Dr. Tomasz Kaczmarek
Adam Mickiewicz University
Dr hab. Tomasz Kaczmarek is an assistant professor in the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. Here he obtained his master's degree in 1986 and his doctoral degree in 1995. In 2005 he presented a post-doctoral dissertation (habilitacja) on Territorial-administrative structures and their reforms in European countries. Since 2006 he has been head of the Institute's Settlement Systems and Territorial Organisation Research Unit. Since 2002 he has been institutional coordinator of the Socrates/Erasmus educational programme.
In 1992 he completed a two-semester geography course at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) on a scholarship from the Bavarian Ministry of Education. In 2001 he made a visiting tour of the European Council (Brussels); the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (Strasbourg); Eurostat, the EU statistical office (Luxembourg); and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS, Brussels). He has spent two years at Viadrina University in Frankfurt on the Oder and Collegium Polonicum at Slubice taking part in the Europa Fellows scholarship programme of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
He has participated in 20 domestic and foreign grants and research projects of applicational significance, e.g. for the Institut für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen (Land Brandenburg), the Poznan City-Planning Department, the Poznan City Office, and the Ministry for Regional Development in Warsaw.
His main research interests include: