The ECCA Conference 2019 will be hosted by Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, from May 19thto 21st.
The City of Linz
Linz is a city in Upper Austria, straddling the Danube River midway between Salzburg and Vienna. As the third largest city in Austria it is a great tourist destination with many interesting sights and activities. Some of these include;
1. Ars Electronica Center – The museum of the future
The striking building situated directly by the Danube houses impressive exhibitions on art, technology and society. Here, you can control robots, clone plants and take photos of your retina. You can telephone an android, isolate your own DNA or experience a new dimension of travel through space and time
2. Linz's Pöstlingbergbahn,
The steepest adhesion railway in Europe, creates a harmonious combination of nostalgia and modernity through its design. In only 20 minutes, starting from Hauptplatz, its climbs Linz's local mountain.
3. Hauptplatz (The Main Square)
This forms the centre of Linz, and with an area of around 13,200 m², it is one of the largest enclosed squares in Austria. Hauptplatz is located near to the Danube, and is enclosed by buildings with an important historical background and whose striking facades characterise the square's appearance.
4. Mariendom (New Cathedral)
The largest church in Austria is situated in Linz – the New Cathedral (also called Mariendom or Maria-Empfängnis-Dom). Beautiful glass windows decorate the cathedral, which was finished in 1924 and can accommodate 20,000 people. The sacred space is also fascinating. Mariendom is a haven of peace and an architectural masterpiece. Enjoy the view over Linz from the spire.
The great combination of historical buildings, stunning architecture, vast areas of green space, and modern innovations make it a very attractive city. Since 2014 Linz has been part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network and this is apparent with the brilliant array of museums you can visit here.
Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz
The Johannes Kepler University Linz, founded in 1966, is a public institution of higher education in Austria. It is located in the city of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. It offers bachelor's, master's, diploma and doctoral degrees in business, engineering, law, science, and social sciences.
Today, approximately 20,000 students study at the park campus in the northeast of Linz, with 14% of students being from abroad. The university was the first in Austria to introduce an electronic student ID in 1998.
Young, but oh so impressive. At just a little over 50 years old, the JKU has experienced quite a bit - and has a lot to offer: an outstanding selection of academic degree programs on one hand and on the other, it is a place to be happy. And instead of scattering faculties and departments throughout the city, almost all of the departments are available in one, well-designed modern location. In addition to shorter distances and being able to save time getting from one place to the other, the campus environment supports one important thing in particular: communication. Students and professors spend time together both in and out of the classroom.