Emil Juvan is an associate professor of Business and Organizational sciences in tourism at the Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica, University of Primorska. His entire formal education was within the field of hospitality and tourism at schools in Slovenia, United States of America and Australia. In 2015, he completed PhD studies at The University of Queensland (The UQ Business School), before that he gained a Master of Science degree (FDV, University of Ljubljana) and a Master of Tourism degree (FTŠ, University of Primorska).
Emil has extensive working experiences from hotel and other tourism companies in Slovenia and abroad. He holds a full time teaching position at the Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica from 2005 onward; between 2008 and 2010, he was also a visiting lecturer at The University Center Cesar Ritz in Switzerland. Emil’s research focus is development and management of tourist destinations and reducing negative environmental impacts of tourism. He aims at rising the quality of scientific research in the field of tourism, where he primarily follows the work of Professor Sara Dolnicar, one of the leading international experts in testing and refinement of measures used in social science research.
Emil is also active in the field of internationalization of the Slovenian higher education system, where he actively promotes networking between Slovenian and respected researchers outside Slovenia. Emil’s professional work involves strategic planning and operationalization of business models for reducing environmental impacts of tourism. He authored or co-authored several scientific papers published in leading international journals from the field of Hospitality and Tourism, a textbook, scientific, and professional monographs.
Emil received several recognitions and awards for his work, most recently The Rama Krisha Sastry Pappu Memorial Prize for Research Higher Degree Excellence in Business (the UQ Business School, Queensland).