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The RILEM 252-CMB-Symposium and the RILEM Cluster F-TCs Annual Meeting will be held in the
Fourside Hotel Braunschweig, Jöddenstraße 3, 38100 Braunschweig, which is located in the city centre of Braunschweig.

Braunschweig is located in the Northern part of Germany, 200 km west of Berlin and 200 km south of Hamburg. With a population 250,000, it is the largest city in the region between Hannover and Berlin. The history of Braunschweig is closely linked to Henry the Lion , Guelph Duke of the 12th century. His lion, in the form of a bronze statue is still the heraldic symbol of the city, also known as the Lion City. The lively thousand-year old history of Braunschweig is reflected in the picturesque half-timbered buildings that are particularly well preserved.

Scientific research find its home in Braunschweig. According to a recent EU study, Braunschweig is located in the most research intensive region in Europe, boasting the highest density of scientists. Over 20,000 students study at the Technische Universittät Braunschweig, the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhoch-schule) and the University of Art (Kunsthochschule, HBK). Braunschweig is home of 27 research institutions and 250 companies in the field of high-tech. The Braunschweig region has by far the highest Research and Development R&D index of the entire European economic area. 7.1 % of Braunschweig's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is dedicated to R&D.

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