The MKWI 2010 will take place in Göttingen in southern Lower Saxonia. Göttingen is the fifth largest city of Lower Saxonia and is located round about 100 km south of Hannover in the three-state-corner of Lower Saxonia, Thüringen and Hessen.
Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile. In 2007 the Georg-August-Universität achieved success in the Initiative of Excellence of the German Federal and State Governments with its institutional strategy for the future entitled “Göttingen.Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”. This distinguishes Göttingen as one of the nine German universities officially rated as holding the potential for global visibility and a place amongst the foremost institutions of higher education.
City of Göttingen
120.000 people live in the pulsating student city Göttingen. A famous sightseeing object is the Gänseliesel-Fountain. Each new doctor who achieves his or her promotion at the university has to climb the fountain and kiss the figure. Other famous sightseeing are the Karzer, a kind of student prison where Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck is said to have been imprisoned, and the Lower Saxonian State- and University library, where an original of the Gutenberg-bible is being kept.
Every early summer the Händel-Festival takes place in German Theater in Göttingen. The visit of one of the several museums or excursions to Harz or Deister are also possible.