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Conference Venue

Venue Information

The 2012 ITRN Conference will be hosted by the University of Ulster. The University has a strong tradition of teaching and research in the Built Environment covering transport, planning and engineering disciplines. Research activity is located within the Built Environment Research Institute (BERI) at the University of Ulster (further information on BERI can be found at

The 2012 ITRN Conference will take place on the Jordanstown campus. This campus  is situated seven miles north of Belfast. The grounds lie at the foot of the South Antrim hills, and the land fronting the main entrance slopes down to the shore of Belfast Lough. The campus commands impressive views of the Lough, the Belfast Hills and County Down. Historic Carrickfergus, with its 12th century castle, harbour and modern marina is four miles north of the campus. The proximity of the campus to Belfast is a major attraction for those who choose to live in the city and travel to the campus in private car or via the excellent rail, bus and taxi network.

The campus has a village feel, and is laid out around a central and busy Mall which forms the main spine for 17 blocks of academic, study and recreational facilities. The Mall area is home to banks, restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich bars, a supermarket, the chaplains’ office and the Students’ Union.

Campus Map and directions can be found at

Public transport journey planner (Translink) can be found at

Car parking on campus