Team

Director

Oana-Ramona ILOVAN

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Regional Geography and Territorial Planning

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Research interests: Territorial development strategies; Qualitative research methods; Territorial identity and its role in development; Cultural landscapes; Representations of territorial identity and development

E-mail: oana.ilovan@ubbcluj.ro, ilovanoana@yahoo.com

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Deputy Director

Viorel GLIGOR

Lecturer, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Regional Geography and Territorial Planning

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Research interests: Landscape and identity heritage; Geomorphology applied to spatial planning; Territorial reconversion and spatial-functional reintegration; GIS applied to spatial planning and urbanism; Landscape regeneration and functional urban rehabilitation

E-mail: viorel.gligor@ubbcluj.ro

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Scientific Officer

Claudia Septimia SABĂU

Document researcher, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Academic Cultural Heritage Department, University History Museum

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Research interests: Mental constructions of the territory; The history of the Transylvanian military border (18th-19th centuries); Territorial identity and collective mentalities; Territorial identity versus imaginary identity; Borders and identities in Romanian historiography

E-mail: claudia.sabau@ubbcluj.ro, claudiaseptimiasabau@gmail.com

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Scientific Officer

Ion Horaţiu PAVEL

Lecturer, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Regional Geography and Territorial Planning

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Research interests: Regional Identities; Regional Development; Territorial Planning; Tourism Planning; Cadaster

 

E-mail: ion.pavel@ubbcluj.ro

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Scientific Events Officer

Alina-Ioana BRANDA

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Hab., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of European Studies, Department of European Studies and Governance

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Research interests: Cultural / Social Anthropology; Cultural Studies; Anthropology of Europe (Cultural pluralism, Cultures and communities in South-Eastern Europe, Multiculturalism, Ethnicity – Interethnic relations in Transylvania, Jewish communities in Transylvania)

E-mail: alinabranda@gmail.com, alinabranda@yahoo.com

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Scientific Events Officer

Marius George OPREA

Lecturer, Ph.D., Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Human Geography and Tourism

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Research interests: Tourism Geography in Romania; Tourism destination management; Local and regional tourism development; Tourism and transports; Categories and types of tourism specific to Romanian regions; Tourism planning

E-mail: marius.oprea@ubbcluj.ro

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Training Activities Officer

Cristian Nicolae BOŢAN

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Regional Geography and Territorial Planning

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Research interests: Regional Geography; Regional development; Regional identities; Anisotropic regions

E-mail: cristian.botan@ubbcluj.ro

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Training Activities Officer

Silviu-Florin FONOGEA

Lecturer, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Regional Geography and Territorial Planning

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Research interests: Geographical Information Systems and the processing of satellite images in the complex analysis and interpretation of territorial systems

E-mail: silviu.fonogea@ubbcluj.ro

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Bianca Sorina RĂCĂŞAN

 

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Department of Human Geography and Tourism

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Research interests: General geography of tourism; Tourist exploration, Rural tourism, Tourism products design and marketing; Tourism capitalization of territorial attractiveness; Geographical-tourism exploration of the natural and cultural environment; Promoting the rural tourism heritage by its identity and authenticity; Development of tourism products according to the territorial feature of a destination

E-mail: bianca.racasan@ubbcluj.ro, bianca_racasan@yahoo.com

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Valeria CHELARU

 

Postdoctoral researcher, Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Doctoral School of History. Civilizațion. Culture

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Research interests: Frozen conflicts in the Caucasus; Russia’s post-imperial legitimacy; Political and ethnic identities; Alternative identities; International relations

E-mail: valeria.a.chelaru@gmail.com

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Ioana Alexandra CIUPE

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: Spatial analysis of the role of second home tourism in shaping the territorial identity in mountainous regions and rural peripheral areas with recreational functions; Sustainable and integrated planning of second home tourism in mountainous regions and rural peripheral areas

E-mail: alexandra.ciupe@yahoo.com

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Alexandra-Maria COLCER

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: Political Geography and Geopolitics, especially the way local or regional communities interfere with the action of the players at a national and macro-regional level

E-mail: colcer_alexandra@yahoo.com

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Andreea COSTEA

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: Territorial identity; Applied geomorphology; Spatial analysis; Regional development

E-mail: andreeeacostea@yahoo.com

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Ancuța Dumitrița DOCE

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Doctoral School of History. Civilizațion. Culture

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Research interests: Territorial identity, national minorities identity, religious identity; Borders and the neighbours’ relations; Neighbourhood policy in the Middle East; Cultural and religious mosaic within the same state

E-mail: anca.doce.ubb@gmail.com

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Aurelia LAZAR

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: Identifying the elements of territorial identity at a territorial level and their changing into a development resource; Territorial development and planning at a local, regional and national level.

E-mail: danielaaurelialazar@yahoo.com

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Andrei NIȚOAIA

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography; Forecast meteorologist, National Meteorological Administration, Northern Transylvania Regional Meteorological Center, Cluj Regional Weather Forecast Service, Cluj-Napoca

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Research interests: Forecasting dangerous meteorological phenomena and their influence on the population and territory

E-mail: nitoaia.andrei@gmail.com

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George Mihai RUS

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: Interdisciplinary operational research based on methods and techniques of integrated analysis of territorial components; Complex inventory of territorial systems in order to make prospective diagnoses and substantiate sustainable development processes

E-mail: rusgeorgemihai@yahoo.com

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Alexandra Codruţa VANCEA

 

Ph.D. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Doctoral School of Geography

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Research interests: The effects of thunderstorms and hail on airports and airfields situated in the Transylvanian Basin

E-mail: alexandravanceacodruta@yahoo.com

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Affiliated members

 

