Tomasz Kaczmarek

Dr. Tomasz Kaczmarek

Adam Mickiewicz University
Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management
Research Unit: Settlement Systems and Territorial Organisation
Dziegielowa 27
PL 61-680 Poznan
Tel. +48 61 8296142
Fax +48 61 8296127
E-mail: tomkac @


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:

  • conditions and directions of the spatial development of communes,
  • strategies of regional development,
  • multifunctional development of rural areas in Poland,
  • territorial-administrative structures in Europe and their reforms,
  • metropolitan areas - delimitation and forms of management,
  • spatial-functional structure of trade and services in a city.