Assoc. Prof. Mária Zúbková, M.Sc. PhD. graduated from the Faculty of Management, University of Economics in Bratislava. After graduation, she worked at the Center of urbanism and architecture – later at state institute of urbanism and land planning (URBION), where she worked on economic analyses and programs for land development. Her pedagogical action began at Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, where with in there search activities she was dedicated to territorial development, social and economic aspects of housing, systematic approach and economic-mathematical modeling. Under her activity at the Slovak University of Technology she has brought up more than ten PhD. students.