Host City: Madrid, Spain
Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city and an economical and industrial center of Spain, and, with its population of nearly 3,5 million people, is also the biggest city in Spain. It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain.
Madrid has a lot of interesting attractions that offer both culture and amusement. The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes, and for people interested in art, the museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish painters like Velazquez, Goya, Picasso or Miro. If you like going out at night, Madrid has a very interesting nightlife throughout the whole week and which is available all year round. You can either go out for a tapa (Spanish snack), eat at a very nice restaurant, go to the cinema or one of the many theatres, or find nearly any type of bar or disco.
Venue: ETSIAAB - Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
The ‘Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB)’ at the ‘Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)’ was born ‘Escuela Central de Agricultura’ in 1855, being the only higher education centre of agricultural engineering in Spain for more than a century. Nowadays, the ETSIAAB is indeed considered to be an international reference centre in its areas and continues its work in favour of agricultural and food activities development and technification. The buildings comprising it and its more than 16 hectares of the experimental field are located at the ‘Campus de Excelencia Internacional Moncloa’ in the ‘Ciudad Universitaria’, Madrid.
Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Av. Puerta de Hierro, nº 2 - 4 , 28040 Madrid
Buses: 82, 132, I (Moncloa direction), G , U
- Metro: Take line 6 and exit at Cuidad Universitaria