CONSEC 2016

Politecnico di Milano 12-14 September 2016 Lecco, Italy

Venue

The conference will take place in Lecco directly on the Lake Como that is one of the most beautiful areas in Lombardy. This pre-alpine lake surrounded by a crown of mountains with peaks up to 2700m high, is not only spectacular but rich in history and tradition. Splendid 17th century villas with their lovely gardens, antique Romanesque churches, old connection trails, mountain tops with a superb view of the lake, and lots of sport facilities are available. Lake Como is situated 45 km north of Milan, close to the Swiss border.

It is 46 km long and has the form of an upside down Y dividing itself into two branches at the town Bellagio with the town Como at the tip of the southwestern branch and the town Lecco at the tip of the southeastern branch. Its crystal clear waters are up to 400 deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

By boat you can enjoy the view of the shores dotted with small towns of rare beauty, by bus or car you can discover the valleys with their rural settlements and small churches and on foot or by mountain bike you explore the many trails a round the lake. To the South, it gives way to the verdant landscape of the area called Brianza, with villages, castles and hills marked by the flow of the Adda and Lambro Rivers.

Campus

The conference will be held at Polo di Lecco that is one of several international campuses of the Politecnico di Milano. Ever since 2006, year in which the Master Programs in English were first introduced, the presence of international students has steadily increased. In the first seven years of these programs, a total of 621 students from all over the world have participated.

Today, 19% of the entire student population who lives and studies in Lecco, and which amounts to more than 1,600, are foreign students. This constant growth rate seems to predict greater international participation in the near future.

Consequently, our campus is a multicultural platform where students can practice and improve their knowledge of English as well as develop long-lasting friendships with others from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds.

Polo di Lecco have a brand new university campus: 40,000 m2 dedicated to instruction, research and student services. This means modern classrooms where innovative teaching can take place, “state-of-the-arts” labs, and on-campus living space for 204 international and non-resident of Lecco students.