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Institut Pasteur de Tunis
13, Place Pasteur.
1002 Tunis-Belvédère, Tunisia
The Institut Pasteur de Tunis (IPT) is the first research institution in biomedical science in Tunisia. It has been founded in 1893 and was notably directed from 1903 to 1936 by Charles Nicolle, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1928. The Institut Pasteur de Tunis joined the Institut Pasteur International Network in 1992. It has three main missions; Research and Development (R&D), Diagnosis and Public Health Activities, as well as Production of Vaccines and Sera.
How to get there
Tunis Carthage Airport is well connected to the main European, African and Middle East countries. International Tunis Carthage Airport is about 10 km from Tunis city centre. A round trip transportation service between Tunis Carthage Airport and the venue hotel will be arranged for participants.
Participants will be hosted in the Hotel Belvédère Fourati, a nearby 4* hotel within 10 minutes walking distance from Institut Pasteur de Tunis where the course will take place.
Accommodation will be provided for all selected participants from September 14th to 26th and will include breakfasts and dinners. Lunches will be provided on site during the whole course.
Students will be accommodated in twin shared rooms.
All participants (students and invited speakers) will be lodged in the same hotel.
Tunisia requires a VISA for citizens from many countries. Selected participants will be asked to make the necessary arrangements in their own country several weeks prior to their travel date to obtain the visa(s). Additional details will be provided later for selected participants.
The surrounding area
The Global Exchange Lecture Course will be hosted by Institut Pasteur de Tunis which is located in the heart of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. When visiting Tunis you can take extra time to explore the renowned Carthage and Le Bardo museums, the ancient medina famous for its souk and typical architecture, as well as the trendiest neighborhoods of La Marsa and Sidi Bou Said.
The Bardo National Museum is one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean basin and the second museum in Africa after Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The museum hosts one of the finest and largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world.
Carthage is a suburb of Tunis that was the centre of the Cathaginan Empire in antiquity. The city has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC into the capital of an ancient empire. Carthage remains a popular tourist attraction and residential suburb of Tunis.
Sidi Bou Said is a town located about 20 km from Tunis. This hill-top small town is known for its peculiar use of blue and white and its spectacular panoramic sea view. Sidi Bou Said is so famous that many artists have taken up residence here.
The currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND). A currency calculation can be found online at: www.xe.com/ucc
Time zone: UTC+1 (with no daylight saving time.)
Electricity: 220 volts