The conference will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde's Faculty of Engineering, one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland. The Faculty is home to over 5,500 students from over 100 countries; 4,500 undergraduate, 700 postgraduate taught and over 600 postgraduate research, who all study within eight world-class departments.
The 2017 Parallel CFD Conference will be held in the University of Strathclyde's new Technology & Innovation Centre, which was opened in 2015 by Her Majesty, the Queen.
The £89 million Technology & Innovation Centre boasts some of the most modern, flexible conferencing facilities in the city, after invested £11 million in the conferencing facilities within the Centre. The brand new building contains two auditoria and ten conference rooms, as well as flexible foyer spaces ideal for catering, exhibitions and networking.
The Technology & Innovation Centre's main auditorium is the ideal venue for conference. Up to 450 delegates can be seated in the comfortable and spacious 130 sqm setting. The main auditorium can be sub-divided into three, self-contained/soundproof areas, seating 150 people, theatre-style, in each (two tiered areas and one flat-floored area.)
There are eight flat-floored seminar/breakout rooms which are housed on Level Three of the Technology & Innovation Centre. There are also exhibition areas which we will be using for our poster displays during the conference.
We've some of the latest audio-visual technology in our auditoriums and meeting spaces including digital projectors, wall-mounted flatscreen display and TM Trainer consoles.
Find out more about what we have to offer in our Technology & Innovation Centre audio-visual guide.
In the Heart of Glasgow
The Technology & Innovation Centre is based in the heart of Glasgow city centre.
The Centre is right beside George Square, the Merchant City and Buchanan Street, one of the UK's top shopping destinations. We're a 15-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station and five minutes from Queen Street Station. The University is situated close to Glasgow Cathedral, the birthplace of the city, and the fascinating Glasgow Necropolis, which offers some of the most stunning views of our city.
In addition to being a short walk from Glasgow's two major train stations, the University is easily accessible by bus and has parking facilities for those who are here for a shorter stay. For those who are travelling from afar, the University is easily reached from Glasgow Airport, which runs a shuttle-bus service to the city centre. Further details can be found in our travel section.