to combine the digital and physical space into one, enriched tourist experience, compliant with technological development. The expected result is a new form of dynamic cooperation among all tourism stakeholders. Such cooperation system will promote the creation of a new generation of tourism applications, services and processes, based on real needs and wishes of tourists.

The cooperating researchers plan to involve Turistica students into the project activities.

Project partners:

  • ARCTUR računalniški inženiring d.o.o. (lead partner)
  • Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica, University of Primorska
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana
  • Faculty of Tourism, Unviersity of Maribor

Duration of the Project: September 2018 – August 2021



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Exhibition: Festival MMS 1978-2018

Category: Events Exhibition

Students of Turistica and Faculty of Humanities under the mentorship of mag. Tomi Brezovec and dr. Alenka Janko Spreizer prepared an interesting exhibition in honour of the festival Melodies of the Sea and Sun – MMS, which has been taking place since 1978.

The first festival took place 40 years ago at the Tartini Square in Piran and was won by Moni Kovačič with the song “Nasmeh poletnih dni” (Summer Days’ Smile). To honour the 40th anniversary of the first show the students of the Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica and of the Faculty of Humanities under the mentorship of mag. Tomi Brezovec and dr. Alenka Janko Spreizer prepared an exhibition of the festival.

The exhibition presents the history of MMS and its winners with their songs. It displays all the records, cassettes and CDs that have been produced so far, with all the songs, issued by various record companies. A copy of the orchestra score for the first winning song, the booklet with song lyrics and various MMS promotional materials are also displayed. You can also see an important collection of festival posters and projects for the festival’s graphic design.

The exhibition, which you can visit at the Portorož Auditorium, was opened in frame of the ŠIPK project.

mag. Tomi Brezovec in dr. Alenka Janko Spreizer

Turistica successfully closed the GUEST UP project

 The University of Primorska successfully completed the Project “Hosting foreign experts and professors at the University of Primorska” (GUEST UP). In its frame Turistica hosted 8 guest lecturers from abroad in the past two study years. 

Our main objectives were to pursue and enhance the internationalisation of the study and research processes, and strengthen the relations with the guest lecturer’s institutions.

We hosted:

Ranko Mirić – Vice Dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the Univeristy of Sarajevo.

He gave lectures to students on different study programmes regarding cultural tourism, tourism valorisation, geography of protected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina and safety in tourism.

Velvet Nelson – Sam Huston State University (USA)

Her research area is geography of tourism and diversified nature tourism, which were the main topics of her lectures.

Craig Webster – Ball State University (USA)

He gave lectures to students on future tourism, and AI and robotics in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Ulrike Gretzel – University of Southern California (USA)

She gave lectures to students on social media and information technology in tourism, and tourism megatrends.

Allan Brodie –  Senior Investigator from Historic England

He gave lectures to students on the chosen aspects of English tourism.

James Kennell – works at the University of Greenwich

He gave lectures to students on festival tourism and tourist events, by presenting real cases from Great Britain.

Rodolfo Baggio – Università Bocconi

He works on ICT and complex systems, among which there is tourism. This were also the main topics of his guest lectures.

Rob Davidson – Sales Director at MICE Knowledge and lecturer on numerous European Tourism faculties.






Operation Hosting foreign experts and professors at the University of Primorska – GUEST UP. Investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under

FerFud travelling kitchen to visit Turistica

Category: Events

This year’s culinary theme of the FerFud project is BBQ. The charity BBQ tour will visit many Slovenian places and present the hot hits of Slovenian BBQ legends: HOOD BURGER, SORBARA STEAK HOUSE, HILLBILLY`S SMOKE HOUSE and POP’S PLACE. Through their creations and contributions of many FerFud fans, the project will raise funds for children involved in the “Sponsorship” project (Botrstvo: more information here).

The FerFud truck will visit Turistica as well. You will be able to try BBQ masterpieces in front of our faculty on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 10.30 and until 14.30.

