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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


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


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.

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


Guest lecturer – prof. Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California

In the frame of the GUEST UP project UP FTŠ Turistica will host prof. Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California. You are kindly invited to attend the lectures:

13 March 2018, ob 12:00, Classroom 001 UP FTŠ Turistica, Social media in tourism: use typology and benefits.

14 March 2018, ob 16:00, Classroom 002, Information technology in the service of tourism networking.

15 March 2018, ob 16:00, Ljubljana, Classroom 2, Tourism megatrends and its application to travel industry.

The lectures will be held in English. The lecturer is hosted by dr. Emil Juvan, PhD, Australia.

 

   

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund. Link: www.eu-skladi.si

 


Guest lecturer – Prof. Velvet Nelson, Sam Houston University

In the frame of the GUEST UP project UP FTŠ Turistica will host prof. Velvet Nelson. You are kindly invited to attend the lectures:

12 March 2018, at 10:00, Classroom 001 at UP FTŠ Turistica, The Geography of Tourism: Representing Places. 

13 March 2018, at 10:00, Classroom 308, Diversified Nature Tourism in the Caribbean.

15 March 2018, at 16:00, Classroom 204, The Impact of Global Climate Change on Tourism.

The lectures will be held in English. The lecturer is hosted by assoc. prof. Igor Jurinčič.

   

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund. Link: www.eu-skladi.si


Turistica exChanges you! – LIVE 2017

At the end of 2017 the 2nd Turistica exChanges you! – LIVE event took place. Turistica Students presented their experiences during their exchanges in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland.

This time we also hosted a large number of international students, who are currently experiencing their Erasmus+ exchange at Turistica in this semester. They presented their universities to our students.

In this way, students acknowledged the opportunities that the ERASMUS+ programme offers and gained useful information for studies and life at Erasmus+ partner universities around Europe.

We thank all the participants for their cooperation and wish you many successful exchanges in 2018!

 

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Guest lecturers from Japan

Last week Turistica was marked by Japanese culture and the Erasmus+ exchange programme. We hosted assoc. prof. Kunio Shirahada from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) Institute, an Erasmus+ partner of the University of Primorska. The topic of the lectures for students as well as other interested participants was trends of service innovation and knowledge and value co-creation for human well-being with a case of traditional Japanese services in tourism.

We also hosted dr. Hisashi Masuda from Kyoto University, who presented a conceptual model on collaboration between local and big businesses through tourism to our students.

Turistica values a lot our cooperation with the colleagues from Japan and the integration of knowledge with the tourism business, because Japanese old traditions of hospitality encompass many wisdoms, which we lack in today’s boutique tourism products.

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Lectures content and presentation of both lecturers:

The lectures will be held in English language.

Kunio Shirahadaassociate professor in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)| Received Ph.D at the University of Tokyo in 2009. His research interests include sustainability of service, neuro-marketing using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) technology, motivation management for service employees, and innovative organization design. | PRESENTATION: The trends of service innovation. Transformative service research: Knowledge and value co-creation for human well-being. Japanese cases: traditional Japanese services in tourism

Hisashi Masuda | program-Specific Senior Lecturer (Service Excellence), Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University | His research interest is related to new business design to develop and sustain not only simple services but also complex ones. He is focusing on how do we empower such directions by using current digital technologies. | PRESENTATION: A proposed conceptual model on collaboration between local and big businesses through tourism and Japanese cases related to this topic. The importance of such kinds of co-creative business model to adapt to today’s rapidly changing economy.


Lectures schedule:

Monday, 20 November 17, 12:00 – UP FTŠ Turistica, classroom 001

Kunio Shirahada | dr. Hisashi Masuda | Urška Križman Vižintin – IstraTerra| Mateja Hrvatin Kozlovič – Hiške Slovenske Istre 

Students of the course Innovation in Tourism MTP 3 | dr. Dejan Križaj

Tuesday, 21 November 17, 12:00 – UP FTŠ Turistica, classroom 001

Kunio Shirahada – Lectures for undergraduate Turistica students

Tuesday, 21 November 17, 16:00 – UP FTŠ Turistica, classroom 001

Kunio Shirahada – Lectures for postgraduate Turistica students

Friday, 24 November 17, 12:00 – Student Campus Ljubljana, classroom 2

Kunio Shirahada | dr. Hisashi Masuda | dr. Dejan Križaj
Turistica PhD students: Iztok Bončina – Space Tourism | Darija Cvikl – Forest Tourism | Dubravka Kalin – internal destination developemnt

 


Guest Lecturer: Allan Brodie

In the sphere of the GUEST UP project, Turistica is hosting the Senior Investigator from Historic England Allan Brodie.

The lectures will be held:


On Monday, 6 November 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00, classroom 001

Spas, Travel and the Origins of Tourism in Britain

This paper describes the origins of tourism in Britain and links it back to the tradition of pilgrimage. It also describes how in the 16th century spas began to be a key tourist destination, and continued to be popular through the 18th century.


On Tuesday, 7. 11. 2017, from 16:00 to 18:00, classroom 309

Heritage, Tourism and Leisure since 1945

This presentation will begin by outlining how Britain’s heritage is managed and how this is a culmination of centuries of travel to discover the country’s history. In the second part of the presentation, the story of the changing tourism and leisure market since 1945 will describe how Britain’s holiday habits have changed, particularly in response to foreign competition.


On Wednesday, 8. 11. 2017, from 16:00 to 18:00, unit Ljubljana – Classroom 2 – Pivovarniška 6

Seaside Holidays in Britain 1700-1945

Britain became the first country to embrace the seaside for health and recreation in the 18th century. This paper examines the origins of this new phenomenon traces and how an activity once limited to a handful of wealthy people, became a universal experience by the 20th century.


Investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund:  www.eu-skladi.si


Guest Lecturer prof. Mihaly Vörös

In the sphere of the Erasmus+ project we are hosting prof. Mihály Vörös from our partner university Edutus College, Tatabánya (Budapest, Hungary).

 

Prof. Vörös will give lectures on Monday 9 October 2017 at 2 p.m. in classroom nr. 002 and on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 12 a.m. in classroom nr. 308. The topic of the lectures is Food culture and food systems. 

Currently he is Professor Emeritus and Head of Research for the Local Food Chains and Innovation HÉLIA Working Group, a “spin-off” organization, and Scientific Student College established in Edutus College (Tatabánya, Budapest) in 2011.

 


Erasmus+ cooperation: Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Turistica is well aware on how significant the cooperation in the Erasmus+ programme is.  The latter has been even more emphasized in the past study year 2016/17. In September we hosted for the very first time a colleague from the School of Tourism & Event Management from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (China). Feng Guo is the Office Director and Executive Secretary.

During the visit, we exchanged experience in the field of international cooperation and outlined the possibilities of a future cooperation. In 2018 we are already planning the first outgoing mobility for teaching at the abovementioned university.

The mobilities are realised in the frame of the Erasmus+ mobility project for individuals in Programme and Partner countries (KA107).

 

 

 

 


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