Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is located in western Germany and is the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia. With a population of approx. 600,000, it is the seventh most populous city in Germany. The city is famous for its nightlife, carnival, events, shopping and for fashion and trade fairs. Situated on the river Rhine, Düsseldorf is one of the central cities of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area.
Getting to Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is well connected to three international airports:
- Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS, 10 minutes by train to the city centre)
- Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN, 40 minutes by train to the city centre)
- Frankfurt Airport (FRA, 80 minutes by train to the city centre).
The Düsseldorf main station is a major stop for the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn).
The bus, tramway and subway network is operated by Rheinbahn AG. There is also a suburban railway network (S-Bahn). Most destinations in Düsseldorf can be reached by local transportation.
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Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is one of the younger higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – founded in 1965. Today around 30,000 students study at a modern campus under conditions ideally suited to academic life.
As a campus university where everything is close together, all buildings including the University Hospital and the specialised libraries are easily reachable. The unusually direct link between university and university hospital creates a "scientific suburb" on Düsseldorf's south-eastern border.
Bus transfer to Maastricht University and Forschungszentrum Jülich will be organised.
1. What if I need medical care on site?
We strongly recommend that you invest in travel insurance and inform yourself about treatment and reimbursement conditions before travelling to Düsseldorf, Germany. If you are a European citizen, you should bring your European Health Insurance Card, which is accepted in combination with an ID.
As health care and social security systems vary between EU countries, please check the details on unforeseen medical treatment abroad.
Please note that you might have to contact your health insurer for authorisation before being treated at the hospital.
2. What is the typical climate in Düsseldorf?
The climate in Düsseldorf is sub-oceanic, humid and rainy, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, so that winters are rather cold, while summers are mild. The average temperature in September is 15.5 °C (60°F).
3. Is there free Internet available on site?
EDUROAM is available at the venues.
4. What else do I have to know?
- Language: The official language in Germany is German. Foreign languages, particularly English, are widely understood and spoken.
- Time zone: Düsseldorf is in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1).
- Electric current: Electricity is supplied at 230 volts (alternating current). Type F plugs (CEE 7/4, CEE 7/7) are used.
If you have further questions, please send a request by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.