This is not the first visit of the FerFud travelling kitchen to Turistica. In May 2016 our students Martina Zamuda and Polona Lopert convinced the jury and won the FerFud competition 2016 with their culinary concept.

See you on Wednesday!

International Workshop: Non-commutative structures 2018

Category: Cooperation General

Between 23 and 27 May Turistica will host the international workshop  Non-commutative structures 2018 (NCS2018).
The workshop is organised by the SDAMS – Slovenian Discrete and Applied Mathematics Society together with UP FAMNIT, UP IAM, UP FTŠ, UL FMF and IMFM.
Workshop description:
Recently, non-commutative generalizations of lattices and related structures have seen an upsurge in interest, with new ideas and applications emerging, from quasilattices to skew Heyting algebras. Much of this activity derives in some way from the initiation, thirty years ago, by Jonathan Leech, of a research program into structures based on Pascual Jordan’s notion of a non-commutative lattice. The first workshop on non-commutative structures aims to present the breadth of contemporary research in the area, with contributions from international and Slovenian mathematicians. We are delighted that Jonathan Leech has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address in this meeting, which will hopefully be the first of many.

Meeting of COST Action QSPACE Working Group 5 (Gender and Outreach) and Roundtable Discussion: “Gender Issues and European Women in Mathematics”

Scientific Committee: Karin Cvetko Vah (chair), Michael Kinyon, Tomaž Pisanski

Organizing Committee: Nino Bašić, Karin Cvetko Vah, João Pita Costa, Tomaž Pisanski (chair)

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Erasmus+ Guest Lectures

In the frame of the Erasmus+ project UP FTŠ Turistica will host:

Tomeš Rostislav from University College of Business in Prague

  • Monday, 14 May 2018, 8.00 – 9.30, classroom 206, Topic: Financial functions in Excel
  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 8.00 – 9.30, classroom 206, Topic: Financial functions in Excel
  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 14.00 – 15.30, classroom 206, Topic: Finance scenarios in Excel
  • Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8.00 – 9.30, classroom 206, Topic: Financial functions in Excel

Gostujočega predavatelja gostita Saša Planinc, viš. pred. ter mag. Tanja Planinc, viš. pred.

The lecturer is hosted by Saša Planinc and mag. Tanja Planinc.

Maria Jose Costa Barros iz Instituto Politecnico de Viana do Castelo

  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9.00 – 12.00, classroom 201, Topic: English for Tourism
  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 14.00 – 16.00, classroom 308, Topic: Portugese language and culture
  • Thursday, 17 May 2018, 16.00 – 19.00, Tema: English for Tourism

The lecturer is hosted by mag. Tina Orel Frank, Ljudmila Sinkovič, dr. Nina Lovec and mag. Šarolta Godnič Vičič.


The lectures are organised in frame of the project Erasmus+, KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals. 

Erasmus+: Guest lecturers

This week we will host three guest lecturers in frame of the Erasmus+ project:

  • Petr Štumpf iz University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice  

16 April 2018 at 14.00 – 16.00, classroom nr. 308, title: Tourism in world economy and TSA

17 April 2018 at 15.00 – 17.00 , classroom nr. 309, title: Tourism in world economy and TSA

18 April 2018 at 16.00 – 20.00, classroom nr. 206, title: System dynamics and simulation modelling for decision making in tourism destinations


  • Petr Janeček iz University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice  

17 April 2018 at 10.00 -14.00 , classroom nr. 002, title: Sustainability, tourism services and human resources dimension

17 April 2018 at 16.00 -20.00, classroom nr. 202, title: Tourism services


  • Sulyok Marta Judit iz University of Pannonia

17 April 2018 at 16.00 – 18.00, topic: Health tourism, (lectures in Ljubljana)

18 April 2018 at 16.00 – 20.00, classroom nr. 309, topic: Branding and tourism; importance of identity (heritage, art, culture)

19 April 2018 at 12.00 – 14.00, classroom nr. 204, topicThe Wine Lab project


The lectures are organised in frame of the project Erasmus+, KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals.