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The city of Marburg


Marburg's Old Upper Town (Oberstadt) is a strong reminder of medieval times: narrow cobblestone allays between timberframe houses, steep staircases connecting streetlevels and a beautifully restored pedestrianized town-center. Overlooking it all and visible from afar is the castle of the Landgraves of Hesse, today University Museum of Cultural History. At the foot of the hill the Südviertel is a pleasing contrast with many houses from the early 20th century and wider streets. Flowing through the center of town is the river Lahn with its pleasant meadows, especially popular in summer for boating, games and relaxing. For further information check out http://www.marburg.de/.

 

Philipps-Universität Marburg


Philipps-Universität in Marburg is a German university steeped in tradition and the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution in 1527 – only 10 years after Martin Luther wrote his “Ninety-Five theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences”. As such it is the oldest and most traditional university in the state of Hessen and considers itself to be a classical university offering a full range of courses with a modern approach. Its broad range of arts and humanities, and its experimentally challenging scientific work, constitute an ideal platform for interdisciplinary cooperation. The university relies on innovative teaching methods (with short course durations) and networked research, and offers students from all over the world a broad range of courses.

While students at Marburg University experience first rate research and teaching, they also enjoy a peaceful environment. Anonymity and overcrowded lecture halls are uncommon at Philipps-Universität. Lecturers and students cherish Marburg mainly because of its attractive historic town center, its delightful landscape and its wide range of cultural activities. Aspects, which make the university also very popular with international students (~ 12 percent). In the city of Marburg, which is located on the banks of the Lahn River and has a population of almost 80,000 inhabitants, practically everything revolves around the university.

The university offers students good working conditions, as its buildings are concentrated in only two locations. While the humanities and arts are concentrated in the town center, most of the science departments – with a notable exception of the Department of Physics – are located in the Lahn Hills, six kilometers from the city center. This is where the university is developing its new research campus (including the university hospital and medical sciences), e.g. completing a new building for the Department of Chemistry in 2015.

For additional information check out the university's profile.

Philipps-Universität works hard to provide its staff (~ 2700 scientific employees in 2015) and students (~ 27.000 in 2015) with the best possible living conditions. How successful it has been in this is reflected by several certificates. Its efforts are acknowledged by the certificate "Family-Friendly University Audit", the E-Quality Seal for exemplary exchange programs with European institutions, and by the fact that Marburg University is the university with the greatest number of blind students and is regarded as a university which is especially suited for the disabled and blind.-->

 

Venue


Oral Sessions: Most oral sessions will be held in the lecture halls of the faculty of physics in Marburg's Oberstadt (historical old town). However, we are also looking forward to holding a session in the "Old Aula" of the historical main building of the university (part of the historical old town).

Poster Sessions: To be announced.

Conference Dinner: This will take place in the Prince's Hall of the castle overlooking the old historical town. The hall was completed at the beginning of the 14th century and is considered the greatest gothic secular hall in Germany.

Copyright Images: SFB 1083 (1,2 Helen Pfuhl, 4 Tim van de Bovenkamp), Pressestelle Philipps-Universität Marburg (3 photographer unknown)

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 19.10.2016 · Linda Grigat, Physik, 21337

 
 
 
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