The members of the Scientific Board are responsible for continious evaluation of the scientic research. Please find short profiles and links to their webpages below.

Jozsef Benedek

Professor of Human Geography at the Babeș-Bolyai University (BBU), Faculty of Geography, Cluj (Romania). He is also Director of the Centre of Spatial Economics attached to the Faculty of Economics, Miskolc (Hungary). He holds the Vice-Presidency of the University Senate (BBU).

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Maroš Finka

Professor at the Institute of Management at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and Director of the Central European Research and Training Centre in Spatial Planning – Centre of Excellence EU

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Tomas Hanell

Owner of Eurofutures Finland, a small private enterprise acting in applied research within European urban and regional development and spatial planning.

Consultant for several supranational development organisations (e.g. European Commission: Eurostat, DG Regio, Committee of the Regions; OECD; Nordic Council of Ministers), national ministries responsible for regional development and spatial planning in several European countries, numerous cross-border cooperation bodies, and a vast number of regional and local level development organisations throughout Europe.

Thilo Lang

Head of the department “Regional Geographies of Europe” and coordinator of the research area “The production of space: polarisation and peripheralisation” at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig; Coordinator of the Initial Training Network “Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe” (RegPol²).

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Garri Raagmaa

Associate professor at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu

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Judit Timár

Senior research fellow at the Great Plain Research Department in Békéscsaba (Hungary), Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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