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The campus of the ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is centrally located and easy to reach by public transport. Students benefit, among other things, from our modern classrooms and the ZHAW library, which with over 6,000 square meters of usable space is the largest library of any university of applied sciences in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Getting There

Situated 25 kilometers north-east of Zurich, Winterthur is Switzerland’s sixth largest city and offers a rich cultural life as well as excellent travel connections in all directions. It is located near Zurich’s international airport, which is only 13 minutes away by train or 20 minutes by car.

How Do I Travel To The Venue?

The main building of the university (the "Volkartgebäude") is next to the train station and can be reached on foot in 2 minutes.

Arrival By Train:

We recommend travelling by train to Winterthur train station.


Arrival By Car:

Thanks to the excellent public transportation network and limited public car parking in the city of Winterthur, we advise against travelling to the conference by private car. However, there are various public car parking spaces in the city of Winterthur.

Arrival By Plane:

Winterthur can be reached from Zurich Airport in 13 minutes by train. We strongly recommend not to take a taxi, but to take one of the 10 trains per hour going from Zurich Airport to Winterthur.

Useful Links

Train timetable (works for all public transportation within Switzerland):

Public transport in Winterthur (in German)

Parking lots in Winterthur (in German)


Building Adress
Building SW (Volkartgebäude) St.-Georgen-Platz 2, PO Box
8401 Winterthur
Building ST (Roter Turm) Theaterstrasse 17, PO Box
8401 Winterthur
Building LN (Technopark Trakt B) Technoparkstrasse 2,
8406 Winterthur
Gebäude SG (Gertrudstrasse) Gertrudstrasse 15, Postfach
8400 Winterthur
Building SV (Bahnhofplatz) Bahnhofplatz 12, PO Box
8400 Winterthur
Building SI (Mäander B) Theaterstrasse 15b, PO Box
8401 Winterthur
Building MB (Haus Tista Murk) Turbinenstrasse 2, PO Box
8400 Winterthur


Modern classrooms and lecture theatres with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and LAN connections. Group-work areas in dedicated niches, and a 280-seat lecture theatre for seminars, workshops, and podium discussions.


With over 6,000 m2 of floor space, the ZHAW Library in Winterthur is the largest library of any university of applied sciences in the German part of Switzerland. Its collection comprises some 120,000 books and other resources. The facility also offers approx. 700 individual and group work areas as well as about 30 research stations and PC work stations.

Opening Hours and Details


  • 30 work stations with free internet access for students
  • 50 additional work stations in classrooms and lecture theatres
  • Wireless LAN connection in the cafeteria and in various classrooms and lecture theatres

Copiers, scanners, and printers are available for student use.
For IT questions and support, the IT department holds a weekly IT consultation hour during the semester.
Laptops are highly recommended but not compulsory. 


The ZHAW School of Management and Law's cafeteria (German) seats 180 and serves a wide selection of hot meals, salads, and hot and cold drinks. A vegetarian menu is always available. This offer is supplemented with vending machines for snacks and drinks. Caffè Vicino is a coffeeshop that is also situated on the ground floor of the main building.

Opening Hours