European Dimension in Qualifications for the Tourist Sector



Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics


Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics (SPbSUE) - established by a merger between three leading higher schools of Economics. The fundamental principle of this merger was the conservation of scientific schools and the best traditions of the universities. In this regard, the structure of SPbSUE includes a number of institutes. The Institute of Economics - accumulates the bachelor and specialist programs in the fields of economy and finance. Institute of Management - trains bachelors and specialists in the field of management, quality management, etc. Institute of Service - focuses on training students of undergraduate level in the service sector, tourism and related industries. For those who, after four years, prefer to continue their studies, master's programs in a broad range of areas will be offered by the Master Institute. This clear segmentation serves to improve in the first place the quality of training at the university. SPbSUE has long-term academic traditions and partnership with a wide range of foreign universities around the world. SPbSUE has 7 double degree programs. With its 14 faculties, 60000 students, 6000 staff, including 3200 professors and teachers SPbSUE is not only an educational but also a research center in the field of innovation, IT, economics and management, marketing, quality management, business administration etc. The quality management system of SPbSUE has been certified according to the ISO 9001:2008 by National (GOST) and International (IQNet) quality assurance systems. SPbSUE is contribute to the project by creating a methodology for evaluation of Occupational standard and Qualification framework for Tourist Industry according Bologna principals and labour market demands. This activity will also allow participants to enhance their internal quality assurance systems and their international cooperation by offering new sustainable EHEA-integrated approach. Also SPbSUE is the leader of the partners from Russia in the Project Consortium.

Elena Vasileva
PhD in Culture, Associate professor of economics and Quality Management Department, 2014 – till present time
Tempus Higher Education Reform Experts, 2009-till present time
Key experts of international projects St. Petersburg Association for International Cooperation (1996 till present time)
Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, doctoral course, the Department if Economic and Quality.
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, the post-graduate course, the Department of Philosopher Culture, Diploma: PhD - КТ 023754 (27.03.00)
Work experience
2013-2014, Head of tourism and service department Baltic tourism and business academy
2006-20013, Deputy Dean. The Department Humanities. Proff. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich State Saint-Petersburg University of Telecommunication
2000-2006, Associate Proff. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, autor of training course “Cultural management”
Project manager experience:
Manager of the EU Tempus project “Baltic MICE tourism Training Center”, 2006-2009
Scandinavian CultureVОI № 34 34-15.09.00 (NMR),Regional Cultures of Russia № 00 – 03 – 00276 (КССА),
Leader of the project: 10 trades of the future 2005-2006.
Key training expert “The International Tourism for the student-volunteers Saint-Peterbug-300" Saint- Petersburg, 2003
Publication: more than 100 publications in the fields of, quality management in education, methodology of education, quality management in tourism, creative industry.

Elena Gorbashko
Elena Gorbashko – Research group leader (SPbSUE)
Vice-rector, head of the Economics and Quality Management Department
Experience of international project organization and coordination
Management of the corporate collaboration of higher educational institutions, organizations and companies.
Management of the educational processes and monitoring procedures
Experience in the consulting in the fields of quality management (ISO 9000:2000, Business Excellence Model, quality costs).
Good knowledge of the Russian higher and vocational education system.
Experience of the quality management system design (ISO 9001:2008, Business Excellence Model) at the university.
Experience of teaching, administrative and scientific work at the University.
The author of more than 200 publications in the fields of economics of the enterprise, management, competitiveness and quality management; quality management in education.


Project Dates

: June 5, 2019: Institutional monitoring of EurDiq project at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

APRIL 09, 2019: EurDiQ project Monitoring at Financial University, Moscow, Russia

February 26-28, 2019: EURDIQ Project Final Conference, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia

February 1 - 2, 2019: EURDIQ Project Quality Assurance Meeting, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia

January 14-16, 2019: EURDIQ Project Meeting, Financial University, Moscow, Russia

November 15 - 21, 2018: IV International Scientific Conference “Children and Youth Tourism: Education Technologies”, St. Petersburg – Riga

May 28-29, 2018: International dissemination conference at DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

April 11, 2018: Seminar “Modern approaches to organising distance learning” at Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia

April 5-7, 2018: Conference “Cultural Heritage and Tourist Areas: creative approaches in development”, Riga, Latvia

February 15, 2018: Seminar at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek

January 17-20, 2018: VII Europe+Asia Event Forum EFEA 2018 was held in St. Petersburg, Russia

December 21, 2017: Regular coordination meeting was held at SPbSUE

December 8, 2017: Monitoring of the EurDiQ project at the Adam / BAFE University in Bishkek

July 10-15, 2017: Workshop in Issykkul State University and Bishkek Academy of Finance within EurDiQ project

July 4-11, 2017: III International Youth Scientific and Practical Summer school “Management and Marketing in Tourism: MICE Qualification & Experience Design”, Riga, Latvia

May 30, 2017: Project Monitoring at SPbSU, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

May 2– 7, 2017: Seminar ”Methodology of OS and QF development. Part 2” Nicosia, Cyprus

March 9-11, 2017: Seminar “ Methodology of OS and QF development”, Moscow, Russia

November 21 – 23, 2016: Development of tourism occupational standards and qualification frameworks, London, The UK

September 15 – 17, 2016: Session of Strategic planning the professional competences with tourist enterprises, Sochi, Russia

May 23 – 25, 2016: Methodology of OS and QF development, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

March 9 – 14, 2016: Study traveling seminar Schwerin – Berlin, Germany

January 14 -15 2016: Kick-off meeting, International academic forum, Riga, Latvia

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