in collaboration with CICADIT, NHI and CENAFER, organizes the international conference:




23-24 April 2020*



Information and call for papers


*The conference has been postponed and it will be rescheduled according to the evolution of the spread of Covid-19.

The persons who have not registered yet are encouraged to send further abstracts at the address: 


Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis (JURA), edited by Prof. Ioan Ianoș (CICADIT) and Prof. Ronan Paddison (University of Glasgow), received the 2018 Prize of the University of Bucharest Senate for the best journal in the field of Life and Earth Sciences.

Dr. Florentina-Cristina Merciu attended the International Conference Mining and Underground Museums, organized by Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka, in Wieliczka and Bochnia, Poland, during the period 18-22 November 2018. The presented paper is based on the results of CNCS – UEFISCDI project: PN-III-P1-1.2-PCCDI-2017-0686 (project director: Prof. PhD.Ioan Ianoș).


in collaboration with CICADIT, NHI and CENAFER, organizes the international conference:




19-20 October 2018







During 26 January-05 February 2018, Prof. Ioan Ianoș visited Basrah University (Irak), where he also presented two scientific papers:

„Danube Delta – past, present and future” (Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts),

„Urban Planning Response to Climate Change – A theoretical approach” (Marine Science Center). 

Photo album


Simion Mehedinţi.s Contribution to Modern Romanian Geography,
Ioan Ianoş, Radu Săgeată, Anthony Sorensen, The Professional Geographer:

Armed with a scholarship to find an answer to the question Simion Mehedinţi.s studies took him to continental Europe.s three main centers of geographic thought: Paris, Berlin, and Leipzig. We explore how his innovative ideas flourished, especially in Leipzig under Ratzel. The first Romanian geographer, Mehedinţi, must be credited with having defined geography as a science of mutual relationships between geospheres. This thinking reached its pinnacle in two complex books, Terra and Ethnos, the contents of which we synthetically explore. We also trace the unfavorable historical and geopolitical conditions that led to this pioneering work being little recognized worldwide.


The Master Program Smart Territorial Development won the Grand Prize of the Senate of the University of Bucharest for the Most innovative university/postuniversity program section. 

The Master Program was realized by CICADIT, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, during the EU funded program: POSDRU 156/1.2/G/141260, in collaboration with the Faculty of Urban Planning, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism.

Dr. Natașa Văidianu participated to the COST Action Ocean Governance for Sustainability International Symposium, during 15-17 November 2017, organized by La Laguna University and the IEO/Oceanographic Centre of Canary Island, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain.

During the three days of the event, dr. Natașa Văidianu was actively involved in the organizing of the event, being the Romanian representative in the Management Committee and co-leader/moderator for one of the six Working Groups - WG1 Land-Sea Interactions, together with Prof. Achim Schluter, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany.

During the WG1 workshop, the team conducted by dr. Natașa Văidianu presented the paper: Managing Coastal Resources and Uses Through Multi-Scale Governance Structures in Romania. The study is based on the results of two research projects: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2479 - project director: dr. Natașa Văidianu, and Era.Net Rus-Plus BS STEMA 42/2016.





in collaboration with CICADIT and CENAFER, organizes the international conference:




27 October 2017






Irina Florea-Saghin participated, during 9-12 October 2017, to the European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels, event debating the regional and urban policy of the European Union.


Natașa Văidianu participated to the conference 
IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean. Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management, organized at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, in the period 28 September - 08 October 2017.






in collaboration with CICADIT and CENAFER, organizes the international conference:




27 October 2017



Detailed information: here     



CICADIT, together with the Research Institute of University of Bucharest (ICUB), the Urban Climate Research Center at Arizona State University (ASU), the Urban Water Innovation Network (ASU-CSU), and the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE), organises, during 21-26 August 2017, the Urban Climate Summer School, adressed to doctoral and post-doctoral students in urban climatology.

Application deadline: 15 May 2017.

More information:      

During 5-9 April 2017, Irina Florea-Saghin attended the
AAG Annual Meeting, in Boston, USA.


A new editorial release of
 CABI - 
Tourism and Geopolitics: Issues and Concepts from Central and Eastern Europe (2017) - includes the study: The power of the web: blogging destination image in Bucharest and Sofia, Authors: Al. Gavriș, I. Ianoș.


During 15-17 March 2017, Natașa Văidianu attended the 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning, organised by UNESCO Paris, in collaboration with the European Commision - DG MARE. One of the workshops resulted in a joint roadmap for the global marine/maritine spatial planning processes (MSP). 

