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KOVÁCS András Donát

Kovács András Donát
Great Plain Research Institute
Kecskemét Department


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Kovács András Donát

Place and date of birth : Cegléd, June 17th,1972

Marital status : married, three children


landline Centre +36 (76) 502-840
fax Centre +36 (76) 502-849
E-mail kovacsa(at)
E-mail kovacs.andrasdonat(at)

Education and training

1996Kossuth Lajos University — teacher of geography
1997Kossuth Lajos University — sociologist
1999University of Debrecen — geographer
2009University of Debrecen — PhD in Earth Sciences

Language skills

English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

2000—2009Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — junior research fellow
2009—Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — research fellow
2012—Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Institute for Regional Studies — research fellow

Teaching activities

2001—2004lecturer, Kecskeméti College – Teacher Training Faculty
2005—2013lecturer, Kecskeméti College Faculty of Horticulture

Scientific activity

2005—Hungarian Geographical Association, member
2009—X. Earth Sciences Department, member of public body HAS


2017—2020Bolyai János Kutatási Ösztöndíj, MTA
2018—2019ÚNKP Bolyai+ Kutatási Ösztöndíj, Debreceni Egyetem

Editorial Membership

2013—2014European Countryside

Research fields

environmental geography, rural geography, rural sociology
environmental conflicts of rural areas

Trips abroad

2003Academic study trip — Czech Republic
2006Study trip — United Kingdom
2007Academic study trip — Poland
2013Academic study trip — Poland
2018Moszkva — Russia


Mendel University, Brno — Czech Republic
56th ERSA Congress, Bécs — Austria
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Plymouth — United Kingdom
IGU Thematic Conference Moscow 2018 - Practical Geography and XXI Century Challenges, Moscow — Russia


Complete list of publications and citations (MTMT Hungarian Scientific Bibliography)

Selected list of scientific publications
  • Environmental Conflicts as Barriers in the Sustainable Development of the Peripherial Regions of Hungary. In: Central and Eastern Europe: Changing Spatial Patterns of Human Activity. Ed.: T Komornicki, K. Ł. Czapiewski. Warsawa: Institute of Geography and Spatial Organiztaion HAS, Centre for European Studies, Polish Geographical Society, 2005. 19–31. EUROPA XXI,12.
  • Problems and development concepts for scattered farms in Hungary - A case study from the "Kiskunság Region" HRVATSKI GEOGRAFSKI GLASNIK/CROATIAN GEOGRAPHICAL BULLETIN 73:(2) pp. 165-177. (2011) Társszerző: Farkas J.Zs.
  • Regional Characteristics and Development Possibilities Focusing on Environmental Issues in the Serbian-Hungarian Cross-Border Region In: Cotella G (szerk.) Territorial Development and Cohesion in a Multi-Scalar Perspective. 183 p. Warsaw: Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, PAS, 2013. pp. 127-133. EUROPA XXI, 22/2012
  • Delimitation and Classification of Rural Areas in Hungary. ROMANIAN REVIEW OF REGIONAL STUDIES: JOURNAL OF THE CENTRE FOR REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 12:(1) pp. 39-50. (2016) Társszerzők: Perger É., Farkas J Zs.
  • Homokhátság - a special rural area affected by aridification in the Carpathian basin, Hungary. EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE 9:(1) pp. 29-50. (2017) Társszerzők: Hoyk E- Farkas J.Zs.
  • Impacts and consequences of residential segregation of Roma in urban spaces: Case studies from Hungary. URBANI IZZIV 28:(2) pp. 136-148. (2017) Társszerzők: Farkas J.Zs., Lennert J., Kanalas I.
  • Kritikai észrevételek a magyar vidékfejlesztésről a vidékföldrajz szempontjából. (Critical remarks on Hungarian rural development from the perspective of rural geography)
    TERÜLETI STATISZTIKA 58:(1) pp. 57-83. (2018) Társzerző: Farkas J.Zs