The Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica is a member of the University of Primorska and is proud to have study programmes on all three levels, as the doctoral study programme Innovative Tourism was implemented in 2012.The faculty is also a member of the international university UNESCO UNITWIN network, which unites faculties that teach cultural tourism.

It is the only faculty of tourism in Slovenia that offers multi-disciplinary teaching and research of tourism and educates human resources for high-quality planning, management and an excellent tourism offer. With this in mind, we have been implementing the European vision of modern education in tourism for 25 years. We use the knowledge in the field of economy, ecology and social sciences to direct tourism into sustainable development. Thus we contribute to the knowledge society, innovative solutions, sustainable development and cultural harmony.

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To promote cooperation of the faculty with the industry and wider community Turistica also homes:

In addition to study activities, a wide range of other events takes place at Turistica, including the conferences Encuentros, round tables FuTuristica and KulTuristica, and the gallery AvanTuristica.


UP Turistica is a tertiary education institution which intends to create, preserve, ensure and transmit knowledge, experience, and at the same time pool and disseminate the information necessary for the quality development of tourism and related industries. Within its mission, the faculty contributes to the development of the theory and scientific discipline connected with tourism.