Sevastopol State University Was Visited By A Delegation From Switzerland

1A meeting of representatives of the City Administration and public organizations of Sevastopol with a delegation from Switzerland took place on September 10th  at Sevastopol State University.

Participants in the meeting discussed the development strategy of Crimea and Sevastopol in terms of sanctions, tourism issues and interethnic relations. Members of the foreign delegation noted the good level and rapid pace of development of Crimea and Sevastopol.

"A lot has been done within 4 years, we have become convinced that the citizens of Crimea have successfully developed and thrived and realized their ideas and projects", said Eduard Belser, the former deputy of the Council of Cantons of the Swiss Confederation.

 "Taking into consideration the status of Sevastopol, we can confidently say that it will rightfully become the Southern Capital of Russia. Within 4 years a lot of work has been done, and today Crimea can offer better conditions both for comfortable living and for the development of large business projects", added Gleb Shagun, director of the Public Communications Department.

At the meeting, special attention was paid to the development of tourism in Crimea and international cooperation in this direction. During the stay on the peninsula, foreign guests visited many sights and tourist routes, appreciated the condition of highways and various construction sites and were convinced about the prospects for the development of international tourism in Crimea.

"The message of the representatives of the foreign delegation: despite the sanctions regime, Crimea has a good investment potential and it is attractive for foreign tourists", said Natalia Shalkovskaya, director of the Institute of Further Professional Education of Sevastopol State University. She also underlined the prospects for the development of partnership relations between Crimea and international travel agencies and the active participation of Sevastopol State University in providing the region with qualified personnel in the tourism sector.

From 2019 the University will run master's and bachelor's programs in tourism, but at the moment it is only possible to study this specialty at the Institute of Further Professional Education of Sevastopol State University.