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Delft is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands (established in 1246). Delft is nicknamed 'de Prinsenstad' , because William of Orange, the first in the Dutch royal line, held court in Delft in the 16th century. Other famous historical figures who once lived and worked in Delft are the painter Johannes Vermeer, the inventor of the microscope Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek, and the first Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Jacobus van 't Hoff. The city has a beautiful, well-preserved, lively historical center, with characteristic canals, ancient merchant houses, old churches and the splendid city hall, making it valued by tourists throughout the year. Visitors can choose from a variety of good-quality accommodations.


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Established 1842 by King Willem II, the Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft) has a rich tradition reaching back more than 160 years. With over 20,000 students and a research staff of almost 3,000, it currently is the largest and most diverse university of technology in The Netherlands. The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, the host of the conference has almost 2,000 students and is the largest in the world.