Category Archives: International cooperation

Ambassador of Science, prof. Sara Dolničar

Turistica is proud to announce that prof. dr. Sara Dolničar received a prestigious Ambassador of Science award, recognised by the Republic of Slovenia for her outstanding research achievements in marketing and tourism. Prof. dr. Sara Dolničar researches at The University of Queensland in Australia. Since 2012 she has been cooperating with Turistica, especially on the doctoral/phd program Innovative tourism at Turistica, and since 2014 also on postgraduate study programmes at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. Globally she ranks among the 2% of the most successful researchers in the wider field of marketing.

Sincere congratulations to the distinguished professor, colleague and friend of UP Turistica.



UP successfully hosted the 4th International Week

Between 16th and 20th May 2016, the University of Primorska hosted the 4th International Week. Following the partners’ and hosts’ presentations and the visit of the Pretorian Palace in Koper, the Internationalisation Workshop was carried out. The latter highlighted the directions and experience of the University of Primorska in this field. On Thursday the participants took an excursion to the Slovenian coastline and evaluated the all-week-long activities.

For the first time, the representatives of our partner institutions in Indianapolis and Mississippi visited us in the sphere of the Erasmus+ programme. As the Municipality of Piran is a “sister” city to Indianapolis, their two representatives visited also Peter Bossman, the mayor of Piran.

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Photo: Municipality of Piran (from left: dr. Aleksandra Brezovec, Acting Dean UP Turistica, Yao-Yi Fu, IUPUI University, g. Peter Bossman, mayor of the municipality of Piran, Hayley Powell, IUPUI University)

The guest left the UP and Slovenia satisfied and full of positive impressions, and with a promise that they will re-visit us.

You can also check the pictures: here.

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Photo: UP Archive


Partner visit from the Netherlands

On Tuesday 19 April 2016 we hosted students and professors from our partner university NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Breda, the Netherlands).

Representatives of the Student Council of UP FTŠ Turistica gave them a tour and presentation of the faculty. The lecturer Tina Kociper, MSc, prepared a lecture on incoming tourism in Slovenia, the role of the local and regional government in tourism development, the brand I feel sLOVEni and tourism in Piran and the coastal region.

Photo gallery:

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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

International Week of the University of Primorska 2016

The University of Primorska welcomes administrative and teaching staff from the Erasmus+ partner universities during the International Week 2016 of the University of Primorska” that will take place from 16 to 20 May 2016.

To apply please fill in the on-line application form available at: by 24 March 2016 at the latest.

More information in the attached Draft Programme.

For accomodation possibilities please see here.

We hope the excellent geostrategic position of Koper and the region, the sunny weather in May and the University offer will convince you to visit us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the International Week of the University of Primorska 2016!