The conference will take place at the University of Luxembourg's Belval campus. Please be aware that the University of Luxembourg has several campuses.
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Campus details including a map
Campus map in pdf format
HOW TO REACH LUXEMBOURG
- By plane: There is an airport in Luxembourg City.
From there, you can look for bus+train connections to Belval-Université on mobiliteit.lu.
In particular, you can reach Luxembourg city train station using the bus
line 16, and from there take a train to Belval-Université with the
same ticket (which costs 2 Euro). The bus line 29 does not pass by the
front of the train station, but it passes on the other side of the rails
and stops at "Gare Rocade" if you pay attention to request a stop
there. When you get out at "Gare Rocade", you see a pedestrian bridge
which brings you to the platforms of the train station. There is an
elevator to bring you up to the bridge with your luggage.
You may also want to check the availabilities of nearby airports in
Belgium (Brussels Airport, Charleroi), or Germany (Frankfurt Hahn,
Frankfurt Main) and look for bus connections to Luxembourg city.
- By train: Luxembourg City is 2 hours from Paris by
high-speed trains and 3 hours from Brussels. There are also high-speed
trains in the direction of Metz/Strasbourg/Marseille.
- By car: In the summer, driving inside Benelux is very convenient.
TRANSPORTATION IN LUXEMBOURG
- Maps, and how to reach Campus Belval.
- The simplest and usually the best option to get to Campus Belval is
by taking the train (even if you are lodged in Esch-sur-Alzette). There
are four trains per hour (during day time on working days). The train
station at Campus Belval is called "Belval-Université".
Campus Belval is connected by direct trains with the City of Luxembourg
(30 minutes). The train stops at Bettembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette (and
at some other stops).
Check train (and bus) times on the CFL website or at mobiliteit.lu.
- We strongly advise you to buy day-tickets. They cost only 4
EUR (per day) and allow you to take any public transport (trains, trams
and busses) in the entire country. A single ride is 2 EUR. That may only
be interesting on your day of arrival or departure.
- Single rides and day-tickets can be bought at any ticket
machine (usually accepting coins, EURO banknotes and bank/credit cards)
or at the ticket counter at the main train stations. Click here
for opening times of the ticket counters.
If you buy a ticket from the machine, it is already validated (i.e. you
must buy it before the first ride of the day and cannot buy it the
evening before). At the ticket counter and the mobility centers you can
get chip cards on which you can load tickets in advance. In that case,
it suffices to validate a loaded ticket at the platform before entering
the train (or inside the bus).
- There is no centralised number to call a Taxi, but various Taxi companies. For example:
Webtaxi, Mondial Taxis.
Taking a Taxi may be very expensive (count up to 100 EUR to get from the
airport to your hotel; by public transport it is 2 EUR; during heavy
traffic you might even be faster by public transport), we recommend you
to book a taxi in advance and agree on a flat rate (taxis waiting e.g.
at the station do not apply a flat rate).
- Find out more about the new quarter Belval where the school is held:
the site, restaurants, shopping, etc.
- There is a university restaurant on the Campus Belval near the building "Maison du Savoir MSA": the menu.
- On the Campus Belval there are several eating/drinking
possibilities, some of which are on the main square and in the shopping
center (Belval Plaza).
There is also a well-furnished supermarket (Del Haize) where you can
also find sandwiches, sushi etc..
- In Esch there are various eating possibilities. Near the train
station (Place de l'Hôtel de Ville) you have a small Carrefour
- To call an ambulance, in Luxembourg you dial 112. The closest hospital to Campus Belval is the CHEM in Esch.
- In the night and in the weekends there is always a doctor on duty (this is not for emergencies): you can go to
in Esch (70, rue Émile Mayrisch).
After midnight, you are expected to call 112 but, if you do not have an
emergency, you will be contacted by the doctor on duty (who may even
have the possibility to come to you).
- There are no pharmacies on the Campus Belval. There are various pharmacies in Esch (Trierweiler is at the train station).
Some pharmacies are open at night.