Faculty of Tourism was founded in December 2009 as a result synergy of strategic Regional development plan of Posavje Region, great support of regional and national tourist industry and need for new, practice-and-knowledge oriented tourism study in Slovenia.
In the academic year 2012/2013 Faculty of Tourism enrolled first generation of students in two different 3-year study programs of Tourism (1st Bologna cycle):
- Undergraduate Program of Tourism,
- Bachelor Program of Tourism,
- Master Program of Tourism is first to be open in academic year 2014/2015.
The Faculty of Tourism has put together a team of leading experts, excellent instructors and renowned researchers following the latest developments in the tourist industry and integrating these practices into the educational process. Such teaching and research staff adds value to our study programmes. Since we are aware that tourism cannot be taught merely in the classroom, we offer a broad range of student exchange and international internship opportunities.
Our vision is to be one of the best educational and research institutions in the field of tourism in this part of Europe. The Faculty will serve as an academic point of contact bringing research and educational institutions from the Western Balkans and those from Central, Western and Northern Europe closer together. Our mission is to educate students, who will be later engaged in all aspects of the tourist business, from the operational and strategic planning through the development of new capacities. This education will also provide a solid basis for the training of talented early stage researchers, who will acquire and later advance scientific knowledge in this highly interdisciplinary field.