Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, is located in the very centre of Europe. Here, tradition intertwines with modernity. It can be seen in the city’s architecture, customs and even cuisine. It takes no more than five minutes to walk from an old restaurant offering traditional dishes like pierogi or a cake called „wuzetka” to a state-of-the-art spot with the latest trends of various international cuisines.
The Conference’s location is not a coincidence, Warsaw is a place with an extensive history. The city was a home to five Polish kings, who left its future citizens with an impressive heritage in the form of beautiful residences and parks. Probably the most famous and admirable ones are the Wilanów Palace with surrounding gardens and the Palace on the Isle, located in the centre of the royal park called Łazienki. Warsaw is also known as “Phoenix City” because of complete reconstruction after World War II, which had left almost all buildings in ruins. Nowadays, the city is the 8th most-populous in the European Union as well as significant centre of research, development, innovation and business. The Old Town in Warsaw was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Other main architectural attractions include the Castle Square with the Royal Castle and the iconic King Sigismund's Column, St. John's Cathedral and Main Market Square. Moreover, Warsaw became one of the most dynamic and liveable metropolitan cities in the Central and Eastern Europe as well as appreciated tourist and business destination.
City’s symbol is the Mermaid of Warsaw. You can spot it in several places, but the most important statues may be found on the Old Town Market Place and by the Vistula River in the district called Powiśle. This district, described in the XIXth c. by the Polish writer Bolesław Prus as the poorest area of the city, is now a burgeoning part of Warsaw, attracting thousands of young people during long summer days. It is also where the Copernicus Science Centre is located, a modern interactive museum and planetarium, which attracts kids and adults in all ages.
A 15-minute walk separates Warsaw University of Technology from the Palace of Culture and Science – arguably the most iconic building in Warsaw. Under its roof, you will find four theatres, fascinating exhibitions, a traditional cinema hall, numerous cafés and restaurants as well as several education studios. On a sunny day, you can go to the 30th floor to admire a breath-taking, panoramic view of the city. Afterwards, it’s your choice what you’re going to do for the rest of the day. Slow stroll in the beautiful park? A shopping spree? Bike trip by the river or maybe a swim in the pool on 43rd floor? Warsaw’s got you covered – all of those activities and many more are reachable within the city centre.
In the evening, you may want to explore one of Warsaw’s many restaurants, bars or clubs, taste traditional Polish cuisine and have a shot or two of the famous Polish vodka.
We encourage you to discover Warsaw with all your senses.
Warsaw is also known for its great universities and extensive scientific cooperation. Every year, Warsaw University of Technology organises national and international conferences and meetings, engages in numerous intellectual activities and conducts countless experiments in every domain of science, while at the same time striving to ensure the highest level of education for next generations.
Established in 1915, it provides an extensive education in various fields of engineering, for BSc, MSc and PhD students. It also hosts hundreds of foreign students each year, offering many courses taught in English. Ranked as 3rd in Poland and as the 1st out of technical universities in the country, WUT is a great place to study, meet new people and simply enjoy the Warsaw’s student life.