Krak贸w is located in Southern Poland. The city dates back to the 7th century and was once the capital of Poland. It is rich in cultural heritage and has many historic monuments and buildings. Fortunately, the city survived the Second World War almost intact. The Old Town is famous for its enchanting atmosphere with a number of theaters, museums, restaurants and cafeterias within sight of Medieval and Renaissance buildings.
Krak贸w has good flight connection with major cities in Europe and overseas via the John Paul II International Airport located close to the city center.

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The main venue of the ASSW 2013 is the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, the second oldest university in Central Europe, established in 1364.

      ASSW 2013 - venue

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Ministry of Science and Higher Education
   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka - Minister of Science and Higher Education
   Rados艂aw Sikorski - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Polish Academy of Sciences
Foundation for Polish Science
Prof. Micha艂 Kleiber - President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    Prof. Maciej 呕ylicz 鈥 President of the Foundation for Polish Science
Jagiellonian University in Krak贸w
University of Silesia in Katowice
Prof. Wojciech Nowak - Rector of the Jagiellonian University
    Prof. Wies艂aw Bany艣 - Rector of the University of Silesia
    Chair of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
the City of Krakow
Embassy of Canada to Poland                   KGHM Polska Miedz
Prof. Jacek Majchrowski - Mayor of the City of Krakow
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The International Arctic Science Committee, Forum of Arctic Research Operators Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat International Arctic Social Sciences Association International Permafrost Association The Pacific Arctic Group Ny-Alesund Science Managers Committee Association of Polar Early Career Scientists European Polar Bord