Faculty of Tourism, a member of the University of Maribor, was founded in December 2009. The faculty's seat is located in the Posavje region, more specifically in the town of Brežice. The first generation of students was enrolled in the academic year 2012/2013 and our first graduates successfully defended their theses in 2015.
We offer three study programmes: bachelors, academic and masters study programme Tourism. Modern and quality education programmes are carried out by internationally recognised experts and lecturers with many years of experience in tourism. All study programmes put a strong emphasis on the internship, a distinctive feature of the Faculty of Tourism. In this way, all students of all programmes can try out and broaden their knowledge in the field of tourism by working in some of the largest tourist companies in Slovenia and abroad, as well as in various tourist, public and student organizations.
Beside the study process itself, we pay close attention to research and co-creation in the field of tourism. Various European and economy funded projects are carried out in cooperation with our partner institutions from other countries, Slovenian municipalities and tourism companies. Collaborating with our partner faculties from Zagreb and Novi Sad, we organise an annual international conference called TAD – Tourism and Development.
Faculty of Tourism is a higher education institution and a member of the University of Maribor, whose primary purpose and goal are to maintain the existing and develop and present fresh knowledge on tourism in Slovenia.
The Faculty of Tourism's mission is to educate and train professionals who will later be engaged in all aspects of the tourist business – from operational to strategic planning and in the development of new tourist capacities. This education will also provide the basis for grooming talented young researchers, who will first acquire and later advance scientific knowledge in this highly interdisciplinary field.
Our vision is to become one of the best educational and research institutions in the field of tourism in this part of Europe. Our goal is to become the institution which will bring educational and research tourism institutions from the Western Balkans and Central, Western and Northern Europe closer together and serve as their academic point of contact.