Who we are and what we want. PEOPLE FROM UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA www.wnoz.us.edu.pl http://kge.wnoz.us.edu.pl/ . Who we are.
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PEOPLE FROM UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA www.wnoz.us.edu.pl
We are Social and Human Geographers who work at the University of Silesia. We are a team for over 10 years. Our boss is prof. AlicjaSzajnowska-Wysocka.Professor is the head of The Department of Economic Geography. This is part of The Faculty of Sciences of Earth
Prof. Dr hab. Alicja Szajnowska Wysocka is Human and Social Gepgrapher (Geography of Settlement, industrial spaces in Poland, Globalization, Neoregionalism, Postindustrial Heritage)
Following problems and issues are in the field of her latest research:
Multicultural character of the Upper Silesia,
Institutional basis and circumstances of develpoment in Silesia,
The aspects and valors of migration during political transformation,
Spatial and demographical changes in post- socialist city (based on Sosnowiec as an example),
Theories of regional and local development
Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Runge (Demography, post-socialist towns)
Social and spatial aspects of development of towns in Upper Silesia towns,
Migrations of the population of Katowice Voivodeship,
Demografic transformations of the largest town of Silesia,
Territorial and socio-economic system of borderland in the Morawian-Silesian Region,Strategies of its development in the period of political and enonomic transformation,
Social transformations in Katowice Voivodeship,
The transformation of population in traditional economic regions in Cenral Europe. Structural approach. Profesor is an expert in quantites and quality methods in Geography and in Spatial Planning
Prof. UŚ. Dr hab. Maria Tkocz (the restructuration of traditional industry in Silesia)
The main subjects of her research are:
Therole of industry in development ofSilesian towns,
Katowice as the centreof industrial region and now – postindustrial region,
Hard coal miningindustry restructuration in Silesia. The settlement in old part of Katowice,
The old workers estates in Katowice and Bytom
Dr Anna Runge: (Demography, changes of population, Geographyof Towns, Geography of Religion)
She is an expert in
Demographic transformations of the largest citiesof Silesian Voivodship,
The demographical circumstances of development of work market in Silesia,
The spatial development in Silesia,
Monitoringdemographical changes – her main areas of research: changes of concentration of population in largest postindustrial citiesin Silesia, the dynamic of population in Silesia
Dr Iwona Kantor Pietraga (Demographyand HumanGeography)
Iwona researches: the differentiations (spatial, level of life of inhabitants, social) in Silesian towns, she compares the situation in two periods of time; in 80s and present period,
Social changes in Silesia during transformation,
analysesof demographical structures in industrial centers,
Iwona is an expert in survey methods,statistic research and GIS
Dr Sławomir Sitek (Socialand EconomicalGeography):
The factorshaping migrations in the border regions of Poland,
The quality of life in Silesian towns,
The strategies of development of border regions in regional and global context,
Sławomiris good organizer, every year he organises workshops about co-existence in border regions ofPoland for young Economy Geographer (P.h.D students)
DrKrystyna Magda-Żabińska(PoliticalGeography, HumanGeography, Tourism).
Ecological awareness of inhabitants in region,
Availability of health care,
Krystynais an expert of health geography, and perception of cultural environment,
Krystyna is very good human geographer.She has rich experiences in survey methods and quantities methods in social research.
DrMarzenaLamparska(CulturalLandscape, Historicaland HumanGeography, Tourism):
my main subject has been cultural landscape and postindustrial heritage in Silesia,
problems ofdevelopment of monocultural areas- mainly mining areas in postindustrial reality.
I’m an expert in tourism and GIS spatial and temporal databases basedon the old maps.
I spent in London lastyear , were I was avolunteer in Deptford Reach (Lewisham, Deptford). I met many homeless from Poland in this center and what wasfascinating for me - men from Silesia…I asked thoseguys about theirs journey to London and life here (I have 3 surveys – guys from Silesia and 12 – from other partsof Poland). Now this is my main subject of research . I have analyzedPolish migration to the UK and I have noticed, that demographic and social structure of this migration has been change
DrElżbietaZuzańskaŻyśko and drJacekPetryszyn
They work together. I present Eżbietaand Jacekboth. These field of research:
Research of identity and awareness of the territorial population conurbation Rybnik;
Perception in geography;
Transformation of traditional industrial regions.