Congratulations on the 70th Anniversary of Prof. Peter Jordan

We are happy to congratulate our friend and colleague with his 70th birthday. We cordially wish Professor Jordan many happy returns of the day, satisfaction from the work he has already accomplished and the work he will complete in the future, peace of mind and personal happiness!

His career path is really inpressive:

  • Prof. Jordan was born 1949 in Hermagor/Carinthia (Austria).
  • He studied geography and ethnology at the Vienna University.
  • 1977-1988 – map editor at the Atlas of the Danubian Countries;
  • 1989-2014 editor-in-chief, Atlas of Eastern and Southeastern Europe with 30 instalments published;
  • 1994-1998 project manager, Resources and Environment – World Atlas;
  • 1997-2001 deputy director,
  • 2002-2005 director, Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies;
  • from 2007 at the Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

His research fields are cultural and political geography of eastern Europe, geography of tourism, toponomastics, geolinguistics, geography of transportation, atlas cartography, theoretical cartography. He teaches at the universities of Vienna, Klagenfurt and Cluj-Napoca (Romania). More than 350 scientific publications and 340 paper presentations have been done by him.