2016 – Practical Information – Duisburg
Transportation alternatives between nearby airports and the city of Duisburg
You can find useful public transportation information here.
You can apply until August 10th, 2016. For details see the page on application.
The summer school will take place at the “Gerhard Mercator Haus” of the Duisburg campus of University of Duisburg-Essen. You can find the campus map here.
Attendance at ECoL Summer School 2016 is free of charge. However, costs for travelling, accomodation, insurance and visa won’t be borne by the organiser but have to be borne by the participants themselves.
If you need an entry-visa for Germany, and if so what kind, depends on your nationality and maybe an existing Schengen-visa. Please find details on this matter on the website of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
All participants of the ECoL Summer School 2016 will be able to stay in the same hostel in Duisburg. You can find detailed information about the hostel here.
The ECoL Summer School will take place at the Duisburg-Essen University’s Duisburg Campus, which is situated about 2,5km east of the city centre.
The emergency numbers in Germany are 110 (Police) and 112 (Fire Brigade & Ambulance). You can dial free of charge from any public call box. Note that you can’t call 112 with a phone without SIM card. Through the 112 number, you can call for an ambulance (Krankenwagen). In an emergency on a major road (motorway, highway, secondary road), look at the white kilometre stones or posts by the side of the road for arrows pointing in the direction of the nearest emergency telephone. You can find a list of hospitals in Duisburg with their phone numbers here.
Sightseeing in the Region
For the ones who’ll be able stay a bit longer after the summser school or arrive earlier to do some trips around: here you can find a list of recommended sightseeing places in Duisburg and here in the neighboring cities.