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Ph.D. Nikola Jocić

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Ph.D. Nikola Jocić

Ph.D. Nikola Jocić

Phone: +381112637421



After completing his undergraduate and master’s studies in the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, he began his doctoral studies in 2014 at Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg as a BAYHOST scholarship holder (Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe). In 2018, he defended his dissertation entitled “Creative Economy in a Post-Socialist Transitional Context: Spatial Distribution of Creative Activities and Their Interrelation with Urban Milieus in City Quarters of Belgrade”. Thereafter, he worked as a research associate at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Currently, he is employed at the University of Belgrade as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Geography. He is engaged in teaching the study programs of Geography, Tourism, and Demography.

He has participated in a number of scientific conferences and scientific research projects. His research interest is focused on the issues of urban development, cultural geography, post-socialist transition, renewable energy sources and geographic information systems.

He is a member of the Serbian Geographical Society and “Regional Studies Association”. Additionally, he is a member of the editorial board of the scientific journals “Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society”, and “Urban and Regional Planning”. In the “Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society” he serves as technical editor.

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  • Serbian Geographical Society
  • Regional Studies Association

Ratkaj, I., Budović, A., & Jocić, N. (2022). Patterns of small-scale residential segregation in the centre of Belgrade. In T. Maloutas, & N. Karadimitriou (Eds.) Vertical Cities. Micro-segregation, Social Mix and Urban Housing Markets (pp. 204-219). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ratkaj. I., & Jocić, N. (2022). Urban Theories in a Post-Socialist Context. Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society, 102(2), 35-44.

Schwarz, H., Jocic, N., & Bertermann, D. (2022). Development of a Calculation Concept for Mapping Specific Heat Extraction for Very Shallow Geothermal Systems. Sustainability, 14(7), 4199.

Žarković, T., & Jocić, N. (2021). Following the Balkan Migration Route: Informal Spatial Practices Created by “People on the Move”. Technium Social Sciences Journal, 20, 830-845.

Zeh, R., Ohlsen, B., Philipp, D., Bertermann, D., Kotz, T., Jocić, N., & Stockinger, V. (2021). Large-Scale Geothermal Collector Systems for 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Networks. Sustainability, 13(11), 6035.

Jocić, N. (2021). Različita lica postsocijalističkog urbanog razvoja: Iskustva iz Beograda. SOPHOS 14, 107-128.

Jocić, N. (2020). Culture-Led Urban Development vs. Capital-Led Colonization of Urban Space: Savamala—End of Story? Urban Science 4(3), 35.

Jocić, N., Müller, J., Požar, T., & Bertermann, D. (2020). Renewable Energy Sources in a Post-socialist Transitional Environment: The Influence of Geographical and Social Factors on Potential Utilization of Very Shallow Geothermal Energy within Heating Systems in Small Serbian Town of Ub. Applied Sciences, 10(8), 2739.

Jocić, N. (2019). Creative Economy in a Post-Socialist Transitional Context: Spatial Distribution of Creative Activities and their Interrelation with Urban Milieus in City Quarters of Belgrade. University of Bamberg Press.

Jocić, N., Budović, A., & Winkler, A. (2017). Dynamics Behind the Rise of a Creative Space? A Creative Quarter Development in Belgrade. In M. Murzyn-Kupisz, & J. Dzialek (Eds.) The Impact of Artists on Contemporary Urban Development in Europe (pp. 121-139). Springer International Publishing.