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YSF 2024 venue

The University of Pavia will provide a special setting as the host venue for the YSF 2024. It is one of the oldest Italian Universities, founded in 1361. Since 2020, Pavia has been one of seven historical European universities of the “EC2U European campus of city universities”, a multicultural and multilinguistic consortium aiming to transmit sustainable development values and bring them into the daily life of academics and citizens.

Pavia is the capital of the fertile province of Pavia, in Lombardy in the north of Italy, about 35 km south from Milano. It has approximately 70,000 inhabitants and 26,000 students! Founded in Roman times, from 568 to 774 Pavia became the capital of the Lombard Kingdom and its fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, and elegant buildings, bordered by the Ticino river.

It is a vibrant and culturally vivid city, with 19 museums and collections, 12 cultural centers, 4 cinemas and theatres, a music conservatory, and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Pavia enjoys the advantages and services of nearby Milano, but offers a calm, captivating and cooperative environment with a higher quality of life.

The photos above show the University of Pavia: (clockwise from top left) Courtyard of the Statues, Magnolia courtyard,  Drawing Hall, exterior of Hall of the 400 and Drawing Hall.


YSF participants will be accommodated in Pavia close to the YSF venue from 2629 June (3 nights). For the days of the 48th FEBS Congress (29 June – 3 July 2023; 4 nights), YSF participants will move to a hotel in Milano.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms. YSF participants do not need to book a room or pay accommodation fees. The YSF Organizing Committee will take care of this, in collaboration with the Congress Organizers and FEBS.


Travel information on how to reach Milano can be found on the main Congress travel page here. More information on how to reach Pavia will be available closer to the dates of the YSF 2024.

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