The workshop will be hosted by Novosibirsk State University in Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk, Russia.

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk is the third-most populous city in Russia, which is located in the heart of Siberia at the spot where the Trans-Siberian Railway is crossing the great Siberian river of Ob. After WWII Novosibirsk started to grow rapidly and became a thriving industrial city, a cultural and scientific hub and later also the biggest commercial and IT center of the Asian part of Russia.


Despite of its exotic location, the city of Novosibirsk has a large scientific center called Akademgorodok, which is a suburb of the city. There are more than thirty research institutes with over six thousand of scientists at Akademgorodok. Such a research center was founded in 1957 and build around Novosibirsk State University, which constantly provides an inflow of young and energetic students into research institutes. Akademgorodok is a place where science, technology and culture exist in a unique symbiose, and where a diverse society of young ambitious students, engineers, experienced researchers and veteran academicians fruitfully coexist in a serene Russian forest.