Kraków is a city with county rights, located in southern Poland on the Wisła river; it is the second largest city in Poland. It is a former capital of Poland, Royal Capital City and necropolis of Polish kings, as well as the capital of Małopolska Region.
The history of Kraków as an organised urban centre begins around the 7th and 8th century A.D. Wawel Castle became the seat of the rulers of Poland. The city’s location at an intersection of trade routes: from Ruthenia to Germany and the Kingdom of Bohemia (today’s Czech Republic), and from Pomerania to Hungary, Turkey and the Balkans, allowed its fast economic growth.
The capital city of Poland was at the peak of its development in the Polish Golden Age (16th century). In those times, Kraków was – as it is now – a city of science and culture. It attracted the greatest artists whose works can still be admired today. The history of Kraków is inextricably linked to the history of the Polish nation and the Poles have never forgotten the times of Kraków’s greatness. Perhaps this is why the city has always been a bulwark of patriotic for the nation.
Today, Kraków is a modern and developing city and a melting pot where tradition of the original residents is mixed with student avant-garde. Kraków is home to Polish intellectual and artistic elites and is a magnet for the young. Students and young Polish professionals as well as a growing international community are drawn to the city. The city is rightly proud of its institutions of higher education, scientific and technological achievements and a mixture of diverse cultures resulting in an interesting mix of century-long traditions and modern technologies.
The organizers will provide recommendations of the hotels available for the participants.
ICTC 11 will be held at Auditorium Maximum, a modern conference and teaching facility located in close proximity to the city centre and most hotels. It features a number of rooms of varying sizes and functionalities. You can read more about this venue on the AM web site: http://www.konferencje.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/obiekty-konferencyjne/auditorium-maximum
Dariusz DzigaChairman, Local Organizing Committee
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Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
7 Gronostajowa St., 30-387 Krakow, Poland