As part of the activities aimed at promoting mobility and internationalization, the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management organized the "INTERNATIONAL WEEK AT FACULTY OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA, CROATIA" from 13.05. - 17.05.2019.

International wee 2019

The International week's opening address was conducted by the Dean Dora Smolčić Jurdana, Ph.D., Full Professor and Vice Dean for International Affairs Kristina Črnjar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, who introduced participants to the specific activities carried out by the University and the Faculty as part of internationalization. Helga Maškarin Ribarić, Ph.D., Full Professor, Vice Dean for Science and Professional Activities presented the research and project activities of the Faculty. As part of the International Week, Kristina Črnjar, CEEPUS Coordinator, held a presentation on "Studying, Learning and Researching in the Central European Universities through the CEEPUS Mobility Program" with the aim of informing students about the possibilities of studying at the partner institutions in Europe. At the end of the week, teachers and students participated in the 5th scientific conference "Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe - Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences - the Way to Extend the Tourist Season" organized by the Faculty.

The mobility of teaching and non-teaching staff primarily aims at teaching classes and/or going thought a professional training. The Faculty gives great importance to international incoming and outgoing mobility of teachers. In addition to having a positive impact on the career development and  acquisition of new skills, knowledge and competence of teachers, mobility contributes to better intercultural understanding and to creation of networks that will be the foundation of future collaboration in research, projects, programs.

The Faculty has visited 12 teachers and associates from the partner institutions through the Erasmus + and Ceepus mobility programs. Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to listen to 18 lectures on current topics such as: Managing organisation through communities of practice, Gender issues in tourism, Potential for cultural tourism in the Czech Republic - UNESCO  tangible and intangible heritage, International investment in the tourism sector, Machine learning methods for tourism-oriented econometrics analysis, Sport tourism and regeneration, etc. Along with the Croatian students, 37 foreign students from Romania, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary and other countries, who are studying at the Faculty in the summer semester, joined the International Week activities.

 

The Faculty has recognized the importance of internationalization of higher education institutions and special attention is paid to student mobility.

Thirty-seven Erasmus and Ceepus students from Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, G. Britain, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, BIH etc. are going to spend summer semester at our faculty in 2019. Faculty traditionally on the first day of semester organized for international students Welcome Day, where students get detailed information on different aspects of living in this region and studying at FMTU, University of Rijeka.

 

World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development worldwide. The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, was at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).

Faculty organized on 14.12.2018 a trip for international students studding at the faculty within the Erasmus and CEEPUS mobility programme in order for them to discover the natural beauty, as well as the historical and cultural heritage of our country and region. This year, international students visited Advent in Zagreb. 

The Faculty has recognized the importance of internationalization of higher education institutions and special attention is paid to student mobility. Twenty-four students coming from Erasmus+, Ceepus and other mobility programs from Finland, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Latvia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy, Germany etc. are going to spend winter semester at our faculty in 2018. Faculty traditionally on the first day of semester organized for international students Welcome Day, where students get detailed information on different aspects of living in this region and studying at FMTU, University of Rijeka.

 

Erasmus welcome day zastave WS 2018