International Summer School on Companion Technology

Venue

 

The Summer School will be held in Ulm, Germany. This beautiful city is located by the river Danube near the Alps. It was founded in 854AD. Therefore, it is famous for various historic buildings, enriched with modern archictecture. The most popular building is the cathedral, providing a steeple of 161.53m heights. This is the tallest steeple in the world.
The city (population: around 120 000) is further known for the following renowned personalities: Albert Einstein (physicist), Hans and Sophie Scholl (anti-Nazi political activists), Hildegard Knef (actress and singer). Further information on Ulm can be found on the city's websites.
 

Picture: Candidus
In particular, we selected the Ulm University as venue for the Summer School. It is located on the "Eselsberg", surrounded by a forrest, which allows to relax and invites to social interaction after sessions. Further, the campus is designed to foster interdisciplinary research and collaborative interaction between research communities. The campus combines well equipped research facilities, modern archictecture, and arts.
The university can be reached by public transport in roughly 15 minutes from the city centre. Therefore, accommodations in the city are reasonable to choose.
 

Picture: Ulm University

Picture: Ulm University
 

Picture: Ulm University

Transportation

By plane: The closest airports providing international flights are Munich and Stuttgart. For both airports, an additional train trip via ICE of approximately 1.5 hours is necessary. Alternativly, the airports in Frankfurt (Main) and Zurich can be used. Train trips will take 2.5 hours and 4 hours, respectively (for Zurich connecting trains are necessary).
By train: Various ICE, EC, IC, and local trains are available. For details please check Deutsche Bahn.
By car: Use motorway A8 (exit Ulm-Ost). The address will be provided on request. Be aware that parking space is limited. Therefore, public transport is recommended.

 

Accommodation

Please arrange rooms by yourself.
There are no rooms reserved by the Summer School organisers. Organisers do not check if rooms are still available.

A brief list of accommodations to be considered:
Brickstone Hostel Neu-Ulm: 18-30€ per night per person
Youth Hostel Ulm: at least 23€ per night per person
Mitte24: 25-33€ per night per person