Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol in the heart of the Alps with 130000 inhabitants, is surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks. The most well-known attractions include the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace and the Ambras Castle. Furthermore, the city and its surrounding areas offer excellent opportunities for sports all year round.

The University of Innsbruck, founded in 1669, is one of Austria’s oldest universities. Today, with its sixteen faculties and more than 27000 students, it is western Austria’s largest institution of higher education and research.

The Colloquium will take place at the seminar center Seehof, located at an altitude of about 300 m above the city of Innsbruck, close to a skiing area. The seminar center is easily accessible from the city by car, public transportation and a funicular.

Innsbruck is an ideal place for hosting such a Colloquium, as it is close to the construction site of the Brenner Base Tunnel, which will be the longest underground railway connection in the world. Currently, the exploratory tunnel is excavated and an excursion will be organised to the tunnel construction site.