Higher Education interdisciplinary Reform In Tourism management and Applied Geoinformation curricula (HERITAG)

Project number


561555-EPP- 1-2015-1-ESEPPKA2- CBHE-JP 




36 months (2015-2018)




764 348,00 €


Applicant (Coordinator)


Tel.: +34 963877000 (75536); Email:
Local Coordinators




Armenian State University of Economics: Mr. Nerses Gevorgyan
National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia: Mr. Gagik
Goris State University: Mr. Artush Ghukasyan –
RUMEA Tempting Trips Club Ltd.: Mr. Ruben Grigoryan –
Scientific-Educational Reforms Foundation: Mr. Ghevond Barikyan –
Union of Incoming Tour Operators Of Armenia: Ms. Karine Davoyan –



EU partners



Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna – Italy
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece
Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden


Armenian State University of Economics
National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
Goris State University
RUMEA Tempting Trips Club Ltd.
Scientific-Educational Reforms Foundation
Union of Incoming Tour Operators Of Armenia
Associate Partners:
Ministry of Economy
National Center For Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation
Union of Architects of Armenia

Georgian Technical University
GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic
Ilia State University
National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
Shota Rustaveli State University
Sky Travel Ltd.


Project Summary

The project HERITAG aims to develop an interdisciplinary reform in higher education programmes at master level and continuing education integrating Geo-information Technologies (GIT) applied to cultural heritage documentation, tourism management and entrepreneurship.

The project promotes the synergy of three main groups of stakeholders: Universities, industry and Administration. The curricular reform integrates the development of capacities in 3 main national and regional priorities in Georgia and Armenia: Geo-information technologies, cultural heritage preservation and documentation, and fostering tourism business and entrepreneurship.

Specific goals of the project are:

– To create interdisciplinary master specialities in GIT for cultural heritage and tourism, integrating marketing and entrepreneurship skills oriented to consolidate local industry, following the guidelines of the Bologna process.

– To establish Geoinformation and Tourism Technology centres (GTTC) in partner countries devoted to train professionals in GIT applied to cultural heritage and tourism, documentation of architectural and historical monuments and to disseminate the history, culture and landscapes using modern geovisualization techniques.

– To create three new GIS laboratories in Tourism Economics Departments and to update existing equipment in partner country universities.

– To foster the continuous education in Higher Education institutions of current professionals by creating interdisciplinary training modules.

– To re-train academic staff in GIT, tourism management and entrepreneurship.

– To introduce and improve good practices for quality assurance in partner countries universities.

– To establish organized links between universities, administration and society to train professionals, creating labor market days, introducing GIT in tourism industry, promoting local entrepreneurship and establishing the basis to protect, document and disseminate cultural heritage and history.