Centre for Territorial Studies and Analysis


Short presentation
The Center for Territorial Studies and Analysis (CSAT) operates within the University of Oradea associated to the Department of Geography, Tourism and Spatial Planning since 15.01.2004, being recognized by the Ministry of Education and Research and the National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education through certificate no. 29/CC-C of 11.05.2004.

The main purpose of the Center for Territorial Studies and Analysis is scientific research (both fundamental and applicative) focused on approaching the issue of geography from a new perspective, that of territorial systems analysis, through which geography becomes a discipline of great practical resonance, called to meet the increasingly pressing needs of society related to the rational management of the territory.

This type of approach brings together all segments of geographical science in order to carry out territorial diagnosis and forecast studies by assessing the overall potential of a territory, highlighting territorial models, identifying the main dysfunctions in the territory, establishing sustainable development strategies, etc.

The mission of the Research and Development unit, research directions development, innovation
The mission of CSAT is to promote fundamental and contractual scientific research in the field of geography, tourism and spatial planning.

Research directions:
The Center has a general research plan, which targets the following directions of study: tourism, population and habitat, environment, geographical risks, thematic mapping and GIS, spatial planning and urbanism, geosites.

 The staff:

  1. Professor GACEU Ovidiu, PhD
  2. Professor ILIEŞ Alexandru, PhD
  3. Professor ILIEŞ Dorina, PhD
  4. Assoc. Prof. BAIAS Ştefan, PhD
  5. Assoc. Prof. FILIMON Luminiţa, PhD
  6. Assoc. Prof. GRAMA Vasile, PhD
  7. Assoc. Prof. HERMAN Grigore, PhD
  8. Assoc. Prof. JOSAN Ioana, PhD
  9. Assoc. Prof. LINC Ribana, PhD
  10. Assoc. Prof. MORAR Cezar, PhD
  11. Assoc. Prof. STAŞAC Marcu, PhD
  12. Lecturer BLAGA Lucian, PhD
  13. Lector univ. dr. BUCUR Liviu, PhD
  14. Lector univ. dr. DINCĂ Iulian, PhD
  15. Lector univ. dr. FILIMON Claudiu, PhD
  16. Lector univ. dr. GOZNER Maria, PhD
  17. Lector univ. dr. NISTOR Stelian, PhD
  18. Lector univ. dr. STUPARIU Marius, PhD
  19. Lector univ. dr. TĂTAR Corina, PhD
  20. Assistant CACIORA Tudor, PhD Cand.
  21. Student FURDUI Sorin, PhD Cand.
  22. Student MEȘTER Cosmin, PhD Cand.
  23. Student BIRIȘ Mihaela, PhD Cand.

The valorization of research, development, innovation results and their degree of recognition is made through:
- 14 research contracts;
- 64 scientific papers published in specialized journals rated ISI;
- 1022 citations in ISI rated specialized journals;
- 120 papers published in specialized journals without ISI quotation;
- 60 scientific papers presented at international conferences with program committee;
- 20 books, etc.

Scientific publications:

- GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites
- Geosport for  Society
- Annals of the University of Oradea, Geography Series
- Romanian Journal of Political Geography

The recognition of CSAT is at national level, increasing international visibility is one of the main objectives of its members.