Zurich lies in the heart of Europe, in the centre of Switzerland, and at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. It is situated in the German speaking part of Switzerland and combines historic
architecture with a modern culture and entertainment program.
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and home to an internationally reputed financial centre. Most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich. The wide variety of cultural activities and educational institutions define Zurich’s character as a diverse, open city with a passion for life. Zurich is the capital of the canton of the same name and the centre of a number of regions, which together have some 1.9 million inhabitants. It is famous for its lakeside location and green, densely wooded chain of hills, which run through the city from north to south.
Zurich’s place on the world stage does not come down to its size but to its strong international networks. The high standards of living, working and accommodation are regularly confirmed in international rankings. Also, Zurich is particularly suitable for hosting a conference as it has
excellent transportation connections to international airports and an outstanding public transportation system.
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