Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management (AMU-ISEGSM), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.

The Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management is a structural unit of the Faculty of Geosciences of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. It employs 59 people, including 8 professors and 27 doctors representing different specialisations (social, economic and political geographers, urban and regional planners, urbanists, sociologists, economists, specialists in computer science and geoinformatics). The main research areas of the Institute are spatial management and regional analysis; regional policy and European integration; building a knowledge-based economy and society; revitalisation of cities, towns and rural areas; effect of multinational corporations and capital groups on regional and local development; innovativeness of the economy and its spatial differences in Poland and the European Union; and regional and local innovation strategies.
The Institute collaborates with many research institutions abroad (especially in Germany, Sweden, the UK, The Netherlands, Finland, France, Greece, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) as well as with several regional and local institutions in Poland, including the Municipality of Poznan. The Mayor of Poznan was a member of the Institute’s staff before his election, and now he is still giving regular lectures to the students. The Institute is involved in many projects and expert’s reports connected with the Poznan metropolitan region. It has initiated a course of studies on ‘Revitalisation and development of cities, towns and rural areas’ (unique in Poland)  following the Tempus-Phare project on ‘Modern management of urban development’.