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© Universität Zürich; Manfred Richter
The University of Zurich (UZH) was founded in 1833 and is Switzerland’s largest university with over 26’000 students. Moreover, it belongs to Europe’s most prestigious research institutions. To date, twelve scholars from the University of Zurich have received the Nobel Prize including Albert Einstein (1921) and Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1901).
The buildings of the seven faculties of the UZH are scattered all over the city. The ISPNE conference will take place at the City Campus, in the University’s main building. Situated at the top of Zurich’s old town, the building was founded in 1914 and has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 1946 after the end of World War II, Winston Churchill held here his famous speech directed to the academic youth. He finished with the visionary words: “Therefore, I say to you: let Europa arise!”
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You can easily reach the conference venue by public transportation:
- Take tram line 3 (direction “Klusplatz”) or bus line 31 (direction “Hegibachplatz”) from the tram or bus stop “Bahnhofplatz/HB” to the stop „Neumarkt“.
Other alternative connections:
- Take tram line 6 (direction “Zürich Zoo”) or line 10 (direction “Zürich Flughafen”) from tram stops around the main station to the tram stop „ETH/Universitätsspital“. From there, it is a 5-minute walk to the University’s main building.
- Take tram line 5 (direction “Kantonsschule”) or 9 (direction “Hirzenbach”) from the tram stop „Bellevue“ to the tram stop „Kantonsschule“. From there, it is a 5-minute walk to the University’s main building.
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Zurich lies in the heart of Europe, in the center of Switzerland. It is famous for its lakeside location and green, densely wooded chain of hills which run through the city from north to south. With its unique position in Switzerland, Zurich is the country's largest city and home to an internationally reputed financial center. Its universities and technical colleges provide companies with a creative and well qualified pool of potential employees. The wide variety of cultural activities and educational institutions define Zurich's character as a diverse, open city with a passion for life.
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Zurich's place on the world stage does not come down to its size but to its strong international networks. The high standards of living, working, and accommodation are regularly confirmed in surveys of the local residents, and Zurich consistently finds itself at the top of international rankings of cities in terms of quality of life.
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