DORA SMOLČIĆ JURDANA, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Prof. Dora Smolčić Jurdana is Dean of Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, University of Rijeka. The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management is a scientific and educational institution conducting educational programs in tourism and hospitality through undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate specialist and doctoral studies.
Prof. Dora Smolčić Jurdana received her Ph.D. in the field of tourism at the Faculty of Economics. The narrow area of her scientific interest comprises sustainable tourism development, tourism planning and development and economic impacts of tourism. Within her scientific training, she visited the University of Economics in Vienna (Austria), University of Padova (Italy) and the University of Kentucky (USA). She has published numerous scientific papers, actively participated in a series of scientific conferences in Croatia and abroad. At the same time she took part in the scientific research projects and has participated and led projects funded by the EU programs / funds. During her career she builds a strong bond between the academic community and the tourism industry. She has led and participated in a series of research projects and she is actively involved in the processes of tourism development. In the period form 2013 and 2015 she was external member of the Croatian Parliament Tourism Committee.