The Faculty of Tourism at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey has just joined the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies. A General Framework Agreement for Collaboration between the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) and the University of Mardin Artuklu was signed by Mr. Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) and EICR Director, and Prof. Ìbrahim ÖZCOSAR, Rector, Department of History, University of Mardin Artuklu.
The Faculty of Tourism at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey aims to provide its students with knowledge, skills and competencies required by the tourism sector, with a particular focus on academic research and the protection of the touristic values in the context of sustainability. The faculty offers both undergraduate and graduate programs dedicated to Tourism Management, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Religious Tourism, Cultural Heritage Management, Medical Tourism and Tourist Guidance.
With the new incorporation of University of Mardin Artuklu, the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies now counts 17 members.
The University Network for Cultural Routes Studies is a network of Universities interested in the study of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The Network aims to encourage the conduct of research on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe related issues, encourage students to undertake their academic research on Cultural Routes, jointly apply for European Grants with the EICR, participate in the annual programme of activities of the EICR and offer scientific advice where required.
The University Network is planning to host its first online conference by the end of 2021. More information will be soon available here.