The Russian delegation of representatives of specialized industry-specific school in the sphere of tourism and hospitality, headed by E. Trofimov, Rector of RIAT, took part in the jubilee conference of EURHODIP with a topic "Return to Tradition" in the period of 11-14 July 2013 in the city of Maribor, Slovenia. The delegation consisted of representatives from various RIAT branches and other Russian universities.
EURHODIP is an association of the leading hotel and tourism schools in Europe. At the present moment EURHODIP includes more than 150 higher and secondary specialized educational institutions from many European countries.
At the meeting of the Governing Council of EURHODIP the RIAT rector Mr. Trofimov has been elected to the Board of Directors. Thus, RIAT will continue to represent the profile of Russian universities in EURHODIP.
In the context of the conference the General Assembly, where Mr. Trofimov made a speech, was held. The RIAT Rector pointed out the importance of the contribution of the EURHODIP Association to the development of educational programs aimed at training of tourism personnel in Russia since 2001, commended the EURHODIP’s work, paid particular attention to RIAT entry into the European educational space. The RIAT Rector presented Stavropol State Agrarian University to the Assembly.
An important event of the EURHODIP Conference was the Innovation Student Competition named after Marianne Mueller. Finalists of this year became Anastasia Efimova, a first-year student of the «Vatel-RIAT» department, and MarietaVanoyan, a student of the Armenian Institute of Tourism, the RIAT branch.
During the conference there was meeting and negotiations of the RIAT Rector Mr. Trofimov and the CCTR President Mr. Pugiev with the President of the Association Mr. van der Klip, during which they discussed the results of the implementation of bilateral educational programs and RIAT projects as well as the variety of new forms of cooperation.
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