ICOT2016 – Conference Venue

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1The University of Naples Federico II is the world’s most ancient state supported institution of higher education and research and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation. It was founded in 1224 by Frederick II, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The venue of the University has changed many times, over the many centuries of its history. Nowadays, the University is made up of 13 schools, 82 departments, an academic staff of more than 3,000 individuals and an administrative staff of more than 4,500. Current student enrollment is still about 100,000. It is made up of three divisions, which operate as semi-independent bodies for the teaching and research management. 2The Division of Science and Technology includes the School of Sciences (which, in turn, includes the Schools of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences), the School of Engineering, and the School of Architecture. The Division of Life Sciences includes the School of Medicine and Surgery, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Agricultural Sciences and the recently established School of Biotechnological Sciences. The Division of Social and Human Sciences includes the School of Economics, The School of Law, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Political Sciences and the School of Sociology. Many more organizations also form part of the Federico II University. These include a cluster of 14 highly specialized Museums, covering a wide range of fields, and 2 botanical gardens hosting unique species.

3The conference will be held in the Federico II Historical Conference Centre, which is located around 15 minutes ride from Naples Central Station. The building is set in Via Partenope, one of the most famous promenades in Italy, from which it is possible to enjoy the stunning view of the Naples waterfront and of the famous Castel dell’Ovo.

Address: Federico II Historical Conference Centre: Via Partenope 36, 80121 Napoli, Italy

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