Mgr. Vladan Hruška, Ph.D.
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Grade: assistant professor Job title: garant jednooborového SO Geografie střední Evropy
Specialization: rurální geografie, regionální rozvoj, ekonomická geografie
Phone: +420 475 28 3136 Fax: +420 475 28 3563
Email: vladan.hruska<at> WWW:
Office No.: 431 Office Hours: úterý 12.30–14.00, pátek 9.30–11.00
Education and professional development: 2005 Bc. Masaryk University, Brno (Geography and cartography)
2007 Mgr. Masaryk University, Brno (Regional Geography and Regional Development)
2014 Ph.D. Masaryk University (Regional Geography and Regional Development)
2009–2010 Research internship, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece (5 months)
2010–2011 Research internship, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig, Germany (10 months)
Professional activities: 2007–2009 EU Funding Consultant – Project Manager
2011–2012 Analyst, Evaluator in EU Funding and Regional Development
2012– Assistant Professor, Department of Geography (UJEP in Ústí nad Labem)
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Publications: HRUŠKA, V., BROUMOVÁ, L., PÍŠA, J. 2018. Assessing the regionality degree of regional products of the Ústí Region (Czechia). European Countryside, 9 (4): 832-849. doi:10.1515/euco-2017-0047
HRUŠKA, V. (ed.) 2015. Post-agricultural rural space of the Visegrad countries: economies, entrepreneurship and policies. Studia Obszarów wiejskich / Rural studies 39.
HRUŠKA, V. 2014. Proměny přístupů ke konceptualizaci venkovského prostoru v rurálních studiích. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 50 (4): 581-602,
HRUŠKA, V., KONEČNÝ, O. 2014. Prostory venkova. In: MATOUŠEK, R., OSMAN, R. Prostor(y) geografie. Karolinum. (pp. 189–211)
HRUŠKA, V. 2013. Community resilience under influences of higher governance structures: the case of the Czech rural community Nošovice. In: TAMÁSY, C., DIEZ, J. Regional Resilience, Economy and Society: Globalising Rural Places. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 95-114.
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Research projects: Agents of Change in Old Industrial Regions in Europe (2019-2021), Volkswagen Stiftung, project leader Leibniz-Institute für Länderkunde.
Rural 3.0: Social and technical conditions for implementing development potentials of the 21st century in the rural areas (2019-2020), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, principal investigator for UJEP.
Regionale Wertschöpfungsketten im Kontext von Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen - am Beispiel einer tschechisch - polnisch - sächsischen Kooperation (2014-2017), Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, project leader NETSCI Prof. Dr. Kramer GmbH.
Non-agricultural and non-tourism economic industries in rural peripheries of the Visegrad countries (2014-2015), International Visegrad Fund, project leader.
Formation of spatial identities in areas with intensively changed landscape: the case of North-Western Bohemia (2012-2014), Czech Science Foundation, project leader Charles University.
Other projects: SMART City - SMART Region - SMART Community (2018-2022), OP Research, Development and Education, project leader UJEP.
Knowledge Transfer from Informatics for Economic Development of the Czech-Saxon borderland (InWest 2.0) (2014), OP Cross-border Cooperation Czech Republic – Saxony, project leader TU Chemnitz.
Membership in professional organizations: Czech Geographical Society (2008–),
Euroregion Elbe/Labe - working group Regional Development (2014-),
Association for Rural Renewal (2009–),