Practical Information


The workshop is held at the Beckmanns Hof (Room: Shanghai) of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Here is a link to a map of our campus.

Travel recommendations

Bochum Central Station is served by ICE, IC, EC, regional and suburban trains at a high frequency. From there, you can reach the University easily by taking underground line U35 straight to the stop Ruhr-Universität. The U35 (direction Bochum Hustadt) runs at five-minute intervals on weekdays and takes just ten minutes to get to the university. From the stop Ruhr-Universität to the conference venue it is an additional walk of about 10 minutes (see here).

Travel recommendations for long-distance and air travellers

Four airports – Dortmund, Münster/Osnabrück, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf – are within a reasonable distance of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Düsseldorf International Airport, however, is not only the largest, but also the most easily accessed: there are direct connections between the airport and Bochum’s main train station up to eight times per hour, and the journey only takes a good half an hour.

Avoid travelling to Düsseldorf-Weeze Airport (75km from Düsseldorf International Airport), as they do not offer good transportation services.

Travel recommendations for car drivers

Motorists can also easily reach the Ruhr-University Bochum via the dense network of motorways in Germany and especially in North Rhine-Westphalia. The quickest route is via the motorway junction Bochum/Witten, where the A43 and A44 meet. Simply take the exit Bochum-Querenburg, follow the signs to the “Ruhr-Universität” and then the (electronic) information boards. Free parking is sign posted.


If you attend the workshop and are not an invited speaker, please arrange the accommodation yourself. Below are some suggestions:

A good overview for B&B-offers can be found on the following Sites: