The conference will be held in Lund - a city in Sweden.

Lund, situated in the centre of the attractive and expansive Öresund region in southern Sweden, is one of the oldest cities in Sweden with a history more than one thousand years old. Over the centuries it has earned a reputation for being a place where people meet, and, today, more than ever, Lund is a meeting place for ideas and creativity.
There, the university, science-park, multicultural atmosphere and historical surroundings make up a unique combination. This, along with its central situation, has turned Lund into an international city where ideas are born - ideas that build enterprises and achieve success both nationally and internationally.
The culture in Lund is characterized by the large student population and student traditions, such as a student theater group since 1886. A substantial part of the nightlife is located at student fraternities called 'Nations'.
Lund hosts the largest open-air museum of Scania, Kulturen. Kulturen is the second oldest dedicated open-air museum in the world and consists of more than 30 buildings, as well as large collections on Scanian art, crafts, local archaeology and history. The museum was founded in 1892 by Georg Karlin. Today the museum often hosts different exhibitions and its visitors can experience how Swedish people lived and worked throughout the centuries.
During the 12th and 13th centuries, when the town was the seat of the archbishop, many churches and monasteries were built. At its peak, Lund had 27 churches, but most of them were demolished as result of the Reformation in 1536. Several medieval buildings remain, including Lund Cathedral, Liberiet, the restaurant Stäket and parts of the Cathedral School. Timber framing is characteristic of the houses built up to the end of the 19th century, for example the Wickmanska gården.
Most of the central buildings in Lund date from the late 19th century, when small houses were replaced by multi-storey ones. Notable buildings built during this period include the University Library (1902), Grand Hotel (1899) and the University Main Building (1882).
Lund is located in Sweden's largest agricultural district, in the southwest of Scania, less than ten kilometres from the sandy shore of the Öresund Strait. From the top of the Sankt Hans Hill it is possible to see Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. It is some distance from other Swedish cities, about 250 kilometres to Gothenburg, 600 to Stockholm and about 1200 to Umeå. The city of Malmö, on the other hand, is only about 15 kilometres away.


The city of Lund is situated in the south of Sweden (close to Malmö, Sweden’s 3rd largest city). This part of Sweden is very close to Denmark and Germany.

The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport (also known as "Kastrup"), in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden and via Malmö central station where you may need to change trains. Train tickets can be purchased from the Skånetrafiken ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport, near the escalators going down to the train platform. You can buy a ticket all the way to Lund and the ticket will be valid even if you change trains at Malmö central station. You can pay in Euros, Swedish kronor or Danish kroner for your ticket at the airport and you can also use a debit/credit card with a chip. You may also use the direct railway line Copenhagen – Lund without changing the train.

The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Sturup. It has some international flights from destinations within Europe and flights from other Swedish airports including Stockholm. There are bus connections from Sturup airport ('flygbus') or you can get a taxi to Lund.

Lund is located on the main railway line from Malmö to several different destinations such as Berlin, Olso, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Travel time from Stockholm is about 4 hours on the express train 'X2000' or 6-7 hours on 'Intercity' trains. Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) is approximately 250 km north of Lund. There are regular trains between Gothenburg and Lund. The journey time is approximately 3-4 hours. To book tickets or find out more about destinations and travel times please visit SJ and Veolia.

There are car and passenger ferry connections to southern Sweden from Germany with Scandlines and TT-Line, and from Poland with Polferries. There are also connections via Denmark from Germany and UK.

To travel by car over the Öresund Bridge from Denmark there is a toll. Lund is conveniently reached from the main roads E6 and E22.

Train from Malmö to Lund: it takes approximately 10 minutes to travel between Malmö and Lund by local commuter trains ('Pågatåg' or 'Öresundståg'). These trains depart approximately 4-6 times per hour on weekdays with a less frequent service at the weekends and in the evenings. Tickets are available from the ticket machines on the platform using Swedish currency. You can only buy single tickets from these machines. You can also pay at the ticket office.

From Malmö to Lund by taxi: the cost is approximately SEK 300. The trip takes approximately 20 minutes. Taxis normally accept all major credit cards.


The Conference will take place in the Conference Center of Kulteren Musem in the town of Lund. Kulturen is Sweden's second oldest open-air museum after Skansen in Stockholm. It was founded in 1882 by local historian, Georg Karlin who also was the managing director until 1933. Karlin was a contemporary of Arthur Hazelius who had opened the open-air museum Skansen just a year before, which had become the model for other open-air museums in Northern Europe. Kulturen combines an open-air museum park with a first-rate regional culture museum. It consists of a traditional museum together with an open-air museum with over 30 different building. Kulturen has a large and unique collection of more than two million items, including an important collection of historic jewellery from the traditional province of Scania. This unusual and comprehensive open air museum is a great way to see an architectural history of southern Sweden.


The main Museum is located in the center of town, near the historic Lund Cathedral. It has an easy acess from both railway station and central bus station.

Conference venue, conference hotels and Lund Central Station are located at a short distance from each other (3 - 10 minutes walking). Their detailed location might be seen at the following link:,13.191855&spn=0.006819,0.021136