REFSQ 2024
Mon 8 - Thu 11 April 2024 Winterthur, Switzerland

REFSQ 2024 will be hosted as a joint event of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and will be held on the premises of the ZHAW Campus Stadt-Mitte, in Winterthur, Switzerland. The venue is situated in the first industrialisation development area in Switzerland, the Sulzer industrial area.

The Hall 180, built in 1924, offers spacious, light-flooded rooms that provide the freedom for one to define and shape their own working space and ideas. The halls promote a pioneering spirit of engineering and architecture, promoting values such as openness and tolerance, interaction and immediacy, as well as diversity of opinions and attitudes. The premises with their unique atmosphere are emblematic of an inspiring place to learn and work. The students’ workrooms, the lecture rooms and the lecturers’ workrooms are open and connected. This directly promotes social and creative exchange.

Getting There

From the city centre of Winterthur:

The conference venue is reachable in 10-15 minutes walking distance from the train station Winterthur Hauptbahnhof.

From the airport and the city of Zurich:

Winterthur is located in the Canton of Zurich, and it is easily reachable by train from Zurich Airport (14 to 19 minutes by train), and the city of Zurich by train (23 minutes). The distance between the city of Winterthur and Zurich is 23 Km by car.

Zurich airport has direct flights to major cities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Within Europe, Zurich has direct train connections to many European cities like Amsterdam (night train of 10 hours), Paris (4 hours) and Vienna (night train of 10 hours).

The best way of transportation in Winterthur is public transport. The canton of Zurich has an excellent and safe public transport system, there is no need to rent a car. For more information about public transportation you may check the ZVV website .

Site plan

Venue maps and rooms

Workshops day on Monday 8th of April

Research Track days on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th of April

Industry day on Wednesday 10th of April

Discover Winterthur

Tourist information

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