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The Faculty of Geology and Geography will reach its 60th anniversary in 2023. To celebrate this creation, the evolution of the faculty over the last 60 years, and its contemporary and future significance, we are organizing an extraordinary conference, gathering geographers from all the countries.

We are pleased to invite you to the International conference “Advances in geosciences for smart transformation”, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2023. The conference under the theme of “Advances in geosciences for smart transformation” will provide an important channel for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among researchers.


This event is an occasion to gather scientific talents from all over the world and to further cultivate dialogue between geographies and societies in the context of the development of new technologies and transformation towards smart regions and societies.

Invitation

Our world faces many common natural, economic, and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. The theme of our conference will focus on the central role that geography plays in developing transformation through the regions and the world.

Geography is a science powerfully suited to address the challenges of the XXI century. Now, more than ever, this geographic thinking is urgent as young people experience a global disruption in real-time. Geography is a skill and vision that opens the door for people to better understand the interconnected world around them.

Geography of 21st century faces many challenges due to the development of information, technologies which change the ways in which economic, social and public systems function every single day.

About

This conference is dedicated to:

  • 60th anniversary of the Faculty of Geology and Geography in 2023
  • 135th anniversary of the establishment of Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“
  • 130th anniversary of the first lecture in Geology
  • 125th anniversary of the first lecture in Geography
  • 50th anniversary of the Department of Landscape Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • 55th anniversary of the creation of Tourism Program and 50th anniversary of Geography of Tourism Department

ORGANISERS

Faculty of Geology and Geography, Sofia University

CO-ORGANISERS

Bulgarian Geographical Society, Association of Professional Geographers and Regionalists, European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO)

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

Rector of Sofia University – Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov, PhD

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chair

Prof. Kliment Naydenov (Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography),

Chair: Prof. Kliment Naydenov, PhD (Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography)

Prof. Mariyana Asenova, PhD (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography and Head of the Geography of Tourism Department), Assoc. Prof. Bilyana Borisova, PhD (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography and Head of the Departament of Landscape Ecology and Environmental Protection), Assoc. Prof. George Burdarov, PhD (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography), Assoc. Prof. Nikola Botusharov, PhD (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography), Prof. Yanko Gerdzhikov, PhD (Head of The Departament of Geology, Paleontology and Fossil Fuels), Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Stanimirova, PhD (Head of the Departament of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology), Assoc. Prof. Kosyo Stoychev, PhD (Head of the Departament of Regional and Political Geography), Assoc. Prof. Plamen Patarchanov, PhD (Head of the Deapartament of Socio-economic Geography, Assoc. Prof. Stelian Dimitrov, PhD (Head of the Departament of Cartography and GIS), Prof. Nina Nikolova, PhD (Head of the Departament of Climatology, Hydrology and Geomorphology), Assoc. Prof. Toni Traykov (Head of the Departament of Regional development)

News

First Invitation

The Faculty of Geology and Geography will reach its 60th anniversary in 2023. To celebrate this creation, the evolution of the faculty over the last 60 years, and its contemporary and future significance, we are organizing an extraordinary conference, gathering geographers from all the countries. We are pleased to invite you to the International conference …

Contact

Faculty of Geology and Geography
Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“
15 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd.
1504, Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail: 60@gea.uni-sofia.bg

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