Alexandru BĂNICĂ

 

Lecturer, Ph.D., “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi, Scientific Researcher III, Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch, Department of Geography

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Research interests: Resilience studies – preserving identity in times of change; Environmental quality and territorial identity; Sustainable development of territories; Natural and human induced risks – the impact on vulnerable territories

E-mail: alexandru.banica@uaic.ro

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Andreea-Loreta CERCLEUX

 

Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography and Interdisciplinary Center of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics (CICADIT)

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Research interests: Deindustrialization and tertiarization; Built heritage and territorial identity; Preservation and promotion of local identity values; Urban regeneration; Functional-economic reconversions; Creative industries; Social innovations; Territorial disparities

E-mail: loreta.cercleux@geo.unibuc.ro

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Ioana HAPCA

 

Ph.D., Office for Management and Technological and Cognitive Transfer, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

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Research interests: Human Geography; Territorial identity; Collective mentalities; the German minority; Local development

E-mail: ioana.scridon@ubbcluj.ro

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Marinela ISTRATE

 

Lecturer, Ph.D., “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Department of Geography

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Research interests: Community development (rural and urban); Public policies; Responsible management of natural and human resources; Urban functional rehabilitation

E-mail: istrate.marinela@uaic.ro, marinelaistrate75@yahoo.com

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Ioan Sebastian JUCU

 

Lecturer, Ph.D., West University, Timişoara, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Department of Geography

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Research interests: Regional Geography; Urban, rural, and regional geography studies; Cultural and music tourism; Cultural geography studies and regional identity

E-mail: ioan.jucu@e-uvt.ro

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Florentina-Cristina MERCIU

 

Ph.D., Scientific Researcher II, Associate Researcher, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics (CICADIT)

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Research interests: Identity heritage assessment and responsible resource management; Preservation and promotion of local identity values and regional development; Representation of territorial identity and development: discourses, images, practices

E-mail: cristina.merciu@geo.unibuc.ro, krysten1009@yahoo.com

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Paul MUTICĂ

 

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Architect, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Architecture

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Research interests: Architecture and territorial identity; Urban Anthropology and Participative Urban Planning; Vernacular Architecture as a source for Ecological Architecture; Rules of Nature in Architectural Composition; Technology in Architecture and Design

E-mail: Paul.Mutica@arch.utcluj.ro, paulmutica@yahoo.com

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Cristina-Georgiana VOICU

 

Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch

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Research interests: Territorial identities and collective mentality; Gender identity; Cultural boundaries; Cultural landscapes; Intercultural communication; Virtual territoriality

E-mail: voicucristina2004@yahoo.fr

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Students

 

Sebastian ANDRIESEI

 

M.Sc. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Master programme of Planning and Regional Development

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Research interests:Territorial identity; Identity features that underlie the functionality of a geographical area

E-mail: seby_andriesei@yahoo.com

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Remus-Adrian CARANFIL

 

M.Sc. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Master programme of Planning and Regional Development

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Research interests: Reuse / reintegration of abandoned urban spaces; Territorial identity and branding; Cooperation with public authorities

E-mail: remus.adrian10@gmail.com

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Emanuela DIMITRIU

 

M.Sc. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Master programme of Planning and Regional Development

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Research interests: Local-regional-national identity; Identity elements; Methods and techniques of analysis; Territorial systems; Impact of territorial identity

E-mail: dimitriu.emanuela@gmail.com

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Adrian-Daniel MUNTEAN

 

M.Sc. student, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Master programme of Planning and Regional Development

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Research interests: Preservation/promotion of local identity values and regional development; Territorial identity and community development (rural and urban); Territorial reconversion and spatial-functional reintegration

E-mail: adriand.muntean@gmail.com

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International Advisory Board

 

Associate Professor Tiziana BANINI, Ph.D., Department of Literature and Modern Cultures, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Professor Iwona MARKUSZEWSKA, Institute of Physical Geography and Environmental Planning, “Adam Mickiewicz” University, Poznań, Poland

Professor Sorin MITU, Ph.D., Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Associate Professor Anna Maria COLAVITTI, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Italy

Professor Péter BAGOLY-SIMÓ, Ph.D., Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Senior Researcher I, Associate Professor Alexandru-Ionuţ PETRIŞOR, Ph.D., Ph.D., Habil., Director of Doctoral School of Urban Planning, University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest, Romania

Babeș-Bolyai University Institutional Advisory Board

 

Associate Professor Titus-Cristian MAN, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Geography

Associate Professor Vasile ZOTIC, Ph.D., Vice-Dean, Faculty of Geography

Associate Professor Mircea ALEXE, Ph.D., Vice-Dean, Faculty of Geography

Associate Professor KÁDÁR Magor Elek, Ph.D., Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Vice-President of the University Senate

Lecturer Christian SCHUSTER, Ph.D., Faculty of European Studies, Vice-President of the University Senate

Professor Maria Eliza DULAMĂ, Ph.D., Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education

Senior Researcher II Ana-Maria STAN, Ph.D., University History Museum

Lecturer HORVÁTH Csaba, Ph.D., Faculty of Geography

Lecturer Şerban VĂETIŞI, Ph.D., Faculty of European Studies

Community Advisory Board

 

Arch. Adriana MĂGERUŞAN, Someş Delivery Project, Cluj-Napoca

Laura PANAIT, Ph.D., Colectiv A, Cluj-Napoca

Arch. Silviu MEDEŞAN, Ph.D., collaborator Colectiv A, Cluj-Napoca

Helga THIES, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca

The members of the advisory boards agreed to offer their advice as a voluntary activity. Thus, there is no subordination between the members of the research centre and advisory board members.