St Andrews is 47 miles north of Edinburgh, in the kingdom of Fife, Scotland (United Kingdom). The city is world-renowned for being the “home of golf” (St Andrews has seven golf courses, and is the most frequent location for “the Open Championship”, the oldest of the four major golf championships), for its historical center, cathedral and castle, as well as for hosting the University of St Andrews.
Younger Hall, University of St Andrews
Founded in the fifteenth century, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a Papal Bull in 1413. ITS 2013 will be part of the 600th anniversary celebrations of the University of St Andrews and a unique time for all the conference delegates to be here to visit and participate in these historic celebrations.
While steeped in a rich history the University has many modern world-class facilities available. The main venue for ITS 2013 is Younger Hall located in the historic center of St. Andrews. We will have posters, demos, lunches and tea/coffee breaks in Upper and Lower College Hall, which is in St Salvator’s quadrangle, close by to Younger Hall. On Sunday October 6th, we will host the ITS 2013 workshops, tutorials and our doctoral consortium in the modern Arts building with amble space for workshops, networking and breaks.
St Salvator's Quadrangle, University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is one of Europe’s most research intensive seats of learning – over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts. It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Times, The Guardian and the Sunday Times. According to the Sunday Times, St Andrews is “now firmly established as the leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.” It is Scotland’s most cosmopolitan university – a third of the student body of 7,200 is from overseas.
You can find more details on visiting the University of St Andrews here or download a Map of University (PDF, 204 KB). Tourist information on visiting the St Andrews can be found on the Visit St Andrews website.