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Venue: The University of Glasgow

It is the sec­ond old­est uni­ver­si­ty in Scot­land and the fourth old­est in the UK. Glas­gow stu­dents walk in the foot­steps of sci­en­tist Lord Kelvin, econ­o­mist Adam Smith and pio­neer of tele­vi­sion John Logie Baird, among many oth­ers. Found­ed in the fif­teenth cen­tu­ry, the Uni­ver­si­ty oper­at­ed from Glas­gow Cathe­dral dur­ing its fledg­ling years. Over the next 400 years it expand­ed in scope and size and was a cen­tre of both the Indus­tri­al Rev­o­lu­tion and the Scot­tish Enlight­en­ment. The Uni­ver­si­ty relo­cat­ed to its present home in the West End of the city in 1870. The Uni­ver­si­ty has more than 6,000 staff, includ­ing 2,500 researchers, more than 15,000 under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, 4,900 post­grad­u­ate stu­dents and around 5,000 adult learn­ers. It has been vot­ed as hav­ing the best cam­pus in Scot­land and is a founder mem­ber of Uni­ver­si­tas 21.


There are over 17,000 rooms in the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Glas­gow area. All are with­in easy reach of the con­fer­ence venue. Choose from inter­na­tion­al 5 star resorts, attrac­tive bou­tique style prop­er­ties or bud­get and uni­ver­si­ty accom­mo­da­tion.

Social Programme

An excit­ing pro­gramme is being planned. The con­fer­ence will open in style with a wel­come recep­tion. This event is free to all del­e­gates. Day tours can include vis­its to Stir­ling Cas­tle, Loch Lomond and Edin­burgh, as well as a city tour of Glas­gow, fea­tur­ing the Bur­rell Col­lec­tion. A pre or post-con­gress tour can vis­it the High­lands and the Isle of Skye, tak­ing in Loch Lomond, Glen­coe, Loch Ness, the Spey Val­ley, dis­til­leries.


  • Call for abstracts — 1st Nov 2010
  • Dead­line for sub­mis­sion — 28th Feb 2011
  • Noti­fi­ca­tion of Accep­tance — 30th April 2011
  • Reg­is­tra­tion Opens — 1st Jan 2011
  • Con­fer­ence — 28th August – 2nd Sept 2011


“Catal­y­sis – Across the dis­ci­plines”

  • Bio­catal­y­sis
  • Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing
  • Homo­ge­neous Catal­y­sis
  • Het­ero­ge­neous Catal­y­sis
  • Sur­face Sci­ence


  • Glas­gow: Scotland’s cul­tur­al and shop­ping cap­i­tal
  • Access: Three inter­na­tion­al air­ports with direct flights from Europe, Mid­dle East and North Amer­i­ca
  • Com­pact city: Easy to get around with a com­pre­hen­sive pub­lic trans­port net­work
  • Taste of Scot­land: Over 800 restau­rants and bars
  • Gate­way to Scot­land: The High­lands, golf, dis­til­leries and Loch Lomond, all with­in 35 min­utes


At the heart of Scot­land, Glas­gow is undoubt­ed­ly one of Europe’s most dynam­ic cities: steeped in cul­ture, rich in his­to­ry, with its ele­gant streets, squares, parks and gar­dens. Glas­gow has the finest civic arts col­lec­tion in the UK, includ­ing the works of Bot­ti­cel­li, Degas, Van Gogh and Rem­brandt to whet your appetite. All 27 muse­ums are free. Glas­gow, the first UK city to be a Cul­tur­al Cap­i­tal of Europe, is home to Scot­tish Opera, Scot­tish Bal­let and the Roy­al Scot­tish Nation­al Orches­tra.