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10 International Congress of The Polish Neuroscience Society

About Lodz

Lodz is one of the youngest cities in Poland, it acquired the city rights in 1423 but its history is quite interesting and eventful. This is because of its quick cultural, demographic and industrial development, which became more intense in the 19th century. Such dynamic development was a unique phenomenon in those times in Europe. Lodz was the place where various languages, cultures, religions, and national traditions mixed. These processes  created the city’s wealth and determined its nature. For many centuries the city’s population was a mixture of various nations such as Polish, Jew and German as well as Russian and Czech. This mosaic of numerous cultures found its strongest expression in the architecture of Lodz. You can see huge factories, stylish villas, mansion houses surrounded by parks, and also beautiful Art Nouveau tenements here.

Since 1945 Lodz has been a major academic centre in Poland with its six public higher education schools, i.e. the University of Lodz, Technical University, University of Medicine, Academy of Fine Arts, Academy of Music, and the legendary Film School. Today Lodz claims to be also an important cultural centre both in Poland and Europe. Almost everyday some interesting and spectacular events are held here. We have a Four Cultures Dialogue Festival, Camerimage film festival, many exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical performances. You can find hundreds of pubs, galleries, shops, and businesses  on a famous Piotrkowska street.

We will be more than happy to see you in our city in September 2011.

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

"White Factory"

"White Factory"

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Aleksander Newski's Orthodox Church

Aleksander Newski's Orthodox Church

Manufakrura Centre

Manufaktura Centre

All photographs  by UMŁ Archive
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