Conference venue

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the lecture halls of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen.

Arrival by car

The address of the University Duisburg-Essen is:

Universitätsstr. 5, 45141 Essen, Germany.

Parking lots are available all around the university.

The conference building is R12 (a red building, called “Glaspavillon”). The lecture halls and registration are situated at the ground floor.

See pictures and campus map for your orientation.

Arrival by train

From Essen main station you can either take 2 metros to “Essen Universität”. It takes approx. 5 minutes by metro and they depart every few minutes:

    - subway route U11 (direction GE-Buerer Str.)

    - subway route U17 (direction Altenessen)

When you leave the station, follow the sign to the lecture halls (approx.500m).

Or you can take a tram to “Rheinischer Platz

    -Tram 105 (direction Frintroper Höhe)

    -Tram 106 (direction Germaniaplatz)

When you leave the station, follow the sign to the lecture halls (approx.250m).



Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. In 1972 two universities were founded in Duisburg and Essen which were merged in 2003 to form the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2007 the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) was established as a strategic coalition formed by the three universities in the Ruhr area. The courses at the UDE range from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences (including medicine). More than 43,000 students from over 130 countries are enrolled at the UDE in a total of over 230 courses of study.

Essen and the Ruhr metropolis

The Ruhr metropolis was transformed from a traditional industrial region to a European Capital of Culture (RUHR.2010) and is now home to 5.3 million people from 140 countries. The rich history of the Ruhr region can be followed at the Essen’s Ruhr Museum, which is historically situated at what was once the Zollverein coal mine and is now a World Cultural Heritage site.

Essen is home to about 580,000 people and the cultural and economical centre of the  Rhine-Ruhr region. Its famous attractions include another former coal mine that was transformed into the Zeche Carl cultural centre, the Folkwang Museum which shows exhibitions of important romanticists, impressionists and expressionists and the Villa Hügel, a 19th-century mansion and the former residence of the industrialist Alfred Krupp. The centre has become a stylish shopping areas with plenty of culinary highlights, the district of Rüttenscheid enjoys a lively pub culture and attracts large numbers of students and academics and the settlement of Margarethenhöhe displays the first German garden city founded by the Margarethe Krupp Foundation. Nearby recreational areas such as Essen's Baldeneysee or the Grugapark are also very popular with visitors.