Ambassador Akbarov visited the Norwegian School of Hotel Management
With the aim of exploring opportunities for the Uzbek-Norwegian cooperation in the field of tourism, during his visit to the University of Stavanger (Norway) in May 2013 Ambassador Akbarov met with Mr Truls Engstrøm, the Head of the Norwegian School of Hotel Management (NSHM).
Ambassador informed about the great historical and cultural heritage of the Uzbek people, as well as growing number of foreign tourists visiting the country. In this regard, he expressed an interest in establishing contacts between the educational institutions in Uzbekistan which prepares managers for tourism industry and the NSHM. The Uzbek side is ready to discuss all possibilities for cooperation which could include exchange of students and professors, scientific partnership and etc.
Mr Engstrøm welcomed the Ambassador and expressed a reciprocal interest in discussing possibilities for partnership. He made a presentation of the structure and main activities of the School, as well as its international cooperation. Mr Einar Marnburg, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, who participated at the meeting, informed about the NSHM’s achievements in the areas of research and internationalization.
It was said that the School would welcome an opportunity to receive a delegation of representatives from the tourism educational institutions of Uzbekistan in mutually convenient time in 2014. Along with this, the Norwegian side would consider an invitation to visit Uzbekistan to attend an event related to tourism and meet with potential partners. The two sides agreed to continue contacts and exchange more information and concrete proposals.