Budapest, the capital of Hungary, was awarded the title "Best Destination of Europe 2019" by the Brussels-based European tourism organization EBD. The highlights include gastronomy, world heritage sights, beautiful baths and affordability.
About the University
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), founded by the name of Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum in 1792, has always been the leading Hungarian University in the field of Engineering and Technology. With more than 12 thousand applicants each year, over 10% of all people looking for higher education in Hungary apply for BUTE. There are 22 thousand bachelor and master students along with more than 500 Ph.D. students. Strong cooperation with industry creates a vibrant environment for research and development.
BUTE has membership in many international research organizations, for instance in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools and the European Society for Engineering Education. With its well established networks and English language courses, BUTE receives more than a thousand international students, and many visiting researchers from all around the world. BUTE has both historical and modern buildings near the Danube.
About the Faculty
The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (GTK) of BUTE has more than 3000 students enrolled in 1 Ph.D, 5 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs many of those ranked in the top three in Hungary.
The workshop will be held in the building of the faculty, 'E'.
1 Egry J. u., Building A, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
From the airport, you can take an airport shuttle that may take you directly to your hotel (you will be teamed up with other tourists based on your destination): https://www.minibud.hu/ for 6 Euros. You can order the trip back to the airport at the same time. More information can be found here: https://welovebudapest.com/en/2014/08/27/how-to-get-to-downtown-budapest-from-the-airport/
You can also get a taxi at the airport. There is a huge counter right outside the building, don't stop for people offering rides in the waiting hall.
If you prefer public transportation, you can take the bus 100E directly to the center of Budapest called Deak Ferenc Square for 900 HUF (3 Euros). The ride takes 30 minutes.( for more information about this route: https://bkk.hu/en/airport-shuttle/ ) From the city center, you can plan the trip by the BKK local transportation service: https://futar.bkk.hu/, or of course google maps. You need ticket for the public transportation: Single tickets priced 350 HUF can be purchased at the airport post office, at the BKK customer points located in the arrivals halls, at the newsagents (Relay) and from ticket machines at the bus, tram, and subway stops.
To get to the conference venue, the best option is to take the Tram 4-6 to "Petőfi Híd, Budai Hídfő" or one of the buses that stop there. The conference dinner will be near another Tram 4-6 stop.
Accommodation: There’s plenty of affordable hostels in Budapest as well as higher standard hotels. Generally, szallas.com, booking.com, and Airbnb always offer a huge number of options, but it is better to book as early as possible as December is a busy month in terms of tourism in Hungary because of Christmas events.
Before booking, make sure you have a good public transport connection to the venue using the official public transport site: https://futar.bkk.hu. The "Futár" smartphone app is also quite useful.