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Practical Information

The University

The conference will take place in Auditorium F at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aarhus University, situated in Building 1534 of the University Campus.

Getting here

By plane

You can fly either to Aarhus Airport, Billund Airport, or Copenhagen Airport.

From Aarhus airport you can take the Aarhus airport bus. The bus trip takes about 1 hour and costs 95 DKK. The bus arrives at the Aarhus train station, but it also stops at the University (Nordre Ringgade).

From Billund airport you can take the Billund airport bus. The bus trip takes about 1.5 hours and costs 180 DKK. The bus arrives at the Scandinavian Center - a few minutes' walk form the train station (see map).

From Copenhagen airport you can take a bus (route: Sealand to Jutland; the bus arrives at the Aarhus bus station) or a train. There are direct trains and trains with one change from Copenhagen airport to Aarhus Station. Direct trains leave from the airport every hour throughout the day. The train trip takes about 3.5 hours. A one-way ticket costs 364 DKK, a round trip double. See train schedule for more information.

By train

From Southern and Central Europe there are connections via Hamburg/Flensburg. If you want to travel at night, it is sometimes an advantage to go via Copenhagen. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is about 5 hours. You may have to switch trains. From Eastern Europe and CIS countries train connections to Aarhus go via Poland and Copenhagen. From Scandinavian countries you can travel via Copenhagen or by ferry to Frederikshavn or Grenå, and from there by train or bus to Aarhus.

Opposite the main entrance of the train station you will find bus no. 7, direction "Charlottehøj" (the direction of the bus is given above the front window). Get off at the first stop on Paludan Müllersvej (Paludan Müllersvej, Langelandsgade and Kaserneboulevarden are announced as 'Kaserneboulevarden'). From here it is only a short walk by "Langelandsgade" to the University - see the map. It is also possible to go by bus no. 4 or 24, direction "Frydenlund" and get off at "Ny Munkegade" (this is announced as 'Fynsgade'). From here it is only a short walk by "Ny Munkegade" to the University - see the map below. 

By car

From Southern and Central Europe the route goes via Hamburg. Driving time from Hamburg is 4-5 hours by freeway. If you are travelling from other Scandinavian countries, there are ferries to Northern Jutland (Frederikshavn, Hirtshals or Grenå).


We are happy to arrange your accommodation for you. Most participants stay in the Scandic Plaza Aarhus hotel downtown.

See the map at the bottom of this page.


With a population of more than 300,000, Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, beautifully located between the sea, forests, and hills, on the eastern coast of Jutland, 300 km from Copenhagen (Tourist Office) . Being the cultural centre of Jutland, Aarhus is termed as an active city displaying Denmark's best music and entertainment scenes. One of the most visited places in Aarhus is Den Gamle By (The Old Town), which is an open-air museum that houses 75 restored buildings.

Aarhus is at heart Denmark's youngest city, because every fifth, or thereabout, of its inhabitants is a student at one of the city's 25 educational and research institutions. At Aarhus University, where the conference takes place, there are nearly 35,000 students. The characteristic yellow-brick buildings of the university are an architectural gem in the beautiful University Park, which now almost extends into the Old Town centre. The city and the university form a unique symbiosis which has a special attraction on students and lecturers from all over the world.

Aarhus is also a city with clearly visible roots, founded, as it was, by the Vikings in the 8th century. The Vikings settled by the mouth of the river - at the very spot where the Cathedral today rises into the sky with its tower soaring to more than 90 metres in height. The Bispetorv square was also the centre of the town 1250 years ago, and is known today as the Vadestedet with its café-culture and outdoor life during the summertime.


You will find a wide range of restaurants, cafés and bars by the canal (Aarhus Å) and in the small streets around Vestergade, Klostergade, Mejlgade, Skolegade. Note that, in Denmark, a «café» is not just a place for drinking coffee - but rather a bar with beer, uncomplicated food and long hours. In most places, however, the kitchen will close at 9 or 10 pm.

General information

You can walk almost anywhere in Aarhus in less than 20 minutes. You can also use one of the city bikes, which are available from stands all over town for a deposit of 20 kr.

If you need a taxi, call +45 89 48 48 48 (Aarhus Taxa) or +45 70 25 25 25 (DanTaxi). Taxis are metered, and can be ordered directly on the street or by phone.

The eletricity is 220 V, 50 Hz AC with regular European plugs.

Shopping hours are 10-17:30, but the shopping centre Bruuns Gallery at the train station stays open until 19, and grocery shops are generally open until 20.00. There is a 24 hours pharmacy at the square by the Cathedral.

The weather always changes in Denmark, so please have a look at our weather forecast, which is updated daily.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact secretary Randi Mosegaard.

Information map

See SCON2011 on a larger map.