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prof. dr. sc. Zoran Curić

Title: Full Professor
Location: 220
Public phone number:01/4895 403
E-mail: E-mail
Department: GEOG - Division of Regional Geography and Methodic
Graduation year:1987
mr.sc. graduation year:1989
PhD graduation year:1993




integrated undergraduate and graduate


Born 26 April 1963 in Metković. Completed primary school in Opuzen, secondary school in Metković and Ploče, where he graduated in 1982. From 1983 to 1985, enrolled in the study of geography and history at the Teacher's Academy, University of Mostar, where he graduated in June 1985. He continued his studies at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science (PMF), University of Zagreb, graduating in May 1987. At the same faculty, he received his Master's degree in 1989 with the thesis “Tourism development opportunities in the Neretva Delta”, and his Doctoral degree in 1993 with the dissertation “The Lower Neretva – potential and validation of tourism factors”. He began working at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science on 1 December 1994 as a senior research assistant, and was made an assistant professor on 1 January 1998. He further advanced to the position of associate professor on 1 April 2003, and full professor on 1 December 2008, and was given tenure by the Senate of the University of Zagreb on 19 November 2013. In the Department of Geography, he teaches the courses: Tourism geography, Teaching methods in geography I and Tourism and recreation in urban planning. Since 1993, he has taught the course Teaching methods in Geography at the University of Mostar. He has also lectured at the Higher Teacher’s College in Petrinja, Teacher’s College of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija, and is an external associate of the Postgraduate study programme of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. He has served as Secretary of the Croatian Geographical Society (1988/89; 1996/97), chairman of the State Committee for Geography Competitions (1995 – 1999), and president of the Croatian Geographic Society (2000 – 2002). He was Head of the Geography Department, Faculty of Science from 2002 – 2007, and Faculty of Science Vice-dean for Finance (1 April 2009 – 30 September 2012). From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2016, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science.

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