Sanja Tišma
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Job title: Director

Sanja Tišma, Ph.D., Scientific advisor with tenure, was born in Zagreb, where she finished elementary and high school. She graduated in December 1987 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. At the same Faculty she obtained her MSc. degree in December 1991 and her PhD degree in December 1997. She attended numerous expert trainings at domestic and international seminars.

Mrs. Tišma has been working in the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) since 1989. In 2001, she became the Head of Resource Economics, Environmental Policy and Regional Development Department. Mrs. Tišma has been the Director of the Institute since June 2009.

During the last ten years, Mrs. Tišma has been engaged as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb and the Faculty of Geotehnical Engineering, University of Zagreb.

Mrs. Tišma’s research interests include sustainable development and good governance, environmental economics, strategic planning and management, as well as project management.

Mrs. Tišma has published the results of her research in a series of scientific papers and has published nine (9) author’s books, of which two books were published by Routledge: Green Jobs for Sustainable Development (2016), and Environmental Finance and Development (2012).

Mrs. Tišma achieves scientific and professional engagement through continuous work on development projects funded by the European Commission (OBNOVA, CARDS, PHARE, ISPA, IPA, INTERREG, ERASMUS+, FP7,Horizan2020), World Bank and UNDP in Croatia and abroad. Mrs. Tišma is the Editorial Board Member of “Environmental Economics” journal published by Business Perspectives, Sumy, Ukraine. She is also the member of BIC – Bio-based Industries Consortium; Croatian section of the European Association for Regional Research; EADI – European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes; DOOR – Society for Sustainable Development; Karst Network; ISEE – International Society for Ecological Economics.

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