World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

Barcelona, July 19th - 24th 2010

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

WOCMES Barcelona 2010 will be held on the Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), a dynamic and innovative institution, with excellent resources and conference facilities.

The UAB campus is located in Bellaterra, in a non-urban area, surrounded by forest about 20 km. far from downtown Barcelona and 25 km. from Barcelona El Prat airport. The campus occupies a surface area of 230 hectares and is fully linked to Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia by highway, local roads and bus and train services.

As a campus, UAB offers all the characteristics of a small city without losing any of the benefits of a large metropolitan area: housing, restaurants, parks, cultural and leisure activities, sports facilities, commercial shopping areas, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, a health center, meeting facilities and departmental libraries and study centers.

Congress activities areas

Meetings and exhibitions will principally take place at the Faculty of Philosophy & Letters, a large building offering a large range of facilities such as meeting rooms, auditorium, Hall and common space for exhibition and a PC room for all participants.

The Faculty of Philosophy & Letters is to a walking distance of the Plaça Civica. This square is the heart of campus leisure activity where participants will find the campus main restaurant with a potential capacity of 1500 people, a cinema, a library hosting an exhibition space, as well as a range of retail stores and cultural and leisure activities.
Finally, the Sehrs Campus Hotel also offers a perfect setting of facilities to host conferences and seminars. In addition, the hotel provides accommodation rooms as the Vila Universitària, located near the hotel area.