ICVS 2007 will be held on the campus of Bielefeld University. Bielefeld University was founded in 1969 and has since then become an invaluable asset to the region. Today about 17.500 students are enrolled, attracted by the university's modern concepts in teaching and research, its strong interdisciplinarity and international orientation. The later is expressed by over 100 co-operations with universities world-wide, a large number of foreign academics and students actively participating in student-exchange programmes.
The compact architecture of Bielefeld University not only furthers interdisciplinary contacts, but facilitates to provide rooms for any purpose to the conference participants. Integrated into the main hall are several cafeterias and restaurants, shops, a post office, a bank and even a swimming pool. The university is easily reachable from the city center of Bielefeld by car, metro or bus.
ICVS 2007 will offer a child care service to participants who are traveling in company of their children. This service will be organized according to the received requests and needs.
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Welcome to Bielefeld
Founded in 1214 by the Count of Ravensberg, Bielefeld has since then developed into one of Germany's 20 largest cities. Today the city counts about 330.000 inhabitants. Its location near the center of Germany and a good integration into the transportation infrastructure make it easy to reach Bielefeld from all parts of Europe. Please have a look at the Accomodation / Travel page to assess how easy it is to reach Bielefeld through many major German airports.
As the principal city of Eastern-Westphalia, one of the economically strongest regions in Germany, Bielefeld is home to a dynamic business scene. Companies such as Dr. Oetker, Miele and Bertelsmann emerged from here. Integrated into these flourishing surroundings are several scientific facilities, altogether educating about 25.000 students.
While being a busy and dynamic city, Bielefeld also offers a lot of possibilities to relax and enjoy cultural activities. The medieval town center with the nearby castle Sparrenburg should not be missed on a sightseeing tour. The same holds true for the Ravensberger Spinnerei, a former flax spinnery, where the conference dinner will be held. Many parks and the Teutoburger Wald invite to take a walk, several museums like the renowned Kunsthalle offer a broad variety of expositions to the interested. Like many German cities, Bielefeld has a well developed public transportation system, which makes it easy to move around in the city and explore.