The joint roadmap:

During 6-8 martie 2017, Natașa Văidianu attended, as national representative of Romania and co-chair of Land-Sea Interactions working group, the 2nd Management Committee Meeting of COST Action
, organized by Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany.


A new editorial release of Springer - 
Global Change and Human Mobility (2016) - includes the study: "Causal Relationships Between Economic Dynamics and Migration: Romania as Case Study", Author: Prof. PhD. Ioan Ianoș.


During 17-21 August 2015, CICADIT participated to the IGU Regional Conference, at Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia. Two members of CICADIT - dr. Natașa Văidianu and dr. Mirela Paraschiv - received IGU Travel Grants. CICADIT is very satisfied that these are the only winning applications from Central and Eastern Europe.





Wednesday, 15 July 2015, Prof. Ioan Ianoș attended the Workshop "Sustainable development strategy of Arges County - Smart Region Arges 2015", organized by Arges County Council, at the initiative of SMARTER (Smart Territorial Development Cluster), whose member is the Professional Association of Romanian Geographers (APGR).

More information: here 

During 11-13 June 2014, Prof. Ioan Ianoș took part in the self-evaluation process of the research activity at the 
University of Angers, France, as member of the University Strategic Orientation Committee.

Further information: here

Conferinţa de lansare a proiectului "GeoPlanning"
Facultatea de Geografie, Amf. Vâlsan
Vineri, 06 iunie, ora 14:00

CICADIT vă invită la conferinţa de lansare a proiectului POSDRU/156/1.2/G/141105 “Inovarea şi creşterea calităţii în învăţământul superior geografic prin dezvoltarea unor ghiduri ca instrumente metodologice şi didactice în domeniul planificării şi dezvoltării teritoriale”. 

Proiectul este cofinanţat din Fondul Social European prin Programul Operaţional Sectorial Dezvoltarea Resurselor Umane 2007 – 2013, în cadrul Axei prioritare 1 “Educaţia şi formarea profesională în sprijinul creşterii economice şi dezvoltării societăţii bazate pe cunoaştere”.

La eveniment vor participa reprezentanţi ai instituţiilor de învăţământ superior din România, reprezentanţi ai angajatorilor (din instituţii publice şi firme private) şi membri ai asociaţiilor profesionale.

The Honors Committee of Regional Development and Planning (RDPSG) of Association of American Geographers (AAG) has selected Prof. Ioan Ianos as the recipient of 2014 Distinguish Scholar award.

2014 AAG Specialty and Affinity Group Awards


Thursday, 20 February, 09:00 h, at CICADIT centre, PhD. Alexandru-Ionuț Petrișor will publicly defend his habilitation thesis: "Application of spatial quantitative methods to study the dynamics of relations between socioeconomic and natural systems".

Details here.

În cadrul proiectului POSDRU 86/1.2/S/57462, cu titlul: ,,Optimizarea procesului de inserție a absolvenților din domeniul geografie pe piața forței de muncă”, au fost propuse șase noi ocupații pentru includerea acestora în Clasificarea Ocupațiilor din România

  • consilier dezvoltare locală și regională
  • geomatician
  • geomorfolog
  • expert localizare
  • manager consorțiu turistic
  • promotor local.

Cele șase noi ocupații vor fi publicate în Monitorul Oficial, Partea 1 (în următorul Ordin comun al Ministrului Muncii, Familiei, Protecției Sociale și Persoanelor Vârstnice și al Președintelui Institutului Național de Statistică), urmând ca până atunci codurile să poate fi folosite cu titlu provizoriu:consilier dezvoltare locală și regională – 242229; geomatician –216509; geomorfolog – 211441; expert localizare – 263219; manager consorțiu turistic – 263218; promotor local – 263220.

Pe data de 08 octombrie 2013, a avut loc ceremonia de decernare a titlului de Doctor Honoris Causa domnului Prof. univ. dr. Ioan Ianoș, directorul CICADIT, în cadrul Universității Ștefan cel Mare din Suceava.


PhD Ioan Ianoș, Director of CICADIT, participated at the first public meeting on the Romanian regionalization and descentralization process. Within the conference organised by the Ministry of Regional Development on April 2, 2013, Prof. Ioan Ianoș presented the topic: "Fundamentals of Romanias regionalization process".
Further details: 
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RDPSG Newsletter (February 2009), edited by the Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group within the Association of American Geographers, includes a general characterization of our research centre activity, made in accordance with the presentation model of similar organizations.
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