The Institute of Spatial Management and Socio-Economic Geography has been in operation since 1 October 2019 and is made up of academic staff from the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services and the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the University of Szczecin, continuing the rich scientific traditions of both faculties. There are two departments within the Institute, with a total of 54 academic staff.
The research area includes issues related to the broadly understood spatial management and socio-economic geography to which they belong:
- contemporary social and economic processes in the local and regional dimension;
- the economic potential of metropolitan areas in national and international terms;
- the impact of local and regional finances, including local government and EU programmes, on the functioning and development of regions;
- planning, spatial modelling, shaping the spatial environment;
- the use of quantitative methods in socio-economic analyses, diagnoses and forecasts;
- marketing services in spatial terms;
- branding and place marketing;
- regional tourism economy in terms of both subjective and objective;
- issues related to handling tourist traffic, research on tourist activity;
- the issues of socio-economic policy, information economics and the information society;
- the development and socio-economic impact of the use of information and communication technologies.