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.

    Delegation of Taipei City Government headed by Mr. Kuo-Ann Wu, Advisor to the Mayor visited Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism. Taiwan delegates came to Kazan to get a view of preparations for World University Games and to carry out experience exchange as Taipei will host Universiade 2017.
    Rector Yusup Yakubov and staff members of Academy held the meeting with Taiwanese guests in Tennis Academy. The parties exchanged opinions about sport facilities management system and discussed a number of burning questions.
    “When I arrived in Kazan I was really pleased to notice a great attention that you pay to physical culture and sports. Now I can see that our management systems have much in common in”, Kuo-Ann Wu noted.
    Academy’s rector Yusup Yakubov underlined that Academy had already achieved specific results in various fields and then its development was going on.