Olga Gritsai

Dr. Olga Gritsai
AISSR - Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research olga
Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies
University van Amsterdam
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130
NL-1018 VZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel.      +31 20 525.4044

            +31 23 528.2955
Fax      +31 20 525.4051
E-mail: wusten-gritsai @ planet.nl; o.gritsai @ uva.nl
Website: http://www.fmg.uva.nl/amidst/


Dr.Olga Gritsai is the ACRE Project Manager, now working in the AMIDSt, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is a qualified researcher in the field of urban and regional geography with interests lying mainly in the field of business services development in European cities. She has a record of working in both East- and West-European research organizations where she gained experience in coordinating international projects. Educated in Moscow University, she took her academic doctoral degrees in the Russian Academy if Sciences. In 1990-1995 Dr.Olga Gritsai also held positions in the Universities of Hamburg and München. In 1993-1994 she has been a Chairperson of a Study Group within the International Human Dimensions of Global Change Program. In 2003-2004 she has been the co-ordinator of expert teams from the New Member States and Candidate countries in the EU project on informal economy. Since 1995 she lives in the Netherland and closely cooperates with the University of Amsterdam. Her involvement in this project will help to integrate the West- and East-European case-studies under the common methodology.