Visit of the mayor of Indianapolis
Piran, September 2015 – The mayor of Indianapolis Gregory Ballard visited the “sister” city of Piran to celebrate the 15th anniversary of cooperation. During the visit he also met with the representatives of UP FTŠ Turistica.
As a result of the fruitful cooperation in the field of education between the University of Primorska’s UP FTŠ Turistica and the IUPUI University, the mayor met with Turistica’s representatives and reinforced the cooperation in the project of videoconference lectures, which enable students to exchange experience, views and positions in the field of global tourism through innovative approaches.
The international cooperation between higher education institutions, which resulted from the project of sister cities of Piran and Indianapolis, set in motion the idea of an innovative method of student education by establishing videoconference lectures. These lectures offer distance learning and by this rendering specific contents available to all students. The lectures are held in English, thus our students directly upgrade their language knowledge.
IUPUI and Turistica will continue with their cooperation in the academic year 2015/16 as well.
Photo: Slavica Tucakov, Municipality of Piran