The picturesque city of Mons, European Capital of Culture in 2015, welcomes you during this summer 2017 for an outstanding international experience, at the crossroad of different influences from northern and southern cultures.
Enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites: the neolithic flint mines, the baroque-style belfry and the major mining site of Grand-Hornu built in the early 19th Industrial Revolution.
But Mons is a city of the 21st century with a remarkable cultural and economic growth: Google set up its European centre nearby and attracted other companies working in digital innovation.
The University of Mons is engaged in this regional development.
The aim is not technology for technologys sake, but aims to break down the barriers between different generations and social profiles. You will certainly enjoy this exciting week in Mons!
Université de Mons - Faculté Polytechnique de MonsRue de Houdain, 9 – 7000 Mons (Belgium)
Accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included for each participant. This accommodation is available from Saturday, July 1 to the Sunday, July 09. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, special needs or handicaps.
The deadline for applications is the May 12, 2017. Number of participants is limited. Early applications will be favoured. You will receive official confirmation June 5 so you could book your trip.
(Detailed procedure of registration)
Travel expenses are not included.
Mons has developed a great mobility policy thanks to its network of partners, including SNCB, Brussels Airlines, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Thalys and the TEC Hainaut.
The Thalys “toute gare belge” (any Belgian station), enables you to travel to Mons from Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Aix-la-Chapelle, Cologne and Düsseldorf. www.thalys.com
City centre 10 minutes on foot from Mons Station.
From neighbouring towns and villages: 21 lines. Search for your route or timetables. www.infotec.be
The city of Mons is connected by the E19/E42 motorway, exit 24.