Oresta Bordun

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Tourism

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Biography

Socio-economic geographer born in 1974 in Lviv. In 1996 she graduated from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Geography. Her major field of studies is political geography. From August 1997 to September 2003 she worked as Laborant of Roztochian landscape-geophysical permanent establishment of the of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2003 she her PhD in economic and social geography (DK № 019941), based on a thesis entitled “Transport Infrastructure of Western Ukrainian borderline: economic-geographical research”. After that she has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Tourism of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2006 he received the title of Docent. Currently, her research is concerned with The Way of St. James Via Regia in Ukraine. For this project she analyzed foreign researches on tourism and shares personal experience with foreign colleagues during conferences, which resulted in more than 10 publications. In November of 2015 she participated in an academic internship at Institut für Stadt und Regionalforschung Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. She covered some segment of Jacobsweg Via Regia near Vienna and explored the road and met with manager of Tourist Information Center in Vienna and became familiar with work of this organization.

In 2016 she was a coordinator of three pilgrimage tours with Polish pilgrimage organizations on The Lviv Way of St. James Via Regia in Ukraine.

Nowadays is a coordinator of the Information Point of St. Jacob’s Way, which is functioning at the Department of Tourism. Our Faculty of Geography was included into the Network of European Institutions supporting Camino de Santiago through the St. Jacob Academic Accreditation Program “Campus Stellae”

In November of 2017 participated at Erasmus+ programme in Warsaw University, Poland, in April 2018 carried out teaching mobility at the University of Turku, Finland. In October 2018 had a scientific internship at Minho University, Portugal.

She is interested in cultural and regional studies, photography and sports.

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