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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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Experts forum FuTuristica: Pressures and impacts of tourism on nature, society and infrastructure

Category: Cooperation General

On Tuesday 28 November 2017 the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica held the experts forum FuTuristica with the topic Pressures and impacts of tourism on nature, society and infrastructure. The goal of the forum was to present experiences and empirical facts regarding the actual impacts and pressures of tourism on Slovenian society and natural environment. Representatives of seven organisations and enterprises from tourism and related industries presented their views and experiences of the tourism related negative impacts. The forum was enriched with video conference participation of experts from Iceland and the Kingdom of Thailand, the two destinations experiencing above average growth in tourism arrivals. The two experts talked about their experiences of tourism related pressures and negative impacts.

The key findings of the forum are that Slovenia’s tourism carrying capacity is far from being reached and that the growth of tourist visits does not represent an unmanageable threat to society and nature. However, in line with sustainable tourism development, more detailed and accurate data is needed about how tourism affects the quality of life in Slovenia.

The participants will meet again in spring 2018 and present to the tourism industry specific guidelines for the reduction of the negative impacts of tourism on the natural and social environment.


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FuTuristica: Pressures and impacts of tourism on nature, society and infrastructure

Category: General Tourism

The Department of Sustainable Tourism Destination

at the UP Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica

kindly invites you to the experts forum FuTuristica with the topic

Pressures and impacts of tourism on nature, society and infrastructure,

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at 1 PM at Turistica, Obala 11a, Portorož.


With this forum of experts, we are setting a starting point for a much-needed continuous debate on how tourism affects and changes the quality of life in Slovenia and how it should be managed in the future.

The reality is that the volume of tourism is increasing and so is the discourse on its positive and negative impacts. With the forum, we are providing an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to present, to professionals and the general public, empirically based facts on tourism impacts deriving from their personal or business environment. Only empirically supported facts on tourism are an appropriate tool for tourism development in Slovenia.

The forum will host:

  • Morakot Dita-Apichai (College of Innovation and Technology, Rajabhat Songklha University, Thailand)
  • Elias BJ Gislason (Icelandic Tourist Board, Iceland)
  • Anton Gosar, UP tenured professor
  • members of the Department of Sustainable Tourism Destination at UP FTŠ Turistica

and representatives of the following organisations:

Mercator d.d. Infrastruktura Bled Umanotera
Okolje Piran Rižanski vodovod Turizem Ljubljana
Snaga Ljubljana Park Škocjanske jame DARS


We kindly invite everyone with business and personal interests in tourism!


Turistica on Instagram

Category: General Social

You can now follow Turistica on the social media Instragram @ftsturistica







The project was prepared by students of the university study programme Tourism in the frame of a marketing course.  For this very reason the contents are more authentic. Follow their positive stories.


Inauguration of the new Dean

Category: General

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”


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


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


University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Eisenstadt, Austria                                                                                                    


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


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

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

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

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

Milka Sinkovič, (information in German and Slovenian) University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies Portorož, e-mail

Irena Zavrl, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, e-mail

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



Additional information are available on the website of the conference:

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.