Ph.D.-School on Innovation and Economic Development
Globelics Academy 2008
Travel and Accommodation

The Tampere-Pirkkala airport is about 17 km south-west of the Tampere city centre. The airlines operating in Tampere are Finnair, Ryanair and Blue1. Bus from the airport to city centre takes about 40 minutes and costs about 4 € /person. Airport Taxis are on stand-by for plane arrivals and carry passengers to and from Tampere city. Fare for Airport Taxis is 12 €/person. Normal taxi to Tampere city costs about 35 €. The railway station in Tampere is located in the city centre. For train connections to Tampere check VR Railways website.

Accommodation to all the Globelics Academy participants will be provided at the Hotel Victoria (Itsenäisyydenkatu 1, 33100 Tampere) and at Sokos Hotel Villa (Sumeliuksenkatu 14, 33100 Tampere), from 2 June to 14 June, 2008. Single rooms with Internet connection are provided. Both hotels are at walking distance from University of Tampere (Pinni B Building), approximately 400 meters from hotel Victoria (students) and 150 meters from hotel Villa (lecturers).

See also information at the Tampere City Tourist Office website.

For further information, please contact: globelicsacademy2008(at)


TaSTI (Unit for science, technology and innovation studies)     IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)     IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research)     ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)     GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems)