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Conference site

The Conference will be hosted by the Gdansk University of Technology and University of Gdansk. The main conference site will be at the main campus of the Gdansk University of Technology.

Gdansk University of Technology is one of the most distinguished academic institutions in Poland. It was founded in 1904 as Koeniglische Technische Hochschule zu Danzig and since 1945 has been known as Politechnika Gdanska. In the past such eminent physicists as Carl Ramsauer, Walther Kossel and Ignacy Adamczewski held chairs in the Institute of Physics of the University. The Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics of the University of Technology is now a center of vigorous experimental and theoretical research in atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics.

The main buliding of the Gdansk University of Technology Gdansk University of Technology by night
The main buliding of the Gdansk University of Technology Gdansk University of Technology by night

The University of Gdansk is the largest institution of higher education in the Pomeranian region. It offers the possibility of studying in almost thirty different fields with over a hundred specialisations. The academic staff members at the University of Gdansk conduct research to the highest world standards. In so doing, they not only creatively extend the boundaries of knowledge but also serve the whole Pomeranian region with their knowledge and experience, thus helping its dynamic modern development. Currently the University is co-operating with institutions of higher education in all the countries of Europe and in more far-flung corners of the earth. It conducts joint research and activities within eighteen international agreements with foreign partners. Institutes and departments are attaining the prestigious status of a Centre of Excellence, which is the European certificate of quality.

Buliding of the Law faculty New Library
Buliding of the Law faculty New Library

Gdansk is an old Hanseatic town located on the Baltic coast approximately 350 kilometers north of Warsaw. Gdansk celebrated its millennium in 1997. Over the centuries it has had periods of prosperity but also a period of destruction during World War II which started in Gdansk on 1st September 1939 at Westerplatte. After the war the historical centre of Gdansk has been carefully reconstructed and is now one of the most picturesque old towns in northern Europe. In 1980 the Gdansk Shipyard became the birthplace of the Solidarnosc (Solidarity) Trade Union. Today Gdansk Old Town is famous for the craft and trade of amber, numerous museums, long beaches and beautiful parks and excellent Polish cuisine that attract tourists from all over the world.

Recently, the world's bestselling city guidebook publisher, Dorling Kindersley (DK Eyewitness Travel), has picked Gdansk as one of the best cities to visit in 2009. Read full article on Times Online: The Top 10 cities to visit in 2009.

Fishing boat in the bay of Gdansk The Gdansk Shipyard
Fishing boat in the bay of Gdansk The Gdansk Shipyard
The Crane over the Motlawa River The main town hall at the Long Market
The Crane over the Motlawa River The main town hall at the Long Market
The Artus Court The Abbot's Palace in the Oliwa Park
The Artus Court The Abbot's Palace in the Oliwa Park
More photos of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia (webpages in polish only).

Watch the promotional video of Gdansk, one of the venues of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (the video will load a while, please be patient).