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Education Project

Cardiff Metropolitan University & Nanning Normal University

There is a Sino-UK Cooperative project for strengthening the students' exchange between British and Chinese high ranked Universities. The pool of bilateral agreements has been signed as an outcome of the Project. Cardiff Metropolitan University from Wales and Nanning Normal University from the capital of Guangxi province have a double diploma program in Tourism Management. Ivan Monich is an active member of the Tourism Management program. He develops and teaches the following courses: Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism, Marketing for Tourism Hospitality and Events, Sport Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development.  Nanning was awarded the title of the greenest Chinese city in 2016; therefore Ivan and the colleagues from the Department of Tourism Management of Nanning Normal University are currently working on researching the attractiveness of the local public parks located in the city.

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Kvarken Archipelago

Finland-Sweden Crossborder tourism

 Cross-border tourism development in the Umeå - Vaasa region

As a result of attending the AIMday in tourism, we applied for the grant available for the attendees of the event.

The purpose of the proposed study is to examine existing experiences from promoting cross-border tourist products to local as well as foreign tourists. Special attention will be directed at the examination of the various stakeholders’ roles in the marketing of cross-border destination packages. An important component of our study is to document the initiatives to redirect tourists who are already in Vaasa to visit Umeå (Västerbotten region) and vice versa. We will collect data from archives, interviews and questionnaires. The topics of the questions will be defined in cooperation with the concerned organizations and include organizations such as the Kvarken Concil (Kvarkenrådet) which is the leading association for the cross-border cooperation between Österbotten in Finland and Västerbotten in Sweden. The findings from the study will be presented at seminars to which we will invite representatives from firms and organizations with interests in increasing the region’s attractiveness to tourists.

The project was funded by Umea University 45'000 SEK

Project period is June-Nov 2017

Team members: Ivan Monich, Peter Hulten, Peter Kallberg

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2017 - 2018

Umea School of Business and


  • 2017.  I am a scholarship holder of the Swedish Institute grant for Academic Research.. The scholarship within the Visby Programme has been awarded for guest research work at Umeå University School of Business and Economics, Umeå (Sweden). The research subject title is State stimulation of the economic growth of border areas by the example of Sweden, Russia, and China.

    The Scholarship period was from January 2017 till September 2017.
    The second visit was  arranged from November 2018 till Febrruary  2019.

  • 7 February 2017 Guest Lecture  in the master’s level class in Corporate Governance

  • In December 2016 there was a traineeship to USBE under the Ersamus+ teaching mobility program on Risk Management course. 

October 2016 Japan, Tokyo Traineeship on "Kaizen in servicies"

The project was organized in cooperation between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation under the Russian Presidental Program in Management. MOFA covered costs of staying and costs of travel.  


The qualifying seminar was held in Khabarovsk at the NGO "Japanese center in Khabarovsk" affiliated to Consulate of Japan. From Siberia and Far East of Russia, only five candidates were selected to visit Japan on traineeship.



I Participated the project TEMPUS IV «Strengthening of higher education in the field of Finance in Siberia and the Far East of Russia" on the side of the Transbaikal State University. The goal of EduSFE is to modernize existing Master programs in Finance at Russian HEIs and launch related double degree programs between EU and Russian HEIs. As a participant, I attended the course: "Didactics and current topics in Finance" at University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna (Austria). The result of the program is the start of the Double diploma program in Finance between Umea University and Transbaikal State University. Project Fund is approximately 50’000 EUR to each participating University.


  • National Research Tomsk State University

  • Baikal State University

  • University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna

  • Umeå University - Umeå School of Business and Economics

  • Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law

  • University of Maribor

  • Technical University of Kosice

  • Transbaikal State University

  • East Siberia State University of Technology and Management

  • University of Coimbra

Monich Ivan was responsible for the implementation of several work packages of the grant, for instance for the dissemination information about the project in Siberia and Far East of Russia.



Communication University of China, Beijing

The traineeship at the Communication University of China was held during the period from February to December 2008.


Being the first year Ph.D. student during my staying at Chinese University I was gathering information for my Ph.D. thesis.

During the traineeship, I passed the state exam on knowledge of Chinese language with the HSK-4 certificate, which equals B1.


The government of China covered the scholarship fee for Ph.D. students exchange.

The Communication University of China is one of the top public universities in China. In 2012 It was ranked No.1 of media education and ranked No.1 among language universities in China.


I would like to present the local project of the Shishkino Island Family Camping. It is planned to create a summer Glamping for families with children and offer service for rural tourism.

The "Shishkino Islan" Family Camping project combines rural tourism and glamping; it forms a tourist cluster with good transport accessibility and can be integrated into interregional tourism routes, such as the Eastern Ring of Russia, the Great Asian Triangle. The project's realisation will expand the list of quality recreation services for residents and guests of the Transbaikal region.
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Презентация проекта Семейного кемпинга «Шишкино остров».

Презентация проекта Семейного кемпинга «Шишкино остров».

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