Bolzano and the Conference Venue
Bolzano - Bozen
Bozen – or Bolzano in Italian – is located in the heart of the Alps. The city lies at the feet of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Dolomites”, only 90 kilometers south to the Austrian border and about the same distance east of Switzerland.
Once a city of merchants, the capital city of South Tyrol is nowadays one of Europe’s most loved holiday spots. Situated at the crossroads of Italian and German culture, this is the place where beer meets wine, where Sachertorte meets Pizza and where folklore meets design. Although the city has only about 100.000 inhabitants, it offers a wide range of conference venues: be it medieval castles or high tech conference halls, you will find everything you’ll need within walking distance in a car-free city center.
As the gateway to astonishing surroundings, Bolzano is proud to welcome you to ECER 2018 and the many cultural experiences the city has to offer.
Location of Venue
Free University Bolzano
Piazza Università 1
39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy
The buildings that will house ECER are located in the old town of Bolzano, in walking distance of all sights and the central station.
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is located in one of the most fascinating European regions, at the crossroads between the German and Italian culture. The features that make the university so unique are its trilingualism in teaching and research, its high level of internationalization as well as an ideal study environment with a professor-student ratio of 1:6.
The Free University of Bolzano is a small university founded in 1997 and has about 3.500 students spread across two Campuses. Four faculties are situated in Bozen-Bolzano while the Faculty of Education with its 1.450 students is located in nearby Brixen-Bressanone. The University’s programmes and study degrees reflect its tight link to the South Tyrolean territory as much as its international outlook. Interdisciplinarity and sustainability characterize the university’s academic approach.
Through its teaching and research, unibz contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the territory by collaborating with public institutions and private organizations, where also its funding comes from. A further point of focus is on lifelong learning: initiatives like the JuniorUni, Studium Generale and the Senior Student Card guarantee for the transfer of technical skills and knowledge for all ages.