The Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI)
Right in the heart of Berlin, in walking distance to one of the most important train stations, Friedrichstraße, attendees find the Humboldt-University-building Dorotheenstraße 26 where ISIC 2022 will take place. Within the proximity of our school many other establishments offer their services to the participants of the conference. Those facilities like hotels, cafés, bars, restaurants and parks are an important addition to what the location of our school has to offer. Moreover, the world-famous museums island, which is an UNESCO world heritage site, including the Pergamon Museum, is only five minutes by foot and the State Library is just next door. Our building also served as film set of the Spielberg film The Bridge of Spies.
Our school offers rooms equipped with all technical and non-technical tools needed for holding presentations, panels, keynotes, workshops, livestreams and other forms of scientific exchanges. All our seminar and lecture rooms are provided with projectors, computers, whiteboards, tablets for drawing etc. We invite all ISIC 2022 participants to explore the iLab, our information science laboratory.
Most rooms are accessible via elevator (which makes our building predominantly barrier-free) and are connected by spacious hallways.
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) draws on academic experience of more than 200 years. Wilhelm von Humboldt, one of the two name givers and founder of the university, had the idea of uniting research and education which is still a successful concept all around the world known under the term of the ‘Humboldtian model of higher education’. His brother, Alexander von Humboldt, who is still world-famous for his interdisciplinary achievements, is the second well-deserved name giver to the university. His Cosmos lectures were open to everyone within and outside academia.
Today, the university offers a wide spectrum of research areas. The individual faculties and institutes are spread throughout the city of Berlin. They combine traditional as well as modern facilities and provide the perfect learning-environment for students. Not at all far from the main building in campus Mitte and the main university library is the location of the Berlin School of Library and Information Science which is also the location for the ISIC 2022.
Berlin is located in the center of Europe and via its airport(s) and central station connected to and easily accessible from all major international hubs. Germany’s capital is a tourist magnet for all generations and interest groups. The vibrant city has a rich history, but at the same time quickly changing and therefore offers a lot of variety in its appearance. Major sights like the Museum Island, the TV tower, Hackescher Markt, Brandenburg Gate, the government quarter, the Gendarmenmarkt and much more are in walking distance from IBI. Others that are further away, like the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Zoo, Tempelhofer Feld to only name a few, can be reached by subway or train from the train station Friedrichstraße which is adjacent to IBI.
At nighttime, Berlin is famous for its many clubs and bars. The party scene is open to everyone. For people who enjoy a quiet evening, one of the many restaurants might be the right choice.