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Dr. O.V. (Olga) Gritsai

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Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number:B0.159
Postal address
  • Postbus 1214
    1000 BE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I defended my PhD (1981)  and habilitation thesis (1991) in social geography with interests lying mainly in the field of transformation processes in European cities. While working in both West- and East European research organisations (Amsterdam, Hamburg, Munich, Bonn, Moscow) I gained experience in running and coordinating international projects. I published extensively on the topics of world cities, business services in urban environments, creative cities and creative class. Since 2011 I made a switch in my career from research to research development and currently work as a grant advisor by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Based on my academic experience and knowledge of funding landscape I am coaching researchers from social sciences and law in developing their academic careers, developing exciting research ideas and obtaining large European and national research grants. I am a member of a Standing Committee for Internationalisation in the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), dealing mostly with countries with academic cultures different than in North-Western Europe (Eastern Europe, Japan).

  • Publications


    • Musterd, S., & Gritsai, O. (2013). The creative knowledge city in Europe: structural conditions and urban policy strategies for competitive cities. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(3), 343-359. [details]


    • Gritsai, O., Pengfei, N., van der Wusten, H., Kai, L., Guangquan, L., & Huang, J. (2011). European Post-Soviet Cities. In P. J. Taylor, N. Pengfei, B. Derudder, M. Hoyler, J. Huang, & F. Witlox (Eds.), Global urban analysis: a survey of cities in globalization (pp. 288-292). London: Earthscan. [details]



    • Musterd, S., & Gritsai, O. (2010). Conditions for "creative knowledge cities": finding from a comparison between 13 European metropolises: "going creative" - an option for all European cities? (ACRE report; No. 9). Amsterdam: AMIDSt, University of Amsterdam. [details]
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