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The proposed model of international collaboration between the University of Florida (UF), USA, and the State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russian Federation, aims to strengthen teaching process, research, and industry outreach in partner institutions. The model includes curriculum development and delivery, faculty training, student exchange, facilitation of research through creation of a center for tourism research at UNN, and involving industry professionals in the education process. When implemented, the project will contribute to producing better specialists in the area of tourism and hospitality management and, on a larger scale, positively transform societies in both the Nizhni Novgorod region, Russia, and the state of Florida, USA.

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CAPACITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP: A MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE TOURISM EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND INDUSTRY OUTREACH. University of Florida, USA and the State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation

The proposed model of international collaboration between the University of Florida (UF), USA, and the State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russian Federation, aims to strengthen teaching process, research, and industry outreach in partner institutions. The model includes curriculum development and delivery, faculty training, student exchange, facilitation of research through creation of a center for tourism research at UNN, and involving industry professionals in the education process. When implemented, the project will contribute to producing better specialists in the area of tourism and hospitality management and, on a larger scale, positively transform societies in both the Nizhni Novgorod region, Russia, and the state of Florida, USA.