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prof. RNDr. Ján Buček, PhD.

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prof. RNDr. Ján Buček, PhD.
Human geography division

e-mail: jan.bucek@uniba.sk
phone: +421/2/60 296 9310
room: CH1-B1/14

political geography, local and regional development, public policy, regional and local governance, urban politics, urban economics, local finance

Project participation (selection):
2017-2019 - YOUMIG - Improving Institutional Capacities and Fostering Cooperation to Tackle the Impacts of Transnational Youth Migration (Interreg Danube
2012-2014 - GRINCOH - Growth – Innovation – Competitiveness: Fostering Cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe.
2009-2013 COST TUD 0803: Cities regrowing smaller
2008-2009 - Intermunicipal cooperation in Slovakia (UNDP)
2006-2007 - Strategies for improvement of physical environment in cities - European Urban Knowledge Network, Hague
2006 - ERDF Innovative Projects Analysis - European Commission, Directorate General Regional Policy
2004 - New urban policies in the new EU countries
2003 - Local economic development in CEE - Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative, Budapest
2002 - Les structures régionales dans les pays candidats et leur compatibilité avec les fonds structurels (Europe centrale et orientale) - European Parliament

Economics - bachelor level
Urban economics, local finance and development - bachelor level
Political geography - master level
Geography and public policy - master level
Diploma seminar - bachelor/master level

PhD students supervised:
RNDr. Martin Plešivčák, PhD. - degree completed in 2013
Mgr. Martin Mačanga, PhD. - degree completed in 2014
Mgr. Andrej Sopkuliak, PhD. - degree completed in 2015
Mgr. Marek Richter, PhD. - degree completed 2017
RNDr. Vojtěch Przybyla, PhD. - degree completed 2019

1981 - 1986 - economic geography – Comenius University, Bratislava
1987 - RNDr. – economic geography - Comenius University, Bratislava
1996 - PhD – economic geography - Comenius University, Bratislava

Other courses:
1991 – Introduction to political sciences - Masaryk University, Brno (summer school)
1996 – European competition and state aid policy - European Public Law Center, Athens, Greece

1986 – 2006 research - Department of Human Geography and Demogeography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava
since 2006 - associate professor - Department of Human Geography and Demogeography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava

2000 - 2011 - head of human geography division
since 2011 - head of the department

January 1992 – April 1992 – Academic Visitor – Department of Geography, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom
October 1997 – September 1998 - Global Security Fellowship Initiative (Pew) Fellow - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2001 - LGI Policy Fellow for 2001 - Local Government and Public Service Initiative Budapest (member of OSI network)

Further information:
Chair of the International Geographical Union - Commission on Geography of Governance" 2008-2016, Steering Committee member 2016-2020
Member of editorial/advisory editorial boards: Quaestiones Geographicae (since 2008), Acta Geographica Universitatis Carolinae (2010), Acta Geographica Universitatis Comenianae (2011), Geografický časopis (Geographical Journal - Bratislava)
selected publications available for download:

  Selected publications from Ján Buček are available in Slovak version of this page

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