Wroclaw City

1st Conference and Spring School

on Properties, Design and Applications of Upconverting Nanomaterials

23rd-27th May 2016, Wroclaw, Poland


Wroclaw, the capital city of Lower Silesia is the fourth largest city in Poland and the largest one in

the west of the country. Its surface area is 293 km2, and it is inhabited by over 650 thousand of citizens. It is an economic, cultural and educational centre with 13 academic institutions and over 100 thousand students.

It is also a city of unique beauty and interesting history. It is appreciated both by its inhabitants and visitors. The charming historical centre, parks, good restaurants, hotels, and friendly people make it a pleasant place to visit and to do business.

In 2016 Wrocław will hold the title of the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) and the UNESCO World Book Capital. These titles reflect the character of the city marked by its vibrant cultural life, openness of its inhabitants, unique history as well as dynamic development.


ECOC 2016 in Wrocław is not only about the infrastructural improvements, but it also involves hundreds of socio-cultural projects carried out in the city.

The full programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 is available here.


Besides the events connected with ECOC there is many other attractions and places worth to see in Wrocław so we truly encourage you to come earlier or stay after the conference in this beautiful city.