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Location & hotels

We are pleased to welcome you to the 15th Annual Conference of the society for research on higher education (Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung, GfHf) at Universität Hamburg! The Campus-Navigator will help you find your bearings.

HoFoNa: HUL, Schlüterstraße 51, 2. OG, 20146 Hamburg
GfHf 2020 Conference: Edmund-Siemers- Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg
Conference Dinner: Lichthof, Von-Melle- Park 3, 20146 Hamburg


We have reserved rooms in the hotels near the University for you to book and put together a list of those hotels for you.

As a lot of conferences and other events are taking place in Hamburg at the same time, we recommend that you book a hotel room early.

Location and arrival

The University of Hamburg

Universität Hamburg is the largest institution for research and education in northern Germany. As one of the country’s largest universities, we offer a diverse range of degree programs and excellent research opportunities. The University boasts numerous interdisciplinary projects in a broad range of fields and an extensive partner network of leading regional, national, and international higher education and research institutions.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station to Universität Hamburg is Dammtor. If your train terminates at the central train station (Hauptbahnhof), take the S-Bahn line 1 (S11, S21, S31) towards Blankenese, Elbgaustraße or Altona. Disembark at Dammtor station. The conference location is a five-minute walk away.

Arrival from the airport

Take the S-Bahn line 1 (S11, S21, S31) from the airport towards the central train station (Hauptbahnhof). Disembark at Dammtor station. The conference location is a five-minute walk away.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi. The ride from the airport to the conference location takes about 40 minutes.

By car

Unfortunately, Universität Hamburg does not have any large car parks. You can use the car park of the Grand Elysée Hotel or Congress Center Hamburg (CCH).

By public transport

Universität Hamburg is well connected from all directions by the HVV public-transport network. Head to Dammtor train station if you are arriving by bus or S-Bahn. If you are arriving from the north, head to the Hallerstraße metro station (line U1).

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