University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

Conference Venue

University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Hrasnička cesta 3a, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology is the first private University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was ranked as one of the top 600 universities in the world and the best ranked university in the South-East European region on the QS World University Ranking list for the 2019 year.

Infrastructure of the main Auditorium at conference venue

  • 15.6” Windows Tablet LAN internet connection
  • Software: Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, VLC Player, PDF Reader
  • HDMI projector (16:9, but also 4:3 possible)

Wireless LAN is available in the entire building.

PLEASE MIND: there is no possibility of using personal laptop – please bring you presentation on a USB-stick or send it to us via email to the address: tahir.atovic@ssst.edu.ba, at least a day prior to your presentation day.
The Conference is organized in English language, with no translation available.

About Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.  Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. It prides itself on its hospitality and treating the guests as if they were family members. “Bosnia” covers the north and center of the country whereas the southern region is named “Herzegovina”.

Traditional or modern, the Bosnian culinary adventure will fulfil all your expectations as the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina take eating and drinking very seriously. Traditional food is mainly meat based, meat is well prepared and often organic. In the urban centers a wide range of great quality restaurants serving mainly Italian, Mediterranean, Viennese and traditional cuisine can be found.  Please note that you have no worries when drinking the water in BiH from the tap or elsewhere. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, drinking coffee is the backbone of social life. The traditional coffee is “Bosnian coffee” – it is similar to what the rest of the world calls Turkish coffee, and it is served with oddly-shaped sugar cubes and “rahat lokum” (Turkish delight).

The national currency is convertible mark - BAM (1€ = 1,95 BAM). The majority of establishments and ATM  will accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.). US dollars, British pounds and other major currencies can be exchanged at the banks and exchange offices that are present in the city. Most banks do not have a fixed fee, but take a percentage of the total amount. 
Three official languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language
Travel documents: valid Passport

Why Sarajevo?

Full of vitality and fun, Sarajevo has all the advantages of a capital city, with the friendly atmosphere of a small town. It is cosmopolitan in outlook, but with local charm and warm hospitality. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, its compact city centre is full of clubs, cafés, theatres and shops.

Sarajevo is a city of contrasts. You can feel the pulse of history, and the buzz of a modern metropolis. You can explore unique boutiques in the old Turkish market, and buy international brands in brand new shopping centres. 

For those who like activity and exercise, there are numerous gyms, sports centres, and an Olympic swimming pool in town, with the Olympic mountains of Jahorina and Bjelašnica only 30 minutes away, for skiing in winter and hiking in summer. In Ilidža, on the outskirts of Sarajevo, where the Conference venue is located, there are spas and springs at the foot of Mount Igman. The beautiful Adriatic coast is a favourite weekend destination for everyone.

  Throughout the year, Sarajevo is a city of festivals, The biggest Hollywood names and stars from all over the world walk the red carpet at the famous Sarajevo Film Festival, and the city hosts free entertainment during Baščaršija Nights in July. There’s Jazz Fest and the renowned theatre festival MESS in the fall, then the Sarajevo Winter Festival with art, music, dance and drama throughout the cold months, while spring brings poetry and alternative theatre to town. Throughout the year, in its many theatres, galleries, concert halls and museums, audiences can choose either the traditional or the cutting edge.

  Tourists on a budget can take advantage of all that Sarajevo has to offer – the restaurants are cheap, the fast food is organic, and café culture rules. You can walk almost anywhere, or hop on a tram or a trolley bus.

  There is definitely something special about Sarajevo. Visitors fall in love with it, artists are inspired by it, and those who have left it yearn to return to it. Sarajevo has always been a centre of alternative culture, comedy, music and art – it has always been a vibrant mix of east and west, a crossroads of culture and history, famed for its unbreakable spirit.

Flight and Accommodation

International Airport Sarajevo
Kurta Schorka 36
tel. +387 33 28 91 00
website: www.sarajevo-airport.ba
Working hours: 05:00 – 23:00

The airport is 12 km from the city center. The Airport Bus connects the Sarajevo center and Sarajevo International Airport, and there are several other transportation means between the city and the airport. The one-way fare is 5,00 BAM, and 8,00 BAM in both directions. All information about the bus timetable can be found HERE
Otherwise, the taxi will take you to the city at a price of approx. 10-15 EUR.

Hotel information

Courtyard Sarajevo by Marriott (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjjcy-courtyard-sarajevo/)
Special rates have been agreed for EG GCH 2019 participants. You can book your room by following the instructions you received in the Conference welcome letter.

Courtyard Sarajevo welcomes both business and leisure travellers to Sarajevo with modern hotel rooms and suites, an unbeatable location in the city centre and first-class service. Every hotel room offers thoughtful amenities like a 42-inch flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a mini-fridge and a coffee maker. Enjoy a specialty cocktail at the immaculately decorated, elegant S One Sky Lounge, which boasts sweeping panoramic views of Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city. The Hotel also features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a handy on-site market. Thanks to the superb location in the city centre, you'll have no trouble exploring the area; the Hotel is steps from historic Old Town, and near top-quality museums, shopping and dining.

From the hotel to the Conference Venue

Public transportation
If you decide to use public city transport, you will have a tram, trolleybus and bus network that will allow you to reach the Conference venue.
The city transport ticket is mandatory and you can buy it on kiosks (1,60 KM) at the tram/trolleybus/bus stop or by driver (1,80 KM). The card must be annulled after entering the vehicle.

Tram transportation
Line 1 and 4: Baščaršija – Train/Bus Station
Line 2: Baščaršija – Čengić Vila
Line 3*: Baščaršija – Ilidža
Line 5: Nedžarići – Baščaršija
*If you are reaching the Conference Venue by tram, please take the tram line no 3 at the tram station Park and leave the tram at the last stop (Ilidža).

Directions from the Hotel to the Tram Station (Park)

Directions from the Tram Station to the Conference Venue

Bus transportation
There is also a number of buses and minibus lines linking the city center with the suburbs of Sarajevo. The most adequate bus line to the Conference venue is the one that drives from the Town Hall (Vijećnica) to the Hrasnica settlement. The timetable for the particular bus line can be found HERE. On your way to the Conference venue please take the bus at the bus stop Park near the Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, and leave the bus at the bus stop Koledž (College) in Ilidza.

Directions from the Hotel to the closest Bus Station (Park)

Directions from the Bus Station Koledž (College) to the Conference Venue

Taxi
There are several taxi companies operating in Sarajevo that provide transportation services at very affordable prices compared to other European countries (Sarajevo Taxi, Red Taxi, Samir & Emir Taxi, Paja Taxi, Holland Taxi, Kale Taxi). The starting price for taxi vehicles in most cases is 1,5 BAM, while each additional kilometer is charged at 1 BAM.

Social events & meals

You are invited to the following social events and meals:

Wednesday 6th November
Coffee break at 11:40h
Lunch break at 13:00h (at the SSST Restaurant, 4th floor)
We also kindly invite you to join us for a Welcome reception, which will take place at the SSST Restaurant (at the 4th floor) at 18:00h.

Thursday 7th November
There are two coffee breaks: at 11:10h and 15:00h.
At 12:30h a lunch in the “SSST” Restaurant will be served to all participants.
A Gala dinner will be organised at the end of the event from 20:00h.

Insurance

It is the responsibility of the participants to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their participation in the Conference. The Conference organizers will not cover this cost.

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