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Inauguration of the new Dean

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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.

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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.


3rd International conference “Foreign Languages and Tourism”

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University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management Opatija, Croatia

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University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies, Portorož, Slovenia

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University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria                                                                                                    

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to take part in the 3rd International conference “Foreign Languages and Tourism” , to be held in Portorož (Slovenia) at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies, from September 15 – 16,  2016.  

The teaching of foreign languages for tourism can only be successful if it follows the trends and challenges in teaching LSPs  and in the tourism sector as well. Due to this fact we want to bring  together scientists and practitioners to exchange their professional ideas, experience and knowledge and to present their  latest achievements in the field of foreign languages for tourism.

  • Conference Topics:
    Needs analysis in languages for tourism
  • The didactics of teaching foreign languages for tourism both at vocational and university levels (teaching materials, curricula …)
  • Intercultural pragmatics in tourism settings
  • Translation and (mis)interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary teaching
  • Language policy
  • Other topics concerning foreign languages and their role in tourism

The deadline for the registration as a presenter is  March 20, 2016, and as a  listener April 20, 2016. Submitted papers will be reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings.

The languages of the conference are English, German, Slovenian or Croatian.

 

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Conference fee: 60

The conference fee covers admission to all sessions, materials, conference proceedings, refreshments during breaks.

Payment from Croatia should be made in Croatian kuna in favour of Fakultet za menadžment u turizmu i ugostiteljstvu Opatija, IBAN: HR1323600001101496052

Payments from abroad:

Payee: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Managament

Address: Primorska 42,p.p. 97, 51410 Opatija, Croatia

Correspondent bank: Privredna banka Zagreb

Bank Address: Račkog 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

SWIFT: PBZGHR2X

IBAN:  HR 78 2340 0091 5102 97167

 


Venue: FLT conference will take place at University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies in Portorož, Slovenia. The nearest airports are in Triest (80 km), Pula (92 km), and Ljubljana (104 km)

 


For questions and additional information please contact the Organizing Committee:

Brigita Bosnar Valković, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, (information in English and German), phone: ++385 91 577 30 15, e-mail  bbosval@fthm.hr

Nevenka Blažević, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija,  (information in Croatian and German), phone: ++385 91 544 66 54, e-mail  nevenkab@fthm.hr

Dolores Miškulin Čubrić, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija,  (information in Italian and English), phone: ++385 95 900 89 95, e-mail  doloresm@fthm.hr

Marija Trdan Lavrenčič, University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies Portorož, (information in German and Slovenian), e-mail Marija.Trdan@fts.upr.si

Milka Sinkovič, (information in German and Slovenian) University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies Portorož, e-mail milka.sinkovic@fts.upr.si

Irena Zavrl, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, e-mail Irena.Zavrl@fh-burgenland.at

Jadranka Škunca, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, (information in French), phone: ++385 91 425 66 35, e-mail  jadranas@fthm.hr

 

 

Additional information are available on the website of the conference: www.fthm.uniri.hr/flt2016.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Portorož.

 

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Brigita Bosnar-Valković, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, conference co-chair


Exchange programmes – a priceless opportunity for students

»Erasmus: Changing lives, opening minds« is a slogan defining the Erasmus+ programme. Moreover, it really seems that Turistica’s students accepted it, as each year they are being more and more active in this field. This year as well, almost 70 students applied for the Erasmus+ exchange programme, but in contrast to the last years, most of them applied for the student mobility for placements (practical experience).

We congratulate the students and wish them a lot of success!

This study year we will host 30 incoming students from other European countries, i. e. Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Romania, who will present their countries and universities at the traditional International evenings of UP FTŠ Turistica.

Some facts about Erasmus exchanges at Turistica (period 2012-2015):  

  • More than 100 students participated in the Erasmus+, Ceepus, EGP/NFM and other exchange programmes;
  • Most students (60 %) decide for the study mobility;
  • Most of the exchanges are in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme (86 %); and here 70 % are mobilities for study and 30 % for placements;
  • Approx. 92 % of all mobilities are performed by undergraduate students;
  • 84 % of mobilities are carried out by female students;
  • The TOP destination for students of Turistica is Spain. It is especially interesting for practical experience (mobility for placements), and it is followed by the Czech Republic, Austria, the Netherlands and Germany;
  • The average period of the mobilities abroad is 4.5 months.

And some interesting facts about the Erasmus+ programme (Source: here, 22 February 2016): 

  • Slovenia is one of the TOP 5 countries in relation to the student outgoing mobilities;
  • In the year 2013-14 Slovenia ranked 24th in regard to the number of Erasmus exchanges, counting the incoming and outgoing mobility;
  • The typical Erasmus student is a female undergraduate student, studying in the field of social sciences, business or law. She is 23 years old and lives 6 months abroad with an average monthly grant of 274 €;
  • The TOP 3 destinations in 2013-14 are: Spain, Germany and France.

 

 


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