Ph.D. Marija Jeftić

Marija R. Jeftić, PhD., was born on 9 9. 1977. in Belgrade, where she finished elementary school and Third Belgrade High School. She finished undergraduate studies at the Department of Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade in 2002. year, and graduate studies in 2006. Master thesis titled The importance of Belgrade in the regional integration of Southeast Europe, she defended in 2008. and earned the academic degree of MS in spatial planning. PhD thesis entitled: The functional urban region – an instrument of polycentric spatial development of Serbia, she reported in 2008 and defended at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade in 2013, which whom she was eligible to be promoted into an academic title of PhD in spatial planning. She was elected into position of Assistant Professor in 2014. Marija R. Jeftić is fluent in English and French. On two occasions, with the aim of professional training, she had a practical work (internship) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich – Eidgenössische Technische Hochcshule Zürich), for a total of four months (August 2001, June-August 1997).
During 2002 she was a fellow of the Center for urban Development and Planning (CEP) and from 2003. until 2005., a scholar of the Ministry of Science and Environment, at the Faculty of Geography on the project Geographical development basis of the Republic of Serbia. Since January 2006. she was engaged as an assistant (teaching assistant from 2006-2008) at the Department for Spatial Planning were she conducted practical work for 8 teaching subjects.
Since 2014 until present, she is a full time engaged as an Assistant Professor at the Department for Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade were she teaches 4 subjects at the same Department. Her scientific and professional specializations are: functional organization, relations between the network of settlements, spatial and regional development, regional policy, spatial analyses and geostatistics (GIS in spatial and regional planning)
Alone or with co-authors she published 40 papers in national and international scientific journals and proceedings from scientific and professional conferences. She is the author of the scientific monograph The importance of Belgrade in regional integration of Southeast Europe. She participated in preparation of 6 spatial plans, 3 scientific research projects financed by Ministry of science and environmental protection, and bilateral project (Serbia-Slovenia). Twice she lectured by invitation (in Slovenia and Austria).

Key scientific papers:

  1. Sevruk, B., Nevenić, R. M.: The geography and topography effects on the areal pattern of precipitation in a small prealpine basin, Water science and technology,  Elsevier  Science Ltd., Vol. 37, No 11., COBISS 0.896, DOI:10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00329-1, ISSN 0273-1233, Great Britain, 1998, pp. 163-170.
  2. Lučić, A., Popović, V., Nevenić, R. M., Ristić, D., Rakonjac, Lj., Ćirković-Mitrović, T., Mladenović- Drinić, S.: Genetic diversity of Scots pine (Pinus Sylvestris L.) populations in Serbia revealed by SSR markers, Archives of Biological Sciences, Official Journal of the Serbian Biological Society, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2014.
  3. Тошић, Д., Невенић, Р. М.: Нодална регија инструмент просторно-функционалне организације Србије, Зборник радова Географског институт ”Јован Цвијић” САНУ, бр. 57, Београд, 2007,  стр. 297-307, UDC 911.372.7(497.11), ISSN 0350-7599
  4. Тоšić, D., Nevenić, R. M. (2006.): Metropolitan regions in Serbia and their Potentials for Integration of Southeаst Europe,Metropolitan Networking in CADSES, Faculty of Geography – Belgrade, Spectra Centre of excellence – Bratislava, Institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung – Dresden, Beograd, pp.139-147, UDC 711.4(497.11),ISBN 86-82657-62-7
  5. Tošić. D., Nevenić, R. M.: Urban settlements network – instrument of the spatial-functional organization of the Republic of Serbia,  Challenges of spatial development of Ljubljana and Belgrade, Univerza v Ljubljani, Filozofska Fakulteta, Oddelek za geografijo, Љубљана, 2010.,pp 71-84, ISBN 978-961-237-399-3.
  6. Тошић, Д., Невенић, Р.М.: Дневни урбани систем – просторни израз дневне миграције становништва,  Демографија, књ. IV, Међународни часопис за демографска и остала друштвена истраживања, Институт за демографију Географског факултета Универзитета у Београду, Београд, 2007, стр. 163-176, УДК 314.15”420”(497.11)”1991/2002”, 711.4(497.11)” 1991/2002”, ISSN 1820-4244
  7. Шећеров, В., Невенић, Р. М.: Модел функционалних урбаних подручја у Србији данас, у Зборнику радова Регионални развој, просторно планирање и стратешко управљање, ИАУС, Београд, 2009., стр. 75-100, ISBN 978-86-80329-60-4
  8. Невенић, Р. М.: Географски приступи истраживања улоге градова у функционалном организовању простора, Демографија, књ.IX,  Међународни часопис за демографска и остала друштвена истраживања, Институт за демографију Географског факултета Универзитета у Београду, Београд, 2012, стр.301-310, UDC 711.4; 911.375, ISSN 1820-4244
  9. Nevenić, R. M. : Functional urban region- the instrument of polycentric spatial development of Serbia, Conference Proceedings of 2nd International Scientific Conference – Regional Development, Spatial Planning and Strategic Governance (RESPAG), Institute of Architecture and Urban&Spatial Planning, Belgrade, 2013, ISBN 978-86-80329-76-5, стр. 479-487
  10. Јефтић, Р. М. (2015): Функционално урбани регион-савремени теоријски приступи,Конгрес српских географа, рад у штампи

Teaching engagement

Functional urban areas- spatial planning department (III semester, compulsory subject)
Functional regionalization – spatial planning department (VI semester, elective subject)
The Regional policy of the European Union and Serbia – spatial planning department (III semester, compulsory subject)
Urban and rural renewal - spatial planning department (V semester, compulsory subject)

Awards and recognisitions

  • Second prize in the student competition Regulation of the Street Boulevard of the Revolution (in Belgrade, Serbia) within the Scientific and Professional Symposium Communications, Center for Urban Development Planning (CEP), Belgrade, 2001.
  • Annual Award for the best graduation project in the field of spatial planning in 2002 by Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia, Belgrade.
  • Annual Award for the best master thesis in the field of spatial planning in 2008. by Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Annual Award for the best doctor thesis in the field of spatial planning in 2008. by Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia, Belgrade

Membership in foreign and local associations:

Member of the Serbian Geographical Society since 2002.
Member of the Serbian Association for Spatial Planners since 2002.
Member of the Presidium of the Serbian Association of spatial planners (2004-2008 yr.)
Member of the editorial board of the journal Territorium, Institute for Spatial Planning (2004-2010 yr.)

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