2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference



The 2nd UNICA ‘University, Culture and the City' Conference: University as an Urban Cultural Institute will be kindly hosted by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski on 29-31 May 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


The event follows the 1st UNICA “University, Culture and the City” Conference held at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 16-17 May 2016.

Find out more about the 1st Conference...


The Conference in Sofia will focus on how cultural diversity can be implemented at universities and how scientific research and academic culture can open up to the city and become a significant factor in urban and cultural life.


The Conference is open to scholars, policy and decision makers and practitioners with experience and interest in the above-mentioned topic. The conference will consist of academic and policy oriented panels and will aim at addressing both theoretical and practical issues of the relationship between the universities and the city life.



Download the programme (as of 2/05/17)



The registration to the Conference is now open. Please register by filling in this online form: http://database.unica-network.eu/registration/126

Deadline for submitting the registration form is Monday, 15 May 2017.

After submitting your form, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Your form will be automatically recorded in the UNICA registrations system. If you have any problems with the submission, do not hesitate to contact Marta Rachlewicz from the UNICA Secretariat (marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu)


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Call for papers

****This Call for papers is now closed.****


The Conference Organising Committee welcomes paper submissions covering the topics in line with the thematic strands detailed in the attached Call for papers document.


Please submit your application, including the title of the paper, a 250-word abstract and a short biography to Mrs. Slavka Karakusheva from Sofia Universtity at skarakusheva@admin.uni-sofia.bg.




The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski has kindly pre-booked a number of hotel rooms for the participants from the UNICA member universities.

The following hotel options are available:


Hotel Arena di Serdica

Address: 2-4 Budapeshta Str, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria


Single Room: 125 euro

Double Room: 145 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@arenadiserdica.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.



Hotel Crystal Palace

Address: Shipka Street 14, Sofia, 1504, Bulgaria


Single Room: 100 euro

Double Room: 120 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@crystalpalace-sofia.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.



Sofia City Hotel

Address: 6 Stara Planina Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria


Single Room: 63.56 euro

Double Room: 74.12 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@sofiacityhotel.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.



Please note: Each participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking using the instructions provided above. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.


More information

In case of any questions please write to: marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu


Monday, 29 May, 2017 to Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski