Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSO PAS) was founded in 1953 (initially as the Institute of Geography PAS). The Institute is an important research centre in Poland in the fields of socio-economic geography, physical geography as well as spatial organization. Within the framework of the Institute, the Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection is operating, this being one of the largest library centres of the kind in the world. (more...)

News, events

In remembrance of Konrad Czapiewski (1979-2022)

Please take a moment to reflect as you read the text dedicated to our Friend and Colleague Konrad, who died tragically on August 25, 2022 at the age of 43.

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European Landscape Ecology Congress IALE 2022

We are pleased to announce that IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress took place on July 11-15, 2022. Congress, which was attended by 400 participants from almost 50 countries, was organized by our Institute (IGiPZ PAN) and Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite you to read the details.

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The winner of the position of PhD student/scholarship holder in NCN project

Please be advised that the winner of the position of PhD student/scholarship holder in NCN project (grant No. 2021/41/B/ST10/00060): "Tipping-points in boreal and permafrost peatland ecosystems of Western Siberia under the global climate crisis and increasing fire risk (PEATFLAMES)" is Mr. Harry Roberts.

Declaration by the International Geographical Union on the Ukraine crisis

The International Geographical Union notes with dismay the alarming situation in Ukraine and finds the invasion of a sovereign democratic nation by Russian forces senseless and unacceptable.  These actions are undermining global security and stability and have led to deplorable human suffering and loss of life.

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Interrregional relations in Europe - the results of our Institute's work

On 17 February 2022 the ESPON website published a discussion of the results of the innovative ESPON IRiE project - Interrregional relations in Europe obtained by the team from IGSO PAS. They concern the variability of links across the eastern border of Poland (with Ukraine and Belarus) in the conditions of COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Warsaw Regional Forum postponed to autumn 2022

Due to the still uncertain epidemic situation and the desire to avoid organising the conference in an online or hybrid format, the Organising Committee has decided to postpone the Warsaw Regional Forum 2021 "Towards supranational spatial structures in Europe" conference until autumn 2022. We hope to have a successful and interesting conference in a traditional format next year. Detailed information will be provided soon.

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The Routledge Handbook of Small Towns

We would like to inform you that The Routledge Handbook of Small Towns edited by Jerzy Bański has been published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis). We encourage you to read! 

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