Academic exchanges with Serbia
Volga Region Academy continues the academic exchange project with University of Novi Sad (Serbia) in the framework of bilateral cooperative agreement. The project is focused on annual short-term faculty members exchange for giving lectures to students in the field of tourism. This year University of Novi Sad received two lecturers from Volga Region Academy: Dr. Leysan Galimova, Dean of Service and Tourism faculty, and Dr. Alik Salimov, Head of department. In its turn Volga Region Academy invited two lecturers from University of Novi Sad: Dr. Snezana Besermenji, Head of Tourism and Hospitality department, and Dr. Tatjana Pivac, Leader of International Conference office. The Serbian guests offered a course of lectures on such significant topics as European Culture Capital, UNESCO Heritage, Faith tourism, Wine tourism. Besides the lecturers participated in International Conference ‘University sports: health and prosperity of a nation’ which was held in Volga Region Academy under support of International Association of Universities of Physical Culture and Sport.
During bilateral visits the sides discussed further plans of educational cooperation. Thus the partners think of joint on-line conference focused on tourism aspects and video lectures with students and professors from both sides.
One more interesting cooperative aspect is a study visit of Volga Region Academy students to University of Novi Sad in April-May of the current year. Serbian colleagues offered a very rich program including lectures on tourism to our students. This is the second group of students passing internship in one of the partner universities. The very first group studying Sport Management was forwarded to University of Central Lancashire (Great Britain) in 2014.