The brand-new WU Campus is the home of Vienna EUDC. Out of mere coincidence it opened its gates for members of the public for the first time literally just two days before the bid was ratified by Council.
The Vienna University of Economics and Business is the place where DKWien has been holding its regular Monday Sessions since its foundation. Since the old building, which also hosted 3 Vienna IVs, became too small for the ever-growing number of students, the university started building a new campus from 2009 on. While the old one was located in the 9th district, in the north-west of the city, the new Campus is placed in the 2nd district in the north-east to the centre. It is surrounded by the Vienna Fair, Vienna’s conference area, the Prater, Vienna’s main recreational area, and an amusement park, called the Wurstlprater. The new location is only a block away from the Danube and due to its proximity to the Vienna Fair several hotels well-suitable for hosting the EUDC participants are located simply on the other side of the road next to WU Campus. A direct subway line connects the area with the city centre, which is only 4 stops away. Supermarkets, major restaurants and small shops are now reviving commerce in this neighbourhood.
The Campus itself is 90,000 m² large and has more than enough rooms to fit Vienna EUDC (and yes, they are all air-conditioned). Jakob and Stefan paid a visit to the Campus today. They were pretty impressed by how well-suited the modern project rooms at the Campus seem to be for hosting EUDC. Most rooms for the debates are conveniently located in just 2 different buildings surrounding the main centre with the major lecture halls – about 1 minute of walk away, without any streets to cross. Here are some pictures to start looking forward to the new venue:
For more information check the Campus website at http://www.campuswu.at/en/