Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia

Department of Geography and Regional Development (KGRR)

Dr. Hilda Kramáreková, PhD.

Organisation:

Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) in Nitra is a public university, which was established in 1959. UKF has secured its position in the Slovak higher education system while transforming itself into a university, an advanced educational and research institution meeting the criteria imposed on European university institutions. The University offers a variety of study programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level, providing strong flexibility within 5 faculties. In addition to its strong tradition in training of teachers for primary and secondary schools, CPU also offers study programmes for future social workers, experts for cultural organizations and institutions, political scientists, catechists, journalists, archaeologists, historians, musicologists, biologists, environmentalists, mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, psychologists, gemmologists and other professionals. The uniqueness of CPU in education is represented by teacher training programmes in Hungarian language tailor made for future teachers in the ethnically mixed areas of Slovakia and the training of teachers, social workers and public education for Roma ethnicity. The University carries out study in 344 study programs in all three levels of the higher education (90 of teacher training study programs and 254 non-teacher training study programs). The university staff consists of 528 academic and 423 administration employees. The higher education in all study levels is offered to 7584 students. Department of Geography and Regional Development, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Institute for Research of Constantine and Methodius’ Сultural Heritage are focusing also on cultural tourism protection problems.

 

Scientific team

 

Dr. Hilda Kramáreková, PhD. (F) Department of Geography and Regional Development; academic / lecturer (KGRR)

 

Education: graduated in Geography and Cartography at Comenius University in Bratislava

Expertise: geography, regional development, tourism, sustainable development

 

Assoc. Prof. Alfred Krogmann, PhD. (M) Department of Geography and Regional Development; academic / lecturer (KGRR)

 

Education: graduated in Geography and History at Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) in Nitra Expertise: geography of the non-productive sphere, including tourism (with emphasis on religious tourism and others tourism forms) and political geography

 

Prof. Peter Ivanič, PhD. (M) Head of Institute for Research of Constantine and Methodius’ Сultural Heritage (Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra), academic / lecturer Education: Historical Geography, Environmental history, Slovak history

 

Expertise: The history of Slavs, Great Moravia and Hungary in the Middle Ages, development of Cyril´s and Methodius´s tradition, regional history

 

Prof. František Petrovič, PhD. (M) Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences; academic / lecturer Education: graduated in Geography and Cartography at Comenius University in Bratislava

 

Expertise: applied landscape ecology (dispersed settlement, environmental protection, landscape ecology, land use changes, sustainable development, driving forces)

 

Dr. Lucia Šolcová, PhD. (F) Department of Geography and Regional Development; academic / lecturer (KGRR) Education: graduated in Geography and Biology at Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) in Nitra

Expertise: rural geography, development and land use, mapping and assessment of landscape structure and its changes by applying remote sensing and GIS

 

Other staff: ext. researcher; 2 PhD. students

Participation in European/FP and other related projects

 

INTERREG V-A-SK-CZ/20/16/02 No. NKP3040D001 (partner); NIL-I-010; 511491-LLP-1-2010-1-CZ-KA1-KA1SCR (IBAR); EHP-11/SK06-IV-01-008/2014; Erasmus+ Project No. 561685-EPP-1-2015-1-CZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (IQAT); Horizont 2020 (HBM4EU – partner); 7 RP EU 612536 (IRNET); ERASMUS+ 2017-1-UK01-KA201-036611 (GATE-BULL); 46075-4/2017/FOKT Makovecz Programme; 2016-1-BG01-KA203-023719 Dig-iThink: Design thinking for digital innovation; 2016-10-15-002

Main tasks and interest in this project

  • Participant WP1, WP2 and WP3, including WP4 (Dissemination) and management WP5

  • Research contributor; involved in dissemination and user engagement activities

  • Responsible for the Slovakian case study

Case Study 15: Nitra Region (Slovakia). European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius aims to make visible and preserve the authentic story of the two orthodox missionaries in the 9th and 10th centuries. This route, which is partly in Slovakia and partly in other bordering countries is aiming to receive a certificate Cultural Route from the Council of Europe. This route is an opportunity to understand a common European cultural heritage.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no. 870644